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Water Buffalo Tours

Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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1 day Mekong Delta tour

What a fantastic day. Everything taken of. Thang and Tam plus driver arrived promptly at 07.30am as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hammockman
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Sydney, Australia
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Well thought out and a great experience for a young family

These people were amazing! (sorry we went last year in June 2017 - a little late lol). Phong (I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pey-Lyn L
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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).
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic day. Everything taken of. Thang and Tam plus driver arrived promptly at 07.30am as promised and have is the original- printed out and described. Super friendly, knowledgeable, caring and polite! We had an amazing banh mi - the best yet-followed by a...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear hammockman, We really much appreciate your great effort and time for such a detailed and generous 5-star review over our Mekong-Local-For-A-Day Tour!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed all the components, food and drink with Thang, Tam and our driver. Yes, family-friendly, off-the-beaten-track...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These people were amazing! (sorry we went last year in June 2017 - a little late lol). Phong (I hope I spelled her name right) was so accommodating for our little family. We had a 3 year old and a 6 year old with us...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pey-Lyn L,, Thank you so much for your effort to support us with a generous 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you and your family enjoyed the 3 tours with our guide Phuong. Off-the-beaten-track, private and family-friendly tours have long been our signature....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit late with my review but here goes......... We pre-booked our 1Day Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels trip after seeing a great review on You Tube....... Arrived in HoChMinh in May and on the day of our first trip (CuChiTunnels) we were picked up...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jo & James, Thank you so much for your generous and supportive 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta with our guide Thang. Off-the-beaten-track, private and no-shopping tours have long been our signature! If you need...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really wanted to visit the Mekong Delta, but without the hassle of taking the bus to Can Tho, and having to spend a night or two there. After watching many YouTube videos, we came across one made by a Kyle Le...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear FrenchieFrenchie1, Thank you so much for your generous and positive 5-star review!!! We are so happy that you really enjoyed Mekong Delta with our guide and with local people you encountered en route Off-the-beaten-track and private tours have long been our signature. If you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional service. Varied and unique experience away from general tourist route! Get to get up close and personal with the locals. Our guide Quang was very knowledgeable and we even visited his family village in the Mekong which was fabulous! Would highly recommend and...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alicebaty, Thank you so much for your generous and supportive review!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed the Mekong Delta with our guide Quang and with the locals. Off-the-beaten-track and private tours have long been our signature. If you need any further assistance...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were promptly picked up at 8 am for our private tour to pay homage to the fallen Australians in Long tan. Phuong was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We were in a modern Toyota (similar to prado)...More

1  Thank lee6377
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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lee6337, Thank you so much for your generosity to support us with a 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed Long Tan, Nui Dat, Long Phuoc Tunnels and Vung Tau with our guide Phuong and the local guide from Ba Ria. Off-the-beaten-track...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this company is 5 star. I was recommended this company via a Facebook post, and upon viewing recommendations on here I decided to book for our group... And all I can say is thank you to the stranger whom recommended this company... We...More

Thank Cassie O
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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cassie O, Thank you so much for such a generous 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you, your family and friends enjoyed the highlights of Saigon from Phu My Port with our guide Quang. In fact, Quang told me that he did have...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We went on the 2 day “Mekong Delta Tucked Away” tour as a short excursion during our trip at HCM City. We had high expectations after seeing the itinerary and the tour exceeded our expectations so much we decided to book an additional trip to...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear J T, Thank you so much for such a generous and supportive 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed the tucked-away floating market, special experience with the locals in Mekong Delta and the trip Cu Chi Tunnels with our guide Thang and...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had the privilege of taking 3 private tours with Quang of Water Buffalo Tours over a 3-day period - a Ho Chi Minh City tour, a Mekong Local for a Day tour, and the Cu Chi Tunnels half-day tour. Khoi (Quang's older brother and...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear atrevida, We do very much appreciate your great effort and time for such a detailed and generous 5-star review over our tours of Authentic Saigon & Saigon Highlights, Mekong Local For A Day and Cu Chi Tunnels!!! Also, We are so delighted that you...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

So we stayed 3 days and 2 nights in mekong delta with our tour Mr Long and our lovely driver Mr Nam. It was excellent. Would not change a thing. This is a very authentic and off the beaten track guide with super service. Definitely...More

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wbt_correspondence, Owner at Water Buffalo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Natalia P, Thank you so much for your generous and supportive 5-star review!!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed our Inside Mekong Delta 3D/2N tour with our guide Long and driver Nam. Authentic, off-the-beaten-track and private tours have long been our signature. If...More

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ralphralph24
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Elenavz2013 | Reviewed this property |
We paid 375 USD (all inclusive) for 4 adults and 1 14 year old child. Unfortunately site doesn’t allow me to send email address. It’s against their guidelines. Hope this helps.
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Hello James R, I have read your review about Water Buffalo Tours Mekong Tour and just want to say that it is a shame that you feel let down by aspects of the tour. My wife and I have done this tour 3 times...first time was just us and the next 2 trips were with different groups of friends from Australia. We have always enjoyed this tour, as we have all the other tours we have undertaken with Khoi's Company. On every trip to Can Tho we also stayed at the same Hotel as you guys. Yes, it may not be the same standard of accommodation you might expect in the USA or Australia but we never felt the Hotel in Can Tho was a "fleapit". We have known Khoi since he started Water Buffalo Tours and he and his staff have always ensured our trips to Vietnam were an enjoyable and friendly experience and he has always strived to meet our needs and provide accommodation in places we have visited that are as good as any in those places. I also note that you found the lack of Western food in Can Tho was disappointing...not sure what places you ate at but we certainly found some quality Western menus in Can Tho, although it has always been our preference to eat Vietnamese food...that is one of the top reasons we have been to Vietnam so many times....and the same applies to other counties we have visited, such as Thailand, Bali and Cambodia and Singapore. Khoi runs a small business (he has refused offers to amalgamate with larger Tour companies) because he values a more personal experience for his clients and my wife and I, our friends and other people we have introduced to his Tour Company have nothing but praise for Khoi and his great team. I am sad that some people may read you review and be dissuaded by your experience (and I acknowledge your right to express your views) but I would urge those readers to give Water Buffalo Tours a try...we have dealt with them for around ten years and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our many visits to Vietnam under their care and guidance. Regards Ian Cargill, Darwin Australia
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with every word Ian and fully endorse your review. We (8 Aussies)have just returned from a similar tour with Khoi and Water Buffalo Tours which was a very enjoyable experience. All accommodation was good and... More
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Response from Yael G | Reviewed this property |
Hello you can email Mrs Thao Nguyen directly : sales waterfbuffalotours com She answers usually within one working day
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