Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu 2-Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 2 days
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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.
It was a bit rushed as two types of tours were in the same 17 passenger bus. Time was wasted dropping some people off at their buffet lunch and, although our Bungalow lunch was mostly delicious, there were way too many courses. The swimming item was essentially dropped from the itinerary at the beginning. As the bikes we used were absolutely awful, I would’ve preferred swimming instead. It was a hot day (by Canadian standards).
The tour in total was really nice. We had fun with the bicycle tour with wonderful view in the countryside. Also the lunch was very good and offered in the perfect location, we loved the swimming pool there. The view and scenery on the boat trip was stunning! Only thing that we didn’t like was the way people on the boat forced us to buy something for a price weigh to high. If we didn’t want they kept pushing all boat trip.
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 :)
This tour was simply amazing. Ninh binh is like being in the Jurassic and Aloha Vietnam did a great job. Our guide Loan is the sweetest person you can imagine and always demonstrating being so flexible. It was the last tour of our 6 weeks trip around Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam and it was just the perfect end for and amazing adventure