We were so lucky to have Khoa as our guide for the Saigon half-day tour and the Mekong Delta tours. He went above and beyond to create a true 'local' experience for us that was a highlight of our time in Vietnam. It was obvious that he carefully planned our time there to be unique and yet, suitable to our requests. We highly recommend Khoa if you're looking for an incredible experience.
Khoa is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. As we requested, he took us off the beaten track and showed us some very interesting places in Saigon. I wanted to do a little shopping and he patiently waited for me, as well as giving us time for a much needed lunch break. We asked for a list of the places we visited and he sent a very complete synopsis of our day.
Ral WestUnited States
Our party of six enjoyed our private tour with Khoa. He was on time (early) and took very good care of us. We saw parts of Ho Chi Minh City that larger groups would not be able to see. We were happy to avoid the bigger crowds and spend more time in the areas usually frequented by locals. He explained what we saw very well, and even showed us some video clips on his iPad to make sure we understood the significance of some of the historical events. We learned a lot! We would recommend Khoa!
Laurie FraszUnited States
Khoa was fun, flexible and full of great information. He took us off the beaten path to places not full of tourists. He used his iPad to show us actual footage during the war and then to places where things actually happened. We saw underground Vietcong weapon storage under a house, we went up to the roof of the building where the last were pulled off and learned the true story of that time. We saw the pres palace now reunification. We went to the local and tourist markets. Fascinating day!
Shilpa DesaiCwmbran, TORFAEN, United Kingdom
A wonderful & knowledgeable guide, providing an exceptional tour. He was very aware of my mother's disability & tried to orientate the tour so she could enjoy Ho Chi min city's sights & traditions. The restaurant for a traditional lunch was superb & catered for our vegetarian needs
Robert H.Scranton, PA, United States
Khoa knows Saigon. I requested an unusual tour of the big modern architecture buildings and he and his driver delivered. We enjoyed drinks on the top of the Bitexco Building with it's fine view. A hidden temple, real pho, and a few other stops before he took me to the airport. All went well and I hardily recommend Khoa for your tour of HCMC. I think he found some new interest in the new buildings. Khoa has knowledge, a great sense of humor and kept us on schedule. I will keep in touch with him
This was a great tour which showed us interesting sites infrequently visited by tourists. We saw where the locals shopped and learned lots about the history of HCM City. Khoa was a great guide whom I would highly recommend. The car was modern and clean and the driver was very capable. Adequate time was allowed for exploring on foot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul and Regina, Thank you for your kind words and the 5 star rating for my guidance and service. I am very happy that two of you had a great time on the tour. All the best, Khoa
Khoa was extremely accommodating to our requirements and adjusted the itinerary to suit us. Brought us to a great restaurant for lunch and sat with us to make sure the food was to our liking.
David ArkleyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thanks a lot for your rating. All the best, Khoa
Darren McKeagUnited States
We had a really nice time with Khoa. He had a ton of information on the history of Ho Chi Minh City. He took us on a half-day tour and we went everywhere we wanted to, plus a little more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darren and Missy, Thank you for your comment. I am very happy you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Khoa
Khoa (pron. Kwa) was great - he speaks English well and is very enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge. Some in our group had walking issues, Khoa nicely offered his arm. The van he arranged was new and clean. He accommodated our request to see the Water Puppet show and helped us negotiate good prices when shopping. Our ship overnighted in Saigon and we had booked his Mekong River tour on the previous day - also a great tour. A special thanks to Khoa for the magnets to remind us of our time in Vietnam.
Khoa - Thanks for for our great personalised tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We loved the mix of tourist highlights and a look at local life. Your knowledge and English was great. The vehicle you organised and the extra time was appreciated. Would definitely recommend your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Troy . I am so pleased hear that you all enjoyed your tour so much.
Bev ChertkowSouth Africa
Khoa- Kevin is an excellent guide- well spoken, reliable and SO organized He is obliging and very flexible- we had booked a half day tour of HCM with private car and driver, It was pouring with rain and after traipsing around the cry chi tunnels the day before, I didn't feel like climbing in and out if the car in the rain. Kevin acted as chaperone and totally deviated from the set itinenary and we had a great day driving around and shopping- great market Kevin is highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bev, Thank you for your kind comment. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Khoa-Kevin
Helpful and friendly. The guide was keen to give a positive impression of his country. We enjoyed all of what we did and saw. Would recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thank you for comment. It is my pleasure to serve you. Best regards, Khoa
Khoa was a great tour guide - very flexible and accommodating towards what we wanted to see. Very good food recommendation! He extends help and foresees your needs, leaving you feeling well taken cared of.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mariella, Thank you for your rating. It was my great pleasure to serve you. All the best, Khoa
Gerard AllerstonUnited Kingdom
Khoa was simply superb.The tour was always maintained,at an interesting pace,and Khoa, consistently exceeded our expectatations,on both our tours with him.He was very observant,and checked that we were kept interested,and entertained.If that was not enough,he sang and amused us.Khoa,we will miss you. Best Wishes, Gerry and party
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerry and party, Thank you for taking the time to review my tour services. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me and I am looking forward to having you again in my other tours in Vietnam. Best wishes, Khoa
Herbert FisherUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Herbert, Thanks for your rating. Regards, Khoa
Charles T.United States
Khoa's vehicle is quite comfortable and his English is good. He arranged for the driver to get us quite close to the sites we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, Thanks for your rating. Regards, Khoa
We had a wonderful tour - interestingly told, and we saw everything we had expected and more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don, Thanks for your rating. regards, Khoa
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
We had Khoa for a second day and enjoyed him even more than the first day. He showed us so much of Saigon and made everything extremely interesting. The market was closed because of the New Year so he took us to the street gardens. They were fantastic. It was so thrilling seeing the beautiful street all decorated and all the Vietnamese people dressed up and taking zillions of pictures of their beautiful children. It was such a local event and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
Michael BarnettUnited Kingdom
We had sent some emails to Khoa before we arrived in Ho Chi Minh so he could customise the tour for us a little. He didn't disappoint. We had a six hour tour and really enjoyed ourselves, Khoa knows his stuff and made the day really interesting. If you take his tour you won't be disappointed - our tip is get him to book you tickets to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre. The show is unmissable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thanks for your rating. Best regards, Khoa
Randy W.United States
Joy N.Kailua Kona, HI, United States
We chose Kevin for 2 consecutive tours based, in part, on his English fluency. He informed us in advance that because of family obligations, he would send a substitute for the 2nd day. Sam was competent & dedicated; he showed & explained many interesting venues in HCMC & also accommodated our unconventional end of tour requirements (4 to the airport & 2 to the ship) but his English skills were not as fluent as we had hoped and we were confused when we saw Kevin at the museum mid-way through the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joy,I contacted Sam to meet him in a short time at the museum and follow up his job although I was busy with my family business on the second day.This caused the misunderstanding.Sam is an experienced tour guide.After the tour he told me that he had found it easy to serve you.Anyway,thanks for your comment about Sam’s English.I will talk to him about this.Once again,I do apologize for any inconveniences caused.I very much appreciate your fair comment