Tim PaddisonUnited Kingdom
This the second time I have done Junie's Food on Foot Tour - first time in 2018 with my brother in law, this time with my wife. It was brilliant just like the first tour, and we went to different places for food. Junie helps you understand the food, and how it is relevant in Vietnam. And you have so much more confidence in ordering local food afterwards. Great tour, great guide!
Neil SutcliffeUnited Kingdom
Junie was very informative and helpful. We had a very enjoyable day.
Junie was an excellent guide. Her English is top notch. She was knowledgeable about the tour and provided tidbits of interesting history. She made our group of five feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family. I wish you all the best Junie! Thanks again!
Liang Jay WeeSingapore
Junie was fantastic and took care of everything for us.
It was a perfect tour and I am saying this as a local guide myself, travelling with a true Italian chef! It was true fun! Best way to get in touch with local culture and way of eating, which may appear weird to people coming from different parts of the world.
Kevin KernUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience walking around Hanoi's Old Quarter with Junie. We enjoyed soup (Pho) shops, had Bun Rieu Cua, experienced beer on the street (Bia Hoi). She found for us one of the best local places to try Bahn Mi (a wonderful sandwich made with local French bread, pate, and various fresh vegetables). She had us weaving in and out of many small alleys to get to our next destination that my wife and I probably would not have gone down. Big thumbs up again for Junie!!
Toby ChambersUnited States
Junie was an amazing guide. She has a lovely personality and is very knowledgeable. She was our guide in Tam Coc and was wonderful. We would love to do another tour with her and recommend her highly. She was one of the highlights of our trip to Vietnam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Toby & your family! It was nice to meet your family in vietnam and had fun time in Ninh binh All best wishes to you & your family If you return to Hanoi, please let me know Junie
Julie WattsUnited States
Thank you Junie for a fun and exciting tour of Hanoi. Our three generation group of 6 all enjoyed our day with Junie seeing historical sites and the Old Quarter. We tasted many foods as Junie got us in and out of several restaurants in the Old Quarter we never would have tried on our own. She made sure everyone was comfortable and happy. I highly recommend Junie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie & your family! It was nice to meet your family in vietnam and had fun time in Hanoi on busy Christmas day All best wishes to you & your family If you return to Hanoi, please let me know Junie
Margaret SauderUnited States
Junie was a delight on our tour. She was very knowledgeable and organized. Would highly recommend her.
Junie was amazing and the best tour guide I have ever had. Actually she seemed more like a friend than a tour guide as she was just super friendly and down to eath. Absolutely knows her history and best spots in Hanoi! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good evening! Thank you very much for your nice comment! It was great to meet you in Hanoi & had a great day, I felt we were friends Hope you will have the great trip and do the good job Please Keep in touch and do let me know what going on Junie
Bill SmithUnited States
Junie is a sophisticated, energetic, and wonderfully entertaining guide. From political economy to pop culture, Junie is in the know. Generous, flexible, and a fabulous companion, Junie charmed and informed by family-of-four, teens to senior-os... Each of us adored this learned and kind Hanoi tour guide. Great eating spots, unexpected places, and the top-spots: We only wished Junie covered every other place on the planet.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, Thank you very much for your sharing! It was my plesure to meet you and your family in Hanoi and had a great day together! Wish all the best for your family! We have to see again in the future Cheers, Junie
Virginia MenegazUnited States
Junie is a Hanoi native with vast knowledge of the city and surrounding areas. Her English is excellent. She has a very sunny personality and is an absolute delight to spend time with. We highly recommend her for tours of Hanoi by foot and other longer day trips that necessitate a vehicle which she can easily arrange. She really helped us gain insight into the daily life of Hanoi residents and we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet her.
Mark MartinUnited States
Junie took us on a wonderful nighttime street food tour of Hanoi's old quarter in February 2019. Food was outstanding—we made five different stops including an old back alley 2nd floor coffeehouse featuring egg coffee and filled with lively young people.. But highlight was Junie herself: lively, self-possessed and knowledgeable. Told us a lot about young women's working lives and Hanoi culture.
