Hi Vietnam Backroads Team,
I wanted to send a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our Mekong Bike Tour. It exceeded our expectations! Our guide, Thang, was excellent.  He really made us feel like we were a local.  His knowledge and love for Vietnam is apparent, and he shared so much information with us.  This was more than a bike trip, it was a cultural trip though the Mekong Delta that happened to be on bikes.  Thang quickly found out that we love food and he made sure we tried everything.  We have never had such good food on a trip!  Thang also arranged stops along the way to learn about Temples, coconut farming, brick making, rice paper production, coconut palm leaf roofs, water hyacinth weaving and so much more.

Our driver, Mr. Thao, was also very good.  He was prompt and helpful.

Thank you so much!

Kris Prescott family from US <kristineprescott@hotmail.com>

Very good routes, good mix of urban/village area, poor/rich and farming villages.Good activies (crocodile, fish farms, boat rides, markets and flooting market)
The food on the set menu by the restaurants was very good (restaurant where guide chose menu, less good. Prefer if he translate Vietnamese into English menu, then we choose(even if this means price increase)
Bike excellent packing up of tour very good, professional services eg. Baggage handling.

Junior guide Dat has very good English - shows great promise 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 Sep 2013

Sarah Byrne party from UK <sarah@abfw.co.uk>

Mr Graham from Australia and ths is his second trip
Home-stay was not as I would have hoped unless there is no other option I would have preferred another hotel.Another excellent tour. Will be back for another
Ms Katie: I have enjoyed every minute and have been very impressed with all the staff. From when i booked, I always had very quick responses to my emails. Our guide, Nghi was very knowledgeable and did everything. He could make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Thanks you very much! Our driver was excellent too!
Mr Luke: Very enjoyable tour, well organized and got to see lots of things we would not otherwise have seen on our trip. 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 Sep 2013

Katie Mccready <ktmcc2002@yahoo.co.uk>

Good to hear from you. We are in HCMC today and will leave for MuiNe tomorrow. We stay at the The Luxe Hotel on 261-263 le Thanh Ton St. My wife expects to be needing size S. Would be great if you'd manage to bring one to the hotel. We had a great time cycling through the Mekong Delta.

Hi Hue, We have found the shirt and short at the reception today, the are very beautiful and are a perfect memory of a very nice trip. Thank you very much. If friends of us plan to travel to Vietnam we will certainly advise them to organize a biking tour with your biking agency!!

Klaas de Groot family from Netherlands <klaasdegroot@casema.nl>

This 4 day cycle tour of the Mekong Delta, with my wife and two teenage daughters, was absolutely sensational. In addition to taking us completely off the normal tourist track, it enabled us to experience the true friendliness and way of life of the local people. However, this could not have been achieved without the support and professionalism of our fantastic guide, Tang - Articulate, informative, good humoured and practical. Overall, I would not hesitate in recommending this Company's trips to anyone. 18 - 21 July 2013

Graham Wood family from UK. grahame.woodward@virgin.net

Hi Ms Hue,

Congratulations on providing a wonderful bike tour. We had a fantastic time in the Mekong Delta. Van and Loc were both great tour guides and the flexibility of the tour meant that it catered for the needs of the children really well. From start to finish we felt well cared for and could trust that we were in good hands. The hotel pick up was smooth, the drive to the Mekong was comfortable and fun. Lock provided a great commentary as we drove along giving us information about the city, people, culture and what we could expect from the tour. When we arrived to meet Van and pick up the bikes we were amazed a how organised you all were with the bikes labelled for each person. The safety information was clear and we were soon on our way. It was fantastic to head down a tiny lane way and explore the back roads of the area. We would never dare to venture into such unknown and strange places. Soon we were looking into the lives of the locals as we passed by people's homes and farms. We loved stopping for fruit at the road side stalls and tasting food we'd not trust ourselves to buy without a guide. The lunch venue was superb with much more food than we could eat. We enjoyed the afternoon ride and getting onto the really tiny streets and lanes. The river crossings made the whole experience quite an adventure. Our accommodation was great and an opportunity to make spring roles with the host was fun. We enjoyed the evening sitting outside but found the beds a bit too hard for our comfort. Breakfast was good with options providing something for different tastes. The visit to the sweet shop was an interesting experience for the children and we enjoyed tasting different treats. It was good to get back on the bikes again and continue our ride. When the youngest became tired a motor bike ride was a welcome relief. Van and Lock did not seem to find it any trouble to help out when needed and adjust the trip to meet the changing needs of the children. We also enjoyed the conversations we had as we rode along with both Van and Lock who were most informative and interesting to talk with. Some of us would have enjoyed being able to ride further, but needed to cater for other who got tired and were affected by the heat. The only real challenge on the journey was the heat. It meant we needed plenty of stops for drinks and it was challenging riding in the hot sun. The only solution to that issue would be to come again in the cooler months to do another bike tour and discover more of the Vietnam backroads. 

