We love finding new opportunities to experience the very best that Vietnam has to offer. It’s one of the most important parts of what we do at Buffalo Tours, and we’re always looking for new ways for our travellers to get even closer to the history, culture and charms of the country.
That’s what makes our newest addition to our Saigon day tour portfolio so exciting. It’s only been a few weeks since our brand new Lady Hau Dinner Cruise on Saigon River embarked on her maiden voyage, but it’s already one of our favourite ways to get a rare glimpse at the sights and sounds of southern Vietnam. After all, to describe Ho Chi Minh City as frenetic and bustling would be an understatement, and the Saigon River is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and take in another side of Saigon’s charm.
But the road to the Lady Hau’s maiden voyage on the Saigon River didn’t come without plenty of hard work. Before the Lady Hau set sail as Saigon River’s newest dinner cruiser, Lady Hau was a rice barge that helped transport rice shipments from the Mekong town of Can Tho to neighboring cities and districts. Hardly a glamorous cruiser, the Lady Hau was the backbone of the Mekong communities’ livelihoods for decades.
It’s this history that makes the Lady Hau such a unique experience in the city. Not only is it a perfect way to take in the sights, but the Lady Hau offers the unique opportunity to enjoy dinner onboard a piece of Vietnam’s history. Thanks to the hard work from the team behind L’Azalee Cruises — the same team behind our L’Azalee Halong Bay cruise — she’s transformed into a quaint dinner cruiser with an on board kitchen, an open air sightseeing deck and a dining area with a delicious selection of Vietnamese and International dishes, but not without the original Vietnamese charm of her past life.
It’s still early days for the Lady Hau, but already she’s making waves as the perfect addition to a traveller’s Saigon itinerary. We can’t wait to see what the Lady Hau has in store for our travellers to Vietnam, but we’re pretty confident that it will be nothing short of fantastic.