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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 7:00 and then head towards Cai Be District.

    Reaching Cai Be at 9:30, we will firstly visit the Cao Dai Temple Cai Be with the Caodaism, a unique religion in this region; and the Cai Be Catholic Church. Afterwards, you will get on the boat and transfer to visit both of Cai Be land market and floating market to observe the locals’ life as well as to distinguish the land market from the floating one.

    Leaving the two markets, you will continue your discovery tour to explore the river life of Mekong people by using their daily vehicle, hand-rowing boat. The boat will cruise among the meandering rivers and criss-crossed canals and lead you to the “mysterious” Mekong lush orchards.

    Return to the boat and shift to Tan Phong Island, where you can have relaxing time to enjoy local fruits before joining our cycling tour to travel around the island. We will visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs. If it is on schooldays, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care of their gardens.

    Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop. Cycle back to Tan Phong Restaurant to enjoy local food and specialties.

    At about 15:00, you will embark the boat to leave Tan Phong Island for the pier to come back Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Ho Chi Minh City hotels
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Use of bicycle
    Exclusions
    • Personal expense
    • Gratuities
    • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Total length of cycling: 30-45 minutes grade: easy/normal
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My short trip to Ho Chi Minh (4days 3 night) was well organised from picking up at the airport to return back to the airport. Our tour guide Mr Yang was very pleasant and full of energy person who explained and thought us about the history of Vietnam specifically Ho Chi Minh.
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    Response from GinnyTong, Chủ sở hữu at Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
    Responded Jan. 14, 2016
    Thank you for spending time sharing your nice feedback on Ho Chi Minh City experience with City Insight - Day Tours! We are glad that you really enjoyed your time with our tour guide Mr Dung (as you called Mr Yang) exploring every field of one of the most vibrant cities in Vietnam. We do hope that if you have come back to Vietnam, all your trips will be also enjoyable and even more. Regarding your compliments, we will make sure to forward to Mr Dung, Ms Victoria as well as our City Insight Team. Furthermore, we would love you to connect with us on Facebook or Gplus, where we have updated many travel stories, tips and guides along with information about Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you! Best regards, City Insight
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    Thanks to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh enjoyable. I would like to give some credits to your staff Ms Victoria on handling my bookings who is very helpful and provide very prompt reply to all my emails on any inquiries. The tours handle by your so-called
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    Response from GinnyTong, Owner at Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
    Responded Jun. 14, 2015
    Thank you for giving feedback to City Insight on TripAdvisor. It's our great pleasure to hear that you had an enjoyable trip in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We do appreciate your compliments for our staff Ms Victoria Nguyen and certainly forwarded to her. She said she always took great pride to receive your compliments and also expected that she could serve you in your next time trip in Vietnam. Kindly noted her and our City Insight whenever you travel to Vietnam. Don't hesitate to contact us! Furthermore, we would love you to connect with us on Facebook or Gplus, where we have updated many travel stories, travel tips and guides and information about Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you! Best regards, City Insight
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    Thanks again to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh memorable. My family enjoyed our cu chi tunnel tour especially the Mekong delta tour. Our tour guide Phi was very informative and entertaining. Will definitely recommend city insight :)
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    Response from GinnyTong, Owner at Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
    Responded May 30, 2015
    We would like to say thank you for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We’re happy to hear that you and your family had a memorable and really enjoyed the trip in Ho Chi Minh City, including tour to Cu Chi Tunnel and the Mekong delta. We will then forward your compliments to our tour guide, Ms Phi. Thank you again for recommending our City Insight to your friends and hope that we will soon have chance to welcome your friends and even you back to Vietnam. We are always to be with you in your next journey to Vietnam. Also, we would love you to connect with us on Facebook or Gplus, where we have updated many travel stories, travel tips and guides and information about Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you! Sincerely, City Insight
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    Book 3 tour packages namely 1) Mekong Delta group tour-Full Day Tour 2) Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi Tunnels group tour-Full Day Tour and 3) Saigon City Tour-Half Day Tour via online booking to City Insight-Day Tours. During the tours I only find out that you have engaged another
