(The Nobles reviews of 10 days North West and Halong Bay tour, ~1,800 km)
Really enjoyed going to Quynh and Minh’s parents’ homes. That was a really nice touch to the tour.
Meet international standards with full face helmets. Correspondence prior to the trip was prompt.
Quynh and Minh are great tour guides and ambassadors for Offroad Vietnam.
Tour guides should have more distinctively coloured helmet/dear (jacket) to ensure that the customers/clients can always see him in a crowd of bikes.
Tempo of the tour and the stop-over
Tempo was perfect, plenty of opportunities to take photos, total km’s per day was very reasonable. It suited all of our riding abilities. Stopovers were well placed and in interesting locations.
Honda 160s – The type of motorcycles was ideal, however, they had been poorly maintained prior to departure. For example front brakes not functioning properly (most bikes), fork seals need replacing (1 bike), fork topping/bottoming out, instrument panels on most bikes faulty, the bikes wouldn’t idle (2 out of 5 bikes), one bike didn’t change out 1st gear well.
Homestays were fantastic. Hotels were good, above expectation in some cases.
Food and company at home stays were exceptional. Quality and variety were superb. Very flexible menus. Sometimes there was more food than we could eat!
The organization – Guide services
The itinerary was perfect for our family. Guide services far exceeded our expectations.
When a breakdown occurred, our guide (Quynh) and host family (Mr. Tam) handled the situation very professionally and ensured that there was minimal impact to us. They really took care of us.
The guides enriched our experience with their knowledge of the areas we travelled to, and people. Their local knowledge of areas off the beaten tourist track made our experience extraordinary.
Excellent value for money.
How did you know about us?
Website – Motorcycling Australia. Checked testimonials.
Full name of the Nobles: Peter Noble, Mandy Noble, Phoebe Noble, David Noble and Mitchell Noble
Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA.
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