Water Buffalo Tours
Water Buffalo Tours
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Established in 2009, our company began operating as a fully licensed International Tour Operator, specializing in private and customized packaged tours and day trips throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. Over the years, we have honed our expertise in designing exceptional travel experiences in this region. Our extensive knowledge and experience allow us to offer unforgettable journeys to some of the most remarkable destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia. One of our areas of expertise lies in Mekong Delta tours, where we showcase the beauty and charm of this unique region. In addition our services cover all regions of Vietnam, including Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Long Tan & Nui Dat, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Phong Nha Cave, Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Sapa. We have also had the privilege of serving numerous cruise-ship clients at various ports of call. From Nha Rong, Phu Huu, Hiep Phuoc, Phu My, Interflour, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hue, Ha Long Bay (in Vietnam), and Sihanoukville (in Cambodia)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Shelley V
Cocolalla, ID42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Khoi of WaterBuffalo Tours was amazing in setting up our very detailed itinerary to insure we made the most of our 3 days in the Mekong Delta. This was our final leg of a five week trip to Thailand and Vietnam and I wanted to squeeze in an overnight on the Mekong.
We were picked up at the HCM airport by our guide Queenie and driver and taken to “the best Pho” restaurant in Saigon for lunch. We continued to Can Tho where had a wonderful dinner on the river and checked into our hotel. Our adventure started early the next morning with Queenie escorting us on a private longtail boat tour of the local floating markets of Cai Rang and Phong Dien.
After breakfast we drove to the dock where we met our crew and boarded The Gecko Eyes for our private overnight cruise on the Mekong. The cruise was phenomenal, the staff amazing and the food delicious.
Queenie and the driver were there when we arrived at Cai Be got us back to Saigon in time to enjoy a Banh me and salted coffee then to the airport where we flew home that evening.
There is no way we could have managed this portion of our trip without the assistance of Khoi and his professional staff at Water Buffalo Tours. Our schedule was tight and we couldn’t afford any missteps. Everything was perfect and went like clockwork. A big shoutout to Queenie a bright young gal born and raised in Vietnam whose knowledge of the history and culture of the people was enlightening. You were an absolute delight!
Thank you Khoi and WaterBuffalo Tours for everything you expertly arranged to fulfill our Mekong Dreams!
Written July 10, 2023
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Christina G
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Dec 2023 • Family
I cannot recommend Water Buffalo Tours more highly! From my initial enquiry with Phuong, who was always responsive, I felt confident that we would be in good hands, with a well planned and cost-effective itinerary.

Our guide, Quinnie, was simply brilliant - she was knowlegable, fun and engaging and she held our teenage boys' interests (which is no small feat). She appreciated when to be involved and when to give us some family time, and she made our time in Saigon (visiting the ChuChi Tunnels) and our 2 night/3 day Mekong experience very special.

Well done to Water Buffalo Tours, to Quinnie and to driver - we will definitely be contacting you when it comes time for our next visit to Vietnam!
Written January 10, 2024
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Michelle W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The entire tour was fabulous! We did the overnight trip to the Mekong Delta. Everything was taken care of and really gave us wonderful insight into Vietnam and the everyday way of life. I would highly recommend this tour and company to anyone…it was both informative as well as fun and affordable. If I ever travel again to anywhere Water Buffalo Tours has services, I will absolutely book with them again.
Written February 26, 2023
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KellyB00
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed our day trip to the Mekong Delta. I have a horror of large tourist buses so it was refreshing to do this as a private tour that mostly avoided other tourists and didn't stop at any tourist shops.

The day was good mix of different stops and experiences. We loved the local market on the way, where my very tall nieces got a lot of hilarious attention from the stall holders. We would have liked to spend a lot more time exploring there. The Cao Dai pagoda was fascinating and we loved the motorbike ride around the local village.

Lunch on the beach was a fantastic seafood feast but the wind was extreme, to the point that food literally flew out of our bowls. We have a funny video as a result but I would suggest for future trips, the meal should be moved into the inside area during these conditions. The boat ride was nice and not too long. Our guide was very good and kept us supplied with water throughout the hot day. Overall, we had a great day. I feel like a day is enough to give you a flavour of the area though.