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    Response from GinnyTong, Owner at Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
    Responded Apr. 6, 2015
    We would like to say thank you for submitting review on TripAdvisor for City Insight after your tour in Southern Vietnam. Also, we want to say that thanks for your feedback, we know more about the quality service of our travel partner. As you know, you requested to travel in Join group tour, we then arranged join-group tour – provided by our Travel Partner in the South (as our staff Victoria had emphasized when chatting to you) – for you, since City Insight just provide private day tours by ourselves. We would like to confirm you that we have never HIDDEN you any information about your join-group tour before your travel. When you book tour by paying in cash directly at the Travel Office, the Travel Office can hide from paying tax for the Vietnamese Government. That’s the reason why your cost will be lower. And please note that you can only book tour at lower cost if paying IN CASH at their office. In case of booking online, you will be still applied extra 10%VAT. By the way, it would be a great experience for those who want to travel in join tour group. Asking for prompt consultancy from City Insight or booking tour directly at your destination, you can save your cost. I have forwarded your compliment to Ms Victoria. She felt happy but sorry for your dissatisfaction on the quality service of our Travel partner. She also regretted it was the first time that City Insight had received a 3-star review from Customer. We do hope that we will welcome you back to Vietnam and let us (one more time) have a chance to travel with you in private tour in order to serve you best. We would love you to connect with us on Facebook or Gplus, where we have updated many travel stories, travel tips and guides and information about Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you! Best regards, City Insight
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    This tour visits multiple sights of interest in just a half day so we like that it is "short and sweet". On this tour you visit the old Chinese quarter of Ho Chi MInh City. This includes a tour of the Cho Lon markets, Thien Hau temple (dedicated to the goddess of seafarers),
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    Response from GinnyTong, Owner at Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
    Responded Feb. 7, 2015
    We would like to say thank you for your compliments on TripAdvisor after joining our Cultural city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip in Ho Chi Minh. Also, we regret that you and your family had no chance to take part in making lanterns, sorry for the minor inconvenience during your trip in Saigon. About your compliments for your tour guide, Thomas, we do appreciate and will forward to him. Let us have another opportunity to serve you with best services and excellent tour guides! Also, we would love you to connect with us on Facebook or Gplus, where we have updated many travel stories, travel tips and guides and information about Vietnam. We are looking forward to seeing you! Sincerely, City Insight
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    Martin aryeh W
    284145
    Pleasant
    This was a tick the box activity which actually proved to be quite enjoyable. And definitely wort a visit
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    KasiaTDublin
    20
    Poor
    We didn't really see the floating markets as there were only few boats left when we got​ there and it looks
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    Kenneth S
    1619
    3 excellent private tours
    We are a party of 4 who booked 3 private day tours from Saigon to Chu Chi Tunnels;The Mekong Delta and The
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    zainur_ishak
    Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
    10
    Thank you Ms Victoria (trip organiser) and Mr Yang aka Dung (tour guide)
    My short trip to Ho Chi Minh (4days 3 night) was well organised from picking up at the airport to return back to
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    TessicaW
    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    205113
    The day felt very rushed
    This was one of the tours that my husband was looking forward to the most as he has studied the war and is very
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    TrixieGirly
    125
    Ho Chi Minh with Ms Phi
    We had a great time!  Ms Victoria organized everything perfectly, patiently coordinating with me and guiding me
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    drag0nslayer99
    Port Barton, Philippines
    20
    Thank you Ms Victoria
    Ms Victoria from City Insight- Day Tours is very good at arranging tours. When I am going to VN I always use this
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    cheah636
    Penang, Malaysia
    10
    City Insight (by TNK Travel)- Day Tours
    Thanks to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh enjoyable. I would like to give some credits to your
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    KimPunzalan
    10
    Great tour
    Thanks again to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh memorable. My family enjoyed our cu chi tunnel
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    Shirley T
    12
    Hoi An & My Son Classic Day Tour
    Thanks to City Insight by allowed us to include a journey to Mable Mountain in our Hoi An & My Son classic trip.
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