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We agree with everthing that the previous post says this is a wonderful tour and the BEST tour we took in Vietnam.

We highly recommend Dung Phan tour of Nha trang.

We took gifts for the children at the orhpanage like coloured pencils, a big hit was a ruler that went around a person wrist. Remember what you buy for the children you have to carry from the US or Canada in your luggage.

A friend went to Salvation army surplus store in Vancouver and bought jackets for small children and they were much appreciated.

 

We would book again with Dung Phan. Sue

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We were on Oceania last year and took Dong Pham's tour with others onboard. It was an independent tour and Mr. Pham was conscientious about communicating in advance by email.

 

As those said above, it was great! We highly recommend it - a full day seeing everything old & new (including a nice lunch) in a very interesting, bustling emerging city. The only negative was the morning rain - bring an umbrella or parka and anticipate puddles. Well worth it!

 

We had an awful tour with a girl he sent to escort us. The information was lacking so much that we made up our own commentary and thus had a laugh. He did not refund even a part of it despite many emails from us complaining.

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We had an awful tour with a girl he sent to escort us. The information was lacking so much that we made up our own commentary and thus had a laugh. He did not refund even a part of it despite many emails from us complaining.

 

Are you sure you're not talking about Zoom in Saigon? We did have a very poor (female) guide there. And I notice you have posted almost the same thing on that thread.

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March 2015 from the cruise ship HAL Volendam (Singapore - Hong Kong).

During our stop in Nha Trang a group of 9 people took the full day Town and Countryside tour provided by Dung Pham. We all found the tour to be excellent with a varied itinerary and extremely well organised. This tour exceeded our expectations, and the guide and particularly the very happy boat operator made our day. The tour of the orphanage was very touching and we gained a lot of insight into the Vietnamese way of life. Lunch was fantastic with plenty of variety. The tour was definitely value for money and we would highly recommend using Dung Pham for tours of Nha Trang and surrounding areas. Thanks Dung for your excellent tour. :)

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WE HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE FROM BEIJING TO BANGKOK.

WE TOOK THE DAY TRIP PROVIDED BY DUNG PHAM TOURS IN NHA TRANG WHICH WAS EXCELLENT, BEST TOUR OF THE WHOLE TRIP. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

THANK YOU DUNG.

Pham Tours

www.nhatrangrivertour.com

 

CRUISELOVERUK 5/11/12

 

We also took a tour by Dung Pham in Nha Trang. It was a very good tour - on time, well organized, and a great deal of fun. We highly recommend Dung Pham.

 

Marg and Tom McDonough

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I organized this tour with Pham. It was on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Our guide was Cai and our driver was Toy. We had excellent directions on how and where to meet. The tour was wonderful. I would say it was enjoyed by all and one of the best we had while on board the Millennium for 45 days. What I liked most was that we went to actual places, a house where the family made Conical hats, a house where they weaved mats, a factory where they made rice noodles. Everyone said they'd never eat those again, but a couple of hours later there we were eating away. The orphanage was interesting, although it was a Sunday and quiet. I wish I had known to bring some of the things they could use at the orphanage, but there were 12 of us on the tour and before we left I took up a collection and gave a wonderful donation to the woman in charge. She was very appreciative. Our stop at the Amitabh Buddha, the White Buddha, for pictures and our guides explanation was good. We stopped at the ancient house and had fresh fruit and tea. And our ride on the river to our lunch was fantastic and lunch was great. The boys voted to skip the embroidery factory, but we did stop at the DAM market for some shopping and ice cream.

 

I would highly recommend this tour. And I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

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I see these posts are very old. We’ll be in Nha Trang in January on the Diamond Princess and are looking for a good guide. This sounds like it was good in 2014, but is it still?

Thanks for your help -

Helen

We will go there in November 2017, so please let us know if you find some tour that is good

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I see these posts are very old. We’ll be in Nha Trang in January on the Diamond Princess and are looking for a good guide. This sounds like it was good in 2014, but is it still?

Thanks for your help -

Helen

 

Hi Helen, reading your post and I am now on our third cruise trip to Southest Asia using Authentic Asia (check website or email me) the owner of this company,her name is Ngoan.