Kimberly B.Richmond, VIRGINIA, United States
Great tour - Junie is very friendly and was very accommodating (my flight was delayed). Junie provided an excellent explanation of the different cultures of the Vietnamese people. We had a great dinner and she was good company! Highly recommended.
We had a fabulous tour with Junie who speaks perfect English and is the best guide we've had in our nearly 3 weeks in Vietnam. 5 stars
Junie was a wonderful guide. "Mr. Buddah" likes her bubbly personality. She took us to the main attractions but we also got to experience local life and culture. She took us through the streets of Hanoi to local markets and help cross the streets with crazy traffic. The cyclo ride through the old quarters was so much fun. We got to have egg coffee at Café Dinh and she arranged a massage at a nice spa. It was nice to have our own private boat in Halong Bay. Overall we all had a great time with Junie.
Ronan MurphyUnited States
Junie is a wonderful guide. I had a great day checking our Hanoi and Junie provided information and details about Hanoi I would have never found out on my own. Do yourself a favor and book Junie for a day trip or street food tour in Hanoi I assure you, you will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronan, Thank you very much for your nice review!! I am very happy that you enjoy the tour in Hanoi with me. Look forward to our next meeting Junie
Ralph V.United States
Junie is the best guide we have had and we travel a lot .Her personality is beyond adorable Geat humor local knowledge We loved her !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ralph, Thank you very much for your sharing. I am happy that you & your group enjoy the tour I wish all the best for you & your group, Cheers, Junie
Stephanie SimovichUnited States
We had a great trip, the guide was very friendly and she was reading the group very well, she adapted very well to the mood of the group and we had a good time, even the teenager kids had fun and enjoyed the tour and her company.
Andrew BauerUnited States
In Hanoi, my Tour By Locals guide was Junie. Junie was very knowledgeable about Hanoi. Junie helped create a customized tour of Hanoi for me. My half day itinerary included coffee at Giang coffee, a cyclo around the Old Quarter, a water puppet ticket, a taxi to visit Ho Chi Minh complex. Junie joined me for dinner at Cha Ca La Vong. I had an enjoyable evening. I would also strongly recommend Junie as a guide.
Chanaka EkanayakeUnited States
Excellent guide! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice those words ! I am glad to meet you in Vietnam, and I hope you will have a nice trip In Cambodia and Indonesia All the best for you, Junie
Mark ZuzgaUnited States
It was a real joy to have Junie as my guide for the Hanoi City Tour! The tour gave me a great deal of insight into the history and culture of, not only the city but, the entire country. My love and appreciation of the people of Vietnam has been confirmed as a result of this time spent with Junie. She is very knowledgeable and delivers the information in a way that is very engaging. I can't recommend this tour and Junie highly enough. I also appreciated the driver (sorry I forgot your name). Thanks Junie!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Herman, It was nice of you yo share your thought I appriciate what I learn from you, and I am very happy to meet you in Vietnam I wish you all the best, and hope to see you soon in the future Junie
Tim PaddisonUnited Kingdom
What a fantastic and memorable afternoon with Junie! Although this was not our first visit to Vietnam the Food on Foot tour was not only full of great food but also really educational and helped us understand more about Vietnamese food - and definitely changed what I what we started ordering in restaurants. Junie was also great fun a lovely host. I would not hesitate to recommend both this tour and Junie to anyone visiting the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, Thank you very much for your sharing! It was great to travel with you guys and had a lot of fun together All the best for you guys, Cheers, Junie
Naudja ThreadgillUnited States
Junie was knowledgeable, friendly, and she accommodated us well. In addition, she assisted me with obtaining medication to treat my illness. Outstanding person and guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Naudja, thank you so much for these nice those words! It was my plesant to travel with you and your family Wish you and all the best, Junie
Junie was very informative and a delight to be with.She is fun, very knowledgeable and she loves her country. She was very helpful, and made my tour a most enjoyable experience.Highly recommended.
