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Nice day trip with a very small group.This day trip was full of items to see and to do : bicycles, long trip on Mekong river, small river ride, fruit and honey tasting, with a fish meal by the Mekong river. Our guide was fluent english it's not always the case. Nice excursion !
A great way to get to the tunnels. The boats are smooth and fast and you certainly beat the tour buses to the venue. The opportunity to watch the city fade into countryside and see the way of life change along the river banks is wonderful and all the time the boat offers WiFi. The tour of the tunnels is quite chilling skip the actual crawl along the tunnel if you're even in the slightest claustrophobic and whilst the propaganda of the presentation is evident it's a wonderful half-day out none the less.
I was visiting Saigon for just two days, I figured a personal tour was best for me and my wife. This tour was great..I was able to see the sights in a comfortable Jeep! The driver and guide were great! Very informative and professional. I highly recommend!!
Doing what: Jeep Tour Saigon by Night
Had a wonderful day with Ynhi and driver. Incredible experience
Stacie P USA
What a wonderful day on the river! It was wonderful to get to visit so many small towns where very few tourists were even though we were tourists!. My favorite was getting to meet two women in their 70's who used a US soldier's army helmet from 1965 as a bucket to carry water... The day was eye opening and lovely, albeit hot!! Even in a speedboat on the river! We were worried about mosquitoes, but need not have been. Didn't see one the entire day. This trip was a highlight of our three weeks in SE Asia!
The tour was wonderful. The experience of travelling by boat on the Saigon River was wonderful, our tour guide was great. The boat was clean and food was offered. The tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels as wonderful as well. Very interesting with great commentary by our guide who was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour!
The tour was amazing! The trip up on the Saigon River was beautiful and relaxing, was also great to take in life on the river. Our guide of the tunnel was very informative on the Vietnam War and Cu Chi Tunnels. Was also great to get a feel for local life in the area.
Staff were excellent!! Great tour and great trip up the Saigon River!!
We were only in Vietnam a few days and despite generally avoiding tours we decided we wanted to do a home based cooking class to see another side of Vietnam.
It couldn't have been any better, a great guide, driver and host/cook. The meal was amazing and all the better for being involved in the preparation, we got a real appreciation for what makes Vietnamese home cooking different to what is offered in the restaurants.
Would highly recommend this tour and Hoi An Express overall.
Doing what: Home Cooking Class in Ho Chi Minh City
My plane was two hours late and I was very happy to see that my driver was waiting for me at 1:30am.
Great local guide and amazing insight into live on the Mekong river
Brilliant tour. The guide was really good, having a private tour was amazing, we stopped for lunch at a terrific restaurant on the river and the food was unbelievable.
Would highly recommend
This was a great idea because our flight was delayed for 5 hours and our driver waited for us the whole time. Because of the wait we gave him 100,000 d but he wanted 200,000. Fair enough, 12 AUD and he waited 5 hours. We gave it to him because he was nice about it.
Pick up from the hotel lobby was very smooth and driver arrived early. Vehicle provided is big and comfortable for 5 of us. Worth paying for it. Thank you.
We had our great van pick us up from our hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center.our guide was excellent with well speaking english ,friendly ,helpful and knowledgeable.we had a boat trip to visit local villages and had wonderful BBQ lunch on boat .we experiences ride in sampan,learnt all about bees and their product,had a ride in an horse and cart.learnt all about coconuts and products made with them.Fantastic boat trip on mekong and tasted a small sample of life on this mighly river and amazingly friendly people.Highly recommended this trip
Tour guide 'Hung' was fantastic! Hotel pick-up was prompt and she gave us tips for our stay in Ho Chi Minh like which taxi's were bad, which were good. Speedboat trip to/fro the tunnels saved us time as there were no traffic jams to contend with. The ride itself was pleasant/cool, and we saw Vietnamese daily living on the river. The tunnels themselves were fascinating and all the other exhibits well kept and informative. Hung spoke perfect english and was very knowledgable about the tunnels and the Vietnam war, and it was obvious she put a lot of thought into what she wanted to convey. We wished we could of had her along for our entire trip through Vietnam!
the tour was really informative and staff took good care of us on the boat and during land tour. While i wouldn't call the boat luxury it was a comfortable open boat with roof for shade and plenty of drinks/fruit during the ride up and back. Viewing the countryside and life along the river was interesting and the river itself was very pretty with much of the river covered by water hyacinths. The land part of the tour is very informative, our guide spoke good English and was knowledgeable. We got several opportunities to enter some of the tunnels to experience how small they really are. Watching the movie at the end of tour gives you the Vietnamese perspective of the war. Our provided lunch after the tour was good and they made provisions for those of us who are vegetarian. I would recommend doing the early morning tour as it was already warm when we started the land tour about 9am and quite hot 2hrs later.
Definitely recommend the tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, boat ride up the Saigon River was scenic, and the food they served was excellent.
Booked the trip online before arriving Vietnam, bus arrived for hotel pick-up, and the excursion began. Boat was clean, morning breakfast far, and a little Vietnamese coffee was included to start off the 35 min boat ride up the Siagon River toward Cambodia. We were very lucky and had a awesome guide and great boat crew. Provided history of sights and sounds along the way. Arrived the Cu Chi Tunnels for a 2 your tour and ultimately a 100 meter tunnel exploration. Afterward we had a delicious lunch dockside before the return boat ride to Ho Chi Ming City WiFi on boat ride back too!. Arrived at dock around 1pm, then back to the hotel. Highly recommend the Early Half-Day Tour to beat the other tours and afternoon heat. Well worth it and highly recommended.
Really enjoyed this trip. Guide at the Tunnels was excellent. Every effort was made to make the experience special. Provisions were very good and lunch by the river was of really enjoyable.
We were so glad we booked this trip. Phu and the driver collected us promptly at 8 am and we were taken on a fantastic exploration outside of the city. First stop was a market on the suburbs of the city to buy our choice of fresh fruits to snack on during the day as well as fresh king prawns which were cooked for us later in the day at our beach side lunch. We stopped off to visit a fantastic ruin of a temple and then went on to a local village where we lay in hammocks whilst they made us fresh sugar cane drinks. After that we were taken on a motorcycle scooter ride through the village to see the paddy fields and observe village life. After lunch we visited another temple before taking a ferry taxi on the Mekong River to Unicorn Island where we snacked on more local fruits before a paddle boat ride along the beautiful canals, and the a ride in a horse drawn cart. Phu, our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable and was an absolute delight to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone as it was a great way to get out of the city and observe rural life in Vietnam.
We simply love it! There were 5 of us all ladies and it was our first trip to HCMC. This cruise is an excellent way to see the city from a different perspective. The Government also did a good job in cleaning up the river. Ms Hanh and Mr Anh from The Saigon Boat Company were professional, very pleasant and fluent in English. They were punctual in picking us up from the hotel and we were shown where the lifejackets were the minute we stepped onto the boat. The boat is fairly new and well maintained. The breakfast served was scrumptious with a variety of drinks and juices.
All in all, it was a highly enjoyable 2-hour ride. And I dare say, we will definitely sign up for another cruise the next time we head back to HCMC.
Dianne E USA
The tour was exactly as advertised and the company, The trip up and back by speedboat is the way to go. Les Rives was very professional and organized. Our tour guide, River was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this company.
Great day out. Our guide was Kah.Cold drinks and fresh fruit were on hand the whole day. Lunch was superb. Stopped off at several places along the river and Kah was very knowledgable and witty. Highly recommend.
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