Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Halong-Vietnam by Tour Guide Sammy N. H. (Guide #31735)


Bjorn Lesage

Belgium
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Tour: #499552, A Hidden Hanoi - Private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Feb 19/20

Excellent experience with both Sammy the guide and Sammy the person. She's very well informed so she knows what she's talking about when she guides you through Hanoi's old and french quarter or introduces you to the best 'egg coffee' in town. And knowing my interest in cooking and photography she gave me a taste of both by taking me to the market -a cook's paradise- and the old railroad bridge, showing me some perfect snapshot spots. 'Highly recommended' is an understatement when it comes to Sammy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bjorn, thank you so much for your kind feedback on my services. It would be my great pleasure to be your tour guide for Hanoi hidden walking tour. I am so excited to welcome you in my cooking class for wonderful spring roll. I wish you a beautiful trip in Ha Giang. With my best regards, Sammy Huong

Abraham Cohen

Mexico
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Feb 2/20

We had a beautiful experience in our tour with Sammy! She is a lovely person who is very attentive and passionate about her culture. She was very knowledgeable about the history of her country and gave us all sorts of interesting information throughout the day. She recommended a restaurant for us to have dinner and even dropped us there. Our tour included a visit to Ho Chi Minh's mauseouleum and house, the temple of literature and the market. Overall we had a wonderful time, thank you Sammy!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abraham, Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am so pleased to be your local tour guide. I wish you had stayed longer in Hanoi; I could hence show you more beautiful adventure as well. I wish you all the best and with my best regards, Sammy

Thomas Kobierski

United States
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Tour: #534962, Shore Excursion unique choice: Halong Bay & Halong city, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

If you have the chance to use "Sammy" as your local guide, GRAB HER! (My suggestion is to check her availability as early as possible when planning your trip.) Sammy's expertise in interpreting the history, places of interest, and local customs to us, was typical of the quality of ToursByLocals guides: top-flight. More important, she easily accommodated our 40+ age difference, made us feel comfortable, and let us enjoy our day with her as if we had known her as a neighbor. Our day with her was excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas Kobierski and beloved wife, thank you so much for such glowing review. It was really my great honor to welcome you to Halong Bay. I am so glad for one short day, I managed to bring you the beauty of one of seven natural wonders and Halong city. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation on our services. I sincerely wish one day you would return Vietnam for another wonderful adventure. I wish you all the best and lots of respect, Sammy

Vince O'Brien

United States
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Tour: #499552, Hanoi private city tour: visit the can't miss and hidden parts of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 21/20

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Sammy! Her English is excellent, she was prompt, knowledgeable and very fun to be with! She easily customized our tour to accommodate the sites and experiences we wanted to see. I would highly recommend Sammy to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vince O'Brien, I would like to thank you so much for your kind words on my services. Working to advertise beauty of Vietnam is my passion. It was really my great pleasure to be your tour guide for the day and I wish you all the best and happy Lunar Vietnamese new year. Hopefully one day you will get back Hanoi and I do have another precious chance to see you again. With my sincere, Sammy

Catharina Gothner

Sweden
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

Hi, We had a tour in Hanoi with guide Sammie N on Jan 20. The tour was great 5/5 and Sammie was also excellent 5/5 - interesting visiting points, interesting information about them, and excellent English language. Transport also good. We highly recommend this tour in central Hanoi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catharina Gothner and husband, thank you so much for your kind words and I am so happy to hear from you. It was really my great pleasure to welcome you and bring you the wonderful day since I well understand and respect your limited time. I wish you all the best and lots of love. Sammy from Hanoi

Larry Vandergriend

United States
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 6/20

Good tour, knowledgable guide. May make US citizens uncomfortable, lots of propaganda in the jail

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, thank you so much for your kind appreciation on my services. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Talking about politics, it is hard since we used to be two sides on the war. I always do my best to introduce a friendly and hospitable Vietnam to International friends. I wish you all the best and with my great respect. Sammy

