Private Vietnam Tour Guide
Buddha – My Tho – Mekong Delta

Thank you for your interest in taking a private Vietnam Tour. I know you have several choices when you are making plans to take a Vietnam land tour. My Private Vietnam Tour Guide services are a great alternative to:

Getting on a big tour bus with 20-40 other tourists and spending a day or two feeling that you are being herded around like a herd of cattle. You’ll spend your day (s) riding with people you don’t know, end up waiting for the slowest member of the group, listening to unfounded complaints of other people in the group, and visiting places your have no interest in. You might save some money, but you’ll feel like you spent a lot more.

Or you could arrange a private tour with a large tour company and spend a lot more money. Big tour companies have a lot of expenses.

You arrange your private tour directly with me. We plan the tour together based on your interests, time and budget. Much of your tour can be planned in advance of arrival in Vietnam (online & telephone if necessary), but the biggest advantage is that we can make last minute arrangements or changes to your tour. A 50% deposit for my guide services will be sufficient to allow for planning for any number of days you wish to use my tour guide service while you travel in Vietnam.

Most of tour needs such as hotels, meals, entry fees, etc. will be your responsibility as the tour progresses. No advance fees are normally required except for transportation, such a car or van with driver; and deposit for my services. Most agencies require 24 hour notice for a refund. Some cancellations/changes such as vehicle rental require 24 hour notice before the tour is scheduled to begin.

Booking Conditions

To secure my tour services please pay a 50% deposit of the agreed upon fee online at least 1 week in advance or in person 1 day before the tour. Please book as soon as possible to insure your tour reservation.

The client is responsible for any bank/transfer charges.

Pay online with VISA/MASTERCARD through PayPal (a PayPal account is not required) (a 3.5% transaction fee will be included in total fee): (NOT ACTIVE)

The balance must be paid before your tour departs.

Pay into one of our bank accounts (please contact us for details)

1. No Show: There will be no refund or guaranteed rescheduling of the tour. We will attempt to reschedule if we have no scheduling conflicts or prior commitments.

2. If your cancellation is received within 24 hours of scheduled tour, the deposit will be charged and, if requested, we will attempt to reschedule if we have no scheduling conflicts or prior commitments.

3. If your cancellation is received 24 – 72 hours of scheduled tour 50% of deposit will be charged and 50% returned, or we will attempt to reschedule if we have no scheduling conflicts or prior commitments.

4. If your cancellation is received before 72 hours (3 days) of scheduled tour, your deposit will be refunded, or we will attempt to reschedule if we have no scheduling conflicts or prior commitments.

5. If we have to cancel your tour due to bad weather and cannot re-schedule on another day, 100% cash refund applies.


My tours do not include personal injury or health insurance.
Each participant must have individual medical/health insurance and provide proof coverage prior to departure..
We ask each participant in our tours to sign a disclaimer stipulating that he/she has personal insurance and that PVTG will not, in any circumstances, have to assume the responsibility or the expenses caused in the event of accident or disease.

My basic services include:
Experienced English-speaking guide

Additional services available by request when planning your tour (not included in quoted fee):
Transportation – car, van, or motorbike w/ helmet
Vehicle insurance
Meals as indicated
Accommodations as requested.
Entry fees and ferry crossings
International safety standard helmet
Drinking water and soft drinks
Individual hotel pick-up and return
Personal expenses/tips

16 thoughts on “HOW WE PLAN YOUR TOUR”

  1. Hi Loc
    My name is Trudy and my husband and I are comeing over from 09/10/2010 we were coming with another couple but they have now pull out So now we are on our own and we were thinking of a private guide depanding on cost
    (Travel itinerary edited for privacy.)

    I hope you can help as with our trip
    I can be contacted also at (email address edited)

  2. Hi Loc,

    Actually I will go to Saigon next November.
    I’m really interesting about your page..

    Did you have yahoo messenger or what’s aps? Maybe we could chat, because I have so many question..

    Please sent your yahoo messenger to my email and I will add you as soon as possible.


  3. Hi Loc

    My name is Luke and I am coming to Vietnam on the 9/11/2011, flying in to HCMC. I will be in Vietnam for just over a month.

    Depending on price and availability, I was considering a private tour guide to help me plan my travels and get acquainted with the country.

    I don’t have an itinerary planned but I have a good idea of where I would like to visit. Basically this is my plan thus far. I am very flexible with time as I am not sure how long to spend in each destination:

    – Spend 3 days exploring HCMC and nearby sights.
    – I would like to experience the Mekong delta, but don’t want to pack it into 1 day. I figure 2-3 days.
    – Return to HCMC for a night before heading to Mui Ne. Not sure on time here, but give a day to relax and another to see the sand dunes and possibly the fairy springs.
    – From Mui Ne I would like to travel to Dalat. Once again not sure on required time.
    – From Dalat I would like to travel by road to Hoi An then to Danang and on to Hue.
    – From Hue fly to Hanoi, spending 3 or 4 days exploring the capital.
    – Because I’m a nature lover, I’m considering visiting Ba Be National Park, which will possibly take 3 days.
    – From Hanoi I would like to go on a cruise in and around Halong bay before returning to Hanoi to depart to Australia on the 12/12/2011.

