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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.
Picked up from hostel on time with no problems. The van/bus actually looked like the pictures for once which was great! Very very spacious-loads of leg room and very comfortable. Our guide was so great. Really funny friendly and very informative. Although we were supplied with water bottles it wasn’t enough, definitely recommend bringing one or two big bottles with you or just buy on the way round. Visited some temples in the morning before a little bike ride which was fun. Lunch was a bit disappointing (although we only ate vegetarian foods so can’t speak for the meat/fish). Tam coc boat ride was stunning. So beautiful-bring suncream though! You get given traditional conical vietnames hats which you can take home with you which is great! The people who take you on the boat stop you off before you come back and try and make you buy food / drinks for them and are quite pushy.. 500 steps up Mua Cave is very tough..but worth it for the unbelievable views. Definitely recommend.
Our tour guide was the loveliest chick with excellent English and a savvy sense of humour. The bus ride was comfortable and the small group of people that accompanied us all nice and friendly. The day is action packed and really informative. The only unsavoury part, which isn't the guide's fault was the boat ladies manner and demeanour in trying to get $ out of us for snacks and tipping. We travel a lot so we are used to this, but it seemed rude and under-handed which leaves an unpleasant taint on that part of the day.
This was an amazing experience, the tour guide was good and the bus was exceptional. The boat ride up the river was quite stressful with the man rowing being very rude to me during the ride. At the furthest end of the river we were basically held ransom until we purchased exorbitantly priced food and drink for him. On return to the shore he demanded more money than the amount that we were told to tip by our guide and wouldn't let us off the boat. It soured what was an otherwise great day.
our tour guide anna was exceptional,she is very friendly and enthusiastic.the lunch buffet was good.the boat ride was too long for me, almost 2 hours!30 mins to maximum of an hour is ok..or maybe because its too hot during our time, i just want it to be finish sooner.i just hope we had more time in mua caves!becasue 50 mins including the time to get there (almost 500 steps!)and time to take amazing photos is not enough.