This was a great tour. We were picked up right at our hotel Riverside Serviced Apartments in the boat which was fantastic. The river is smooth riding and really nice to get some air blowing on you when it is hot out. I would not say there is a ton to see along the river, but a very pleasant ride. You dock right at the Cu Chi tunnels and the tour is excellent. Our grouped branched after the Cu Chi tour and our guide took my two daughters and myself to an organic farm, a rubber tree plantation, a little spot where we learned to make rice paper and then to a cricket farm where we got to sample crickets freshly cooked in garlic. Made for an amazing day.
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.
The tour was great from start to finish, the boat trip was very good lots of cold drinks our guides were very helpful. The Cu Chi tunnels are very interesting lots to see and do. And the stop off places on the way back were very good the rice paper making especially.
a fantastic experience. wonderful guides and a perfectly organized trip. the river trip was beautiful. the tunnels were fascinating, and the visit to a local farm, cricket farm, and the lacquer factory were extraordinary.
A very nice experience in a boat and Cu Chi Tunnels are just something outstanding!
The extra tour in a mini bus was also something which can be put nto a memory - eating crickets... Mmm.. Unforgettable! Cute family businesses are so nice to visit!
Don't visit the factory of Handicrafts, where disabled people work - it is a complete fake this enterprise!
They sale the pictures and other pieces of art by extremely high prices almost forcing you to buy a thing! Not a good expereince being fooled around... We found the same stuff almost 3 times cheaper in a normal supermarket...
Great trip, Viet is a great guide,knowledgeable and excellent English.. Saw around the Tunnels before the rush of bus passengers. Well worth the price.
Very nice trip. Small group, great guide. Excellent food and boat trip.
Our emails and confirmation for pick up was responded to quickly and we were picked up on time. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. The boat was modern and maintained with plenty of drinks and snacks. I enjoyed the tour but the tunnel part was a bit rushed, but there were a lot of people there. After the tour we had a great lunch with plenty to choose from. After that I separated from the group to visit a cricket farm and surrounding area. FYI crickets are delicious!!! It is worth it to spend a little extra on this trip. We had a great time.
Excellent tour....well worth the money. Our guide Tam was wonderful, disappointed that she didn't remain with us for the complete tour. The included lunch was very good too.
Highly recommended for the Tour. Took a speedboat to Cuchi and the experience was phenomenal. On the speedboat, we were served with drinks and fruits. When we reached Cuchi, we went through a few of the tunnels(don't worry, the tunnel is bigger and not like the ones during war time). My 5 year old girl was able to do it as well. However, if you are claustrophobic, you can opt to skip the tunnel. We were also introduced to all the traps, hiding places etc in Cuchi Tunnels. My wife tried the firing range(real rifle) which costs about US$10 for a couple of rounds. Thereafter, we had a sumptuous lunch beside the river. The rest of trip included a Rice Paper Making Tour; Seeing how the Locals grow/plant vegetables; We also visited a Cricket Farm and guess what, we had a plate of fried crickets(with loads of spices) and my 5 year old girl were eating them like they were chicken nuggets :-) This tour is certainly worth the money.
This was an excellent trip and the "mini-breakfast" was very good (although we only had water and some fruit). We arrived before most people so we were able to see the tunnels without too much trouble. The guide was very good and the tunnels were amazing. It definitely gave us a lot of "food for thought".
Lunch was excellent (much better than expected) and the afternoon drive back was interesting, although in itself not that exciting.
All in all it was a great trip, good value for money and an excellent insight into what the Vietnamese faced in the "American War".
Tour was really professional from the time we where picked up to the we where dropped off.Our guide spoke English very well and at no point did we want for anything we had food and drinks supplied on the boat and the whole way through the day.Tunnel tour was interesting.All up was a great day
very interesting tour but certainly from a North Vietnamese perspective. Speedboat ride was terrific and tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly.
Certainly worth five hours of your day and it does give you some sense of how the Vietnamese fought off the American attacks
Fantastic tour and day out, very knowledgeable guides and very enthusiastic about everywhere we visited. The tunnels are a must see, full of history and character. The minibus return to the city through the countryside was a great alternative to the river, again the guide was very passionate about his country.
Cricket spring rolls are a must try
Great fun with lots of information. Not too long anywhere, but just long enough. Hang was a great guide.
Boat ride definitely the way to travel.
Could have done something more in the afternoon.
Would definitely recommend.
Well worth the trip, the tunnels are amazing and our guide was very informative. The lunch was great and overall the day was fantastic
This was an interesting trip but our guide for the Chi Chi tunnels was difficult to understand. Also, we collected the speedboat from the main pier and then proceeded to take ages to collect others from further away before turning back to proceed to the Chi Chi tunnels. We went on afterwards for a countryside tour overland , again it was interesting and our new guide spoke perfect English and was fun. So much depends on the quality of the guide of course.
The tour was fantastic, the boat ride was beautiful and our guide was a gracious host, well informed and patient with our many questions. Highly recommend this tour and the Les Rives company!
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