Water Buffalo Tours were very good to deal with, responsive and helpful. They also helped us with airport transfers for our family group after our hotel quoted a ridiculous price.
Written November 21, 2023
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Erintofu
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Trip was so professional from start to finish. Initial contact with Khoi, I knew we found the perfect company. The tour was so personal and every detail was taken care of us for us, and the price was incredible. We used to live in Vietnam, but had never been to the Mekong. We were in SE Asia for another reason and wanted to take our kids back to their school and see some of the sites. Khoi planned the perfect trip for us with an excellent driver and the best guide we could have asked for. Ms. Phuong or Ms. Fun as we called her spoke perfect English, was so informative, and looked after our every need. We were a diverse group with ages and dietary needs and she made sure everyone was comfortable. The trip went by too fast, but it will forever be one of my favorite memories. Thank you Water Buffalo Tours for your service. I hope we meet again one day.
Written October 25, 2022
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Y T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We did a full day private tour at Mekong Delta on 26 December 2023 with Jerry(?) (TISSUE GUY!) and it was such an amazing experience. Highlight of my trip.

The itinerary - the trip is so well planned and there is no time wasted. I felt like I got to see so many parts of Mekong Delta and really immerse myself in the culture, enjoy the food, people, way of living.

The tour guide - Jerry (?) (also known as tissue guy to us :D). The tour guide was half the reason why we really enjoyed this trip. He was so accommodating and knowledgeable. Answered all the questions we had about Vietnam and made recommendations for the rest of our trip. Took us around to local markets where he helped us with the haggling to ensure we were not being scammed.

We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

This tour is slightly more expensive compared to your normal klook/large tours but it is worth every penny and I would recommend it to everyone.
Written January 5, 2024
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c1ndygao
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Khoi and Quang and their team are absolutely magic. We took a delegation to Southeast Asia, having never been to the region and the Water Buffalo team took care of everything prior, during, and after the trip. We were faced with health issues, visa changes, dietary restrictions, and Khoi and Quang were able to solve every problem we threw at them, with complete grace and efficiency. They went above and beyond to make sure each person on the trip was taken care of. They catered to every wish, big or small, and we are all the richer for our experiences in Hanoi and HCMC and for having met them. We will savor the first and many bowls of pho in Hanoi, the XO motorbike tour around Saigon, and the myriad conversations we had with all of the guides about their lives. We learned as much from these conversations as we did in our official meetings. We can't wait to go back and see more of Vietnam and to see the Water Buffalo team again. They treated us more than clients or even friends; we felt like family.
Written January 25, 2023
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fussyboss
Merseyside, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Myself and adult daughter just completed the 3 day 2 night Mekong tour and we highly recommend this tour company. Original queries and booking handled promptly and efficiently. Duc our tour guide was lovely, professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. Our driver (forgotten his name) was a very competent and smooth driver, important as one of the party is prone to travel-sickness! The itinerary was fascinating and all accommodation to the standard expected. The included meals were superb. Our favourite meals were the home-cooked meals at the Ben Tre homestay
This was my second visit to Vietnam and won’t be my last (hopefully) and I would not hesitate to use Water Buffalo Tours again.
Written December 9, 2023
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Jacky J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We went for a trip of 3 weeks, one week in Cambodia and 2 weeks in Vietnam.
WaterBuffaloTours did everything to make this trip just an unforgettable event, organizing inbound flights, boutique hotels, French speaking guides, amazing cruises in the Ha Long Bay and on the Mekong Delta… the whole program rolled out way above our expectations! Koy and his team did such a great job, we can only recommend this agency if you’re looking for a tailor made tour and an amazing experience. We will promote them without hesitation around our friends and family. Thanks again for all you did for us dear WaterBuffaloTours Team!
Written November 16, 2023
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Matt R
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had a great day out with Long our tour guide who showed us everything to and from the Mekong Delta. The personalised transport and boat ride took the hassle out of everything. The push bike ride was awesome saying hello to all the locals who had huge smiles. The lunch spot was great with a huge feed of seafood that we struggled to finish as there was so much food. A coffee stop enroute was a nice touch too. Remember you only get what you pay for and this being slightly more expensive than other tours but nothing beats driving past all the buses on your way home with loads of folks that selected the cheaper option.
Written May 12, 2023
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