Junie was wonderful tour guide. She took excellent care of us and we enjoyed the tours immensely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy and Ed, It was my pleasure to travel with you and your husband, I enjoyed talking with you guys a lot Wish you all the best, Your friend, Junie
John BarksdaleUnited States
Junie put together a great three day package for our time in Hanoi, and my family and I could not have been more pleased. She speaks English very well and is just a really wonderful person - great fun to be with. Took us to some amazing local eateries we would never otherwise have tried and recommended a day trip to see the mountain pagoda, rivers and caves in Ninh Binh which was a highlight of our Vietnam trip. Can't recommend Junie highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thanks for your sharing, I am happy that you enjoyed the tour with me. Good luck for your family! Your friend, Junie
Junie showed us an authentic morning in Hanoi with flower-, and foodmarket, locals doing their work out by the west lake, mandatory Pho at a very popular sidewalk restaurant and we finished off in a hidden coffee shop by the Hoan Kiem lake. We were very satisfied with Junie as our guide and we can highly reccomend her.
picked us up from the airport, were waiting happily and on time. The driver (her fiancé) has a nice Toyota, clean newer model. We did a custom tour (airport to mua caves, tour around area next day and transfer to ha long bay the next. The tour guiding its self was very lack luster, and did not accommodate all requests. We could have done what we did with private driver for 1/3 cost. She brought her fiancé on a boat tour which was fine, he sat behind us and talked on cell the entire time :(. English 5/10
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mitchell, Thanks for your feedback! I am so sorry to hear that you aren't happy with my tour. I did explain for you that we couldn't have enough time to see the tailor as we meet each other nearly 3 pm, and I am happy to take you to the tailor after Ha Long bay as I mentioned Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year, Junie
I went on this tour with my partner, Junie was amazing as was the tour of Ninh Binh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Troy, It was my pleasant to show you my country. It was really happy to spend the time with you Wish you a great Christmas and Happy New Year Junie
Raj PatelUnited States
Junie was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. I would highly recommend her.
Kristi KendallUnited States
I had a fantastic experience touring Hanoi with Junie. She created a custom tour for me to include all the sites I wanted to see. Junie was an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to explore Hanoi or the surrounding areas. We had a lot of fun and I learned so much about Hanoi and the sites we visited. Junie made my visit to Hanoi a memorable one and something I will always treasure!
Nigel MeesonHong Kong
Fantastic walking tour to give us the experience to try lots of difference Vietnamese dishes that we wouldn't otherwise have know about. We could ask lots of questions about how the food was prepared, the ingredients and how the flavors infused with each other. We also got recommendations for other places to try that we went back to on our own on another evening. Street food in Vietnam is so much more tasty and flavorful than restaurant food, not to mention the atmosphere. Just wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nigel, Thank you very much for your nice those words! It's my pleasure to show you our food culture, we had the good time together. I wish all the best for your family Junie
Hanspeter HugHochdorf, Switzerland
Junie speaks very good English. She is active and helps everywhere she can. We liked it very much to travel with her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Maria, Thanks for your lovely comment! It was my pleasure to travel with you, I enjoyed that time very much. Hope to see you again! All the best, Junie
Jeffrey Trainaleesville, LA, United States
We had a wonderful time. Very informative. Recommend highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, Thanks for your feedback! I enjoyed the time with you and your wife very much. Take care and see you ! Junie
Junie was an absolute delight with a great knowledge of Hanoi. She comes highly recommended for anyone contemplating this service.
Great day out with Junie. And Tam Coc is amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate, It was my pleasure to meet you and your friends, we had the lovely time together. I will contact you when you arrive to your country Please say "Hi" to all your friends for me Love Junie
Joy ReedFair Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
Absolutely the best ever guide and tour. Junie was delightful,fun & informative. We travel the world to experience culinary culture and this exceeded our Expectations.simply fanulous!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely comment Joy. Thanks for your nice those words!! I loved to spend time with your family and shared our story. Good luck for your family Your friend, Junie
Thomas NoonanUnited States
Junie was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. My wife and I enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas, Thanks for your lovely comment , and I hope you're doing well I enjoyed the travel time with you guys and we had fun together Wish you all the best, Junie
Thomas NoonanUnited States
Junie was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, professional and personable. My wife and I enjoyed our time with her.
