We were recommended Trill Tours by a friend who had a great experience with Susan and Zoom. After deliberating over Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long bay we decided to go on the recommendation of our friend and reached out to Susan and Zoom. I have to say it really was one of the highlights of our trip. We had a wonderful couple of days exploring the bay, learning more about the locals and keeping a good balance between activities and chill. Also, had one of the funnest nights of our trip thanks to Zoom and his excellent poker face that led into the biggest hangover of my trip. Zoom and Susan are extremely knowledgable about the region, keen to share what they know and easy to chat to. We never made it to Ha Long Bay so can't say with complete certainty you should skip it and go to Lan Ha Bay. However, the trash in the water the closer we got to Ha Long tells me it wouldn't have been for us. What I can say is that you should 100% check out Trill Tours. Text time we're in Vietnam we will for sure be stopping by to say hello (and i'm coming with my Poker Face Zoom, so watch out!).
We took a 2 day boot tour with Doűng from Trill Tours. It was the best tour of our trip through Vietnam: private boat, beautifull quiet islands, swimming, fishing, sleeping on a floating island. Doùng really listens to what you want to do en does everything to show you the most quiet place in Lan Ha, the best sunset. He had a good sense of humor and is very patient. Thanks to Doùng I caught my own fish and we prepared it for diner. So thank you Doùng. this was really a lifetime experience
We had such an awesome experience with Zoom out on Lan Ha bay; the booking process was super easy as Susan is a native English speaker. Zoom picked us up from our homestay on Cat Ba, and straight away we loved his easygoing style and great command of English.
The boat was simple but comfortable, and because we love fishing, Zoom arranged many spots for us to stop and supplied fishing rods and hand reels.
We also visited a fish farm, went kayaking and stopped at a sweet beach where we fished and foraged for a huge bag of pippies to take home.
Lunch was tasty and plentiful, zoom put up with our crazy kids and family dynamics, and we had a small, authentic, peaceful and memorable day on the bay.
Can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
We did a 3 days tour with Trill. Although we never go with organized tours we gave these guys a chance and it was a real blast!
They set up a quite unique experience, making us feel part of Cat Ba daily life.
Visit local fishermen's houses, kayak through fish farms, fish in the remotest parts of the bay, visit tropican-like beaches. You can do whatever you prefere.. Dung will make you feel confortable and arrange the tour to fit your needs.
Great time with you guys
In 1 word: fabulous. We did the tour with 4 guys and it was really amazing. It was like you are the head person in your own national geographic documentary. The guide Zoom speaks really good english. In my opinion the best we had in Vietnam. The magical part is that Zoom brings you really close to the locals because he knows everyone in the village. This tour is a combination of everything. Instead of the mainstream cruises you can book in Cat Ba or Ha Long Bay you get the real experience with trill tours. They are a beginning tour operator so personal attention is also a very important thing at trill tours. We also ate our own caught fish wish was truly amazing. In the night we stayed at a local farmstay. So if you want the real unique experience better book the tour with these guys. Zoom also brings jou where ever jou want. Thank you Zoom and Susan for the hospitality and take care!