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Benjamin

Schön, Sie kennenzulernen. Mein Name ist Ben. Mein Bruder Peter und ich sind Gründer eines Local Guide Teams mit unseren Co-Gastgebern Daniel, Emmei, Hani und anderen in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt. Wir entdeckten Saigon zum ersten Mal während unseres Studiums, nachdem wir unsere Heimatstadt im ländlichen Vietnam verlassen hatten. Wir waren sofort fasziniert von der einzigartigen Mischung aus Kultur, Geschichte und köstlicher Küche der Stadt. Unsere Ausbildung konzentrierte sich auf den Tourismus und ich verfüge über umfangreiche Erfahrung als lokaler englischsprachiger Reiseleiter für verschiedene Unternehmen. Aber schließlich haben wir beschlossen, dass es an der Zeit ist, meinen Gästen unsere maßgeschneiderten Erlebnisse zu bieten, also beginnen wir mit diesem lokalen Erlebnis. Wir sind unseren Gästen sehr dankbar, die uns durch die Buchung unserer Erlebnisse unterstützt haben, sodass wir Arbeitsplätze für lokale Reiseleiter aus ländlichen Gebieten Vietnams schaffen können, die in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt studieren. Es soll ihnen helfen, Geld zu verdienen, damit sich ihre Eltern finanziell weniger belastet fühlen und sie während ihres Studiums an ihrer Tourismusuniversität ein touristisches und englisches Umfeld haben, in dem sie üben können. Warum uns wählen? 1. Spezialisiert: Wissen, Leidenschaft und persönliche Perspektive 2. Ein Erlebnis wie ein Einheimischer: Etwas, das Gäste nirgendwo anders finden 3. Verbinden: Gäste herzlich willkommen heißen, Fremde zu Freunden machen Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch und wir freuen uns darauf Verbinde dich mehr mit dir!

5 Touren von Benjamin

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Klaudia
14 Apr 2024 Warschau
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Als Paar gereist - Apr 2024

Paulina
14 Apr 2024 Berlin
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Als Paar gereist - Apr 2024

We really liked it! Even though we have been to Vietnam for a few weeks already, we still tasted some new dishes and everything was super fresh and delicious, often way better than the food we tried before. Benjamin took us to the corners of Saigon that we would never find ourselves. He also shared his knowledge of food with us, walking us through different types of herbs used etc. Super enjoyable evening, would do it again!

Ida
10 Apr 2024
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Als Paar gereist - Apr 2024

Be aware, that this is NOT a free tour. In the end, they will ask you to pay 10 USD as a “tip”, even though it states on the website, that it is free, and that you can tip however much you feel based on the experience. Before the tour we received a message saying the tour tip was going to be 10 USD. I replied, that the website states, that you can tip however much you feel like (and it is not even mandatory). The response I got was, that 10 USD is the minimum tip SUGESTED. In the end we were told we had to pay 10 USD each, and that the “free” in “free walking tours” was old. But then they should delete it from their website, because it says multiple places on the website, that it is FREE and you can TIP whatever you feel like. They should change it to “10 USD walking tours” instead, because now it is just misleading people. Our guru was very good though, and we had a great experience. We of course wanted to tip him, but we didn’t feel like 10 USD was in our budget, and we got the idea, that you could tip whatever you wanted. We ended up giving him 8 USD each (two people), which his boss wasn’t happy about. But one from the tourgroup sugested that he talked to the boss and explained what it said on the website, but the boss didn’t want to. So I think he knows they are doing something wrong, when they call it “free”, but still ask people to pay 10 USD each in the end. Tipping is mandatory. If they want 10 USD from every walker, then they should make the tour cost 10 USD.

Antwort von Benjamin:
Firstly, in the past, we did not require a minimum tip of 10$ USD before the tour happened. There are a few reasons we want to say here: 1. Many previous guests participated in the tour without bringing any cash with them, They even borrowed money from other guests to pay for the local food, which was very complicated and troublesome. 2. From the first reason would cause to the second reason they did have money to tip us, or they would borrow someone's money in the tour 2$ USD to tip us. Don't you think 2$ would be worth it? We want to follow the rude on Guruwalk, but guests abuse the free tour to give nothing back to each other. If we give, you must give back even if it is just a tip not even a payment. Secondly, it is known as a free tour for travelers, but we have to pay the commission for the app we will be charged 2$ USD for each guest. And this is fair enough for our labor, we provide you the tour in 3,5 hours, and we work very hard to provide you knowledge, passion, and personal perspective, an experience like a local that is something guests can't find anywhere else. Therefore, we deserve to receive what we dedicate. In addition, We write at the end of the description about the guiding tip that we want to have a minimum tip of 10$ USD per person, we also don't expect to receive more than that as the tip is between 10$ - 50$ USD. And even after we receive a reservation. We will message about this one more time in the group chat before the tour happens. Everything is very clear and it is very polite and does not force you to join the tour. The most important thing that we ask for is the minimum tip before the tour not after the tour, so it is very polite and does not force you to join the tour.
Nelson
09 Apr 2024 Bandar Seri Begawan
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Als Paar gereist - Apr 2024

Fantastic guide

Abel
08 Apr 2024
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In einer Gruppe gereist - Apr 2024

Reiseziele, zu denen Benjamin Touren anbietet

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