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.
We enjoyed this trip to the Mekong Delta, however we didn't realize that it was a three hour long journey each way by van to the Mekong Delta area, which made it a very long day. It was great to see the floating markets and the Vietnamese way of life on the river. The Elephant Ear fish for lunch was interesting!
Our tour guide was the best ever. She pointed things out all the way to our destination and was able to answer all our questions. One problem, having to confirm the booking by phone once we got to Vietnam was a huge problem. The email confirmation should suffice.
We had a great day. Our guides were efficient, friendly and helpful.
The trip was interesting and insightful. However, the boat can move faster as it was a bit warm. The boat trip felt a bit draggy. The food was below average. However, the serving staff was friendly.
Both of the guides were very good. The trip was fine but I couldn't eat the lunch due to food poisoning the day before.
Don't skip the small row boats! The local music was not worth my time. The hotel had better artists. The "stops" are just for tourists and you'll only see westerners for lunch and at the "factories". You can buy stuff if you wish, but you'll find it cheaper at the markets in the cities. Buyer be ware.
Overall this was a great tour. Got to see so much of the Mekong and it was beautiful. Our tour guide was great till we gave him a tip at th completion of the tour and he went sour. We paid alot of money to go on this tour and we gave generously at then end and it still was not enough. That really upset us and put a bit of a downer on the say!
It turns out we were in the off season and so my husband and I were the only ones on the tour. We thought that was great--until we realized that the guide was hurrying us along to try and finish as quickly as possible. We're usually quick and with no one else to slow us down, we were even quicker. So I'm certain the readers will understand our resentment when we noticed our guide paying more attention to his WATCH than to us. And when he did deign to converse with us, he frequently talked more about himself and his plans to move to the US than the subject matter of the tour. Very disappointing, especially since all our other Viator tours (including Halong Bay) were so delightful.
Overpriced. Timing for the floating market was too late. The fish lunch not nearly as good as on prior trips. No sampan ride. No embroidery workshop even though the guide promised one and said not to buy shirts at an earlier stop. We ended up returning to the US without them.
Very poor trip. Photo displayed for this trip looks like a nice floating market, like Thailand floating market, however the reality is different to the photo advertised and therefore misleading. The market we were taken to looked like an industrial one. Very disappointed.