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“Great tour of the Mekong Delta”

Water Buffalo Tours
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Owner description: Started in 2009 as a fully licensed International tour operator, we have specialized on private & customized day tours in and around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Siem Reap. Also, we have run private and customized packaged-tours from one to five weeks throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. Based in Saigon, we are experts on Mekong Delta tours (one to four days), authentic Saigon day trip, day trip to Long Tan & Nui Dat, day trip to Can Gio Ecological & Biosphere Conservation, and half-day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels. Also, we have catered many cruise ship clients who landed at several coastal ports i.e. Nha Rong (Saigon) Phu Huu, Hiep Phuoc, Phu My, Interflour, Tien Sa, Chan May,and Cai Lan (Ha Long).
Reviewed 6 April 2018

If four out about this tour from a YouTube video. We were picked up at our hotel by Khoi and his driver in a 4x4 and drove to a temple first, which was very interesting. We then drove on to a small town where we walked around the local market and Khoi bought some fruit and a couple of hats for later in our tour. Next on the agenda was a stop at a small village where we picked up some bikes and cycled along tracks through rice paddies to a farmhouse where we stopped for a rest and a look around, after which we continued our ride back to the car. We drove on to a seaside restaurant where we had a delicious lunch. The tide was but Khoi told us the beach is muddy. After we had enjoyed our delicious lunch we drove to the dockside where we boarded a boat to take us across the Mekong River to a smaller Sampan which took us up a small creek. We then walked through Water Coconut trees to our waiting car to take us back to Ho Chi Minh City. Throughout the tour, Khoi was very informative and answered any questions we had. I would recommend this tour.

Thank druidstone
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The operator is responsive. We as a group of 6 people first joint the Mekong tour as a local. Our tour guide Cuong is awesome! We chose the bike ride at the beginning but then some of us changed our mind for scooter ride as the road was very busy at the time. Then my son fell down from a bike so Cuong has to arrange another scooter for him. Despite all these changes, Cuong stayed calm and did the best arrangement for us. We had a good time so we booked a full day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels on the next day.

Khoi, the manager was our guide of the Cu Chi tour. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him!

Thank you Water Buffalo Tours!


Thank Olivia M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were a couple arriving in Ho Chi Min City aboard a cruise ship and had only a 24hr window. The timing was also difficult arriving at 10am and departing at 1.00pm the following day. Since we had visited Ho Chi Min city previously we wanted to experience something a little different and after communicating with Water Buffalo tours they suggested a visit to the Mekong Delta and inter acting with the locals.
They undertook all of the arrangements including the booking of a nice hotel in a small Delta town. This prevented us having to rush back to Saigon on the first day and enabled us to experience local life on the Delta.
We were met on time and the vehicle and driver were immaculate and first class. The car had wifi and we were able to charge our phone on the second day using the mobile charger provided in the vehicle.
The guide was excellent, spoke very good English and was helpful and informative.
Our ship arrived early and the itinerary was changed to incorporate the additional time. The hotel was clean and more than adequate for the one night spent there.
There was never any doubt that they would return us to the ship on time and we enjoyed a wonderful local experience over the short time of our visit.
We would highly recommend this company for their personal service and for the way that they organize a tour which provides a brief insight into local life
We would certainly use them again
Thank you Water Buffalo tour for our visit.

1  Thank Treworder
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Khoi is a phenomenal guide and organizer. His english is outstanding and he has a fascinating personal history that he is happy to share. Expect everything to be very well organized, from the bus, to water supplies, to food, to local guides.

Thank DCLambda
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day! We were greeted at our hotel this morning by our fabulous tour guide Long! Our day has been action packed with a visit to a temple, wandering through a farmers market in a small town, having a private tour on the back of motorbikes going through the rice paddy fields and visiting a local family home. We had a fabulous seafood lunch at a restaurant on the ocean with views of the South China Sea! Our day ended with a boat ride on a traditional wooden boat crossing the Mekong River. Long has been so wonderful making sure we are all having a great time and answering all our questions about Vietnam and it’s people. I would highly recommend this tour as it gives you a fabulous insight of the local way of life. Thanks to our driver and Long our fabulous guide for an amazing day!

1  Thank Simon S
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