Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Halong Bay, Vietnam by Tour Guide Steve

 Tour Title:
 Overall Rating:
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Kathleen Frankovic

United States

Tour: #515975, Wonderful Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay & Yen Duc village, Halong Bay, Vietnam    
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

Megan Thomason

United States

Tour: #515975, Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    
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


Tour: #515975, Wonderful day trip in Halong Bay by chartered cruise, Hanoi, Vietnam    
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

Mary Ann Born

United States

Tour: #515975, Wonderful Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay by chartered cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam    
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

Elizabeth Preston

United Kingdom

Tour: #515975, Wonderful choice for Shore Excursion Tour: Halong city and Halong bay tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    
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

Shirley Blaine

United States

Tour: #515975, Shore Excursion Tour: Halong Bay Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam    
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