David Gormley

United States
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Tour: #534962, Unique shore excursion: Halong city tour and Halong Bay by private cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Sam is awesome. We had a big family and she was super helpful on working around what we wanted and didn't really want to see. She was very aware of what we needed and kept us on schedule for the entire day without feeling too rushed. i would definitely use her again! Halong Bay was beyond amazing and everyone in our group from ages 1 to 58 all loved it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I enjoyed very much reading your kind comments. I am so pleased that with the change of time, we still managed to see the wonderful parts of Halong Bay and city. Hopefully one day you return Vietnam for another holiday. I wish you & family all the best & lots of love to little kids. Sammy (Dang H.)

Ashoketaru Sengupta

Singapore
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi city tour full day with local expert, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Ms. Dang Huong (Sammy) is very helpful and knowledgeable. She gave us a great tour of Hanoi and took us to all the important sites with proper information and historical details. She also has had very useful information on avoiding peak hour rush, using different gates and generally ensuring that our tour was smooth and we maximised our time. We would strongly recommend taking her tour.

Miron Mizrahi

Australia
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi street food tour & more -The best foodie choice by local expert, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miron Mizrahi, thank you so much always for your kind feedback. I will also keep up the good work to bring exceptional services to clients and your time will be worth doing it. With 2020 fast approaching, we wish you both all the best and a very Happy New Year. May this year bring health, prosperity, and peace to us all.

Carol Levenherz

Hutchinson Island, FL, United States
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Tour: #500982, Local market tour & cooking class, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Sammy is an outstanding guide who was conscience of everyone on the tour at any given second. She waited for us patiently as we got stuck in early morning Hanoi traffic and brought us to the restaurant. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed being escorted through the most amazing market with Chef and Sammy. Beautifully fresh and dried ingredients were abundant and we found the market excellent. The Chef was very knowledgeable and we both enjoyed the market and the cooking class very much. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol Levenherz and husband, thank you very much for your such wonderful feedback and I am really sincerely grateful for your kindness. It was really my great honor to be your companion in class. I am so happy that we did visit the most amazing colorful fresh market in Hanoi and cook the wonderful food meeting your request. I sincerely wish one day you return Vietnam and I promise to show you all excellent food and best places as well. Wishing you all the magic of the new year

Miron Mizrahi

Australia
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Tour: #499552, A Hidden Hanoi (Hanoi Walking Tour), Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We had a great time with Sammy. She is knowledgeable, engaging and took us some places we would not have found by ourselves. She is flexible and tailored the tour to our desires.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miron Mizrahi, I could not know how to fully express my gratitude to be your local guide and we truly enjoyed the Hanoi food tastings. Sending you this present with my heart and with that you’ll be happy in fullest measure. May the happiest things always happen to you. Dang

Drew C.

Australia
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Tour: Hanoi Food on Foot Tour (Hanoi street food tour), Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: Dec 19/19

The food tour was a lot of fun. I enjoyed trying all the traditional dishes on offer, and absolutely loved the ice cream with green sticky rice! Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Drew, thank you so much for your kind feedback. This really made my day since you are satisfied with my services. I wish you all the best and happy new year. Our Lunar New Year is coming shortly. I definitely see again. With my best regards, Sammy (Huong)

Drew C.

Australia
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 18/19

The half-day tour is perfect if you don't want to spend all day walking around aimlessly. Visiting a variety of interesting sites gave me a deeper insight and appreciation of Vietnamese history and culture. There is something for everyone in this tour, from serious historical locations and figures such as Hanoi Hilton and Ho Chi Minh, to scenic spots such as lakes and the Old Quarters. All this is encompassed by a lovely Vietnamese lunch in an old-style restaurant. Sammy was very caring and helpful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Drew, thank you so much for being so kind to me. It was my great pleasure to bring you the great insights of Hanoi. I wish you all the best and lots of respect. Sincerely yours, Sammy Dang

