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Water Buffalo Tours
Ranked #13 of 414 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 ship 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).
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did the day trip to the Mekong Delta. The booking was made directly by email and Mr Khoi responded and confirmed our booking very quickly. Phuong was our guide for the day. She was a lovely person with a good sense of humour. She was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The trip took us via a very interesting local market and temple. We also had a trip through the paddy fields. We had the option of a bike ride or a ride on the back of a scooter. We choose the scooter and it was great fun. We had lunch over looking the ocean and then travelled on to the Mekong river. We took two boats and the second trip through the waterways was beautiful. The return trip back to the City took just under two hours.

We loved the fact that on this trip we saw hardly any other tourists. We were looked after very well by our guide who made sure we always had water and tissues. She also organised different food for our lunch when we said we were not big seafood lovers. The day ended with a call from the owner asking if we had enjoyed the day, which was a very nice touch. Also a special mention for the driver who made us feel very safe.

Thank dsykes65
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was one of the best parts of my time in Vietnam. I was a solo traveler and really wanted to see the Mekong Delta. I booked with Water Buffalo because I wanted something different and this was! During the whole day, we ran into 4 other tourists, who were also with Water Buffalo tours which was great because you really got to experience what life is like for the locals. Biking through the rice fields, eating fresh seafood, and taking a boat ride through the small canals was all great. But my tour guide definitely made it what it was. Hang is amazing! I didn't feel like I was with a tour guide, I was with a friend. She is so knowledgeable and really gets you to experience everything. Don't eat breakfast if you have her though, you eat so much during the day! :) Tons of delicious food at every stop! ;p

2  Thank kelseyg29
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Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Agree with all previous reviews . Excellent one day Mekong delta tour that takes you off the beaten track and avoids the crowds. There are no shopping stops which is a bonus in our view.
The highlight of our day was cycling through the paddy fields and seeing rural life up close. Lunch was excellent. Phuong was a knowledgeable and attentive guide with a great sense of humor whose company we greatly enjoyed- the best guide we came across during our time in Vietnam. Highly recommended.

Thank Kb-claragh
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Reviewed March 27, 2015

We booked the Mekong Local for a day tour and it was the first thing we did after arriving in Vietnam. Jason was our guide and he did a good job explaining the various places that we went to and guiding us through the cultural differences of life in the delta. The transport was very comfortable, modern and clean, and the driver navigated the busy and sometimes chaotic roads very safely and calmly. The visits were to a Cao Dai temple (that's an interesting faith ...), a market to buy fruit for lunch and a cycle ride through villages and paddy fields before an excellent seafood lunch by the waterside. Then it was off for a boat trip on the Mekong and a trip on a boat down some backwaters.
You need to know this is a private tour so for everything, car transport, cycle ride and boat trips, it's just you. Also, due to the geography there's a lot of driving involved, but all worth it.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quang was our super friendly, very knowledgeable tour guide for our group of ten's day out in the Mekong Delta. He was prompt to pick us up at our hotel in HCMC...and from the start it was clear the tour was going be awesome!

From the temple to the market to the rice paddies and scooter ride and lunch all the way through to the small boat ride down the delta, the tour went off without a hitch. While the day is long, it goes by incredibly fast, and Quang was prepared with bottled water throughout the day. Water Buffalo has designed this tour using family and friends, and with that it truly has an authentic feel. Perhaps the best aspect of the whole day - we didn't cross paths with one other tourist in over eight hours of the experience!

Highly recommend this tour for anybody looking to explore the southern Vietnam countryside!

3  Thank Matt C
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