Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Halong-Vietnam by Tour Guide Steve N.

Steve N.
  Halong-Vietnam
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Kathleen Frankovic

United States
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Tour: #516297, Shore excursion trip: Hanoi city tour & excellent local food (for lunch), Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 30/20

Hung (Steve) put together a tour of Hanoi for us on 36 hours notice, as our cruise ship stayed in Halong Bay a second day because of the coronavirus in China. We worked with him and saw exactly what we wanted, even though we could only be in Hanoi for five hours. He was especially good when explaining Vietnamese Buddhism to us. Hanoi is a fabulous city and should not be missed if at all possible. Seeing the Temple of Literature, followed by the Hanoi Hilton, followed by the Old Quarter — just amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen, thank you so much for such glowing review on my services. It was really my great pleasure to be your tour guide for the both days you stayed in Halong. In fact, I could not express fully my gratitude for our two wonderful days exploring Halong Bay & ancient capital city, Hanoi. I sincerely wish one day I do have precious chance to welcome you again for another wonderful adventure. I wish you all the best and with my best regards, Hung Steve

Kathleen Frankovic

United States
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Tour: #515975, Wonderful Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay & Yen Duc village, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

Hung (Steve) was a great guide — his Halong Bay arrangements made getting on the private boat from our cruise ship easy, and the freshly-prepared seafood was of gourmet quality. We extended this day with a drive to the countryside and learned all about rice planting (and met some of the people involved). He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the bay, the caves and village life. It was quite a wonderful day in Halong Bay!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen Frankovic, thank you so much for such glowing review on my services. It was really my great pleasure to be your tour guide for the both days you stayed in Halong. In fact, I could not express fully my gratitude for our two wonderful days exploring Halong Bay & ancient capital city, Hanoi. I sincerely wish one day I do have precious chance to welcome you again for another wonderful adventure. I wish you all the best and with my best regards, Hung Steve

Michael Connelly

Vietnam
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Tour: Wonderful Shore Excursion choice: Halong Bay and Halong city, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Date: Jan 22/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Connelly, Thank you so much for your kind rating and your beautiful appreciation to my job. This really makes my day. I will keep working hard from my heart to bring the exceptional services to clients. Please help me to say hello and my best wishes to Don, Pattie and Denice. I wish you all the best and lots of respect. Steve Hung

Emmanuel Chan

Canada
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Tour: #503623, Hoa Lu - Trang An Grottoes Tour Full Day, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

Hung (Steve) was a superb guide for our Hoa Lu/Trang An tour. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide good historical and cultural context to help us better understand the importance of the sites that we were visiting. He exhibits strong passion for his work, and his energy made this a great tour. Hung was very well organized, polite and extremely friendly, all helping to make the tour very relaxing. I would highly recommend him for your Vietnam travel needs!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emmanuel, I would like to thank you so much for your such glowing review on my services. It was really my great honor to bring you the exceptional services. I wish you all the best and I do wish one day if you ever make the trip to Vietnam, I would like to welcome you heartily again. With my best regards, Steve Hung

Larry Vandergriend

United States
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Tour: #503623, Hoa Lu - Trang An Grottoes Tour Full Day, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

In spite of the rain, our guide made this a very memorable experience, highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, I am deeply thankful for your kind recommendation. It was really great pleasure to be your tour guide and bring you the best experience. I wish one day the travel brings you back Hanoi so that I have chance to take for more beautiful adventure. With my best regards and sincerest thanks. Steve (Hung N.)

Megan Thomason

United States
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Tour: #516297, Shore Excursion Trip: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

Steve (and his driver) took us on a great excursion to Hanoi our second day in Halong Bay. All of our stops were interesting (well except for seeing the whole roasted dogs in the market which were highly disturbing--but that wasn't Steve's fault). Lunch in the Old Quarter was fantastic. Very pleasant day. Highly recommend the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Megan Thomason, thank you so much for your kind appreciation on my services. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the trip and all services. I am so sorry to hear your feeling about the dog street, and kindly understanding I did not not mean that. All countries has their culture and customs and I am deeply grateful for your kind understanding and respect. In a word, I am so happy to bring you the wonderful trip in Hanoi. With my best regards, Steve Hung

