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By: Mr Linh's Adventures
Certificate of Excellence
Amazing Ban Gioc
We have just completed a 3 day 2 night tour up to the Chinese boarder with Mr. Linhs tour company.
Mr. Long our tour guide was a fantastic source of information. This tour offers a great experience into Vietnamese country life. It involves 2 nights in different home stays. The first home stay is dormitory style with mattresses on the floor and the 2nd is on Ba Be Lake and is luxury!
This tour takes you up to the Chinese boarder to see the most beautiful waterfall Ban Gioc. It's a lot of driving but Mr. Long makes sure you get to visit the "happy room" regularly. All meals are included and everything was amazing. We like a beer or 2 and the home stays even catered for that!!!
Thank you Long and Long for a 3 day tour we will never forget.
An Amazing experience!
A great 3 day trip. Have already recommended this trip to other people.
A rustic but authentic experience. Doesn't exactly follow the whole itinerary but Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc are the focus and you spend plenty of time there. Boat trips and kayaking are just a small taste of all the novel experiences you will have.
Food was great and are tour guide and driver were fantastic. Your staying with locals so don't be surprised about mattresses on the floor and no ensuite bathrooms. Don't let this deter you as it was a truly amazing experience and my husband and I are already looking at other trips by Mr Linh.
Thanks for a truly authentic and original experience.
Amazing views and nice people
We planned this trip beforehand and weren't quite sure what to expect. The trip well exceeded our wishes, the views were beautiful from Ba Be Lake to the homestay on the first day. The Ban Gioc waterfall was also something quite unique as you can truly see the Chinees tourists on the other side of the waterfall. The two homestays were also very pleasant, the first night was with a local family who were very kind and friendly. This was a bit more like we expected a homestay to be as it is in a shared sleeping space, however after a long day of traveling sleeping wasn't an issue. The homestay at Ba Be lake was quite luxorious with a private room and amazing views. The only thing we could think of which could be seen as a downside is that you spend quite some time in the bus. However, this it was spaceous and comfortable enough not to be a big issue.
We visited the north of Vietnam, Gioc waterfall and Ba Be Lake. It was a wonderful experience. We recommend this trip, the agency is great and David Long is a very good guide. The driver Duy is also very good. Thank you, both of you!
Such an awesome trip with tour guide Nha and driver Cuong!
This trip was so fun! I went solo and met a great group of people in my tour, and our tour guide was absolutely the best! Thank you Nha for such a great experience! Also our driver was wonderful- Cuong! I highly recommend this tour, the sights are beautiful and Nha made sure to show us the hidden gems and great photo spots! Both of the homestays were wonderful and such a great experience!
Awesome trip and fantastic guides
My girlfriend and I took three 3 day trip with our tour guide Nha, and driver Cuong. From the pick up from our hotel to the drop off there at the end, the tour was really well organised, and was attentively hosted.
Nha speaks very good English, and has some pretty incredible stories to demonstrate as much. His wealth of experience, and enthusiasm, added new contexts to already jaw-dropping landscapes, and made sure that this was a trip we will never forget.
We've been on other tours with other companies and this has completely outshone them. I have to say that the guides' knowledge of photo opportunities, viewpoints, and the areas we travelled through made this a really special experience.
I strongly urge you to book with these guys, and ask for Nha and Cuong!
Beautiful and very impressive 3 day tour
We, two girls and a 7 year old child from Germany had a wonderful time in the Ha Giang area together with our tour guide Nha and driver Bao. This area is one of the last remote areas in Vietnam for tourists still to discover. The mountainous scenery is impressive and people are very colorful and friendly. Nha and Bao did everything to condense the most important sights (Ha Giang - Dong Van, Meo Vac Valley, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Opium Palace and, Yen Minh, Duong LAM Village) within those 3 days including 6 hour travel from and to Hanoi. We stayed at a local H‘mong family to get some insights into their daily live. Three days is definitely the minimum you should stay in that area. However, to experience the region at its best I would recommend a 5 day trekking tour. In order not to loose time I would also recommend to take the nightbus from Hanoi, which is very comfortable.
Nha is a very experienced tour guide, providing you an adventurous travel and showing you the best spots to take the marvelous pictures. Bao is a very reliable driver never reluctant to stop on the way to take pictures.
Thanks for letting us experience one of the most beautiful areas that Vietnam has to offer.
This trip was so much better than I thought it was going to be. My gf and I went on this with two other couples and a solo traveler. It was a real nice group of people from all over the world.
The tour guide was so kind and so helpful. Always was happy to take pictures for everyone that wanted a picture. He also took plenty of stops around gorgeous scenery for photo ops.
I was concerned (maybe a little paranoid) about the security of the homestays and what that situation would be like but the families were so kind and so helpful. We had our own bedroom at both homestays and about 10 people shared a very clean bathroom.
