Testomonial

Hi Thuy,

I hope you are well.

Yes, we had an absolutely great time and there is no better way to see Vietnam on a bike with Vietnam Backroads.

We decided to go with Vietnam Backroads because their tours are focusing on a lot of backroads and small villages. Dat, the guide, took us to all the backroads from Tan An - Tra Vinh - SocTrang - CanTho and finished at TT CaiBe for our 4 days 3 night tour. The friendliness, knowledge of Dat, and more importantly the routes designed by Mr Van, made the whole riding an incredible and memorable experience. We were able to stop anywhere and anytime we like for photos or just a quick rest. Dat also bought some local fresh fruits for us to try, we love the fresh mongo and the fresh whole coconut drinks! We rode pass a Rambutan farm and the friendly farmers gave us some FRESH rambutan to try. One of the restaurants we stopped for lunch in a small town, they were serving broken rice with charcoaled pork rips. The pork rips were charcoaled on side and they were so tasty that we ordered more. We would definitely choose Veitnam Backroads for our next Vietnam trip.

Dat told us about a tour in a highland or mountain, he said some day he will not see a single person on the road. I think it is called Vietnam or HCN Trial (maybe check with Dat). Can you please send us the information about this tour? We would like to find out more hence to plan for the next trip.

Look forward to seeing you next time.

Thank you so much. 26 Feb to 01 Mar, 2017

Nicklas and Scott from Australia

'Van the Man' has provided us yet another superb bike tour for the second time for my group of 11 people this time.

What can I say? I was so impressed with his service back in 2016 and I came back with a bigger group this time and Mr Van, once again excelled in all areas of accommodation, food, places visited (fruit plantations; flower gardens; brick factories; fish farm etc), those 'Giant' mountain bikes, continous water supply, fresh fruit for morning and afternoon teas and last but not least were our excellent guides Mr Dat & Mr Loc.

Mr Dat and Mr Loc were superb during our tour. Their attentiveness, professionalism; friendliness and knowledge of the area were second to none.

We rode the backroads of Mekong Delta for 7 days where we saw and experience the real people and how they live in the Mekong Delta areas where it is still untouched by tourists.

Children were always happy to see us pass their houses and their schools and always greeted us with 'hellos' and big smiles on their beautiful faces.

It is highly recommended for those who would love to see the real Viet Nam, its people, their way of lives, their culture and of course the fruit plantations in the delta. Go with 'Van the Man' the founder of Vietnam Backroads.  It is owned and operated by a locally cycling company that provides a very unique experience to see the real Viet Nam.

Once again, on behalf of my group, I would like to 'thank you'  Mr Van for providing us with an unforgettable experience riding Meandering Mekong Delta with your Vietnam Backroads company!!!!!

Our thanks also go to Mr Loc and Mr Dat.
'Never say never again. 20 - 26 Feb, 2017

Swie Lan party of 11 from Australia

An amazing trip! Thank you so much! We would have never seen the villages with friendly people without Phuc. We had the moment of wonderful experiences & sightseeing that we did without your cycling tour. We wish we have time to do more. Phuc was so welcoming and knowledgeable. We can’t say enough good things about the tour. Thank you for your welcoming us with open arms. 06 - 07 - 08 Dec, 2016

Julie and Matthew from US

This trip had everything extremely well organised. from the mirror details which did not go unnoticed to the greater details. Everything was exceptionally well planed and very well catered for. The option to upgrade the hotels was a great idea.

Viet was faultless. His english was excellent. He had great stories to share was friendly, fun and had a great sense of humour. We enjoyed happy hour with him each night and nothing was too difficult for him. We love our trip and our guide. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 Dec, 2016

Deborah de Beurs New Zealand

We enjoyed our trip very much. Very well organised with great guide. 30 Dec, 2016 - 02 Jan, 2017

Georg Schneider and Karin Alker from Germany

Guide was very helpful and changed routes according to feedback. I loved the routes through the villages. Only criticism is I would have  liked to choose my bike. Although I was the correct size for my height. I woud have prefered to check before arriving at start point and have a choice of small bike.

Every good 3 days! Vietwas flexible with our routes and depending on our interest and/or fatigue. The hotels and restaurants reseved by the tour were good. 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 Jan, 2017

Thank you Viet and Cuong.