Megan Thomason

United States
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Tour: #515975, Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Steve took us on a private boat tour through Halong Bay (plus kayaks & bamboo boats; giant cave, etc.). Note that he commissioned one of the large lunch boats to take us out there. Only negatives were 1) the lunch served on the boat was a little sketchy; 2) Steve encouraged us to leave our belongings on boat while we did kayaking/bamboo boats. Given how many boats and people were there, we should have taken valuables with us. Our daughter had $97 stolen from her wallet. Otherwise, great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Megan Thomason, thank you so much for kind rating. Your kind comments are so much appreciated which helps me to improve my services to best fit your request. I sincerely wish your kind understanding about the belongings. There might be miscommunications. I have worked with cruise team for long time who are reliable. However, since it docks with others, I always suggest customers to bring all belongings with them. On the other hands, I am so happy that you enjoyed Halong Bay tour. Thank you so much!!

Peter Varga

Hungary
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Tour: #515975, Wonderful day trip in Halong Bay by chartered cruise, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

Steve (Hung) was great helpful guide. We really enjoyed his presence with us. He,s 5 star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Varga and family, Thank you so much for such wonderful review. I am so glad to hear from you and to know you had fantastic time with me and my services. Being a tour guide is my great passion. I love nature, culture and history and it was wonderful that I can bring all of that in one tour for you. I wish you all the best and lots of love. Please come back one day, I will show you more beautiful adventure. Steve with sincerest thanks and best regards

Peter Varga

Hungary
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Tour: #503623, Tam Coc boat trip and dancing cave & biking, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

Steve (Hung) was great helpful guide. We really enjoyed his presence with us. He,s 5 star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Varga and family, Thank you so much for such wonderful review. I am so glad to hear from you and to know you had fantastic time with me and my services. Being a tour guide is my great passion. I love nature, culture and history and it was wonderful that I can bring all of that in one tour for you. I wish you all the best and lots of love. Please come back one day, I will show you more beautiful adventure. Steve with sincerest thanks and best regards

Linda Neuens

United States
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Tour: #516297, Shore Excursion Trip: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

We enjoyed meeting the Vietnamese family. The drivers was very good, but the lunch was too long, as was the rickshaw ride. Timing was off and we missed a few things we wanted to see and spent too long at other venues. The trip back to the ship was very delayed due to rain and traffic, which could have been avoided had several stops been shortened.

Mary Ann Born

United States
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Tour: #515975, Wonderful Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay by chartered cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Steve (Hung) arranged for us to have our own private junk cruise on Ha Long Bay with lunch and beverages. We also went on a long tail boat ride through the caves. What a beautiful day. We saw the cruise ship people on boats packed with people as we floated by with a boat to ourselves (8 people). Another lovely day with Steve. So glad we chose him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Ann Born, I would like to thank you so much for your kind feedback on my services, which really made my day. I could not know how to fully express my gratitude for our wonderful time. Thank you for being so kind to me. I am and will always work hard to cusomers' satisfaction. I wish you all the best and I sincerely wish your return to Vietnam for me to welcome you heartily again. Sincerely yours, Steve Hung

Mary Ann Born

United States
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Tour: #516297, Unique Shore Excursion choice: Hanoi City Tour and street food tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Steve (Hung) was a great guide. He had our group for two days of tours. Our van and driver perfect. His English is fluent and we had fun with him. He took us to very special places that he had chosen for us and we managed to see a lot more than any of the people on the ship's tours. He set up a great lunch for us and kept us on schedule without feeling rushed. Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Ann Born, I would like to thank you so much for your kind feedback on my services, which really made my day. I could not know how to fully express my gratitude for our wonderful time. Thank you for being so kind to me. I am and will always work hard to cusomers' satisfaction. I wish you all the best and I sincerely wish your return to Vietnam for me to welcome you heartily again. Sincerely yours, Steve Hung

Amalie Reichblum

United States
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Tour: #498998, Hanoi city tour full day (8:00-16:00), Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Hung (Steve) was fantastic! Knowledgeable, flexible, good company, good English. All around great person and wonderful tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Amalie Reichblum, I would like to thank you so much for such wonderful review. This really made my day. Working for clients' satisfaction is always my priority. Thank you so much always for being so kind. I wish you all the best and sincerely wish one day the travel brings you back Vietnam and I might have another precious chance to welcome you. With my best regards, Steve (Hung)

Linda H.

