i’ve read through heaps of reviews, and this particularily comprehensive one, i cannot find at the moment. i’ll update when available.
i went with the 3-day tour (HCMC exit to PP) with Sinh Café (yes, the original one), which i will not say that i’m any impressed with their performance.
a few ticks here and there, but over the course it does amount to something. the itinerary was kept to, except for the “incense making”.
i usually have my camera to keep myself company, so i didn’t complain as much as the others. many people felt the “sightseeing boat” offered very little to see. myself, i was interested in what local life consisted of, so i was fine.
at chau doc, we were dumped into this dingy hotel. they had specified each room would have 2 people sharing. however the girl i was to share with, decided to pay for another room, to maintain her privacy. the tour guide said, in this case, that i (a female) was to stay with the odd man out. we had a little tiff about how wrong i thought this was to put single male and female strangers in a room together, but he insisted that i had to pay if i didn’t want it that way. in the end, the girl stayed with me, while that man stayed in his room himself. two people per room huh?
oh, she also had footprints on her sheets, while my bed seemed like someone shaved their head recently on it.
at the end of the trip, we were not taken to where we should have been dropped off (Capitol office). at least it was around the corner from lakeside.
i apologise that i’m keeping this current review short and not listing all the little quarrels which occurred; but in general, you get what you pay for.
although the tour was generally a poor experience, i still believe the Mekong Delta itself was an area worth visiting. i keep these as two separate concepts…over 5 years ago