According to some Asian countries’ lunar calendar, 2009 is the year of water buffalo and here we come with our official website www.waterbuffalotours.com! The very first Indochina online premium travel services have come with our passion for unique, personalized and unparalleled itineraries and services. Our only marketing tool is the words of mouth! We really appreciate the recommendation and reference of travellers who used our services. Also, we extend our thanks and warmly welcome back our special clients, the Viet Kieu, the GIs, and the Diggers, who have kept on supporting us
The idea to set up an online premium travel service in Indochina has been pregnant years ago as I have been around the industry since 1994.
Starting as a tour guide and then became a Tour Guide Manager for an Australian-run travel company named Travel Indochina for few more years before calling Australia home from 2000 to 2005. The passion for the travel industry has always seemed to be irresistible to me! I got back to Saigon and resumed my position in 2006 with Travel Indochina and by somehow I ended up to be the Operations Manager for a locally-run travel company since early 2008.
Around a year ago, I designed and led a day tour down to the Mekong Delta for a Canadian couple from Toronto and an Aussie guy from Melbourne. As usual, I avoided the tourist traps by taking a rural route, not the Highway 1, passing the villages of Can Giuoc, Can Duoc and Go Cong. We took a stunning short bike ride crossing the paddy fields lined with coconut palms located in the remote villages of Tan Hoa and Tan Thanh. The stories of the water buffalo popped up when we stopped and took a few photos of them wandering along our route. I told the three some stories of how I grew up looking after my family’s four water buffalos. They enjoyed the stories very much and bombarded me with many questions about the water buffalo. Understandably, the questions were too easy for me! We then headed to My Tho for a pleasant boat ride to Ben Tre. On the way back to Saigon, they brainstormed me with an unforgettable question which I almost got stuck, “Why do people call it water buffalo? What is the difference between the buffalo and the water buffalo”. I came up with some explanations of how hardworking, smart and loyal the water buffalos are, how much they mean to the farmers, how much they love the water and how fast they are in the water. One can easily cross the mighty Mekong River on the back of a water buffalo. The stories really excited the three and on the way back to Saigon they kept urging me to start a travel agent with unique tours
which are similar to the tour they are taking and the tour that tourists can have a water buffalo ride and cross the Mekong River. Unique tours are the words that have stayed with me everyday ever since!
Company Official Name: Chau Tho Travel Joint Stock Corporation
Short Name: CHAU THO., JSC
Vietnamese Name: CONG TY CP-DL CHAU THO
Head office: 84/7 NGUYEN THI NHO ST, WARD 9, TAN BINH DIST, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
International Tour Operation License: 79-060/2010/TCDL-GP-LHQT Issued by V.N.A.T (Vietnam National Administration of Tourism).
Tax Code Number: 0309530771
Phone: +84 972 977 778