Every meal was so delicious and I’m a fairly picky eater and my gf is a vegetarian but our tour guide was always able to get food that was delicious for both of us. Even when one of the restaurants did not have a veg dish for one of the lunches, our tour guide went back in the kitchen and made a vegetarian plate for my gf. That really blew my mind because he did not have to do that and I really appreciated his effort throughout our three day trip.
They go above and beyond what is needed and I am so glad we were able to do this trip. This trip was so much better than it looked from the TripAdvisor page and it looked pretty damn good here.
If you are still unsure, just book it! Knowing how awesome this is I can honestly say that I would totally regret not doing this and would recommend this to all my family and friends who love the outdoors and are traveling to Vietnam.
Stunning trekking, caving, and boating experience in Ba Be National Park
Our guide Billy picked us up at our hotel at the expected time and entertained us on the drive to Ba Be with many interesting facts and stories about Vietnam and his own experiences. He was always great fun and knew a lot about local culture, geology, fauna and flora. On our 3 day and 2 night stay in Ba Be we visited two interesting caves, did a wonderful trek to hidden tribal villages of the Hmong and Tay people, had the opportunity to swim and kayak in the lake and enjoyed really good food at Mr Linh’s homestay. Mr Linh senior himself was there too and had great fun teaching us Vietnamese drinking rhymes over a glass of rice wine. The boat tour on the last day on the lake and the river was particularly awesome. The accommodation was clean. They even had WiFi (good enough to stream). We danced in the rain, enjoyed amazing views on the mountains, made friends with local dogs that followed us all day and marveled at a thousand bats in the caves. In short: The tour surpassed our expectations. We enjoyed it a lot.
This trip was brilliant! Our guide Long was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Long was fabulous. We always felt safe on what were sometimes crazy roads. Both homestays were fabulous and most certainly a highlight of our trip! The tour was very organised, easy to book and great communication from Tam. Thanks so much... the best experience we had in Vietnam!! The scenery of Ba Be National Park and the Ban Gioc Waterfall are a must see for anyone travelling to Vietnam.
London, United Kingdom
we were recommended by a friend as we wanted a private guide and to tailor make our trip
Billy met us in Hanoi, took us to the hotel, plenty of time to relax, then off on a walk a street tour food tasting, puppet theatre etc. He was so helpful, we tried local fruit, egg coffee. very knowledgeable.plenty of time with a guide, plenty of time by ourselves. Just when we were getting tired he found a hotel that had a pool we could relax by before the night train. little thoughtful touches.
we tailor made our trip, the company were helpful and made suggestions the whole way. not the cheapest, not the most expensive. But worth it for complete relaxation that it was all organised. I forgot contact lenses, billy took me to get more. nothing is a problem.
great company, great itinerary, great guides, recommend. pay by amex for your peace of mind.
We had a really nice tour to the Vietnam north east. Landscape was so nice and Mr. Lio, the guide, and Mr Long, the driver, were excellent people, they took care of us a lot and they took us to visit amazing places we'll never forget. Thanks a lot Lio and Long
The food was excellent and our guide Loi was very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
I would recommend!
HA GIANG – MUST-SEE DESTINATION IN YOUR LIFE
I have heard a lot about Ha Giang from my friends and this is the first time I have a chance to visit Ha Giang in a 4-day tour with Mr Linh's Adventures, I cannot imagine how spectacular it is, how delicious the food is with clean restaurants, friendly people. The driver was very skillful, he had a lot of experiences for driving in the mountain roads. During the trip there were many difficult parts that I think it's very difficult to pass but the driver did it very well. Also about our English speaking guide - Mr. Long, he was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about mountain areas and especially about Ha Giang as well. He introduced us to enjoy specialties like “ Thắng Cố ”, local wine (Happy water) and some other specialties that represent the local delicacies. I have had a wonderful experiences.
During this 4-days trip, I was really impressed with the curving roads that bring us to Ha giang – Dong Veo – Meo Vac ... the majestic beauties and Ma Pi Leng Pass that I was most impressed with was a 10-kilometer of hiking, this is really the best walking path that I have ever known. In the top of the mountain you can see overview Ma Pi Leng Pass, you can even see white clouds on top of my head, you can also take nice photos in here as well.
I really want to introduce with my friend to visit this wonderful place and of course if I have a chance I would definitely to go back Ha Giang once again.
Thank you Mr Linh's Adventures as well Mr. Long and Mr. Duy you has led us to experience the real amazing trip
Great experience in the jungle
We had a good travel guide with detailed knowledge of Vietnam (nickname Billy). Mr. Linh's Homestay is a good choice. Overnight, service, food - everything fits. The jungle tour is exhausting but very interesting, thanks also to the local guides. Afterwards, we could relaxe during the boat trip on the lake and along the river. We had a great time.