Adam Wetstein

Canada
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 17/19

Sammy was an excellent tour guide and showed us around Hanoi, personalizing the tour in a way we loved. She was friendly, smart, informative, and fun to be around. Sammy taught my husband and I so much about the culture and history of Hanoi. We for sure recommend this tour and you must request Sammy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam Wetstein, I would like to thank you so much for your kind words on my services. Thank you so much for enjoying the time with me. It was my great pleasure really, but I wish I had more time with you and husband showing you more of Hanoi. I sincerely wish one day the travel brings you back Vietnam and I might have precious chance to welcome you again. I wish you all the best and lots of love. Sammy (Huong Dang)

Martin Bell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #535242, Unique Shore Excursion: Halong bay by cruise & Yen Duc village, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

We had a great day with Sammy and would highly recommend her . She is very knowledgeable and friendly explaining the history and culture of the area in an interesting way . Sammy arranged the boat tours including a fabulous lunch cooked on board . Brilliant day and well worth the additional cost of a DIY private tour. Thanks again Martin and Linda

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin Bell, I enjoy very much to read your wonderful review. This definitely will make my day. Thank you so much for our short but wonderful day. I am so glad to manage to take you to the best parts of my country. I sincerely wish your kind return to Vietnam and I might have chance to welcome you again. I wish you all the best, health & happiness. Sammy

Vicharat Vichit-Vadakan

Thailand
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Tour: #499552, Hanoi private city tour: visit the can't miss and hidden parts of Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

Sammy is a great tour guide. I have used a number of private guides in many countries and she is definitely among the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Vicharat Vichit-Vadakan and dearest wife, thank you so much for your words and recommendations. I will always work hard and do my best to be an excellent tour guide. I wish you all the best and lots of love. I wish one day I can travel to Thailand again to visit your restaurant and your lovely country. With my best regards, Sammy

Maria jose Gonsalvez rodriguez

Spain
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Tour: #534962, Unique shore excursion: Halong city tour and Halong Bay by private cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 5/19

Outstanding day and visit! The guide Sammy was very attentive and friendly always aware of our needs. The boat tour was a surprise: we had the boat with its crew for us 4 exclusively. They prepared our food while we were sailing between the islands, ate and then cayak and visited a huge cave. unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria jose Gonsalvez rodriguez, thank you so much for your kind words and I am so happy to hear from you. It was really my great pleasure to welcome you and bring you the wonderful day since I well understand and respect your limited time from cruise ship. I wish you all the best and lots of love. Sammy from Hanoi

Cynthia Amling

United States
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

I wish that I could give Sammy 10 Stars! 5 are just not enough. She is absolutely fantastic! Speaks English beautifully and knows her city of Hanoi very well. Punctual, professional and a lovely person to spend time with. She is also a chef and a foodie and can take you to amazing street food places. You should not hesitate to book a tour with Sammy if she is available! She started as our guide and ended as a friend. Top notch in every way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia Amling, thank you very much for your such wonderful feedback and I am really sincerely grateful for your kindness. It was really my great honor to be your companion in Hanoi. I am so happy that we did visit the most amazing places and do the best of Hanoi in short time. I sincerely wish one day you return Vietnam and I promise to show you all excellent food as well. I wish you all the best and lots of love. With my best regards, Sammy

Peter Bell

Australia
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi street food tour & more -The best foodie choice by local expert, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Dang (Sammy) was a great guide. I have used Tours by Locals before and really liked the personable nature and that you could customise and discuss options before and during. Sammy was no exception. She was great. Good info. Good company. Had a great time. I highly recommend Dang (Sammy) as a guide. Many thanks Sammy it was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Peter Bell, thank you so much once again for your glowing review. I am always grateful for my work which gives me the chance to meet alot nice people all over the world. You are so intelligent that you have all answers to all life challenges. Best wishes in all you do. and I will see you again one day. Sammy