The perfect day, the perfect city, the perfect tour guide. It's been a pleasure to be driven around the vibrant Hanoi by Junie. She's skilled, professional, efficient, patient and very friendly. I had a great time listening to her explanation abouth the history of Hanoi as well as having casual chats with her. Thanks Junie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Palm, Thanks for your nice those words. I'm glad to hear that you had great trip in Ha Noi with me. I wish you all the best for your future Junie
Allan JonesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan, Thanks for your rating. All the best for you. Junie
We booked a street food tour last minute and Junie was available. She met us right on time at the hotel and off we went to eat. She took our preferences etc into account and took us to some great spots where we could sample some of Hanoi's typical street food. All was amazing. Junie also took the time to explain things to us so we could get a feel of the culture and food. We learned alot from Junie and I would HIGHLY recommend her. She is friendly and spoke perfect English. Excellent stuff!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mo, Thanks for those nice words. We got on very well and had a great time together. I wish you all the best. Junie
Our second all day trip with Junie in 3 days. Once again she was sensational and we have nothing but praise and a strong recommendation for her as an English speaking tour guide for day trips from Hanoi. The temple, boat trip and bike ride were great, buffet lunch was nothing flash but fresh with plenty to eat. For the less mobile this would be a better trip than Perfume Pergoda, both days were great but we preferred Perfume Pergoda. Both days the car was clean and drivers very competent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Murray, Thanks for your lovely comment! I would love to hear that you had a great trip in Vietnam. I also had the memorable time with you guys, lovely couple! I wish you all the best in the future Junie
We could not have wished for a better tour guide. From the time Junie greeted us at the hotel with a big happy smile until the finish of the trip, she was a delight to be with. Informative, helpful, considerate, she had our best interests at heart and the day was perfect. Apparently this tour is not that popular with western tourists - it should be as the boat ride, cable car and cave temple are well worth the effort. However maybe not suitable for the less mobile. Thanks Junie for a ripper day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: what a lovely email Murray, I am feel that we are real friends. I wish you and your wife all the best Junie
Susan NesselrothUnited States
This was a really fun tour, and my friends and I had a very good time. We loved Junie, she was so sweet and informative. I had 2 concerns when I booked. First, I wasn't sure if there'd be enough food to fill us up for lunch. There was more than plenty to eat on the tour, and all the food was wonderful. Secondly, the info on Junie states that she has advanced English knowledge. This should be changed to fluent, since she was able to converse without any problems. Overall great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thanks for your lovely comment! I really had a great time with you guys. It was so nice to talk, we get on very well ! I wish you all the best Junie
Susan AshworthHong Kong
Junie is an absolutely delightful and terrific guide. We did the street food tour one day and the city tour the next day. I would recommend her absolutely without hesitation. Hanoi is a difficult city to negotiate. Although we are veteran travellors,, we would not have managed it without her. Simply crossing the road here is a stressful venture, and she was superb in guiding us through the maze of motorbikes and cars. She is a lovely person, speaks English fluently and is excellent at communication.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your lovely comment! I loved to spend time with you and your husband as well. Please send pictures to my private email! Then, I can get your email Junie
Philippe GuionnetUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, lots of good ideas...highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Philip ! I am happy to support you during your stay in Vietnam! Hope you have a memorable trip Thanks a lot Junie
Junie is an absolutely delightful hostess. If, like us, you are your typical western 'Asian'diner, then do yourself a favour and let Junie walk you around the 'Od Quarter' of Hanoi and sample the real deal. Quite simply, an experience not to be missed. Oh, and her English is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hamish, Thank you very much for your nice those words ! I wish all the best for your family. Junie
Sjoukje Robben van GilsNetherlands
Junie is a lovely young woman. She laughs a lot. It was great fun to have a local bite at 5 different places, where we would not go to without her. While enjoying the different local dishes, we loved to talk with Junie about Vietnam culture and family life. Thank you very much, Junie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sjoukje, Thank you so much for nice those words! It was fun to spend time with your family! I will never forget you guys, Wish you all the best, Junie
The food tour is great, Junie adapted the tour to our liking and we made it more into a bar/coffee tour. We walked through the old quarter and stopped wherever we felt like stopping. In all a great time with a great guide. I recommend her to everyone.