 

Marc and Kathryn from UK

Dat is a fantastic guide. He is friendly and knowledgeable. Driver is safe. The route taken is good with a variety of scenery. The bikes are good quality and easy to ride.
The hotels in Tra Vinh and Cao Lanh have hard beds but overall the hotels are good. A very enjoyable trip overall. 10 - 11 -12 -13 - 14 Jan, 2017

Gautam Rao from Australia

Phuc was super, nice, informative and easy guide. We would definitely recommend Vietnam Backroads and your team to family and friends. The food was lovely and too much. We liked that the tour was so flexible to our needs and wishes. Overall, this is one of the best experiences we have had in Vietnam. 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 Jan, 2017

Louise Wictoria Klinker party from Denmark

Hello Mr Van and Team

My wife and I would like to pass a big thank you to the entire Vietnam Backroads team for the trip we have just had (24 – 27 DEC).

It was extremely well run, well timed and well thought out. The route was fantastic and all the spots were brilliant.

Special mention to our guide Viet who was outstanding. He is a great asset to your company and so well spoken with extensive knowledge about the area and Vietnam in general.  He was fantastic with a special highlight being the Happy Hour beers every night after a long ride. He went above and beyond so please ensure Mr Van knows how good Viet is as well as the driver we had. 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 Dec, 2016

Chris Healey from UK

Thang was an excellent guide. We learnt a lot from him. We wouldn't have been able to see the country in the same way without going this trip or learnt about country. So thank you! We had a great 3 days with Thang cycling through Mekong Delta! We tried a lot of new food and met many people who were very happy to share food with us, even some rice wine! 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 Jan, 2016

Laura Elizabeth Tooth family from UK

Positives of the tour: top marks to guide, Loc for the personability, local general knowledge, proficency with Englis.We enjoyed the fact that we went to nontouristy sights took time to visit with locals and that the guide adaptedthe tour when the planed item was not of interest to us. It was nice that the guide arranged for such a lovely dinner and setting for our wedding anniversary. An the particular highlight was the Khmer village ride afternoon due to the amazingly beautiful settings. All in all, a very satisfying tour experience. 28 - 29 - 30 -31 Dec, 2015

Kathryn Ann Hjerrild party from UK

Dat was an amazing guide guide - Everything we couyld have asked for. Always taking our needs into consideration + very flexible, excellent knowledge - gave us a wonderful introduction to Vietnamese cultrue and people. We could not have askede for anything more. We could reccommend him very highly.

Absolutely amazing! Even better than expected. I really enjoyed sesing so much rural Vietnam. Dat was phenomenal and made the experience extra special. He gave perfect amount of information and was great at giving us a lot o fnew food to try. I also thought that he led the group very well.

I really enjoyed all the scenery and all of the sights we went to. Dat was amazing! He was great at telling us knew about the culture and answering questions, great at giving us local food and we could not asked for a better tour guide. I had an amazing time but was improved a lot by Dat. 31 July - 03 August, 2016

Debbie Brockwell family of 4 from UK

This was our first time in Vietnam and we had a great time - fantastic way to see the countryside. We definitely prefered  local restaurants and back road sites (esp the coconut + prosessing  plants). Our guide really made it special for the children in the group age 12. The amount of rice was safisfactory.

Great routes, Loc was excellent with our 12 year old daughter - He organized kite flying and a boat trip. We chose to do the trip like this to avoid anything too touristy. Eating local food and fruits is the most enjoyable part! N ot really worried about temples and museums  but the coconiut factory was very interesting. 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 Mar, 2016

Christine Marie Messervy family of 4 from the US

Hi Van
We have just returned to South Africa from our trip to your wonderful country.  First off let me say that our cycle experience with your company was absolutely first class.  From the very beginning, when we met Thang at the airport, to when we parted company with your Cambodian guide, Art, at Siem Reap airport we were treated so well.
 
Let me start at the beginning.  Our initial booking and all the subsequent hundreds of emails I sent were answered promptly and with exact information.  Thang is an asset to your company.  Everyone absolutely loved him.  He has a super sense of humour, he is courteous, well informed and always helpful. We also appreciated that we had the other guides with us.  They too always looked after us. The few times one of us got lost was sorted out quickly. Our cycles and helmets were perfect.  The iced towels at the end of each section of our ride were such a nice touch and so welcomed as were the abundance of cool drinks, cold water and snacks. I would recommend your company to everyone and will write an article about our experience in one of our magazines. I will also write a reference on Trip Advisor. (please let me know if you have a link)  Let me also say that we enjoyed it when you joined us on the trip.   Please thank Thang for us. We won’t forget him. He is a fine young man.
 
