I want to personally thank Trill Tours and our guide Zoom for an amazing experience.
We had an amazing experience and I’m so glad we opted for the private tour instead of the group tourist tour.
Zoom took us to some of the remote areas of the island, we had local food with a local family on a floating house, we went kayaking and swimming in a lagoon with no one else around but is, a trip to monkey island and the sight seeing was amazing and we even watched the sunset in Halong bay.
Zoom was very personable and explained a lot about the Vietnamese culture and history, along with information on the different types of fishing. He was also fun and knows how to have a laugh... the whole trip was spectacular.
Thank you zoom, and thank you to our boat driver who let us into his home and cooked us some delicious Vietnamese food.
It’s defiantly worth paying the extra money for private tour!
We had a really great time with trill tours! The trip was organized well and we got to see a lot. Really good tour especially when you want to see how locals live. The guide cared a lot that we feel well and was motivated to show us as much as possible of the bay. Great concept �
We debated whether to go for one of the classic Halong Bay Boat Tours or, based on a close friends recommendation, join up with Trill Tours for the lesser well known Lan Ha Bay. We decided to go with Susan and Zoom at Trill Tours and it did not disappoint! In actual fact, it was one of the highlights of our time in Vietnam.
From the very outset, Susan and Zoom were flexible and accommodating to our wishes for the tour whilst ensuring that we experience everything Lan Ha Bay has to offer. Knowledgeable about the area, it’s history and people, we packed loads into our 3 days, still with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sites if thats what you’re after. The most memorable moment was the night spent on a floating raft with a fisherman and his young family. We swam with bioluminescent plankton, ate stunning local food and cheers’d the night away with the family's very own rice wine - a night i’ll never forget!
If you’re looking for an authentic experience, off the main tourist trail, then this is the tour for you. Thanks again Susan and Zoom!
Cam and Ewan
My gf and I did the one day fishing trip in Lan Ha Bay, and Dung and Susan made it an amazing experience! I really liked how they organized it so we would take part in every step of the fishing process and could choose at times where to fish or what to do. We prepared our gear, baited up, and were fishing within the first hour! These guys really love fishing, and they gave lots of tips for fishing off a boat or kayak using the Vietnamese traditional method. I caught one beautiful fish, but luckily, the others caught enough for lunch! It was special to eat a fresh lunch with the Captain's family right on the water, featuring the day's catch. After lunch, we had the option to swim or visit a floating village. We opted to swim, so they showed us a secret beach. Fishing, although the backbone of the trip, was just one part of a memorable day. I would do this tour again, and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants an authentic, wholesome look at life on the water in the Bay. Thanks Dung and Susan!