1 Review Written
Ho Chi Minh.
Sail Date: March 2019
Ho Chi Minh. We did the Princess Tour to the Mekong Delta. This had good reviews here on cruise critic. Waste of time and money. 3 hours unbroken travel there and back...we had to ask for a toilet stop. Weduid go to Buddhist temple on the ... Read More
Ho Chi Minh. We did the Princess Tour to the Mekong Delta. This had good reviews here on cruise critic. Waste of time and money. 3 hours unbroken travel there and back...we had to ask for a toilet stop. Weduid go to Buddhist temple on the way which was interesting and I wish I'd spent time shopping at the stalls near here more. The tour said we'd travel Cross the,Mekong to visit a small island whereby wed visit a local village and get to see typical housing act. Well we did go on a boat to an island whereby the garden sell started..firstly a candy making place, then a honey "farm"(they brought out one strip from a hive then tried to sell us all things bee. Which if course we xant take back to Australia so was very embarrassing. We then went to a um kind of restaurant whereby we sampled local fruit and they sung for us which was pleasant. Then the final torture...they put you in a canoe (you have no choice as it takes you to the otherside of the island where the boat pick up is). The whole time the ladies rowing kept saying "you give big top. You give money" I only had large notes..about $30 Aus. She wasn't letting me off without 1. So I asked if she would sell me the straw hat she had offered for me to wear during the journey ( noting they were selling for $1usd) at stalls along the island..thinking at least I'd get something for my $30 and she could cheaply replace it before her next customer...but no way..The people sitting behind us in the canoe had the opposite problem. Only small notes...they got virtually spat on. (If we had known I would of given the guy my big note and we would of claimed we were a family...he could of brought me a beer later lol) After that we had a lovely lunch at a large restaurant. All in all it was a long day and I didn't feel we really experienced any of the culture...just tourism. In fact I dint recall one person except our tour guide who was a character, smile. They were all being forced to hard sell. My parents did the Princess small groups tour of the city and had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises