Thomas KobierskiUnited States
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
David GormleyUnited States
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.)
Maria jose Gonsalvez rodriguezSpain
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
Conrad SantiagoUnited States
Sammy was excellent! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely flexible and considerate. She was the highlight of our visit to Hanoi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. & Mrs. Santiago, 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. Sammy
Christopher RossUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Christopher Ross, I am to touched and thankful for your kind rating on my services. This express your satisfaction on our trip. Thank you so much for your choice and I am so happy that I am a part of your wonderful excursion in Vietnam. Halong Bay is a wonderful place to see, especially for short time holiday & I am pleased to take you to most beautiful places, but still less touristy of our natural world heritage. I wish your kind return to Vietnam one day. Best wishes and lots of love, Sam
Ronald GeorgeUnited States
Water Tour of limestone island was wonderful and our private boat Lunch on boat cooked by crew and all seafood. Toured cave Toured pearl farm Touted city Fabulous
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald George & friends, I would like to thank you so much for your kind comment on my service. I am so happy that you are satisfied with all single services from boat, lunch to crew team. I wish you had more time in Vietnam to bring you more wonderful trips to other parts rather than Halong Bay. I am, on the other hands, so happy for you that I made your trip to one of seven natural wonders. I wish you beautiful journey always. With lots of love and best wishes to everybody. With my sincere, Sam
Susan SiegelUnited Kingdom
Sammy was an excellent, knowledgeable guide . She communicated effectively and was extremely careful to ensure we had what we wanted in our specialised tour . She took the tour at a good pace , explained much about the culture , heritage and food . She was pleasant , caring and we enjoyed every minute . We wish she could be our guide in every stop . Highly recommend !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Siegel and husband, I would like to thank you so much for your kind rating on my service, which expresses your satisfaction. I could not know how to fully express my sincerest thanks for our pleasant time. Thank you so much for your kind words, which motivate me to keep up the good work. We had such a wonderful day with culture, museum and local food too and I felt so glad to be your travel companion today. I wish you all the best and lots of respect, Sammy
Jamie ParkUnited States
This was amazing tour of the Halong Bay. Loved the personalized service and we were able to zoom passed the tour groups, private boat, relaxed and had a fantastic day. Dang was so pleasant and extremely patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend to anyone traveling to this area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jamie, I would like to thank you very much for your kind feedback on my services. In deeded, I could not know how to fully express my gratitude to you for your glowing review. Your words will be motivations for me to keep up my good work. Being your tour guide for your only one day in Hanoi was my great honor. I am glad that you and mother enjoyed Halong bay day trip. I sincerely wish your kind return to Hanoi & another precious chance to welcome you & family again for wonderful holiday. Sammy