Shopping - Mar 11 - Mar 16, 2019

Traveler: Jack B. - Local specialist: Alex Nguyen

On many of the locations that we visited the detailed information could show that walking in gravel and dirt pathways should be know so as to not ware your best footwear. Asking us if we had out swimwear when in-route to the Delta was not good. That river is very dirty and to swim for someone from the US is not even a question to ask. Also the car travel time to locations should be included so that trips to areas are not booked without reason. Many of the things advertised to tour in the City were not gone to Post Office were not done. When people come from cold areas to Hot they do not have that much energy to be marched around all day. We paid a lot of money for taxi to and from the airport and some trips to the Market.

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Alex Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

First of all, We are profoundly grateful for your feedback and your shared experience in Ho Chi Minh in March.
I am so sad to hear that you had a hot and not good day-trip in Ho Chi Minh. For clarify your case, I collected information your guide, Mr T and our operation office in Ho Chi Minh city. Mekong Delta is one of spotlight destination and local people use water into this river for daily activities. I don't think swimming in river is a good idea and suitable for you, a forgner tourist.... read more

First of all, We are profoundly grateful for your feedback and your shared experience in Ho Chi Minh in March.
I am so sad to hear that you had a hot and not good day-trip in Ho Chi Minh. For clarify your case, I collected information your guide, Mr T and our operation office in Ho Chi Minh city. Mekong Delta is one of spotlight destination and local people use water into this river for daily activities. I don't think swimming in river is a good idea and suitable for you, a forgner tourist. It is properly joke from guide in this case for advicing can swim inorder to reduce your hot feeling in summery temperature. I totally understand for adapting hot weather in south of Vietnam in short duration. I hope your next time trip in Vietnam, especial back southern will fall from October to January. I sure that in this time, Ho Chi Minh will treat you better. Thank you again with my regards.