Email: ngoan.le@travelauthenticasia.com - she can do Vietnam and Thailand and Cambodia and will work wonders for you. I found her 4 years ago on Trip Advisor and just love working with her. You pay in advance which she uses paypal. Will come right into port to pick you up and drop off. You can tell her you got her name from Rita, then you will get great service. You will not be sorry. you can email me for my tour infoI too go in January on Celebrity. kwarcins@gmail.com - regards, Rita Kwar

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We will go there in November 2017, so please let us know if you find some tour that is good

 

I found 2 that sound very good -

Magical Mystery Tours

sihanoukvilleseasidetours.com

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293928-d4501542-Reviews-Magical_Mystery_Tour_Nha_Trang-Nha_Trang_Khanh_Hoa_Province.html

 

and Dung Pham - here’s his e-mail to me:

 

Port of Call: Nha Trang Nha Trang Special Countryside + City Tour by 16 seat van

$60 USD for 1 person if you are in a group of 10 tourists

Please contact phamtoursvietnam @gmail. com directly.

pick-up outside the port and then tour around by mini van. This is specially tailor-made excursions. Exploring the country

trails, village's life, town and farms, pagoda, the best way to experience

the "true" Vietnamese countryside. Through countryside trails, villages

towns and farms.. This countryside tour offers you a fascinating insight

into the "real lives" of everyday people who are the backbone of Vietnam .

Just a few kilometers from Nha Trang 's beach front is the picturesque

countryside dotted with palm trees, fruit orchards and irrigated rice

paddies.

The first stop of the tour is an embroidery factory . Driving through miles

of flat rice fields to a rural village, enjoy the opportunity to interact

with the local people as they go about their daily lives, with farming and

cottage industries as their primary source of income. The village path leads

us to the home of one family who weave mats from rushes which grow

abundantly in the surrounding area. Two people working together will weave

just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded

for food and other essentials.

Pagoda Orphanage: where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned,

orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of

age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist

nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and

caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives

greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is

trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns

and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful

mission - helping the orphans.

Tourists can take photos of Amitabha Buddha statue at a height of 68

meters at Tong Lam Lo Son Pagoda.

Rice paper making: One of the most typical food from rice steamed and

processed into round piece dried in the sun on the bamboo brackets that are

on sale in the inns or shops.

Conical hat making village: Conical hat making village: Manual skill work

by women, it's also your gift for your friends when toward home.

Ancient house: these are traditionally laid out in the same manner

throughout the village. Ancestor worship is an important part of daily life

in Vietnam and a large area of these small houses is usually reserved for

the family altar. Next, pass through a fruit orchard boasting a plentiful

supply of tropical fruits. Lunch at a riverside restaurant

Ponagar Temples . An outstanding example of Cham architecture, situated on

Mount Cu Lao this hillside offers panoramic views of the surrounding.

Visit Dam Market for shopping.

Drop-off End of service

Including: van, local guide, admission fees, Vietnamese lunch,

fruit in season in the countryside.

Excluding: alcoholic drink, personal expenses

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Hi Helen, reading your post and I am now on our third cruise trip to Southest Asia using Authentic Asia (check website or email me) the owner of this company,her name is Ngoan.

Email: ngoan.le@travelauthenticasia.com - she can do Vietnam and Thailand and Cambodia and will work wonders for you. I found her 4 years ago on Trip Advisor and just love working with her. You pay in advance which she uses paypal. Will come right into port to pick you up and drop off. You can tell her you got her name from Rita, then you will get great service. You will not be sorry. you can email me for my tour infoI too go in January on Celebrity. kwarcins@gmail.com - regards, Rita Kwar

 

thanks for the info!

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I see these posts are very old. We’ll be in Nha Trang in January on the Diamond Princess and are looking for a good guide. This sounds like it was good in 2014, but is it still?

 

Thanks for your help -

 

Helen

Pham tours Nha trang

 

Used them Feburary this year best tour we had did river cruise and mudbaths

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Forums

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28th February will be the first day of Vietnamese Lunar New Year

WE HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE FROM BEIJING TO BANGKOK.

WE TOOK THE DAY TRIP PROVIDED BY DUNG PHAM TOURS IN NHA TRANG WHICH WAS EXCELLENT, BEST TOUR OF THE WHOLE TRIP. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

THANK YOU DUNG.

Pham Tours

www.nhatrangrivertour.com

 

CRUISELOVERUK 5/11/12

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Celebrity Constellation docks at Nha Trang Port today but it's raining.

I organized this tour with Pham. It was on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Our guide was Cai and our driver was Toy. We had excellent directions on how and where to meet. The tour was wonderful. I would say it was enjoyed by all and one of the best we had while on board the Millennium for 45 days. What I liked most was that we went to actual places, a house where the family made Conical hats, a house where they weaved mats, a factory where they made rice noodles. Everyone said they'd never eat those again, but a couple of hours later there we were eating away. The orphanage was interesting, although it was a Sunday and quiet. I wish I had known to bring some of the things they could use at the orphanage, but there were 12 of us on the tour and before we left I took up a collection and gave a wonderful donation to the woman in charge. She was very appreciative. Our stop at the Amitabh Buddha, the White Buddha, for pictures and our guides explanation was good. We stopped at the ancient house and had fresh fruit and tea. And our ride on the river to our lunch was fantastic and lunch was great. The boys voted to skip the embroidery factory, but we did stop at the DAM market for some shopping and ice cream.

 

I would highly recommend this tour. And I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

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We will go there in November 2017, so please let us know if you find some tour that is good

 

We did do the Dung Pham tour and were not disappointed at all. We saw twice as much as any of the ship’s tours, got a great overview, had an excellent guide and a great experience for our CC group of 10.

 

Helen

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Someone have been on his tour 3 times

We did do the Dung Pham tour and were not disappointed at all. We saw twice as much as any of the ship’s tours, got a great overview, had an excellent guide and a great experience for our CC group of 10.

 

Helen

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I wish togive the highest commendation to Dung Pham’s River Tours which we did in March2017. I organised a group of people (8)to do this tour the day the Princess ship was in port at Nha Trang. I found Dung’s tour from searching theinternet to discover the best one day tour in Nha Trang, and the comments forthis tour were plentiful and exceedingly good.

During allthe preparation time in the preceding few months, I needed to check a number ofthings with Dung, including the addition of more people, and the thing thatamazed me, was that I always had a reply back in a matter of hours. The careful attention to people’s requestswas delightful when one is planning a tour. I can not commend Dung high enough for his professional attitude. Any one who deals with Dung Pham will findthat same commendable response.

When thetour day came, all in my group except me (the organiser) went on shore but Iwas held up by a mishap in the Princess organisation. Dung collected the 7 people for the tour andsent them on their way with a tour guide, but he waited for me with a taxiuntil I could get off the ship. Thattook nearly an hour. How many tourcompanies would do that? I was so deeplyimpressed at the decency of this man and his attitude. He took me to join the group and called in onus during the day to check all was going well (which it was).

His one dayRiver Tour is very well described on the internet, and arrangements made withhim are flawless. We had the very bestday any group could have. We dideverything that was mentioned in the description – (Inspirational PagodaOrphanage, Bakery, Sedge Mat Weaving, Amitabha Buddha statue at a height of 68meters, Rice paper - Noodles making ( phở ), bánh ướt, bánh hỏi, Conical hatmaking, 200 year old ancient house, Lunch at a riverside restaurant).

If you aresearching for what to do in Nha Trang, you must do this tour. You will not fine a more capable man than DungPham.

Regards

Ron

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I also see good reviews on tripadvisor

I wish togive the highest commendation to Dung Pham’s River Tours which we did in March2017. I organised a group of people (8)to do this tour the day the Princess ship was in port at Nha Trang. I found Dung’s tour from searching theinternet to discover the best one day tour in Nha Trang, and the comments forthis tour were plentiful and exceedingly good.

 

During allthe preparation time in the preceding few months, I needed to check a number ofthings with Dung, including the addition of more people, and the thing thatamazed me, was that I always had a reply back in a matter of hours. The careful attention to people’s requestswas delightful when one is planning a tour. I can not commend Dung high enough for his professional attitude. Any one who deals with Dung Pham will findthat same commendable response.

 

When thetour day came, all in my group except me (the organiser) went on shore but Iwas held up by a mishap in the Princess organisation. Dung collected the 7 people for the tour andsent them on their way with a tour guide, but he waited for me with a taxiuntil I could get off the ship. Thattook nearly an hour. How many tourcompanies would do that? I was so deeplyimpressed at the decency of this man and his attitude. He took me to join the group and called in onus during the day to check all was going well (which it was).

 

His one dayRiver Tour is very well described on the internet, and arrangements made withhim are flawless. We had the very bestday any group could have. We dideverything that was mentioned in the description – (Inspirational PagodaOrphanage, Bakery, Sedge Mat Weaving, Amitabha Buddha statue at a height of 68meters, Rice paper - Noodles making ( phở ), bánh ướt, bánh hỏi, Conical hatmaking, 200 year old ancient house, Lunch at a riverside restaurant).

 

If you aresearching for what to do in Nha Trang, you must do this tour. You will not fine a more capable man than DungPham.

Regards

Ron

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Tourists should bring old warm coats to the pagoda orphanage for the orphans.

We have signed up for this tour and there are 6 more available. They had good reviews. There are two groups from Volendam already booked with them and we are the third group. Please read the following and email phamtours@yahoo.com directly if you are interested.

 

Port of Call: Nha Trang Nha Trang Special Countryside + City Tour by bus + River Cruise

$60 USD/person for a group of 10 tourists

 

Pick-up outside the port, then tour around by bus. This is specially tailor-made excursions. Exploring the country trails, village's life, town and farms, pagoda, the best way to experience the "true" Vietnamese countryside. Through countryside trails, villages towns and farms.. This countryside tour offers you a fascinating insight into the "real lives" of everyday people who are the backbone of Vietnam . Just a few kilometers from Nha Trang’s beach front is the picturesque countryside dotted with palm trees, fruit orchards and irrigated rice paddies.

