Hanoi: Hang Mua, Tam Coc, and Bich Dong Pagoda Tour
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 11 hours
Hoa (Bruce Lee), our guide was exceptionally good and discreet. He's very knowledgeable, prompt, on time and does the activities with you. E.g. he doesn't wait at the foot of the hill to wait for you to come down. He was also very accommodating to our requests. We were lucky enough to be the only couple on this tour. The disappointment was the uncomfortable transportation (lacking leg space, plastic cover), the so called "home cooked meals", tasteless, adapted to tourists palate without drinks, a payable add-on. I have been in and out of Vietnam for the past 8 years and dare say I can differentiate good from less good Vietnamese food. The last lunch meal was among the worst I ever had during my stays. The trip itself is definitely worth it, but not at the cost this tour is offered. the USD 30.00 bungalow is nice, Bruce Lee is exceptionally good, but the transportation and the meal organization (venues) and it's quality is far below what I would expect at this price level.
I have a few day free in Hanoi, not sure which places should I go. I booked a short day trip to Ninh Binh at last minutes and didn’t have a high expectation. But I was surprised when arriving. It’s such a beautiful place. Truly stunning scenery ! One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had, and I've had a lot. I would call doing a day trip involving being picked up from the hotel, visiting a temple, then having buffet lunch and going on a sampan boat ride with that incredible scenery a MUST on one's bucket list, definitely one of my top three best experiences EVER, world-wide. THEN, you bike ride through even more stunning scenery of rice paddies, etc. Tour well-organized. Bus pick-up in time, tour guide is very friendly and informative. Good lunch, comfy bus. Cheap price! Worth every penny!
This trip was the best idea! It’s a great option to see a lot in one day and we had so much fun thanks to our amazing guide Nghia- thank you so much. The scenery was breath-taking and doing the boat tour and bike ride through the rocks was amazing. The food was very nice, too. I can only recommend this trip to everyone- even if you don’t feel comfortable with biking, there’s always another option for you. The pick-up and drop-off at my hostel worked very well, too.
First. I love our tour guide, Fun! He is a man that wore many hats during our short but sweet visit to Ninh Bình. A tour guide, an entertainer, a teacher, and a photographer! We picked the 2d1n option and I love that he was so knowledgeable and familiar w the area. You'll be in good hands booking this tour and if you're lucky, you'll get Fun. Have fun :)
the tour was excellent, the boat trip was particularly incredible. Nghia was an excellent guide, he spoke English very well and was extremely helpful, responsible and friendly. Some reviews comment on not having much time but that is the nature of a one day trip that is 100km out of a busy city. Definitely worth it if you have day to spare :)