Private 3-Day Mekong Delta River Tour from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
- Hotel pickup
- 2-nights accommodation as per itinerary
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Speedboat ride
- Boat transfer
- Use of bicycle (if Nguyen Shack Homestay selected)
- Private guide
- Hotel drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Surcharge for bookings on Christmas, New Years and Lunar New Year
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- There is a surcharge for bookings on Christmas, New Years and Lunar New Year
- This tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City
- You MUST obtain your Vietnamese visa prior to this tour as there will not be any visa-on-arrival service at the border crossing to Vietnam. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
My dear fellow travelers I've just arrived in Ho Chi Minh after a privat 3-day Mekong Delta tour. I have to say very clearly that I am disappointed about the whole experience. I am disappointed for the following reasons. Negative: - There was no plan, time table or anything that would give me some information about the whole trip. I was picked up at the hotel and that was it. I had to ask the people there about my ship and all... - I've tried to reach the tour organization because I've changed my pick-up-location. I wrote several emails and I had to wait for 4 days for any answer. - I think the price-value relation was really poor. They sell the whole trip as a 3-day tour. Sorry to say that but the first day was the normal ship cruise you can book in PP for 25 dollars. The picked me up around 5:30 pm, brought me to the hotel, we had dinner afterwards. That was day one . That is really not much private activity if you ask me. Day two was okay. But then day 3 started at 6 am and we were back at the hotel at 10 pm. The driver brought me to Ho Chi Minh and that was day 3!!! Come on guys. I don't like to use the word scam but it goes in that direction, I am afraid... - The dinner on the second day wasn't included! I know, you can eat very cheaply in Vietnam for European standards. But when I pay 600 bugs I really think the dinner should be included... - The driver could't speak English at all. As long as I was with the Vietnamese guide, that was not a problem. But on my way to Ho Chi Minh City we stopped for lunch. The driver was somehow pissed and pushed the whole time hurry. Positiv: - The guide was really sweet and really tried to give me a better feeling about the whole trip - The hotels were nice compared to back packe standards... - The program on the second day was great. I have to point out that I am always organizing everything on my laptop during my travels or directly at the booking agencies. I really thought this trip would be something special but after 2 days only day 2 was a whole day I have to say that it wasn't worth the money. Everything could be organized by myself for - lets say - 150 bugs. The prices for the means of transportation are so low and I think a 4 star hotel room is not really necessary. So I would recommend this trip to people that have much money, no time or talent for organizing and do need a 4 star hotel room. For the rest: you can do a personal trip with a private guide for much less money...
Not sure where to even begin on how to rate this trip.. knowing what we know now..,I would have never booked 'the tour'.. I've come to learn Viator is really just a middle man taking a cut . Not one of our guides works for them. The guides were contacted by a 2nd or 3rd party off of trip advisor and had no knowledge of Viator. The 'guides' are all freelance and get a call/job from the 2nd party based on bid.So your not getting a Viator travel guide your getting a local guy with a vehicle who takes you to a few places that he gets some benefits from if you buy there stuff.along with his bid price and guilts you into a good tip because 'he's so poor' or has a daughter in the hospital etc etc .you get the picture.The country is beautiful but beyond the major cities not much to see or at least we didn't see much. Our understanding of the tour was supposed to be boat travel and village/community visits . Instead we traveled for hours in someone's vehicle our guide borrowed.,Just to spend 20 minutes at a temple.For what we received out of the 1029.00 could have been had for half the price had we done a little homework . Unfortunately you don't know ,what you don't know.
The tour itself was a 4/5. Positives - our tour guide was great, interesting activities, the Victoria hotels were amazing, took us to hotel in hchm. Negatives (2/4) not enough information before given VIATOR get your act together, tour didn't start until after midday on first day so very rushed.
There are some nice things about the tour, but we felt it was 1 day too long and definetely we felt we overpaid for what it was worth it. There was too much time spent in transfer, lack of information, we didn't get the option for the morning boat to Vietnam so we lost the first day.
Our guide picked us up after we crossed the border after a nice speedboat-cruise from Cambodia. We immediately got a good feeling from the guide and the driver. They took us to eat at a local restaurant, then some temples and markets. Really nice evening with the locals. Beautiful hotel for the overnight stay, on Nui Sam mountain overlooking the rice fields! Next day, we had more boat safaries, visiting fish/crocodile farms,bird sanctuary, local tribes and more delicious food. Super nice accommodation in Can Tho, overlooking the city! 5 stars!! Went to floating market, noodle-factory and a snake farm!optional
This tour was excellent. it provided us with a memorable experience of life on the Mekong Delta. Hotels chosen for us were excellent and the tour guide was amazing and spoke fantastic english. As there were only two of us the price was high, however the experiences provided made it worth it!!
A fantastic tour! Even though we started in a bad way the company and the tour guide did its best to make it the best trip possible. I would like to thank my tour guide N.T. and San for making this trip a memorable one. Mr. Toni also did his best to surprise us on our anniversary day which made it more special. A 5 star for this company and would likely to recommend this to other people.