The first stop of the tour is an embroidery factory . Driving through miles of flat rice fields to a rural village, enjoy the opportunity to interact with the local people as they go about their daily lives, with farming and cottage industries as their primary source of income. The village path leads us to the home of one family who weave mats from rushes which grow abundantly in the surrounding area. Two people working together will weave just four mats in a day, which will be taken to the local market and traded for food and other essentials.

Pagoda Orphanage: where it shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned or street children. They range from several months to 9 years of age. The children of the orphanage are taken care of by a group of Buddhist nuns and volunteers. Their goal is to provide the children with a safe and caring environment which lessens their misfortune and gives their lives greater purpose and meaning. Being a private organization, the orphanage is trying to provide its children food, shelter, health and education. The nuns and volunteers at the orphanage have devoted their lives for the wonderful mission - helping the orphans.

Tourists can take photos of Amitabha Buddha statue at a height of 48 meters.

Rice paper making: One of the most typical food from rice steamed and processed into round piece dried in the sun on the bamboo brackets that are on sale in the inns or shops.

Conical hat making village: Conical hat making village: Manual skill work by women, it's also your gift for your friends when toward home.

Ancient house: these are traditionally laid out in the same manner throughout the village. Ancestor worship is an important part of daily life in Vietnam and a large area of these small houses is usually reserved for the family altar. Next, pass through a fruit orchard boasting a plentiful supply of tropical fruits. Lunch at a riverside restaurant

Ponagar Temples . An outstanding example of Cham architecture, situated on Mount Cu Lao this hillside offers panoramic views of the surrounding.

Visit Dam Market for shopping.

15:00 Drop-off at the port. End of service

Including: private bus, river boats, local guide, admission fees, Vietnamese lunch, fruit in season in the countryside.

Excluding: alcoholic drink, personal expenses

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g293928-d2182753-Reviews-Nha_Trang_River_Tour-Nha_Trang_Khanh_Hoa_Province.html

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Along with 12 or 14 other passengers from the Volendam, my wife and I joined Dung Pham's "Countryside Tour + River Cruise" in mid-December for a tour of Nha Trang and its environs. It was a first rate, highly professional operation, precisely organized from start to finish and chock full of a wide range of sights and experiences that showed us the life of the people of Nha Trang and their culture and traditions.

Also included was a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a restaurant on the banks of the Cai River which gave us the opportunity to contemplate what we had been seeing while we ate and watched the river flow.

Best of all, though, was our guide, Huy. Not only was he a store of knowledge about--and proud of--his city, its people, its traditions and its cultural heritage, he was a warm and engaging human being with a ready smile and a terrific sense of humor (in English!) who made even experiences that might be considered "cheesy" or "touristy"--a visit to a family which made the conical paper hats worn by farmers and peasants, a visit to a small, primitive factory which produces rice noodles--into interesting encounters with Vietnamese culture and traditions. He was always patient, always kind, always attentive to our needs and ready to answer our questions. It was a long tour, yet he extended it at the end so that we could explore the Night Market in Nha Trang (at the same time being sure to warn us about what to avoid and what to be aware of), then extended it once again and had the driver take us elsewhere in the city when my wife wanted to look for a particular item she could not find at the Night Market.

To sum up: We went on several shore excursions during our Southeast Asia cruise. This one was, quite simply, the best. We highly, highly recommend it. Thanks, Huy. Thanks, Dung Pham.

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We just returned from our Oceania cruise that included Nha Trang. Mr. Pham had sent me information about a tour and although we didn't have the 10 people he wanted he still honored the price and didn't cut corners in any way. It was one of the best tours we had the entire trip. The itinerary was wonderful and had lots of variety. Our guide "Danny" was wonderful.

 

You cannot go wrong with Dung Pham's tour.

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We just returned from our HAL Volendam cruise with a stop in Nha Trang. Mr. Pham was very helpful pre cruise in booking my group







we arrived, exited the port and walked to the assigned meeting point where we met our guide Mr Hien. we were asked to come off the ship as a group but one couple didn't meet us so we wasted 30 minutes waiting for them. we got to the van and they were seated waiting for us





This tour was one of the best tours as we stopped to see local people in their own environment.

The itinerary was wonderful. Our guide Mr Hien was great - he did everything he could to make our day great. the boat ride, lunch, home visits, etc were all great. only one place was closed in our off port time - 12pm arrival.



Book with Dung Pham for a great tour experience.

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