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  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Mekong River Cruise Tour from Ho Chi Minh City. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This particular tour was the highlight of our 7 day stay in Saigon. There was only 4 of us on this tour and we had the most amazing guide for the day, [ Thomas, who treated us like family]. We were picked up promptly at our hotel in our air condition mini bus and headed off towards the Mekong. The floating markets, seeing the local confectionary being made, [and sampling it of course], tasting the snake wine, the 5 mile trip across the Mekong to the island where we had a fabulous Vietnamese lunch and a few beers, and our sampan experience along a small canal all made for a truly enjoyable day, and an insight into the Vietnamese culture. The tour lasted approximately 10 hours but can be longer depending on the tides on the river and the traffic back. A very well priced tour for a great day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Excellent! Our guide and driver were faultless!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Brilliant. The 3 of us were the only people on the tour = private. Great guide, spoke English very well and was very knowledged in his tour, country and anything else we wanted to know. Very interesting places visited. Mekong was brilliant, peaceful, beautiful. Highly recommend

Adele.p
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

This tour was one of the highlights of the trip. Ann our guide was superb and gave us a thorough insight into Vietnamese life. We would highly recommend this tour if you are staying in Ho Chi Minh city and would not hesitate to use Viator again wherever they provide a service. 1st class thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Another great tour. The boat tour was very interesting with different stops on the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Tour guide, transportation and driver all top class. The tour of the Mekong River was fascinating and very enjoyable. The luncheon that was served was the BEST ever Vietnamese food I have ever tasted. An absolutely wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

This tour was one of the highlights of my three country vacation. This tour was outstanding. It provided really great insight into the importance of this river to Vietnam and the lives who live there. I was a little apprehensive as I get motion sickeness easily, but a little dramamine and those wrist bands worked. No problem. The tour guide, drivers (car and boat) were all excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2011

Efficient service, especially as they had such a long wait for us to get through the very slow visa process.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

The tour was great and our guide was outstanding. He was very knowledgable and personable and spoke English GREAT.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

What a fantastic experience: everything was really well organized and the guide was very good !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

Excellent guide, excellent driver, excellent trip. I can strongly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Best tour in Ho Chi Minh city. Highly recommended for content, excellent tour guide who spoke perfect English. And the people in the village we went too very friendly . The visits made to the fruit farm and cottage industries very very good...unforgettable experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2010

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.

Jason T
Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

our tour guide is very professional and discuss a lot of things about the mekong river and saigon in general. answers our question very well. and was very felxible to give in to our request,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2009

The guide was on time. Explanations of the schedule for the trip were clear. I was looked after at every minute. What I paid for I got and more. Definitely do this again in HCM City.

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