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“Best way to visit Chu Chi Tunnels” 5 of 5 stars
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Les Rives by Saigon River Express - Day Tours
Vuon Kieng Pier (opposite Renaissance hotel), District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 (0) 128 592 0018
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Ranked #29 of 293 Activities in Ho Chi Minh City
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Owner description: Let us take you on a journey to some of the world's most significant sites. Visit the historical Cu Chi tunnels, the laidback backwaters of the lush Mekong Delta and the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. We offer authentic experiences in areas that can only be accessed via the region's scenic waterways. Cruise between verdant rice paddies and mirror-like pools along the tributaries and canals of the river of nine dragons - the Mekong Delta. Step back into Vietnam's not-too-distant past at the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience wartime life. Cruise mangrove forests off Vietnam's southern coastline and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of captivating Can Gio. Fall into the local rhythm and take time to enjoy the here and now. Connect with Vietnam's landscapes, warm people and perhaps, even yourself.
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“Best way to visit Chu Chi Tunnels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My son and I took this trip this morning. It was awesome, from pick up to drop off! The minivan was luxurious, the boat spotless and well shaded, the staff were a delight! This is an early morning start but that is the beauty - instead of 2 hours plus in traffic, you speed an easy 1 hour 15 mins on the river, zooming along in a small group (6 - 9) with four staff, breakfast on board and unlimited ice cold drinks. We arrived as many tours were leaving Ho Chi Minh which meant it was cool and practically empty. Our guide skillfully avoided the one other group we came across during the whole tour and allowed us as much time as we wanted at each location. We were told that approx 2000 tourists visit the tunnels in a day but we only saw them unfolding out. Of their cramped vans as we were leaving. The trip is unmissable and lunch with the cool breeze as we wizzed back was delicious.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing cruise trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It was more than I expected from such a river tour by speedboat in a famous area of Mekong Delta. The tour was so well organized that in such a neat manner of time, tourists were enjoyed from an Natural beauty to historic value. The guidance was so good, provide tourists with plentiful of information by excellent English. The most impressive point of the tour was the visit of beautiful destination of Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, flooded with mangrove forest, lowland landscapes and event real life watching crocodiles, monkeys, birds playing right around you. All in all, it's amazing and extremely good tour service.

Visited June 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Excellent tour to Can Gio, very good speedboat tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Full day trip to the green destination of Can Gio mangrove forest. Good and informative guide. Professional and well organized tour. Meals are very nice and free flow of drinks. I'm very happy to try this tour!
Highly recommended for best activities in Sai Gon. The trip on river was so smooth and different for the side of busy city of Saigon and travel by speedboat is much more easier and faster than by road, the road traffic of Saigon is very dangerous somehow.

Visited June 2013
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“I didn't want to leave!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

The people of the Mekong delta were amazing. We got to tour lots of rivers and see the farms. We toured people's houses and went to a local bar. We saw rice paddies and drank coconuts and learned SO much about rural Vietnam. The boat ride was amazing and they had tons of cool drinks and snacks. They also brought toilet paper and hand sanitizer for you. The orphanage was beautiful. Lunch was delicious!!! It was an amazing day that I will never forget! I just can't say enough good things about it!

Visited June 2013
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“Great eco tour to Can Gio mangrove forest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great tour to enjoy nature and river! Good English-speaking guide, very informative and entertained. The 8 hours tour started from 7.30AM travel us from the Bach Dang Pier and on the way to Mekong Delta, we stopped by a local market to experience the local lives. We can also see the people fishing on the river, the guide was very helpful when he gave us some interesting facts about the way they fish, the net...etc. Then we move on the reserved area called Vam Sat. The place is really different with mangrove forests and we were introduced to many interesting things to see here. We were guided to the bird watching place. While listening to the guide, we watched birds. It was really sight for sore eyes, the green mangrove forests with sandbanks and mudflats. It was just an escape from the bustle city life. In the area, there is a crocodile reserve where they breed and feed and nurse eggs...etc. On top of all, we had chance to feed the crocodiles and get so close to them! It was more like crocodiles fishing. There were around 5-6 crocodiles swimming around out boat! But don't worry, the special boat have fences and protection for safety. It was so much fun to me! This experience is priceless! After that we moved on to other part of the reservation to see the monkeys, this place is used to be known for the monkeys. Unfortunately, we only saw some of them on the date. Then we also learn about crab fishing and bat watching. I can say that it was very interesting, full of activities tour. You won't regret a single thing! But you will regret if you don't try this when you travel to HCMC. In addition, light meals on board and lunch, lots of fruits and free flow of drinks are inclusive so I think it worth all the money spent. Highly recommended!

Visited May 2013
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