Testimonials, Feedbacks, Reports and Reviews for Hanoi Eco Tour

Melinda and Julie from Wagga Wagga, Australia

Reviews of Wet rice growing tour

Dear David and Trong

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about the real Vietnam. Of all the tours we went on this was the best. We really liked the personal nature of our guides and how all the experiences were hands-on. Please thank the host family for their generosity; it was fantastic to share a day in their life. They were extremely friendly and patient while we learned and practiced farming, travelling and cooking techniques. We especially enjoyed the bicycle ride, working in the rice fields, preparing a Vietnamese meal and laughing with our hosts. We hope your tours continue to be successful. We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends.

Best wishes,

Melinda and Julie

Wagga Wagga, Australia

7th January 2013

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Gary Yeomans group from Australia

Reviews of Duong Lam village tour

One hour by car from Hanoi this is a great pace to visit. We went with our guide David Nguyen of Hanoi Eco Tours contact details: email  davidnguyen.tourguide@gmail.com
I can’t tell you how much it cost because we had Several tours and airport transfers with David as a combined thing. I think if you visit the ethnic museum before going to the village you will get more out if it because you will have a better understanding of the village life. I highly recommend you do a day in Hanoi with David before you go to the village. He has many special skills including cutting into mile long lines to see the mausoleum and finding seats in packed coffee shops and getting you accross the road without being run over. His knowledge of history and culture is vast.
The village is picturesque unspoilt and well worth a visit. David was able to take us into local houses and translate for us as we chatted with locals over tea. The house where we had lunch was around three hundred years old and original. The owner is a Journalist his wife an art teacher. They have a family tradition of processing soy beans. The food we had here was the best vietnamese food we had in Vietnam. Better than hotels and restaurants rated in the top five on this site. Better by a country mile. We did a bit of biking around the village, chatted and drank tea, looked arround the pagoda. I think you need at least three hours there. You will also get a lot more out if your visit if you go with a local guide and translator if your Vietnamese is limited.  I highly recommend a trip to this village and David as a tour guide.

Alexander Taulelei from Samoa – Newzealand

Reviews of  Mai Chau Homestay and Farming tour

Ms Xuan is the host of Home Stay # 1 in the village of Ban Lac 2, where I stayed for two weeks. You could not ask for a more generous and hospitable host.
With Ms Xuan guidance, I participated in the daily routine of “Thai Community Life” gaining a first hand and intimate experience of the Thai Culture.
Mai Chau is a truly tranquil and peaceful setting guaranteed to help you relax, slow down and connect with nature. The Thai people are very happy, peaceful and contented, welcoming you into their homes with offers of green tea or rice wine depending on the time of day.

Highlights for me were:

  • Working in the fields: cutting grass for buffalo – weeding corn – harvesting rice
  • Collecting snails – fishing
  • Learning and cooking Thai food
  • Tending buffalo
  • Exploring the community by bike
  • Learning more about Thai Culture at the local museum
  • Checking out the local and surrounding markets
  • Exploring the Limestone Cave
  • Practicing English/Vietnamese with girls from Hoa Ban (neighbors 2 doors down, weaving and embroidery of traditional Thai patterns and clothing)

David and Truong from Hanoi Eco Tour did a fantastic job organising my entire trip, introducing me to the community, organising all transportation and was topped off with 2 day trip to Halong Bay at the end.
I can not recommend an Homestay and Farming tour in Mai Chau enough, this is one of the unique places in the world where you can come to recharge your soul.

Alexander Taulelei

Samoa – New Zealand

Cindy Tran from New York – United States

Reviews of  Fishing Life tour

My journey in South of Vietnam was quite adventure and memorable. The trip that was impressed me most is the Life Fishing Tour, organized by David Nguyen at Hanoi Eco tour. What unique of this tour is to experiencing the simplicity of life from the local farmers and insight of the fishing life. I was actually hand-on using the fishing nest, however, due to the raining weather, those fishes were not cooperating. Finally, a local fisherman with his tiny boat, rowed out to the middle of the pond, skillfully spread out the fishing nest. About 10 minutes later, he pulled the nest back with tons of fishes. The host picked out four fishes and made a delicious lunch for us. The trip is ended with full of great memories. I was fortunate to hire Hanoi Eco tour to be my tour organizer. Its high quality customer service and reliability are exceptional. The trip organizer Mr. David Nguyen, who was always on call to respond my questions. His fluently English and deep knowledge of Vietnam’s history are quiet impressive. If you are looking for tours with featuring of countryside lifestyle, peaceful sightseeing and warmly welcomed from local people, you want to contact Hanoi Eco Tour. Their tours are distinctive and guide leaders are professional. I highly recommend Hanoi Eco tour to anyone who is interesting to discover about Vietnam.

Cindy Tran

New York – United States

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David Nguyen : Freelancer tour guide as well as a passionate writer for Hanoi Eco Tour, who has been working over 10 years in the tourism industry. All articles are written by him from his REAL travel experiences, down to earth and unique.