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Mekong Delta Tour | Duration: 1 DAY

Price from: US$ 33
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Introduction

With the limited time, Mekong Delta Day Tour will offer you an interesting view of the locals’ daily life as well as beautiful characteristic on “the land of rivers”. Enjoy a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals, visit the picturesque orchards, sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers, and listen to their traditional folk music – a special art in Southern Vietnam, which tell out the daily life of people in farming work and loving life or joining in Cai Be Floating Market, all absolutely will give you the wonderful experience of southern Vietnam area.

Option 1: My Tho – Ben Tre

Am: At 8.00 am, our guide and driver welcome you at hotel. Today you will leave Ho Chi Minh for My Tho Province and have a smooth one-and-half-hour drive through beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival, you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the greatest pagoda of My Tho city, Tien Giang Province. About 1km from the city center, this pagoda is an ancient southern architectural gem. The beautiful architecture of it is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture. Continue to take a boat along Tien river to explore Delta region. You will have chance to see the famous islands here with Phoenix, Unicorn, Dragon and Tortoise islands. Process cruising along the river to see the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Then stop at one of islets for lunch in an orchard garden.

Pm: After lunch, you will enjoy a boat ride through natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Next, visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and know more of their daily life. Especially, you’ll get a real sense of the charm and tranquility of the area when enjoying seasonal fruit, honey tea and “Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the locals. A horse-drawn carriage is also an interesting experience that you shouldn’t miss before leaving this area. Finish your trip, the driver takes you to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Drop you off at your hotel. 

Option 2Cai Be – Tien Giang

Am: At 6.30 am, our guide and driver will welcome you at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be. On the road, you will have chance to survey the beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival in Cai Be, you will set off by boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of Ba Kiet ancient house and get to know about the indigenous culture. Next, pay a short visit at a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel slow rhythms of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Then, you keep cruising through series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature when arriving Tan Phong Island. Enjoy lunch with the luscious food and have chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked by your own and served in the heart of the local garden.

Pm: After lunch, you will take a biking tour along the small villages to visit the orchards and have some short stops to meet local people who help you understand more about the daily life in the Mekong Delta. Then get back to the dock, our guide and driver will transfer you back Ho Chi Minh city, drop you off at your hotel.

Unit: USD/ Person

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

3 pers

4 pers

5 pers

6 pers

7 pers

8 pers

Option 1

129

69

64

52

44

39

36

33

Option 2

167

88

80

63

53

47

42

39

 

What’s included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Meal: 1 lunch - Asian set menu (we can offer vegetarian food, halal food or any special dietaries supplied on request. Simply let our sales team know the food option that you prefer)
  • All entrance fees at mentioned sites in the tour itinerary
  • Additional services: local boat, Horse-drawn carriage/bike

What’s excluded:

  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Notes:

  • These prices are for private tours
  • Belongings to bring: Sun-glasses, hat, towels, sun cream, raincoat or umbrella, good shoes and camera.

 

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