Monterey, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #516297, Shore Excursion Trip: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Steve our guide was very friendly and accommodating on our private excursion with a group of 4 of us from Halong Bay to Hanoi. A perfect alternative to a bus load of people on the ship's excursions. Can thoroughly recommend Tours by Locals and Steve

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Hopkins, thank you so much for your kind feedback on my service. It was such my great pleasure to welcome you for your short visit to Vietnam in cruise ship. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour with me & all services. Your satisfaction is my motivation on work. I sincerely wish one day the travel brings you back Vietnam for another holiday and I can welcome you heartily again. With my sincere and all the best wishes, Steve

Sally Charbonneau

Canada
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Tour: #516297, Shore Excursion Trip: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Hung (Steve) met us early in the morning at Halong Bay cruise port and took us quickly into Hanoi for an amazing tour of the City. We were able to visit all the usual major tourist sites, including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, but what made it special was that Hung gave us insight into the lives of ordinary Vietnamese people. He is very friendly, speaks great English and was able to answer all our questions. We saw and experienced so much more than we would have with a cruise ship group tour. Thanks Hung!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Charbonneau, I would like to thank you so much for such glowing review on my services. It was really my great honor to show you my home city. It was a wonderful day with me, and I am so glad that we did both city tour and street food tour. I am so pleased you are now home safe and sound. I sincerely wish one day the travel brings you back Vietnam for another holiday for more adventure and I might be a part of that. With sincerest thanks and warmest regards always, Steve Hung

Joselito Castor

Singapore
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Tour: #503623, Truly Experience Magical Trang An & Dancing cave, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Hi. I had 2 wonderful days of outdoor countryside tour in Vietnam. For my guide Steve if there is a 6star ratin i would give 6.5. He was very flexible and accomodating to my last min changes and requests. Vietnam countryside is woderful no doubt about it and it was more fun and enjoyable if the tour guide is like Steve who has good grasp of history and info of the places. He is patient and always on time (me being always late). It was wonderful 2 days worth every penny. Thank u

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Joselito Castor, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about me and my services. In deeded, I could not know how to fully express my sincerest thanks for your kind appreciation. Welcoming you to Hanoi and showing you the best places of countryside is my real pleasure. Your satisfaction becomes my great motivation. It would be wonderful that I can welcome you & family for your return to Vietnam and I do promise you all the beautiful places and food by local expert. With all the best, Steve

Elizabeth Preston

United Kingdom
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Tour: #515975, Wonderful choice for Shore Excursion Tour: Halong city and Halong bay tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

What a truly fabulous day.... a private tour with Steve, our guide who was so informative and looked after our every need. A morning cruise on Ha Long Bay , a paddle on a bamboo boat into the caves then an amazing lunch just for ourselves was absolutely magical.........before all the hoards of visitors descended on the bay in the afternoon ! Then a city tour and more history and cultural visits I would highly recommend ToursbyLocals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth Preston, what a wonderful feeling to read your kind review. I am so glad to hear from you and to know that you had fabulous day with me & my services. Nothing could make me happier than your satisfactions. I feel so fortunate to be your tour guide and spend a day with you and friends. It is more fortunate that I work with my passion. I wish your kind return one day for longer holiday. With my sincerest thanks & warmest regards, Steve Hung

Ronald Folger

United States
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Tour: #516297, Shore Excursion Trip: Hanoi City Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 29/19

One of the best tour guides we have experienced. Extremely knowledgeable great follow thru. This guy is going places. Master of the English language. History of his country is on target. Lots of fun conversing with him. Spent 8 hours and he never lost energy. I wish him lots of luck in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald Folger and partner, I am so happy to get your kind feedback. Your kind words always motivate me to keep up the good work. I do not know how to fully express my sincerest thanks for our wonderful time discovering Hanoi ancient capital city. I felt so fortunate to be your tour guide. Working with passion, I do not feel tired on tours. Hopefully one day you might find the time to come back Vietnam and I can welcome you heartily again. With my sincere and happy new year, Steve

Shirley Blaine

United States
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Tour: #515975, Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley Blaine, thank you very much for your kind rating, which express your satisfaction on my service. It was really my great pleasure and honor to welcome you in Halong bay and take you for day trip to visit our wonderful bay. Thank you for your motivation and I will keep up the good work. Hopefully one day the travel brings you back Vietnam for another wonderful excursion and I do have chance to meet you again. With my sincere and all the best wishes to you and friends, Steve Nguyen