(Mr. Tim & Mrs. Alice Samuelson reviews of 8 days Honda dirt bike 150cc, ~1,600 km)
—– Original Message —–
From: Tim Samuelson
To: Offroad Vietnam
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:14 AM
Subject: motorcycle tour reviews
Alice and I got back to the USA from Vietnam about a week ago and then went trout fishing. So, we are finally getting back to you about our trip with Offroad Vietnam at the end of April.
Overall we are very pleased with Offroad Vietnam and thought the trip was fantastic. On the business side, you were very honest, straightforward, and easy to deal with. You fulfilled all the promises you made going in. There were no surprises other than we were surprised at how small the physical space was at your business. You accomplish a lot out of a very small space.
It is not a big thing, but I got the impression in your emails to me that there would be the possibility of more home-stays on this route. But it turns out that the two we stayed with are the only home-stays along this route. We were looking forward to more home-stays, so that was a little disappointing. But the two home-stays on the trip were very nice and enjoyable.
The trip was great and we appreciate modifying the trip to allow Alice to complete it. We are very happy you convinced us to do the Ha Giang/motorbike-tours/northeast trip, instead of the Sapa/motorbike-tours/northwest trip. The scenery, especially between Dong Van and Meo Vac, is beyond description. To fill out your feedback list:
Tempo of the tour and the stop-over
This was fine for us. We could stop whenever we wanted for whatever reason. Neither Alice nor I set a particularly fast pace, but Vuong was patient.
Bikes and equipment
Our bikes and other equipment have seen a lot of use but they were very well maintained and ran very well.
We thoroughly enjoyed both home-stays. The hotels were fine.
The food was very good and authentic Vietnamese.
Guide and organization
Vuong was great. We can’t say enough about how good he was, especially how good he was with Alice and having to have her ride behind him the whole way after the first day. He was patient, a great mechanic, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun.
The price was reasonable.
How did you know about us?
We read about you in Lonely Planet.
So, we want to thank you for providing a first class service. We do plan to write positive comments/reviews to Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, and Advrider (with pictures).
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