Peter Bell

Australia
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi city tour & music street, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Bell, Thank you so much for your kind rating on my service which expresses your satisfaction on my service. I am so glad to spend the time with you on Hanoi city tour & street food tour. I wish your travel can be expended. I wish you all the best and lots of respect. Sammy

Leslie Casey

Australia
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi half day city - private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

One of the best tours I have ever been on! So attentive, informative and all around a fantastic tour. Our guide was flexible with exactly what we wanted to do and the amount of the time we wanted to spend in each place. Have done tours all over the world and this was my favourite. Our guide was absolutely lovely - very personable, warm and welcoming! Highly highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie Casey and dearest family, Thank you so much for your glowing review on my service. It was really my great honor to welcome you to my home city. As a host, I am always excited to welcome international friends to such beautiful and historical city like Hanoi. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation on my services. I sincerely wish one day you would return Vietnam for another wonderful adventure. I wish you all the best and lots of respect, Sammy

Rebecca Mcleod

New Zealand
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi Half day city tour - Best choice for time budget, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

The Hanoi Half Day city tour was our second day with Sam. We were really happy to have her back the next day - had a great trip around Hanoi in a van this time - felt like we covered lots of area and she had great knowledge. She was also good at working with our group of 5 which ranged from 10-70. She also helped us on a quick business visit we managed to get her to squeeze in and helped with translating etc. It was fantastic she was so flexible and helpful. Would definitely use her again if we returned.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca Mcleod, I could not know how to fully express my sincerest thanks for your wonderful feedback on my services. Having chance to know you is my great pleasure. Thank you so much for being so kind to me as well. I love my home city and that I am so excited to show you the beauty of Hanoi. I wish one day you might travel back to Vietnam for another wonderful holiday and I would love to be your local guide again. With my best regards and all the best wishes, Sam

Rebecca Mcleod

New Zealand
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Tour: #499552, A Hidden Hanoi - Private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

A Hidden Hanoi with Sam was amazing, we saw so much and got a great feel for Hanoi - we had a group of 5 with a 10 year old and a 70 year old, so it wasn't easy keeping everyone happy but she was really good at managing everyone and really engaging with the boys (10 and 13). She gave us a break just when we needed it and then had the fab cyclo tour at the end. Thanks Sam!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rebecca Mcleod, I am so glad to hear from you. Thank you so much for such glowing review. This really made my day. Working hard to customers' satisfaction is always my priority. I am so happy at the end of the tour I know you enjoy my company, in which I know I successfully do my mission. I wish you and family all the best and lots of love. Please send my hello to your lovely mom and kids. I will see you one day again. With my sincere, Sam

James Brown

Canada
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Tour: #498348, Hanoi city tour with local expert, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

My wife and I took this tour as a nice way to see the main attractions in Hanoi and it did not disappoint. Sam is a fantastic person and tour guide who is very knowledgeable, and educated about her city and country. She explained the history of her city and the places we visited. I highly recommend Sam as a guide and we could not have asked for more. She will be our first call when we return to her city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning James Brown, I enjoy very much to read your wonderful review. This definitely will make my day. Thank you so much for our two short but wonderful days. I am so glad to manage to take you to the best parts of my city. I sincerely wish your kind return to Hanoi and I might have chance to welcome you again. I wish you all the best, health & happiness. Sam

Margaret (Maggie) OGrady

Australia
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Tour: #500982, Unique local market tour and hands-on cooking class, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

Our unique local market and cooking class tour with Sammy was very unique, in fact quite exceptional for us. Sammy goes beyond all expectations with her tours and professional cooking class. The class very hands on and informative (Sammy even managed to involve my husband who has not cooked for 40 year and he had fun) and then eating the meal in the restaurant after the class a delicious and happy experience. Spending time with Sammy is fun, informative and a great experience. Thank you Sammy from us both