We realised how much went into planning this trip.  The driver with the bikes was always there when we rode up sweating and in need of a rest. The driver of our bus and his little assistant were so pleasant and helpful.  Please let them know we appreciated them so much.   
 
 Some of our party, in fact only two, found Art a little difficult to understand and I think they wrote this in their assessment of him.  I, personally think they were far too critical as I found Art a wonderful guide.  He too was courteous, well informed and went out of his way to see that we were looked after. I recommend him highly.  Please let him know that we enjoyed him as a guide. His tour of the Anghor Wat and the other temples was fantastic.  We loved riding around in that area.  The cycle ride on the wall of the dam was so beautiful and we have wonderful pictures of us cycling in that area.
 
Van, thank you for all the planning that went into this trip.  Thank you for giving us Thang and Art as guides and thank you for an amazing insight into your country and its people.   If I have one criticism it will be that the litter all over is out of control and if both Vietnam and Cambodia want to promote tourism the governments must go on an all out campaign to get the communities to clean up their areas. The people involved in tourism should also get together to ensure that your government takes a strong stand on this.  What a pity to spoil such a beautiful place. 06 Mar, 2016

10 Africans of Moira Clark party

Dat is excellent. We was very accommodating and flexible. He showed a lot of patience with all of our requests. His positive and attitude meant so much to us. The service and expense were really five star. Dat properly adapted all of the biking routes and distance to fit our family. He demonstrated real earring and enthusiasm which made our trip special. This was one of the best trip we have taken. 29 - 30 - 31 Dec, 2015 - 01 Jan, 2016

David Lande family of 5 from the US

Brilliant trip! Throughly enjoyed it. Dat was our excellent guide and I would recommend him to everyone. We was not have experienced true Vietnamese if we have taken a one day trip from HCMC or if we had stopped at age we towns, taken a boat trip. This trip showed us how people live, different culture belief, people in their daily lives. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful people. The truly memorial experience showed with excellent guide. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 Dec, 2015

Patrick Swift party from UK

Dạt is an excellent bike guide. He is very informative helpful but not pushy at all. He clearly loves the Mekong and loves sharing it with people. He made sure we had a lots  of different experiences- The different areas the route went through, the different food styles/restaurant styles and the different fruit that taught us to eat. We really like the route selection- road types as well as the culture types and culture types that we bikes through. We like not seeing foreigners while riding.26 - 27 - 28 - 29 Dec, 2015

Diana Archangeli family of 4 from USA

Hi Vietnam Backroads
I would just like to say a big thank you for an amazing tour on our recent visit to Vietnam. Dat was a fantastic guide and he really brought the trip to life with interesting talks as we cycled along, it really added a lot to our trip. The rest of the team were also great as well and made sure the journey was totally faultless.
We will definitely do another trip with you when we visit Vietnam again, it was the most enjoyable part of our two weeks visit to the country. 22 - 23 - 24 Oct 2015
 
Thanks again.
The McGroarty Family from UK

The McGroarty Family from UK

Thanks very much to the entire team for the excellent organization of our vacation in Vietnam. Thanks to our excellent guide Loc, we could really see how beautiful Vietnam and its people are. The Mekong delta is surprisingly rich in the variety of activities, fruits and vegetables that you can find, but you absolutely need a good guide to spot it all.
The cycling is making it not only a very interesting, but also sportive and pleasant experience.
We especially appreciate the good care that was given when our daughter got sick.  Your team did everything to help her and still make it very pleasant for everybody involved.  She is getting better now, but still needs further recovery.
Many thanks, 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 July, 2015
 
Fried Vancraen

Fried Vancraen family of 6 from Begium

We had a fabulous time and really appreciate the effort that was made to adjust our itinerary, as we were delayed 12hrs due to the volcano eruption in Bali.
I have done a Tripadvisor comment and would recommend you to friends
Thank you
Belinda Walker July 4 - 5 - 6, 2015

Belinda Walker party of 8 from Austraila

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