    That’s a rough plan. I am more than willing to listen to any suggestions that you may offer.

    I was thinking I would use your services in Saigon and in the Mekong Delta. After that I would venture by myself, but get your assistance with organising travel arrangements.

    I don’t want to feel like I need to abide by a strict travel arrangement. If I discover a place that I really like I would like to have the flexibility to stay longer.

    I hope you can help me with my travels in Vietnam.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.



  4. Hi Loc,

    Myself and my partner were looking at spending about 8-10 days in Vietnam from around the 9th of March 2012. We will be flying into Da Nang and were hoping to motorcycle down the Ho Chi Minh trail to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. I have been instructed this should take approximately 6 days although I’m sure you would probably have a closer estimate of time. Neither of us are particularly experienced riders which is why we think it is imperative we are accompanied by a guide. Any advice on hiring and returning of motorcycles would be fantastic as it seems reasonably difficult with a one way trip.

    Once in Ho Chi Minh we plan on relaxing and exploring the city for two or three days before continuing on to Cambodia.

    Depending on price and availability we were really hoping you could provide assisstance in the planning and hopefully personally accompanying us on our trip.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Many Thanks


  5. hi loc,
    im going to visit viet nam in 1 week , we are a group and 6 persons from germany
    we want to travel around south of viet nam on january 15th and we have just only 7 days.
    can you help us to be our tourguide and plan for our trip??
    and please tell me how much ok for everything, hotel, rent car and you are our tourguide. we just need 2 or 3 stars hotel.
    we wnat to visit hcm city. mekong delta and da lat and nha trang.
    i hope to hear from you soonest ..and thank alot

  6. Hi Loc,

    My name is Quynh , i would like to make an enquiry for a whole day Sai Gon tour for 5 people on the 28/8/16 from Phu My’ s port . Please give me the quote .


  7. Hi Bao Loc,

    Good day to you.
    I accidentally saw your page in TripAdvisor with excellent comment.
    We will have a family tour to Vietnam on Oct 6th-9th, but was struggle with the expensive tour founded in Vietnam.
    Can you give us a family package (5 person) with 2 days tour in Vietnam (with reasonable price)?
    We would like to have one day of city tour and another day tour to Chu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta and Binh Quoi Tourist Village (maybe).
    Hoping for your feedback soon.
    Thank you.

  8. Hi Loc

    My name is Lee and we are a group of six, we are coming to Ho Chi Minh on the 5 Jan 2017. We will be in Ho Chi Minh just for 4 days. We would like to have one day of city tour and another day tour in Mekong River and 1/2 day on food tour. Can you give us a family package (6 person) with reasonable price?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you.


  9. Hi,
    We will arrive Ho Chi Minh on 30/01/17 to 04/02/17
    Any suggestion for tour for 5adult and 2child (1yrs & 3 yrs old)

  10. Hi — I saw your excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. My friend and I will be coming to Ho Chi Minh City on a cruise ship. We arrive on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11 am, and leave the following day, March 15th at 3 pm. We know that’s a very short time to visit your intriguing city and its surrounding area, and would like to get as much out of our stay as possible. Some sites that we would be interested in are: the Cu Chi Tunnels; a walking and perhaps evening food tour of the city; the Mekong Delta and, if time, a little shopping! I’m not sure what would be feasible to do in that short time period, and would appreciate your suggestions and advice. Please include prices as well. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you! — Laura

  11. Hi,

    I and my family plan visit your city, Ho Chi Minh. Can you advice which months is best time and how many days to visit before we booking the flight ticket. Please let’s me know asap to book the promotion flight ticket.

    Can you suggest the itinerary for us, the place we wish visit is catholic church, mekong delta, famous place as u think can’t miss. Please quote us with hotel and meals too for consideration.



  12. Loc,
    My wife and I will be arriving via cruise ship on March 23, 2017. You have been recommended by friends from Plantation, Florida USA. I would like to book your services for the 2 of us for the day. Let me know what you can suggest.

    Thanks ,

  13. Hi Loc,
    Me and a friend are thinking of visiting the Cuchi tunnels.
    Could you quote us the price for a day tour probably in 3 Feb?


  14. Hi Loc,
    My family of 7 members will be arriving in Ho Chi Minh from on 21 Feb 17 at 12.45pm (taking Jetstar from Dalat). We will leave for Singapore on 24 Feb 17.

    Would like to enquire about the following for my family:
    a) Pick up on 21 Feb 17 from airport to Hotel and a half-day Ho Chi Minh City Tour
    b) One day HCM tour on 22 Feb 17
    We will require transport and guide services for the above. Would appreciate it if you could let me know if you will be available, and a cost indication and other details for the above I look forward to your early reply. Thank you.

  15. Do you have a vacancy for today for 3 adults 2 children and an infant for a half day tour of Saigon?

  16. Hi, we are 3 sisters from Australia. We would like to do a tour of HCMC. We would like to visit the war museums, as our father is a Vietnam veteran so we would like to see places of significance. We have a full day available tomorrow (Friday 10 march 2017) or Saturday 11 march 2017. Could you please email me what options you have and the price?

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