Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Ho-Chi-Minh-City-Vietnam by Tour Guide Khoa Đ. (Guide #8187)


Charlene W.

United States
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Tour: #94156, Saigon city private tour, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Feb 22/20

We booked with Khoa at the last minute due to changes in our cruise itinerary. He was so quick to respond and set up the tour beautifully. We got to see places that most tourists don't see and he adapted the tour to fit our interests "on the fly". When he found out that we loved pho he took us to local place where we devoured every spicy drop. I can't recommend him highly enough. I would give him 10 stars if I could. Great job!

Jerry Pearson

United States
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Tour: #107867, Shore excursion : Phu My port to Mekong Delta, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

Very good. Good english and adjusted the tour as necessary for our interests. The travel time is long for the time of the tour but is the reality for the port used. Our travel time was better so he added a couple of stops. Much appreciated.

Stephen B.

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 31/20

Khoa was very eager to be sure we had the itinerary we wanted in the time allotted. He and his driver, Hero, picked the best routes to avoid traffic and got us safely to our sites. He went above and beyond expectations in delivering a top notch tour.

Michael P.

United States
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Tour: #95195, Mekong Delta Tour 1, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 25/20

Very special and nice tour. The guide went out of his way and made this a one of a kind experience. Thank you, Khoa!

Sylvia Bergquist

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

We just completed our excellent tour today with Khoa from Phu My to Saigon. This was beyond our expectations full of local experiences as well as the highlight "must see" sights. A 5 star experience for sure and one we will remember forever. Thank you for welcoming us to your country with your very personal tour.

Gordon Hutchinson

Canada
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 19/20

Khoa was an excellent guide for our day in Ho Chi Minh city. He and his driver picked us up on time and we were on our way. He has a great personality and it certainly shines through in his tours. The showed us things that no other tours did when we compared to others that hired a guide while in port. He went above and beyond all of our expectations and we certainly look forward to hopefully meeting up with him in the future. Gord, Joanne, Ernest and Orlene from Canada

Max Kaufmann

Corseaux, VD, Switzerland
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Tour: #289441, Mekong Delta Tour 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 10/20

Khoa is a very friendly and knowledgeable person and a competent and interesting guide, able and willing to accommodate the program to the customer's wishes. He took us to some lesser known places, allowing us to get a real insight into local life. It was a long and interesting day. We certainly recommend him as a highly reliable guide.

Alexander de Vos

Australia
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 8/20

Khoa was a great guide and went out of his way to personalise the tour to cater for our interests. The small street lined with antique shops was a highlight. He also gave insights into modern Ho Chi Minh city and it's people. With our driver Hero we negotiated the streets of the city with ease.

Susan Roth

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Khoa was friendly and nice, but he struck us as very inexperienced. The tour dragged to almost a standstill. It was incredibly boring. Saigon is not the nicest place, anyway, but Khoa made us feel quite uneasy. At one point he put our minivan on a cargo boat and headed across a lake. Then we drove, and drove, and drove, past all of these dusty little towns....we all thought we were lost. We honestly did not think we would make it back to the ship on time. It was scary and uncomfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, I am deeply saddened to read your review that you felt scared, uncomfortable and bored during the tour. On reflection I wish you had felt comfortable updating me on your feelings during the trip so we together could have changed the outcome for the better. With almost 10 year experience in tourism, I only take my clients to places I know to be safe and of interest. I pride myself on showing my clients the real Saigon. I humbly apologize for the tour not meet your expectations. Sincerely, Khoa

Stacey O.

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

We loved our shore excursion with Khoa to Ho Chi Minh city! Our day started off with a very easy pick up at the port in a very comfortable car and then it was off to Saigon where Khoa helped us expertly navigate all of the motobikes! If you want a personalized tour that includes great food and coffee, lots of history and a little shopping thrown in, book with Khoa!

Catherine G.

Canada
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Tour: #95195, Mekong Delta Tour 1, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 14/19

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.

Catherine G.

Canada
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Tour: #93113, Half day tour in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 13/19

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.

Lisa Koenig

United States
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Tour: #95195, Mekong Delta Tour 1, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Khoa is a gem of a tour guide! He put so much effort into making a special, once-in-a-life time experience for us in the Mekong delta - we will never forget this special day. It was way off the beaten track and filled with authentic experiences of local life, food, and history. We were very lucky to have found Khoa to both show us life on the Mekong and the profound war history during our day tour of Saigon.