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) OGrady and husband, I am deeply thankful for your kind feedback on my service. I am so touched to see your comments, I wish to support you more. It was my great honor to have precious chance welcoming you. I am so happy that I can involve John in cooking and I feel so rewarding that we made such beautiful & healthy food. If you have any questions about recipe, please let me know. I am pleased to support all times. With my best regards, Sammy

James Brown

Canada
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Tour: #498330, Bai Dinh Pagoda & Trang An Ecotourism, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

My wife and I absolutely loved taking this tour with Sam. Sam is a very educated, knowledgeable, passionate tour guide, that loves her job. This tour is a MUST do when in the Hanoi area, the beauty of this area close to Hanoi is breathtaking, and we highly recommend Sam as the tour guide you should chose. When we come back she will be our first call to take us out and about.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James Brown and dearest wife, thank you so much for your wonderful review to my service. It is always my great pleasure to welcome international friends to explore my home city. I am so glad that we had such wonderful time exploring UNESCO site Trang An and Bai Dinh pagoda. I sincerely wish your return and I would love to welcome you for more adventure. With best regards, Sam

Margaret (Maggie) OGrady

Australia
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Tour: #499552, A Hidden Hanoi - Private tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Thank you Sammy, another great tour learning about your city Hanoi and you showing us all the hidden gems. M

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) OGrady would like to thank you so much for your kind feedback on my service. I am so touched to see your comments, I wish to support you more. It was my great honor to have precious chance welcoming you. I am very excited to see you soon for local market tour and cooking class. With my best regards, Sammy

Margaret (Maggie) OGrady

Australia
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Tour: #499552, Hanoi city tour full day: the highlights and hidden treasures, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Our Hanoi City Tour with Sammy as our guide on our first day in Hanoi was great. We enjoyed our informative day visiting many of the important sites including the Mausoleum and Hanoi prison, learning so much history along the way. For lunch we were treated to a delicious authentic Vietnamese lunch in a lovely restaurant. Sammy is a delightful person and a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide. We were so pleased with our tour, we booked two more tours. Sept 19 Hanoi

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maggie and John, I am so happy to hear from you and so touched to get such glowing review. It was my great honor to welcome you and brought you a wonderful trip to our capital city. Thanks to you, such wonderful customers. I do not know how to fully express my gratitude for your kindness. I sincerely wish you all the best and lots of love. Sammy

Jerome (JERRY) Reisman

United States
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Tour: #498331, Wonderful Sapa 3 Day Private Tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

"Sammy" is the perfect Hanoi local. She has degrees in English, History/Travel & Culinary arts. High energy & always ready to help. She & her driver were always on time & ready to go. Able to modify to fit your needs, streamline & customize. She packed a 5 day tour into 3.5 days traveling to the Bay caves and the River caves. In between we saw the lakes, temples, monuments & tombs. In Hanoi, Sammy is your Lady.....

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Jerome (JERRY) Reisman and beloved wife, thank you so much for your glowing review on my service. It was really my great honor to welcome you to my home city. As a host, I am always excited to welcome international friends to such beautiful and historical city. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation on our services. I sincerely wish one day you would return Vietnam for another wonderful adventure. I wish you all the best and lots of respect, Sammy

Nicholas Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #498348, Best choice for Hanoi: Hanoi city tour and street food tour, Hanoi, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Sammy was a great guide. Very knowledgable about Vietnamese history and easy to talk to. We were collected on time and our transportation ran smoothly. Sammy was also very flexible with us adjusting our plans to suit a request made mid morning whilst on the tour. I am convinced that hiring a local guide is really worthwhile. You see so much more without any wasted time and with all the local history and anecdotes to keep you engaged through the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas Brown, thank you so much for your wonderful review on my services. It was really my great pleasure to be your tour guide & show you the best of my home city. I totally agree with you, with locals, you will csn discover the real Hanoi in a short time. I strongly believe you are having fabulous time in Vietnam. I wish you all the best!!! With my sincere, Sammy


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