The tour was great, we changed the schedule a little, and we adapted to the time allowed. The boat tour was very relaxing and much better than I expected (also the weather was great). Junie is a very bubbly person and a nice talkative guide. I can recommend her to any group.
Mark A.Kingwood, TEXAS, United States
Junie picked us up right on time, and took us on a very pleasant day's outing to Bai Dinh, about 2-3 hours drive from Hanoi. She has a very animated personality and sense of humor. Junie was very willing to accommodate any requests; we both had a very enjoyable time.
Heidi VanDerVoornUnited States
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our food your with Junie. This is exactly the tour we were looking for! We got to experience some of the best street food in Hanoi. Even with thorough research we never would have found some of these food stalls. Junie was very professional and was eager to accommodate our requests for specific foods we wanted to try. She was an absolute joy to have as our guide and we feel like we have made a new friend. We would definitely recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I am glad that you have great time in Ha Noi. Hope you have wonderful trip in Hoi An Love you guys! Junie
Jeanette ShelburneWest Hills, CA, United States
Junie is an excellent guide and gave us 300% of her time, energy and friendship. She customized the tours around the limitations and opportunities of the Tet holiday and we were able to really get a feel for Vietnam culture, history and people.
Jeanette ShelburneWest Hills, CA, United States
Junie is an excellent tour guide. She's very informative, interesting, kind, friendly and fun to be with. She did much more than we could have expected for us and always with a smile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean and Jim, Thank you very much for your lovely comment It was my pleasure to meet you guys! I learned from you also, we had great time together Hope we meet again! Love Junie
We had an excellent tour. We all tried food we had not tried before and ate at places we would not have even thought of. Junie was great and very informative. Highly recommend loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for your comment! We had great time together. Happy New Year! Wish you all the best Junie
5 stars for Junie. Great tour to Hanoi! Very kind and helpful and a nice introduction to the country! Thank you so much Junie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meike, Thank you very much for your lovely comment! Diego was fun and friendly, He is just easy to forget :) I am glad to become his tourguide Hope to meet you Meike, Diego told about you a lot Wish you all the best Junie
Jules StandardUnited Kingdom
Wow can thoroughly recommend on all levels, the long journey from Ha Long Bay was so worth it! Junie was fun/kind/informative with excellent English, a highlight RECOMMENDED. The 3 hour boat ride was breathtaking, the boat seated x4 + it wasn't busy when we visit. We traversed limestone karsts & network of caves c.250m in length, ducking low in many places as our rower guided us through. The Scenery is unspoilt and you really feel at one with nature, there are two points to hop off & visit the temples.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jules, thank you so much for your comment!I am having New Year vacation and saw my Uncle, he asked you guys to come visit him :) Wish you all the best! Love, Junie
Awesome tour guide, highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alex and Cristina! Thank you very much for your kind comment! Enjoy your trip in Vietnam Love you guys Junie
Junie is great, attentive, kind and brought us to places we would never have been and the food was delicious!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosalie, Thank you very for your sweet comment! It was my plesure to travel with you guys! Hope you have a great trip in South Vietnam Junie
Gene LeeUnited States
If you like a smooth easy tour facilitated by a sweet smart progressive person then Junie is the one to choose! We ate at places I wouldn't have guessed to serve such yummy food. Tried some things I've never had before like little freshwater eels. Went to a coffee shop with a view that I would never have found. And I learned quite a bit about the culture and perspectives from a native that I would never have gotten from a friend from the states.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gene, thank you very much for your comment I love to talk to you, really change the life experience, you make people happy :) I wish you all the best Hope to see you again Junie
What wonder tour, we had so many amazing experiences. Junie is a fantastic tour guide and organiser. Everything was planned and delivered seamlessly. We would highly recommend Junie to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment! We had great time, very pleasant to guide for your family Say " Hi" to Jane, Helena, Amie Miss you guys! Hope to see you in Australia next year Junie
