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“Mekon delta with Jason superstar”

Mekong River Cruise
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Owner description: Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers
Reviewed October 28, 2013

What a great experience. Whilst I was not sure about doing the Mekon delta whilst in Vietnam I came across a private little guide going by the name of Jason Superstar. He was indeed a star as were his staff who worked with him. We had a private 2 day tour of the Delta including the normal floating markets, visiting a farm and being cooked for in our guides house. He transfered us to Can Tho and arranged our hotel. He then had us collected by another guide early in the morning and we had another great day. All of this was done as a private tour at a fraction of the price of the large operators.
11/10 any day of the week. Just search for him in the net.

Thank Simon G
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We spent a wonderful day exploring the life that abounds the Mekong River. We had a terrific guide, Hui with Buffalo Tours. We saw bricks being made, rugs being weaved, walked through traditional villages. We had a cooking class and 6 course dinner aboard a beautiful boat and were treated like kings and queens. Its a great way to see a lot of the countryside and river life.

2  Thank Katejacko
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Overall, is really a marvelous experience for us to join this Mekong River full day cruise.
I been to HCMC for more then 10 times in a year, but finally this trip decided to join this Mekong River full day cruise. We have book our ticket with AP Travel located at 269 De Tham street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, Quan 1, HCMC. The total cost per person is around USD15 including a travel guide, van pick up and boat fare!

Van pick up at 9am in the morning and start our journey to Mekong River! Then after 1 1/2 drive, we stop by a place call Mekong Stop Point which take a short break. There you can buy some local souvenir but price is bit expensive compare to HCMC. As we continue our journey to Mekong Port to take their local boat ride. Boat start to cruise along the Mekong river, you certainly will enjoy the ride.

Then we stop by a coconut sugar making farm, there you can experience the local using traditional method to produce coconut sugar! Really interesting experience! Then we will have a coffee break with local cake and fruits! They also have performance to entertain us but remember to give tips!

Journey start again as we have our horse cart ride pass through a village and stop at a "Nha Hang" (Restaurant). We have our simply lunch there which included in our itinerary. But you can order additional dishes such as "Elephant Fish", it tasty! We also have our bicycle ride around the village to explore the place. Really fun but tiring!

Finally at 3pm, travel guide gather us around and we start back our journey to HCMC. On the way back, we manage to stop by a Temple which is consider the best masterpiece of art in whole Vietnam! This place call " Chua Vinh Trang" or local call " Chua Vinh Truong".

Excellent of architectural building, really huge "Sleeping Buddha" statue, humongous "Laughing Buddha" Statue! You will forget all other temple in Vietnam, this is the best you ever experience. Only one word came in your mind " Wow wow wow".

Finally, our cruise finish as we travel back to HCMC and reach at 7pm.

7  Thank lawrenceChin
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is one of the best tours we have experienced, I would recommend everyone staying in HCMC to put it on their must do list. The scenery, tranquility and beauty floating down the river was spectacular. We visited many islands on the way which showed rural life along the Mekong.

3  Thank Allycat2013
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife, along with some friends and I recently returned from our first visit to Vietnam and Cambodia, which included a seven day cruise upon the storied Mekong River.

After spending a few days in picturesque 'Ha Long Bay' with its mountainous peaks jutting out of the sea, we then stayed at the elegant Sofitel Metropole Hotel in the capital Hanoi. This vast metropolitan city still bears the remnants of it's French colonial past, but is fast emerging in architectural modernity. Sites such as the 'Ha Noi Hilton' where American politician John McCain and others were held prisoners, and Viet Kong Leader Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, were must sees.

From there we flew to Siem Reap Cambodia on Vietnam Airlines, where we visited 'Angkor Wat,' an impressive 12th.century temple complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as other significant temples that herald the rich history of the Khmer people.

Boarding our "Viking River cruise" boat 'Saigon Pandaw' at Kampong Cham; for the next seven days we sailed past floating markets, small villages settled among the bushes; sampans being dwarfed in its rust-red waters by cargo-bearing barges; and smiling people waving as we stopped on our way to the capital Phnom Penh.

Apart from the magnificent 'Royal Palace' with its spectacular silver Pagoda, we paid a sobering visit to the 'Tuol Sleng Detention Center' and 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek. This is one of dozens of sites where Cambodians fell victim to the murderous Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime a few decades ago.

Entering Vietnam again, we disembarked in the port of 'My Tho' and drove for several hours to bustling 'Ho Chi Minh City' - Saigon, to stay at the modern Sofitel Plaza Hotel. Like in Hanoi, crossing the busy streets is a life-threatening challenge. In the absence of too many traffic lights or stop signs, like a disturbed ant's nest; scooters, cars, trucks, buses, rickshaws and bicycles come at you in waves. But its wise to continue crossing as they weave around you, in order to remain safe.

Skyscrapers abound, as do million-dollar condos and stores representing the high-end fashion houses of Europe and America. There seem to be no lack of eating establishments, from up-scale restaurants, to makeshift sidewalk eateries. And the nightlife in this attractive city caters to all tastes.

Our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was an eye-opener indeed. From rice paddies plowed by water buffalos and tended by families sheltered under cone-shaped hats, knee deep in water who are still mired in the ancient traditional ways, to the modernity of the bustling metropoli. One wonders what lasting effect the 'American War' as they call it, and the Cambodian genocide has had on the present generation. It would appear very little as they forge ahead to a better tomorrow, assured the world will soon beat a hurried path to their door from now on.

2  Thank 817Ray
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