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Les Rives - Authentic River Experience
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat
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Owner description: Let us take you on a journey to some of the world's most significant sites. Visit the historical Cu Chi tunnels, the laidback backwaters of the lush Mekong Delta and the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. We offer authentic experiences in areas that can only be accessed via the region's scenic waterways. Cruise between verdant rice paddies and mirror-like pools along the tributaries and canals of the river of nine dragons - the Mekong Delta. Step back into Vietnam's not-too-distant past at the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience wartime life. Cruise mangrove forests off Vietnam's southern coastline and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of captivating Can Gio. Fall into the local rhythm and take time to enjoy the here and now. Connect with Vietnam's landscapes, warm people and perhaps, even yourself.
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“Great service and enjoyable trip”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

All staff were very informative, pleasant and very helpful. They are more expensive than perhaps a coach trip, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and you beat the crowds.
Did 2 trips, 1 to Chu chi and other to Mekong. The Mekong trip was delightful and very informative about the social life of Vietnamese, also the journey was very interesting. I have slight disablilty ~ so be warned you do have to walk a fair distance round the village and to the orphanage, and its hot!
Because i couldnt get out of boat at 2 stops, due to low tide etc. was given a 15% DISCOUNT, which i thought was very kind and organised via our tour guide.
Chu Chi was very interesting and Tre (guide) highly informative, journey was a bit more on the open river. Got fantastic breeze on river. Food on both trips was fantastic and there is a constant supply of drinks and fresh fruit. great experience and wonderful staff. thanks ~ loved it.

Visited March 2012
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“Nice , worthwhile day out”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Top class serivce from some nice people. You pay qutie a bit of money in Vietnamese terms but its worth it as a special treat . It beats sitting in a hot bus with 50 other people and you get a yummy meal onboard on the way back .
The boat journey is cool high speed up the river with cold drinks/ breakfast served on board.
Tour of the tunnels is very professional and not at all tacky like people have commented here .
Well thats my opinion anyway and I would recommend it , so there !! :-)

Visited March 2012
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

we were picked up on the dot at our hotel at 07.00 hrs. embarked on time (07.30 hrs). boat trip took us in 1 1/2 hrs to Cu Chi tunnels. enjoyed during the trip a good breakfast. our guide was excellent. on the way back we were offered a quality lunch. disembarked at 13.00 hrs. excellent experience. value for money.

Visited February 2012
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“great day”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Tam our hostess and Captain 'Slim' were terrific. Lots of snacks and cold drinks. A wonderful day.

Visited March 2012
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“With the Saigon River Express, the journey was as good as the destination”
Reviewed 22 March 2012 via mobile

Basically the Saigon River Express offers great value the moment you board the boat. It is fast, cool, comfortable and you get great scenes of life along the river. The staff is nice, very service minded, and punctual. They spoke good english and also privided the tour of the tunnels.
By the way... you get there a lot earlier than the first busses...
Beats a airconditioned mininus and/or private driver by miles and miles! Do it.

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