SouthEast Asia: Buffalo Tours

Day 679 and I was researching if it was cheaper to outsource the planning of Vietnam. Why you ask?  I was not comfortable traveling it alone.  I saw rave reviews of Buffalo Tours online and I asked them to price Gourmet Vietnam as solo.   They sent me the below itinerary at a cost of  US$ 4,179. 

Days Hotels Activities
Day 01 Majestic Saigon Hotel (Colonial Deluxe Room) ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY
Day 02 Majestic Saigon Hotel (Colonial Deluxe Room) HO CHI MINH CITY – Afternoon Half day group city tour – Evening street eat group tour
Day 03 Majestic Saigon Hotel (Colonial Deluxe Room) HO CHI MINH CITY – Morning cooking class – join in
Day 04 Majestic Saigon Hotel (Colonial Deluxe Room) HO CHI MINH CITY – Mekong Delta lunch cruise group tour full day
Day 05 Almanity Hotel Hoi An (My Mind (Courtyard View)) HO CHI MINH CITY – HOI AN
Day 06 Almanity Hotel Hoi An (My Mind (Courtyard View)) HOI AN – Morning cooking  class – join in – Afternoon My Son half day tour
Day 07 La Residence Hotel & Spa Hue (Deluxe) HOI AN – HUE – Half day tour
Day 08 Hotel De LOpera Hanoi Hotel HUE – Half day tour – FLY TO HANOI
Day 09 Hotel De LOpera Hanoi Hotel HANOI – Morning half day city group tour – Afternoon cooking class join – in
Day 10 Paradise Luxury Cruises (Deluxe 2D1N) HANOI – HALONG – 1 Night Cruise on luxury boat
Day 11 Hotel De LOpera Hanoi Hotel (Deluxe) HALONG – HANOI – Street eat dinner group tour
Day 12 Depart DEPART HANOI

As a recap, the pricing of this trip is more expensive than Exo Travel by about $600.  But even worse was how it was put together. Instead of having a private tour guide, I was supposed to  join a bunch of group day trips.  REALLY!

 

 

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