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“Mekong local for a day tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Water Buffalo Private Day Tours

Water Buffalo Private Day Tours
84/7 Nguyen Thi Nho Street | Ward 9, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 972 977 778
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Young, Australia
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“Mekong local for a day tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went on this day tour as a family of four ( 2 adults & 2 teens) and I would highly recommend it. The short bike ride through the rice fields was fun for the kids and not at all strenuous. Our guide Wayne was terrific and answered many many questions. It was a long day but very enjoyable and so good to get out of HCM and see the other side of the Vietnamese culture in the countryside. Highly recommended. Good value for money

Visited June 2013
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“Fabulous personalized one day tour with no shopping stops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of the best tours I have been on in Asia. Our guide Quang Nguyen was articulate and answered every dumb question we had. I learned more about Vietnam on this one day tour than I did in my previous three weeks. The tour was in complete comfort, AC, seat belts and plenty of water and our driver was a good, safe driver. The seafood lunch was more than enough to stuff a couple of hungry Canadian men! The bike ride around the village was very cool. Simply put it is a very informative one day tour of the Mekong Delta with a great local tour guide. Perfect for a couple of people. There are no annoying shopping stops. You do stop at a local market where your tour guide buys whatever kind of fruit you want.

Visited May 2013
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“A great way to see different side of HCMC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We did a Mekong day tour with Water Buffalo. We get to see the country side of Ho Chi Minh city. The farms, rice paddy and Mekong river cruise.
Ane was our tour guide who is very professional and knowledgeable around the area. She is so kind and offer a very personal service... we got to try frogs from the local market. What an experience!

The tour was organised very professionally, picking up from the hotel, briefing the whole tour and local market, farms and cruises. We all enjoyed the whole tour very much. Very glad we got to appreciate the real side of HCMC instead getting into tourists areas.

Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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“water buffalo tours vietnam - awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

After having reviewed trip adviser, i came across Water buffalo Tours. I had been looking for a tour company that wasn’t one that catered to the mases, that was a little different.
Well, on first contact with Khoi, we established that water Buffalo tours was for us. He listened to everything that we wanted to do, made his own recommendations and then constructed a tour to suit our needs.
For our first tour, it was a day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels. We were gifted with the best guide, Tan, whom as not only very knowledgeable, but spoke English well, had a sense of humor, was very patient with our (no doubt) stupid questions and made us feel welcome to explore his country. We also had Tan, on our 2 day tour to the Mekong Delta. We explored the village markets, road river ferries, went in little river boats up the cannels off the main river, had an amazing seafood lunch. We stayed in a hotel called The Kim Tho Hotel, which was really nice, had a great view of the river from the higher floors, and service was fantastic. The next morning we had a early rise and went to the floating markets. Definitely worth getting up for. Crusing with all the boats selling fruit, veg, animals, everything you can grow and make, was an amazing experience.
Our next tour with Water Buffalo’s was from Hoi An. This tour consisted of travelling to the Marble mountains, which had great caves to walk through, travel the scenic route up Hai Van pass which gives you a view of the coast line then worked our way to Hue. We went to the citadel, had lunch then visited the Thien Mu Pagoda, Emperor minh Mang Tomb and the tomb of Khai Dinh. The history of Vietnam is really interesting. What we found amazing about water buffalo’s was that this tour my daughter was ill, so she and my wife were unable to attend at last minute. Khoi contacted us and refunded the money for the lunch and entrance fees that we didn’t use. This was totally unexpected and would never had asked for it was out of anyones control. He also made follow up calls on all our tours to make sure everything was going well.

Our last tour was to Tam Coc and Trang An. WOW what can i say, amazing!! Inland Holong Bay is a really good description. Once again, had a great tour guide, King, that was happy to oblige us on any whim. Explained the way of living up in the northern parts of Vietnam, helped organise the boats to take us up river, with ladies rowing with their feet, bike rides ect. He was a very funny guy.
Anyway, if you wish to have a beautifully organised, professional, informative and fun tour in Vietnam, we recommend that you contact Water Buffalo Tours.
www.waterbuffalotours.com

Visited April 2013
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“Just Greta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I really want to Thank Anh for the GREAT 2 day tour to the Mekong delta. The children and also we like it very much. Everything was very well organized. With this tour can you see the real Vietnam life Style!!!!!!! We love it and did not see any tourist.

Visited April 2013
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