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“Buffalo you did it again”
Review of Buffalo Tours

Buffalo Tours
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$84.00*
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Private Tour: Deluxe Halong Bay Day Cruise including Seafood Lunch from Hanoi
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$50.00*
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Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride
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$10.99*
and up
Private Hanoi Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport
Ranked #16 of 197 Food & Drink in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: As a leading travel company in Asia, Buffalo Tours offers the best in customised small group and private guided tours to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Burma (Myanmar), China, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. Discover your Asia with us today!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Prairie, Victoria, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Buffalo you did it again”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My family and I recently travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand and once again we were so impressed with their planning and itinerary.
We saw all the important sites and our guides and drivers were full of knowledge and shared that knowledge willingly. Their grasp of the english language is commendable and they were always punctual.
I have travelled with Buffalo on several occassions and highly recommend them if you are planning to see Asia.

Visited January 2013
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BuffaloTours_advisor, Guest Relations Manager at Buffalo Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Theese,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Buffalo Tours.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the time in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand as well as our services. At Buffalo Tours we constantly thrive to improve the quality of our tours and thus really appreciate customers’ feedback.
We hope to see you soon and show you even more the beauty of our countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand)!

Buffalo Tours Team
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Redwood City, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Made the Most of Our Time”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Four of us traveled on an 18-day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. Our custom itinerary was arranged by Buffalo Tours. Someone met us at each stop and accompanied us except during our free time. We saw and experienced so much more than we ever would have, had we planned the trip on our own. They included a broad array of venues, types of attractions and experiences. All parts of the travel met or exceeded our expectations, and when the inevitable small problems emerged, the Buffalo Tours staff was very responsive and active in resolving them. We had wonderful hotels, excellent food, an unusually wide variety of transportation modes and interesting guides native to each region. At all times we were encouraged to adjust the plans to suit our interests. It was an unforgettable experience.

The top two guides we had were Dam Vuttha in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Tin in Saigon and the Mekong Delta. Both were completely fluent in English and very easy to communicate with and understand. They were completely knowledgeable about the complicated history of their respective countries, yet also well versed in daily culture. Each one shared with us personal stories about his family that brought to life what the experience of living in their respective countries was like. Both were also uncommonly gracious, compassionate, kind and thoughtful, and always ready to help us navigate treacherous terrain. In addition, as they got to know us better, they were able to help us fine tune our activities so we made the most of our limited time. When we left them, it was hard to say goodbye. If you are traveling in Cambodia and southern Vietnam, Vuttha and Tin will give you a truly unique experience.


Patricia and Larry J, Taia E, and Gary K

Visited January 2013
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BuffaloTours_advisor, Guest Relations Manager at Buffalo Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Taia,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Buffalo Tours.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the time in Vietnam and Cambodia as well as our services. At Buffalo Tours we constantly thrive to improve the quality of our tours and thus really appreciate customers’ feedback.
We hope to see you soon and show you even more the beauty of our countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand)!

Buffalo Tour Team
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Easy Last Minute Booking”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

My brother and I planned a last minute tour to Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai) in January 2013 with Ittipol (one of the staff). He was very responsive, and we had booked a tour in less than a week despite traveling the following week! We were happy with this.

We were happy with both guides (Beer in Chiang Mai, and Ikipong in Bangkok). Ikipong was very caring, and funny. He always had a smile on his face.

I have no gripes about what we did, but we did visit too many temples. I would recommend you ask for a good combination of excursions and temples/museums. You won't appreciate the temples if you visit too many. I would/should have also requested a food tour or cooking class in retrospect.

The car the your company uses are too big/lavish. I would have rather paid less for a smaller car. The car and the choice of hotels would be my two complaints. For the price we paid, I think they could have still made plenty of profit while giving us a little bit nicer accommodation.

That being said, overall it was a good experience and I would recommend this company to friends. We plan on using this company again when we travel to Vietnam and Cambodia later this year, although we will probably be more specific about price points.

Ask for Ikipong as your tour guide when in Bangkok.

Visited January 2013
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“ran like clockwork!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

the tour company in england used buffalo tours for my holiday in vietnam and cambodia and i could not fault them.from the first day to the last .the choice of hotels, the guides ,drivers,tours, were spot on.i hope to return next year and i would not hesitate to use buffalo tours again.

Visited January 2013
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Thank gary h
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BuffaloTours_advisor, Guest Relations Manager at Buffalo Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Buffalo Tours.
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the time in Vietnam and Cambodia as well as our services. At Buffalo Tours we constantly thrive to improve the quality of our tours and thus really appreciate customers’ feedback.
We hope to see you soon and show you even more the beauty of our countries (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand)!

Buffalo Tours Team
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england
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Halong bay luxury trip”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I booked through buffalo for an overnight halong bay trip. It was total luxury. Amazing food and service and of course views! there was also a little spa on board! It is expensive but it includes transfer from Hanoi and all meals. Only gripe was we were told it was a small boat (it was our honeymoon so we wanted privacy) but this was not the case although this did allow for us to remain anonymous and we were the only room that had no balcony as a tour of people were booked on the first floor so we felt a little excluded.

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