Due to advice from XO tours that my 72 year old mother's pending hip operation might make the moped food tour a bit difficult, XO recommended Water Buffalo as a reliable and trustworthy operator.
Khoi the MD responded within minutes to an enquiry sent on a Sunday about a tailored, accessible tour for the two of us on the following Saturday. We spent a fantastic 9 hours with Khoi himself and driver enjoying a "MEKONG LOCAL FOR A DAY" tour. Khoi was excellent in making sure my mother was okay every step of the way, while regaling us over the day with his own personal history both in and outside of Vietnam, really bringing some perspective to family life and the country's development over the past 40 years.
Highlights of the day were definitely the fantastic meal at Tan Thanh beach watching the clam diggers at work in the distance, feasting on local produce that Khoi bought fresh during our journey - particularly the "double-stewed" fish in claypot; and the boat ride through the swamps.
Highly recommended, memorable visit in mid November, avoiding the mass tour group experience, at a very reasonable rate.
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