Junie loves Hanoi and street food. You will love going arround the old quarter with her, learning all the city can offer. Nice tour and very nice person. Thank you Junie
Anshu SharmaNew Zealand
Junie was delightful and very fun to be with throughout our time with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anshu,thank you very much for your comment I was very happy to spend time with you guys Hope you have great time in Vietnam Junie
Julie WoodardUnited States
Oh Junie, I don't know where to start. You were a kind and friendly tour guide with amazing spunk and personality! Thank you for the tour of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the local Hanoi sites! Your knowledge of Uncle Ho was amazing and informative. Even your care and concern for my well when crossing the Hanoi streets were so sweet! Our trip to Vietnam was the 1st time we ever used Tours by Locals, and it's going to be the 1st place I check out for future travel needs!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment! I had great time with you, Julie. Junie
Chelsea BellUnited States
Out of all the tours I've gotten with Tours by Locals, Junie was my favorite guide!! Me and my group really enjoyed her company and she really made our day great!! She is sooo cute and sweet and she really knows Vietnam and gave us a lot of good info.... We all even wished she could have stayed and hung out with us because we all liked her soo much...She is such a nice person and she definitely deserves the 5 star rating...we wish her all the best!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Chelsea, thanks for your sharing. I was very happy and i had great time with you and your friends I wish you all the best!!! You are cute girl!!
Abby H.United States
Junie is so kind and has a great personality. She planned a great day for our family that included fun things for our kids as well as a good deal of flexibility to add and change things along the way as the day progressed. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Abby I had a great time with your family also. Best wishes for your family
Ernst van der WoldeNetherlands
Junie is a great tour guide. She did show me some nice places in Vietnam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating. I am sorry that you saw the foggy sight in sapa Best wishes for you JUnie
Neal BrackUnited States
Just have to say, this girl is a true gem! Thank you for all you have done, you made our time "together" into a life changing experience. Maybe this time next year we will meet at "Craig Chicken"! Anyone reading this and are having any doubts, don't! She is the real thing. Just bring your walking shoes this girl moves!
Very friendly and professional guide with very good language skills and clear knowledge of her home city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I am very happy to meet you in Hanoi and spend time with your family. Best wishes to you and the family.
Exceptionally good and great fun. We went on a night food tour around Hanoi and Junie showed us places with amazing food experiences...the best on the whole trip in Vietnam. She also took into account my vegetarian requirements. Junie is such a great character, laughing and cheering and very informative. Thanks for showing us the egg coffee in this hidden gem of a coffee place at Hoan Kiem lake.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniela. I am very happy to meet funny girl like you :)), Hard to meet!!! Good luck for your job
Had organised this tour with Junie, it was great everything we wanted and even a little bit extra. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Noah PennartzUnited States
As an American citizen traveling abroad, the danger of being kidnapped for extortion is real. Maybe that's arrogant, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Towards the end of the tour, the guide lead me into a dark (no light), narrow alley. There were no witnesses around, and I did not feel safe. My worst thought was that I would be ambushed. I immediately had a loss of confidence with the guide and abruptly ended the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I told you before we visited the old quarter with "tube house".The dark and narrow road is typical Hanoian architecture and there was no danger. I took you through a shortcut, which I also explained to you and mentioned as "Secret road", an area only known by tour guides and local people. All of my tourists are interested in that kind of experience. Besides, I also turned on the light of my phone for you. I am sorry if you did not feel safe.I hope you had a nice trip in Ho Chi Minh city Best regard, Junie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sandra, thank for your star rating, i hope that you will have great time in Ho Chi Minh city ( very hot!!!).
