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Ho Chi Minh City Urban Adventures
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Owner description: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Ho Chi Minh City. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Ho Chi Minh City. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

What a great and informative tour,our leader Gem was fantastic, very informative and well organised. We saw a lot of things such as honey making,candy making,villages and many other great sights. We even tried the snake wine which was interesting. Highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

It was a our first trip to Ho Chi Minh City. The cyclo tour was a good immersion experience of the city and my wife and son had an enjoyable time being part of the heavy traffic of Saigon. The tour was well-planned, amazingly compact yet enriching - a good way to spend one's Sunday morning.
Our guide, Gem, was pleasant, patient and very knowledgeable and articulate about the city. She kept a watchful eye on our safety and whereabouts and was willing to answer all our questions. Even when we've completed the tour, Gem was generous to offer her contact should we have any problems with our stay in Ho Chi Minh. Thanks, Gem and thank you, Ho Chin MInh Urban Adventures!

Thank Marcus M
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were highly satisfied with our Delta Mekong Tour. It goes without saying that we spent an adventurous time with a group of other seven people. The Tour was well organized and full of surprises (for example the duk duk ride). Our tour guide Mr. Long was a pleasant and well prepared guy with a lovely sense of humor. He explained us the details of social life and work of Delta people and gave us much information about regular life in Saigon. After having returned home, we began to plan yet another tour to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels. Since we knew, we would be going for the same tour operator, we hoped that Mr. Long could once again be our tour guide. And so it happened. Our luck continues. We would like to say thank you to the Urban Travel and especially Mr. Long for having enriched our experience of Việt Nam so beautifully! Greg and Kinga

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Pickup should have been from local hotel..Advised to meet at Central PO Ho Chi Minh. Booked for 4 PAX. Other persons turned up and Tour guide pushed another 5 PAX onto mini bus and then tried for another 3 PAX. Luckily we all got on..7 Aussies and 2 Singaporeans ex Kiwis.. No water or fresh towels..Every other tour thus far has provided same..Must have made a quiet Dong or 2 !! very biased commentary

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HCMCUA, General Manager at Ho Chi Minh City Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

I would like to respond to your review on behalf of Ho Chi Minh City Urban Adventures. As of the 1st January 2013, this tour to Cu Chi now has a central pick up point. This was communicated to all of our travel agents so we are unsure why your agent has not passed this information on to you but we will follow up with them to make sure this does not happen in the future.

On the day of your departure, we had a last minute booking and so had extra people that joined your group. We apologise if this caused any inconvenience to you.

As for your feeling that the commentary was very biased. We have discussed this with our local guide and asked her to be considerate of this. Often we find that when people have heard only one side of the story (as is the case commonly with the Vietnam war), when hearing a different perspective it can be quite confronting as the information can be presented in a very different way. We always train our local guides to give a balanced and open view on the war and to let the passengers themselves make conclusions. One of the great things about visiting Cu Chi is that it does give an alternate view and you can experience first hand what it was like for the Viet Cong.

We hope that you are able to join us again on an Urban Adventure soon.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Gem was a great tour guide, she was knowledgeable and explained where we were going and what we were doing very clearly. She answered all of our questions about Vietnamese life and she was humourous and kind.
I thought the tour was perhaps a bit expensive for what we got, although I was happy with the experience overall.
Going in trailer on the back of the motorbike was a great way to see the town and I liked all the activities, like seeing coconut candy being made, going for a boat ride down the river and the highlight for me was the man with the python - got some cool pictures of it around our necks.
I would recommend this tour.

Thank Kerry H
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