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Water Buffalo Tours

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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About Water Buffalo Tours
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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Long Tan, Nui Dat & Vung Tau - Private Tour

* Private & Unparalelled Tours: Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.
*Professional English-speaking Guides: We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.
*No Tourist Shopping or Traps: We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.
*Localizing and Refining: We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.
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8 hours
from $166.67

Mekong Local For A Day - Private Tour

* Private & Unparalelled Tours: Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.
*Professional English-speaking Guides: We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.
*No Tourist Shopping or Traps: We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.
*Localizing and Refining: We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.
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8 hours
from $128.21

Experience Mekong Delta - Private Tour

*Private & Unparalelled Tours: Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.
*Professional English-speaking Guides: We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.
*No Tourist Shopping or Traps: We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.
*Localizing and Refining: We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.
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2 days
from $288.47

Long Tan & Nui Dat - Private Tour

* Private & Unparalelled Tours: Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.
*Professional English-speaking Guides: We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.
*No Tourist Shopping or Traps: We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.
*Localizing and Refining: We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.
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8 hours
from $153.85

Mekong Delta Tucked Away - Private Tour

*Private & Unparalelled Tours: Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.
*Professional English-speaking Guides: We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.
*No Tourist Shopping or Traps: We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.
*Localizing and Refining: We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.
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2 days
from $320.52
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sithB wrote a review Jan 2020
Nowra, Australia25 contributions10 helpful votes
We all had a wonderful 2 weeks in Vietnam .Water buffalos made it extra special !This is the first time for us to get our whole itinerary planned by a tour agent .Staring from Hanoi and then visiting Ha long bay(with amazing 2 nights cruise ),Hue,Hoi An,Da nang ,Meekong river and ending in Saigon!We had couple of drivers and few guides through out.They all were very professional and knowledgeable .Our two kids loved them all. Highly recommend !
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mhamb4 wrote a review Dec 2019
16 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time with our guide Mr Tam and driver Mr Vu. They were both professional, courteous and met our individual needs. Tam’s knowledge of local history, food, flora and fauna and the culture of local people was amazing! I can’t recommend this company highly enough.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Michael wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
We arranged this1 day tour with Water Buffalo Tours, and we were not disappointed. Everything was done so smoothly and professionally. We were met on time by our guide Tam, he even found our quite difficult to find hotel in Saigon. Tam was a very pleasant young guide who made is feel like we were in good hands right from the start. After arriving in the Nui Dat area we met Thuan our special guide around Nui Dat & Long Tan area, he too was incredible. He had a great knowledge of the area and was able to give a very good balanced history of the area. He also had a good sense of humour. Our seafood lunch in Vung Tau by the ocean was another highlight. Tam really loved food and was passionate about sharing the Vietnamese food culture with his guests. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
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BostonBruins33 wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts170 contributions51 helpful votes
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We had an overnight in Saigon on an Azamara cruise and I took the opportunity to do a full day tour from Saigon through the Mekong Delta with Long and a driver. If you have seen the Kyle Le video of this tour on Youtube, you do get a pretty good feel for the tour. There is a little bit of everything, but a lot of local flavor and learning how those in the countryside live, even including a visit to the multi generational home of the uncle of Mr. Koi (owner of Water Buffalo Tours). You can see how the young get entertainment (tv out of the 1990s and Vietnamese dubbed versions of American kids shows), animals, hammocks, karaoke, and living. Long showed a typical (not tourist trap) Vietnamese temple. We did the bike ride, which was easy on flat road and surface through a village, smelling rice in the fields, one month from harvest around the towers used for luring birds to make bird's nest soup. The entire day, which included a visit to a local market, picking up food that would be prepared a waterfront restaurant, was pretty fascinating. It ends with the boat ride through "jungle waters" on the Mekong Delta boats. The only rough spot was an accident on the major road back to Saigon and the ship, which added 1 plus hour to a long day. This was not the company's fault, of course, but made for a long day. This is just an outstanding experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Skaramoosh wrote a review Oct 2019
Edmonton, Canada3,680 contributions300 helpful votes
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My wife and I had the pleasure of re-enjoying the experience with Water Buffalo Tour operators in May and September of 2019. On both occasions we were with different groups, May was with relatives and September with friends. They did not disappoint and have maintained a high standard of professionalism. The month of May saw ourselves and relatives arriving in the city of Ho Chi Minh (fondly called Saigon by the locals) for a wedding. Most, if not all, were experiencing Saigon for the first time. We arranged a few day trips with Water Buffalo Tours and they all had fun and everything was two thumbs up experience for them. We also had them arrange a 5D/4N side trip to Danang/Hue/Hoi An....which was wonderful! In September, we played hosts to our next door neighbours in Canada as they descended into South East Asia for the first time. Vietnam was their 3rd stop in the itinerary we had planned for them. They had a truly wonderful time and have nothing but great memories to bring back to their family and friends. Special thanks to Thao for organizing both our trips in May and September... Cuong our guide in Saigon, Thuat our guide in Hue & Tam our guide & go-to guy for our Canadian neighbours in September! Water Buffalo Tours takes the stress off you. You just have to tell them what you want...sit back and they will do the rest. You're in awesome hands! Highly Recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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