I have been meaning to send an email since we returned from Vietnam last week. I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our tour with Tonkin travel – it was perfect for the balance of activity/driving/sites that we wanted to see and our three teenage boys loved it.
Highlights for us were definitely Callum – he was an incredible guide and just got along so well with the entire family. He really added a fun element to the tour and we really enjoyed our time with him – highly recommend him! We also thought the driver/van was great – always felt safe, the larger vehicle was ideal for our family (and luggage).
We also really enjoyed all of the accommodation – especially Pu Luong Retreat and Emeralda in Ninh Binh. The cruise was a lot of fun and jampacked with activities – the kids really enjoyed. Our only disappointing experience was with the Puluong Bocbandi resort – as you might recall we were trying to stay exclusively at the Pu Luong Retreat but they didn’t have availability for the second night. We think the Bocbandi will be a nicer resort at some point but still seems to be in start-up mode and the food was very limited (many menu options not available) – hopefully they get better overtime but just letting you know for future guest bookings.
Overall we would recommend Tonkin to anyone travelling to Vietnam and will add a review on TripAdvisor if that is helpful.
Thanks again for all your patience and time spent with us as we organized our six day excursion!
Best of luck to you and your colleagues,