Awesome tour! Everything was top notch and to top it all off the lunch boat ride was so peaceful. Felt like a king - by the way the snake wine they have it pretty cool too
What a great tour. The different modes of transport , having local herb wine with the workers . Going down the Mekong - just exceptional. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and made the group feel important. Don't miss this tour as it is Vietnam !!!!
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
This tour was amazing! Visiting several villages along the Mekong Delta we were able to experience making reed mats, rice paper and coconut candy making. Once we boarded the larger boat it was time for a lesson in vegetable sculpting and making spring rolls. We were then treated with a 5 course meal of Asian delights. Following our meal we were left to relax while cruising along the Delta. We also were given a ride in a Tuk Tuk through the countryside. A bit bumpy but lots of fun. Our tour guide, Minh I think his name was, offered a lot of information which was useful during the tour.
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.
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.
Having taken this tour a few years ago, I see they have made a change to the itinerary. Previously the tour went to a working coconut processing plant, where you could sample the coconut apple and see the men at work. Now it goes to a coconut shop, where you get a little demo of the processing and they try to sell you stuff. I didn't pay so much for this tour so I could be taken to shops!!! This really disappointed me. Also the food on the boat wasn't that great. Not bad but not up to previous standard. Although our guide was really lovely, I certainly wouldn't take this tour again nor would I recommend it to people. There are plenty of other and cheaper tours that will show you the real Vietnam without just taking you to places you can shop!
Note from Viator: Thank you for your feedback! We have heard back from the supplier concerning this review. Please see their comments below:
The itinerary for this tour has not changed – it still includes a stop at a coconut processing factory. Occasionally though, we cannot visit the factory due to the tide or because the factory is particularly busy. In these rare cases, the tour includes a smaller demonstration shop in lieu of the factory. Our apologies if the clients were pressured to buy – this is absolutely not something we condone. With this experience in mind, we will try to identify additional back-up plans.
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