Reviewer: Thomas & Pat Drumm
My wife and I traveled to 11 countries in 55 days and we both agree this was one of our favorite excursions. Our guide was early. We traveled thru the busy streets of Saigon and as hectic as the traffic was this added to the experience of our day .First stop were the Buddhist Temples and our guide explained the different statues and their meanings . We then were off to the Mekong , we traveled by gunboat to a honeybee farm ,had fresh honey, fruit and also entertained with music . Next treated to a horse drawn wagon ride, not on the original itinerary . This was so we could spend more time riding with the locals on small wooden boats . Next to a small candy making facility where we sampled hand made candies . We then boarded our gunboat for the return to our car . All of this and then a buffet meal of local foods that was very tasty . Last but not least our driver and guide were friendly ,knowledgeable and professional . This was one of our top picks of our extended holiday.
Reviewer: Sylvia Underwood
We were collected at the ship on time and transported in a clean, nice vehicle to the Mekong. Our guide was very caring and considerate and very knowledgeable with Vietnamese history and was able to answer all our questions. He was a very pleasant young man and even though it was very hot, we had a wonderful day.
Reviewer: Sylvia Underwood
We had a day trip to the Mekong from our ship, The Ovation of the Seas. We were picked up at the correct time from the wharf and taken to the river via the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Our guide had good English and was great to deal with. We had a ride over the river in a large boat and then a walk around an island which included some snacks and singing from the locals and then a small boat ride up a small backwater which was crowded with similar small boats. I have a bad knee and our guide was wonderful and helpful getting in and out of the transport and so caring about our safety. We had lunch which was ok but probably not really our taste, but that was secondary to the great day out. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.Be warned it is very hot in this part of Vietnam so dress accordingly.
Reviewer: The Canadian
It was great to met by our guide (Hai? Spelling?) right on the pier. A young, knowledgable man, very proud of his country and culture. We were fortunate to have a small group of four. An opportunity to see how the locals really live, an amazing cultural experience.
A really good day spent in Vietnam. Guide was very knowledgeable and polite
Reviewer: Bev & Gary
Our guide, Tom, was outstanding. We had only 4 people, from Australia and US in our group. Tom based the tour on our level of interest and our physical abilities. Although we are older, we are fit and able to do more than most. He was organized and upbeat. He went that extra mile to expose us to local foods and experiences. He even read our palms as we waited in traffic. We had many laughs and were able to talk about our lifestyles and experiences with each other. It was our best tour of the trip.
We had a fantastic day filled with exciting information, in depth experiences of the local scene and enjoyed wonderful social interaction.