Ho Chi Minh City is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, both of which are highly recommended but there are also lots…
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Our guide Mr.Lan Unicorn was a funny chap. Very informative and attentive to the guests' needs. The journey was smooth, the bus driver drove well and not recklessly and it even has wifi on board. Mr Lan shared unique stories about himself, his family and the brief history about Vietnam and its various ethnicity. Our first attraction was a lovely temple with delicious street delicacies offered by the vendors. Bee Farm and a cocoa processing place included. One thing to note: Mr.Lan did mention that tipping the boat rowers is not necessary but is welcomed and many of us voluntarily tipped. The short journey in the delta was very scenic and somewhat chaotic with many other sampans crisscrossing. I'd say lunch could have been better (deep-fried fish as main. Rice, egg and vegetables also) but it was satisfying. Not much to see when cycling in the neighbouring village but give it a go anyway. Boat journey to and from the island absolutely peaceful. Highly recommended! Thank you Mr.Lan!
for the price of around $20, this tour was a bargain (though it's worth keeping a budget of $5+ for tips of various people along the way). Our guide Hang was great, really dead-pan funny and she did a great job explaining things and handling a group that was 50/50 domestic and international traveller. Great lunch. Would be a 5 star tour if they did some basic maintenance on the bikes - most were falling to pieces and I had to drop off the biking part and find my own way back to the base because the chain fell off and the seat post collapsed (and this happened to several people in our group...) the bikes are fine if they are looked after and I was a bit annoyed to miss out on the cycling part.
Tour guide was funny - you need thick skin though! Bring a change of clothes if you're doing the tunnel crawl. Only issues were the stops at the Lacker place - seems like a bit of a cash grab (same as coconut place, but that one was a bit cooler). The other thing was that the trip includes ~5+ hrs of driving and you don't drink booze in the limo as the picture would have you assume. However, the tours are really cool and the guide was hilarious!
Thankfully we booked the 10-20 group vs the 20 to 40 group. Otherwise we would have been fighting to hear our guide over the rest of the group. We ended up having about 10 and it was good. The only issue was that there were many other tours going on at the exact same time. So we did a bit of waiting for items to open up for us. All in all it was not too bad but it should be noted. Our guide hei was great at answering all of our questions.
This was an activity-packed day, with two lengthy bus journeys bookending the tour itself. However, throughout the day Vu (our guide) was energetic, informative and spoke impeccable English. We really enjoyed all of the activities (although were very tired by about halfway through, so perhaps the traditional music could be cut from future tours) and felt we saw many different aspects of the Mekong Delta.