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Absolutle fantastic! Not one dull monment. Would ceratinly recommend tghis tour. many highlights including the sampling of snake wine. Hymmm!. Seen it for sale with an actual cobra inside the bottle. Would of purchased but i think we would of had a struggle getting it into New Zealand. Even had a go at mat weaving at the viiage we stoped at. Our tour guide was very professional and knowledgable. Rice barge cruise awsum. Great meal served by beautiful Vietnamses girls who weven gave us a cooking lesson. Cant wait to experiment at home. Brick factory and coconut plant amazing and really enjoyable as we do not have that sort of thing in NZ
We had (at very short notice) brought this forward by 2 days and there were no questions asked - it was just done.The trip was conducted by a group called 'Urban Adventures'. Began with the trip itself starting bang on time with a small group of 10. Our tour guide was excellent - full of information but let us enjoy the ride to the delta as well. We began with a ride on a boat (on which were served fresh coconut water) and cruised through the delta to arrive at a village where we were taken through the village, shown the lifestyle and served a delicious platter of fresh fruit and cold drinks which was perfect considering the day was hot and humid. Local singers and musicians entertained us. Note: Like any tour the drinks you always pay for - we also tipped the musicians. We were then taken by boat to the next destination where they manufactured coconut candy. Some of the more adventurous ones even tasted snake and scorpion wine. Next was a motorcycle ride through a long country trail into a remote village where we had the most wonderful freshly prepared sea food meal and just relaxed and got to know each other well. We then got onto sampans, and winded our way through the delta spotting houses and villages as we reached our boat for the return journey. Overall a fantastic adventure with a well organised group and very highly recommended. We have read many reviews on the delta tours and not all were great with some even going so far to say that not worth going there at all but this was a highlight during a holiday full of memorable moments.
Fantastic day trip! Visiting the coconut islands, a short cruise on the delta, fantastic lunch in the village, coconut candy, what more can you ask for!
This was a cool trip, visiting the farms nice and with interesting activities. From the short cruise, we were able to visit different villages, testing lots of from local food, including the lunch that was plentiful and where we tasted the impressive Elephant Ear fish! Good to be on a small group, makes the trip experience much more enjoyable.
My family thoroughly enjoyed the private tour of the Mekong River Cruise. The tour guide was extremely friendly and imformative throughout the whole of the experience and also spoke very good english. The journey from Ho Chi Minh City was fairly long but the car was cool and comfortable which made it easier. On arrival at the Mekong Delta we were guided to our personal boat and were shown the floating market and houses along the river, it was humbling to see how the families lived there. we were given fresh local fruits to eat and coconut milk to drink during te boat ride. We were then taken to an island to meet some locals and see coconut candy, popping rice and other stuff being made the locals were very friendly and didnt mind us taking photographs of the experience we also got to try the different types of candy and drank jasmin tea. The boat then took us to a smaller paddle boat and we were taken down a quieter part of river and on to a local place to eat where we had a feast of 6 courses including delicious elephant ear fish. After lunch our tour guide took us for a walk in the orchard where we were shown all of the wonderful fruits growing. Finally we were taken back to our boat and on to dry land to head back to Ho Chi Minh City. So far this has been the highlight of our trip and we would definately reccomend.
I spent a day on the "Mekong Delta Cruise including Village Tour and Tuk Tuk Ride" and it was excellent. Best of all, the tour description actually matched the day, which was appreciated. There were no exaggerations in the activity descriptions and everything was delivered as expected, even the timing! Our guide, Ban, gave lots of background information about Vietnam and the places we were visiting. The Mekong is fascinating and beautiful. The boats we cruised on were safe and our guide always made sure we were within his eyesight. The lunch on "Le Jarai" was wonderful - sometimes the descriptions are a long way from the truth, but not this time. We were served by lovely, gracious staff and enjoyed very high quality, delicious food. I would not hesitate to use the tour company again, they were marvellous.
Vietnam is wonderful, i like the rivers and streams criss-crossing the city. Your Mekong River cruise and Cu Chi Tunnel tours were very educational and tremendously exciting, nicer than expected and the best experience while in Vietnam. The tours had given us an interesting insights on the natural resources of the country as well as the local people and community. We were so happy having a knowledgeable and entertaining guides provided by your company, they are so impressive especially our guide in Mekong cruise. the level of respect and friendship they have shown were remarkable and inspiring. In general, the tours were enjoyable, properly managed and organized. The food, transport and staff were all perfect! am happy to recommend your company to my friends and relatives and hope to be with you on our Bangkok tour comes November.
The Mekong River cruise was interesting, as it gave us a glimpse of the day-to-day life of the people that make a living there on the river. However the scenary was really not the best. The best part of the tour was the lunch. The food was fantastic, and the coffee there was also the best we had in Vietnam.
A good introduction to life in the mekong delta area. The fish served at lunch was delicious and certainly that, together with the river cruise, were the highlights of the tour
The tour was good, the tour leader was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The boat cruise was very relaxing and the good was devine. The service from viator in confirming the booking was not so great, but in the end after a nervous wait we were picked up by the bus.
Paprika Hong Kong
Most of the tour is on visiting Coconut Candy, Rice Paper Making process and Fruit farm. However, I MUST WARN anyone of you who is having back problem like me or with elderly to be very careful because the journey to Rice Field took around an hour on Local Scooter Truck on bumpy narrow roads which is EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Think before you join. Other than this, Rice field owner offered us fresh coconut from tree and home-make tea from his on farm which was a bonus to the trip. The journey on the Delta took only 15% of the tour so if you were expecting a cruise on muddy water, you will be disappointed. Lunch included was good though. If this si your 1st day of tour and you have to confirm 48 hours before. Beware, the tour operator's phone is ALWAYS ENGAGED. I spend lots of long distance call and still CANNOT find them. In the end, I just have to wait at the Lobby and keeping my fingers cross to be pciked up. So make prior arrangement and not 48 hours before.
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