Welcome to Water Buffalo Tours

We are the first online premium travel service that specializes in PRIVATE, CUSTOMISED and UNPARALELLED tours throughout Vietnam.

Having been in the tourism industry since 1994, with years of experience to back him up, our director had been incubating the idea of the service for a long while before founding the company in 2009 – the year of the water buffalo in Vietnamese Lunar Calendar.

Water buffalo - the animal we choose to represent our company -  is a very tough, sturdy and loyal animal, which in some way may aptly describe our devotion for creating a unique and unforgettable experience for our customers. And so we have been doing ever since.

As we are thrived by our passion, we are also well-aware about our responsibility for the community. During the past 7 years, we restraint our company size to 5% growth per year, so we don’t mass-operating. Overexploitation is the last thing we ever want to our home.

If you would like a tour that is tailored exactly like the way you want it, you found the right company. Send us a request and we would be happy to assist!

Or if this is your first time to Vietnam and you want a designed-by-experts tour to make the most of your time, without all the thinking and planning, have a look at some our all-time popular and available itineraries!

Please have a look at our FAQs page for more information on our service. Check out our Gallery page for some of the awesome sights you may get to see on our tours as well!

Still not convinced? Hear it directly from our customers by visiting our TripAdvisor page here, or find out why you should choose to tour with us below!

Why us ?

  • Private & Unparalelled Tours

    Each tour is yours and yours alone, we do not team our customers up for group tours.

  • Certificate of Excellence

    For 3 consecutive years, 2013-2014-2015, we have received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for Ho Chi Minh City Private Day Tours.

  • Online Operation & No Advertisement

    Our operations are 100% online-based, and we promote our tours purely through the word-of-mouth, which means there are absolutely no inflated fees added to the tour cost.

  • Professional English-speaking Guides

    We only work with guides that we train ourselves. Even when we’re booked solid, we’d rather be honest with our customers than work with freelance guides, in order to maintain our service’s quality.

  • No Tourist Shopping or Traps

    We avoid touristy shops just as you do. We do take our customers to markets for sightseeing, but there will be no shopping on our tours unless you personally ask for it, no force-selling or buying. You’ll buy only what you want, when you want.

  • Localizing and Refining

    We only offer our tours to selected few locations, and are narrowing down the places to where we take our guests, places that we have confidence that we can give you the most authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. In order words, we do not run the business to expand it, but to refine its quality over the years.

Highlight tours

What our customers say about us!