Lisa Koenig

United States
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Tour: #94156, Saigon city private tour, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Betty Fisher

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

We had an excellent tour with Khoa on our trip to Saigon. We visited a lovely produce market and coffee shop with hammocks, rode on a local ferry, and got to experience the sites in Saigon we requested, and saw an important location in the history of the Vietnam war. The fact that Khoa worked diligently to give us a special experience that was was off the beaten path was greatly appreciated.

Sally Wilson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #93062, Cu Chi tunnels private tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

excellent tour, we were taken to the tunnels at Ben Duoc which were a lot quieter and fewer tourists than the neighbouring tunnels at Ben Dinh - worth the extra 20 minute drive. Khoa was very knowledgable and considerate - a great day out

Greta Aeby

United States
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Tour: #95195, Mekong Delta Tour 1, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour! Khoa was very knowledgable and eager to share the local village life of folks in the Mekong Delta. We had a great adventure crossing the river on ferries, passing along streams on small boats and touring various family with different skills via motor scooter. The families we visited were friendly and it was so educational to see the actual life of folks in this region. Lunch cooked by a local family was included and it was delicious!

Annetta Dahms

Germany
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

We were looking forward to Saigon. We were not interested in typical tourist destinations but in local Saigon. Khoa was a great guide. We were picked up at the harbor and our driver Hero brought us safely through the crazy traffic. We saw street cafes, the fruit and vegetable boats and could taste different types of fruit. A great lunch rounded off the day. With many impressions we came back and will definitely come back. We can only recommend Khoa.

Fred Wenger

Canada
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Tour: #93113, Half day tour in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

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.

Pedro Panisello

Switzerland
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Tour: #289441, Mekong Delta Tour 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

We have had a great tour with Khoa, he is super-friendly and he is eager to show the best of his country. I would like to recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience the real Mekong delta. We enjoyed cycling around and visiting the locals at work, we also went with tuk-tuk, canoe and a motor boat. A fantastic experience for all family members.

Pedro Panisello

Switzerland
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Tour: #94156, Saigon city private tour, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

We took the city tour the following day after we have landed in Vietnam. Khoa is a great guide and we enjoyed every minute of the Tour. We have visited the main highlights of Saigon city. Khoa was very attentive and he was eager to explain many interesting topics about Vietnam. Also the restaurant that he has chosen was very nice and the food was very tasty…we loved to chill-out in a bar with a cup of Vietnamese coffee in the afternoon. If you want to see Saigon in one day, Khoa is your guide.

Ral West

United States
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Tour: #93113, Half day tour in Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: May 4/19

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!

Edmond P.

United States
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Tour: #94156, Saigon city private tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Pasqualina Scarso

Australia
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Khoa was the best tour guide we have ever had, we have travelled extensively and have had quite a few. Khoa 's knowledge of Vietnam was extensive but also he knew allot about our country Australia as well. He was very courteous and went out of his way to accommodate any requests we had. This was our first time with Tours by Local and would not hesitate using again and certainly recommend to all of our friends. It was an outstanding day in Saigon.

Jane Tesoro

United States
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Tour: #93114, Cu Chi Tunnels and private Saigon City Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

We really liked this tour. The tunnels and the VC village are quite impressive. Our tour guide, Khoa, was exceptional. His knowledge and unbiased comments regarding the war made the tour so much more enjoyable.

Gregory Ulrich

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #95195, Mekong Delta Tour 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Khoa is an excellent guide who truly cares about his customers. He adds lots of extras to his tours that the big group ship's tours cannot do. For example you not only walk by local homes, but you go inside to see how the locals live. You not only float by a fish farm, you get on the platform and feed the fish. These touches add a lot of value to Khoa's tours.

Helen Broder

United States
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Tour: #289441, Mekong Delta Tour 2, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Carol Stead

Tucson, AZ, United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Donald Flood

Green Valley, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #94156, Saigon city private tour, Saigon, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Khoa is definitely a 5 star guide. We enjoyed his knowledge of Saigon history, details of the local life, and a variety of interesting visits. He met us at the cruise ship dock, provided a very comfortable vehicle, and took us to a locals lunch spot. It was amazing the places we visited were not on the tour bus track, not running into the cruise ship gaggle a single time. We definitely saw "Good Morning Vietnam". It was a great day with Khoa.

Huan le

United States
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Tour: #106821, Shore excursion: Phu My port to Saigon city, Vung Tau, Vietnam    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

We would like to thank Khoa and his driver for providing us a wonderful tour of Saigon. They were very accommodating to our needs and requests. Awesome experience!!!!!!!


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