Thanks again for a wonderful experience we'd be glad to recommend your tour to others


PS I believe you've recently been married - congratulation!!

Joan Wright Howie party of 9 from Australia. joanwh@bigpond.com

Hi, Mekong Bike Tours
We are now back in England.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day adventure and want to thank you for organizing. It really was the highlight of most of my family’s holiday. We felt very looked after and would like to commend our driver and guides. My family especially enjoyed Harry’s company and his commitment to making sure we were safe and having a very good time. We had no areas of complaint as everything was so good – bikes, itinerary, guides etc. The only tiny thing we would have changed is that we would have eaten lunch on day 2 in a local Mekong Delta restaurant to sample their food and hospitality however that would have been our personal choice and the lunch we had was very adequate.
Again, thanks to you, we would certainly recommend your services and use you again if we have the opportunity. 14 - 15 July 2013
Best Regards

Wayne party of 5 from UK <Wayne.Saich@guycarp.com>

I enjoyed it very much ! It was a wonderful way to experience the Mekong Delta. I think some better communication needed from our guide - especially with directions, turns and interestions - more notice and guidance required
Overall, it was great fun, thank you ! 12 - 15 June 2013

Kate Langdon party from New Zealand. kate@katelangdon.com

The videos do look really good, and we really loved the trip we took with you. In terms of specific feedback, the things we look back on and will cherish the most was the simple interactions we had with the local Vietnamese people and the places where they worked and lived. Obviously every client is going to have different desires, but for people like us I would encourage more of that interaction. It was part of our failing that we didn’t know any of the Vietnamese language, but perhaps a bit more translation with some people to allow a small amount of communications would have been helpful. Thanks again for an awesome trip, and we are also looking forward to receiving the cycling ferseys from you so we can show it off to our cycling friends! : ) 24-28 May 2013 Biking from Phnom Penh to Saigon

Cameron and Libby Storm <cameron.storm@amnet.net.au>

Mr. Van.
It was very nice to meet you on the trip. Mr. Nghi just dropped us off at our hotel and we had a great time on our trip with him.

Does Mr. Nghi have an email address? Thomas and I would like to write him a note of thanks and stay in touch if we can!

Thanks so much 2 - 5 June, 2013

"Jenny O'Connor" <jenny@groundworkopportunities.org>

It was such a great experience to travel the Mekong Delta with our guide Nghi! We will never forget the trip, it was amazing. Send special thanks to Nghi again! 25 - 26 Mar 2013

Marcel Solar party marcel.solar@gmail.com

Dear Miss Hue, we want to thank your team at Vietnam Backroads, for a most enjoyable tour in April. Our guide "Buppy" (hope our spelling is right) was really great and our driver Duc.  Everything was really good. Thank you for returning our money from the Duxton hotel. We will certainly recommend Vietnam Backroads as a great company to bike with.
Maybe we will do another Backroads tour next year
Thank you again
Diane , David and Brendan 06 - 10 April 2013

Brendan Fagan party "Brendan Fagan" <brendan.fagan64@gmail.com>

Overall your arrangment is very good. The back up, the food, the accommodation are all superb. And most of all the guide provided is excellent. He speak very good English, very knowlegeable, very easy to get along and very diplomatic.

Great job, we definitely like to recommend to my friends. 21st - 30th April 2013.

Tan Lye Hock party from Malaysia

I took a rest when I choose Vietnam Backroads for myself and my team, but its the best from the internet. It turn out more than I expected and your guide Mr Thang is very professional and very knowlegeable. There is not a boring moment with him around. He made us feel very comfortable and we enjoyed our ride very much. The numerous coffee break is good and dinner is excellent.
On behalf of my team, I would say "Big thank you" to Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. 21st - 30th April 2013.

Chan party from Malaysia "FF Chan" <bikerffchan@gmail.com>

Hello Mekong Bike Tours
My friends and I were so happy with our tour with Harry and Mr. Huong. They were so flexible at planning our tours. Harry was always willing and knowledgeable to change the tour if we were tired and change the route if we wanted to see something else. We were also a little complicated with our diet and they made every effort to accommodate us. The only thing we said that we, personally, would have done differently is we would have asked to have no dinners. After the big lunch that was always arranged, none of us felt like a sit-down meal in the evening.

After our tours, when we just climbed in the van and enjoyed a cold drink while Harry and Mr. Huong dismantled the bikes, we often said that their service was worth every dollar!

We are now back in Ha Noi working. We will always remember our lovely tour guides and the friendly people in the Mekong Delta fondly. Hopefully we can still fit in another tour while we live in Vietnam.

Please feel free to post this on your website. 

Laura party from US lsberrish@yahoo.com