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anybody used viator/saigon river express for 1 day tours

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anybody used viator/saigon river express for 1 day tours

hi all,

has anybody used viator for mekong delta/ cu ci tunnels 1 day tours of late? wasn't much feedback that i could find for viator via the search function.they claim small group tours max 12 pax only which we like the idea of, rather than what i imagine is far more on a sinh tourist tour.

we actually prefer the small group type to private as like catching up with people from other countries but will go private if can't find what we are looking for. other option we have looked at is saigon river express which looks a bit different.

any feedback on either would be greatly appreciated,thanks in advance.

cheers

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1. Re: anybody used viator/saigon river express for 1 day tours

Hi,

have done the saigon river express in April '11.

it is a good way of getting to the Chu Chi tunnel complex, however, it is expensive @USD 69 pp at the moment.

upside;

it is cool - in as much as the breeze on the river makes the journey quite pleasant, the english speaking guide was good...ish,

downside;

when we travelled - we subsequently found out the company had changed hands between our booking and taking the tour, some of the + items on the website weren't delivered (food quantity/quality, drinks etc) , boat crew were just a little disorganised (because of the above)

summary;

fast, cool efficient to maximise you day in beautiful VN. Would I recommend? ................probably.

have great trip!

ps i would stay away from viatours - only because it is a conglomerate - very easy and very cheap to organise any tours from your hotel - or go to the backpacker's area where very, very cheap and good tours abound !

Edited: 1:44 am, November 26, 2012
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2. Re: anybody used viator/saigon river express for 1 day tours

thanks vada for your great reply. much appreciated.

the river express does sound tempting and something different to all the others but as you say a little on the pricey side but may be worth it.

your probably right about viator just liked the small group idea,

thanks again, cheers

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3. Re: anybody used viator/saigon river express for 1 day tours

Dear Vada,

Just for clarity; we have not changed hands since launching the company 2010, quite often competitors will start this type of rumour.

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