Contrary to our comical name, The Terrible Tour Guide Travel is a team of young and dedicated locals that aims to create good vibes and lasting fun memories to our guests by bringing them to the non-touristy rural outskirts of Vietnam through customizable holiday packages.
Joey (or Tung), the founder and a.k.a. The Terrible Tour Guide is a Vietnamese native who dreamt of meeting new people from different nations while traveling with them around the country. By working as a travel specialist and licensed tour guide for reputable travel companies in Hanoi, he learned the trades of responsible tourism; and by hosting backpackers through CouchSurfing, he understood what tourists are looking for: flexible adventures off the beaten paths.
One time during a fun adventure in Ban Gioc Waterfalls, his Australian guests jokingly called him as The Terrible Tour Guide. He loved the sarcastic idea and got inspired to establish such a brand.
Building the business step-by-step, The Terrible Tour Guide Travel now has a team of 20 people who design and run the most distinctive products on the market. Today, The Terrible Tour Guide Travel has already brought over 3,000 international travelers around Vietnam, not just taking people to the best spots, but also allowing tourists to indirectly help Vietnamese communities, by creating jobs for locals and participating in social charities.
If you have limited time for your trip planning and if you want to enjoy the journey as a life enriching experience away from all tourist traps, we invite you to travel with us! We have a range of unique and exclusive tours that only we can organize. The tours are not to be published yet and can be sent to your through private email. Just tell us your travel references and we will advise you a suitable itinerary
So please hesitate no more to contact us for more information!
I don’t think everyone can be a guide. But I think guiding is not necessarily just about facts, it’s about having some kind of relationship with people on your tour, entertaining them…Because I’m sure from what they listen to on the tour, they only remember a certain percentage. So, you’ve got to be quite spontaneous, quite able to adapt to the circumstances around you, and also if you have a passion for it as well. I think that really shows when you’re a guide!
Come and meet us, we are very happy to introduce our beautiful country to you!