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“Absolutely Brilliant Tour of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta”

Water Buffalo Private Day Tours
Ranked #11 of 390 Tours in Ho Chi Minh City
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Owner description: 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 ships' 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),...
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Brilliant Tour of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

My wife Sue and I have just returned from a fabulous 4 week backpack around Vietnam. We knew we wanted to see in and around Saigon but had made no definite plans in advance. While we were travelling we met another couple who spoke really highly of Water Buffalo Tours , so I e-mailed Khoi and asked him to recommend a package. From then on the service was fantastic - he cam back promptly with a recommendation which we accepted and we had the most fantastic experience of a private tour with a terrific guide (Ha) which showed us all the sights of real Vietnam. They looked after us every day, arranged transport and good hotel accommodation and made the experience memorable. Khoi made the effort to meet us personally and it is easy to see why his business and his guides are so customer focussed and friendly. We definitely recommend Water Buffalo - you will not be disappointed!

Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant mekong tour”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We did the local for a day mekong tour as our time was short and we wanted to see as much as possible in a short amount of time. Yes it does cost more than the standard tours but you get what you pay for, we didn't see any other tourists for a majority of the trip. This was one of our favourite thing we did in Vietnam and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. All equerries were dealt with very quickly and professionally. We would definitely use them again.

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Excellent all round - lived up to all the previous reviews following recommendation by XO tours”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

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.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Sensational!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

My partner and I had the BEST experience on our recent trip to Vietnam. Our guide made it that more enjoyable, fun, relaxed and his knowledge was fantastic. I can highly recommend this tour company for sure. You will not be disappointed at all..

Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

My best friend and I , having recently celebrated our 50th birthdays, decided on a trip around Vietnam and Cambodia and decided to arrange it through Water Buffalo Tours. From the start, email communication with the owner 'Khoi' was excellent and we soon had an itinery which included several locations, hotels, excursions, lunches and all transportation.
Having arrived at Ho Chi Minh city airport we were met by 'Ha' who stayed with us during all our days out in Vietnam which included the tunnels used by the Viet Cong, markets in the Mekong Delta unvisited by other tourists, bike rides around paddy fields, floating markets, conservation parks and much more. Having said goodbye to 'Ha' our journey to Cambodia via boat, collection, tours and hotel went very smoothly as we were met on our arrival at Phnom Penh and again at Siem Reap. Our tour guide in Siem Reap was 'Rith' who made our day of visiting temples very memorable. All hotels booked by 'Khoi' were of a high standard and the whole organisation was very professional and we always felt totally safe in their hands. I'm sure you could get this tour a bit cheaper but it is worth every penny and I highly recommend 'Water Buffalo Tours' Thanks for a great time !!!!

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