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Highly recommended Ben Tre Trip

We would highly recommend this tour with Mango Cruises. The trip was well organised and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate E
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Will never forget this!

We took this tour on our last day in Ho Chi Minh City. At first we were hesitant to go as the boat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We did a one day private tour. Beautiful big boat for just the two of us. Went into a brick making village, a coconut industry, rode on a tuc tuc, made some of our own rice paper, visited a noodle factory and enjoyed a lovely trip down the Mekong.
Because of the expense we chose to make our own way to mango home. Good advance organisation via email with Jay. He gave us exceptional instructions for catching the local bus and organised a shuttle to pick us up from Ben tre station.
Lunch was yet again incredible.
A tour that no pictures can replace the experience! It is a must. And a must with mango cruises. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank DrDawn22
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

The bus arrived on time in the morning and took us out to meet with Thuong, our guide, for a tuk tuk ride out to the boat. The boat was very comfortable and there was only 3 of us which was fantastic! We cruised out to the coconut factory first. It was interesting. The brick factory was so basic and primitive but extremely effective with mass production. We went for a relaxing ride out to the rice noodle factory. It was interesting then we stopped for some honey tea and coconut lollies, different! Then we went on boat ride through the canals back out to the boat then to the mango house for lunch and dinner. There was so much beautiful food! The accommodation was beautiful and we had an outside shower and toilet which was very novel. The bed was hard so my partner used the couch cushion to sleep on for extra padding. The next day we went by bicycle to the local market, pagoda and soldiers house to try making rice paper. Having Thuong explain everything at the market was such a great help. We would have missed so many things without her. The soldiers story was beyond belief but fantastic to hear a positive outcome. Thuong was a fantastic guide and we learnt so much from the knowledge she has of the area and of Vietnam in general. Well worth the money and definitely the highlight of our trip to Vietnam especially the bike riding and seeing the countryside!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tayl0u
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

3 days/ 2 nights on the cruise was the BEST memories for us. That's not only sitting on the cruise but also many activity by bicycle around the village to see rural life in Mekong Viet Nam. The room was nice with A/C. All the staff was very friendly. The food was such amazing with little girl cooking. Hopefully we can come back soon.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

Our 2 day / 1 night trip was awesome. The pick-up in Ho Chi Minh City and the transfer to Ben Tre was smooth and easy. We took a short ride by a kind-of "Tuk-Tuk" and changed to a big boat.

Our tour guide SEVEN was very kind and helpful, he explained to us the "normal" life of Vietnamese people and how the local industries (mainly brick production, coconut manufacturing and all kind of rice treatments). We also used a small boat and we had short bicycle rides.

Mango Home was also very relaxing: tons of great food (actually too much) including a personal coking class, nice drinks and a swimming pool (although the temperature reminded me of a bath tub).

The second day included the visit to a local market (interesting ...) and a temple of a very unique "religion" (Caodaism).

I'd like to say "thank you" to the Mango crew and especially to Seven for being an excellent tour guide.

Certainly it's not a cheap trip but definitely worth its price.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank wolfest
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful way to explore the Mekong Delta. We chose the 2 day 1 night private tour staying over night in the Mango lodge. We only booked this the day before and the booking team were very quick to respond to my queries. The whole itinerary was well organised and very smooth. We had a transfer that took us direct from our hotel and were met by our tour guide Ms. Que who lead us from Ben Tre.

Ms. Que was knowledgeable and extremely personable, funny and a delight to spend time
with. We really enjoyed experiencing the area under her guidance and were extremely well looked after.

The trip itself was intimate authentic and very interesting - remote from any touristy places. There was a great balance of activities and tours with some relaxation time at the lodge as well. The lodge itself is set in a beautiful garden on the river. The rooms clean, comfortable and spacious but no frills.

One of the less expensive private tours on the market - we did the research, and yet it provided everything we were looking for and more.

We would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Rosie D
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