Minesh HiraSouth Africa
Our guide was very knowledgeable and understood English well.The trip to Halong was pleasant and the chef on the boat really went out of her way to provide an excellent lunch. The caves are worth seeing however it is a long day as you spend 6 hours on the road and only 4 hours in the Bay if you're coming from Hanoi. This is mainlly a sightseeing tour with not much else to do on the river.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Minesh Hira, thank for your sharing. i will consider it as the advice for me. i hope that your family alway be happy and lucky.
Nothando MndaweniSouth Africa
Chào Junie! What a fantastic week I had in Northern Vietnam. Thank you for a well-organised 3-day Ha Long Bay cruise. For not being a mere guide but a fellow traveller on the Cuc Phuong National tour - an excellent trekking recommendation! For the fascinatingly informative and insightful conversations about your country. The special tour of Hanoi itself on your scooter - how I enjoyed that! Keep up the excellent work and thank you always for going all out in making sure I enjoyed my vacation ^-^ thando,SA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey thando, I am glad to hear from you. It was very nice to spend that time with you here. Hopefully we meet again ^^. My best wishes to you. Junie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating!
Ronald KolkerTucson, ARIZONA, United States
We never met Junie Vva as he is apparently part of a travel agency. We were met by "Stefan" (part of the same agency) who introduced us to Ngo Xuan Hieu, our actual guide. Hieu turned out to be a wonderful guide who did a good job showing us Hanoi, but had no information about us or about the described itinerary. Although the tour was good, it was not what we expected from "ToursByLocals.com".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your experience.I appreciate your sharing your concerns and enjoy the tour, and hopefully that you will give me the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Junie
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the tour with Stefan and we've reminded Junie about the importance of not substituting guides except in the most urgent of circumstances.
Thank you Junie for our wonderful day in Hanoi, you made it special for us! We really enjoyed having you guide us through your city and really appreciated all the extra time you spent with us. Even though we had a cold & wet rainy day we got a good impression of the city. We will definitely recommend you to our friends if they visit Hanoi. It was a delightful day with you! Thanks again, Greg & Susan - Vancouver, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. It was wonderful to know your family enjoyed Hanoi with me. Junie
Very belated thank you for arranging a fabulous trip for me. Everything went as smoothly as you said and I was very pleased with the adventure. Junie, she was especially charming and energetic, and I need to add the skilful driver and his good manners which make us feel welcoming. Thierry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mercy Thierry. It was nice to be your tour guide.
Andre Lai Wan LoongMauritius
Junie's local knowledge of Sapa and its surroundings was very insightful. She is truly a 'local' guide. The insights of the different cultures of some of the ethnic minorities were very interesting. The various 'trekking' of villages amongst the paddy fields were quite an experience. She was very helpful and took good care of us during the entire visit in Sapa. We spent a really good time in Sapa thanks to her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy that you and your family enjoyed the time in Sapa. Wishing you and Mrs. Loong and your angels always have wonderful trips like the holiday in Vietnam :)
Andre Lai Wan LoongMauritius
Great! Junie took good care of us right from picking us up from airport till the end of our day tour of Hanoi. She was very flexible in the itinerary as we changed it as we went along.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is great to hear from you. And I am happy that you and your family enjoyed the time in Sapa too. Wishing you and your family always have wonderful trips like the holiday in Vietnam :), Yes, Mauritius
Hung Chai TanSingapore
Junie is a pleasant and friendly guide. It would be better if she had a clearer pronounciation in English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your experience with my tours. I appreciate your sharing your concerns, and hopefully that you will give me the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Junie
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Junie does have an accent, but her fluency is good. We've asked her to post a movie so that you can judge for yourself.
Junie was an excellent tour guide and made our time in Hanoi really special. We had asked her to bring us to some of the best places for street food and she did not disappoint. She was very informative about the city history and even extended the tour into the evening with no extra charge so that we could see some more amazing sights (and eat some more!) If you visit Hanoi you will get so much more by going on her tours than you would looking yourself. It was the hightlight of our great trip. 10 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shay and Brian, Thank for your email and expected pictures from Brian.And I am happy that you did enjoy the tour too :) we keep in touch...