Mekong Delta River Cruise Adventure Tour From Ho Chi Minh - Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
  • Return Details :
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho chi minh city. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

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Meet at Saigon opera house prior to your 8am departure, and set out on your 8-hour tour from Ho chi minh city in an air-conditioned coach. After a 2.5-hour ride through the countryside, arrive in My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. As the terminus of the Mekong river, which winds through six countries from Tibet to Vietnam, this incredibly fertile region produces approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output, and life revolves around the the delta.

Upon arrival into My Tho, board a private long-tail boat for a cruise on the Mekong river. On the boat ride, your local guide delves into the history of the region and steers you to an island with lush tropical gardens. Sample tropical fruit before continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, where your guide will share stories of the area's cottage industry, coconut candy. Visit a coconut candy factory, where you'll hear the history of the industry and watch how this confection is made.

As you continue your journey along the river, take the opportunity to stop at local villages and experience more of the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of the people who call the Delta their home. Purchase handcrafted souvenirs as you experience the more relaxed pace of the Delta, in stark contrast to the bustling streets of Ho chi minh city.

Transfer from your boat to Xe Loi, a motorized cart that transports you to a bee farm, where you'll transition to a smaller rowing boat that allows you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.

Sample local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant, where lunch is served. After lunch, once again board the air-conditioned coach for the return journey from My Tho to Ho chi minh city, where you'll be dropped back off at Saigon opera house.

Please note: Knees and shoulders must be covered, as the tour visits rural areas.

Inclusions

Join the Local English speaking guide

Take a 2.5 hours ride with private transportation to the city of My Tho

Board on a private boat and cruise on the Mekong River (Entrance Fees are included)

Visit an island with lush tropical gardens and sample tropical fruit

See how local coconut candy is made and taste a coconut drink

Travel by Xe Loi (motorised cart), and visit a bee farm

Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant (set menu)

Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Entry/Admission - Diem Phuong Restaurant

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both recommended and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Minimum age is 6 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Maximum Small Group size is 12.

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Guides required to regularly wash hands

All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Feb-2023

    My wife and I were stopping over in Ho Chi Minh City en route from Australia to England. Trailfinders recommended this tour and we were delighted with the result. Our guide, Duy, was excellent. His English was clear and his knowledge extensive, He took good care of us getting on and off the small boats. The tour is well designed, giving views of the city traffic and then the countryside and roadside stalls on the way to and from My Tho. Here we boarded a small boat which took us to one of the islands past fishing boats and static nets. We made a stop to sample a range of local fruits and hear local musicians singing and playing local instruments. Then a walk through the coconut palms to see some very calm bees and try a jasmine tea mixed with local honey. Another boat trip took us to see how coconut candy is made and to sample it and local rice wine, with the option to buy local produce. Then we had a ride in a tuk-tuk along narrow roads and a walk across some exciting bridges to a delightful garden restaurant where we were served a banquet of local dishes from spring rolls made at the table, through rice pancakes, chicken with rice, pho soup to refreshing pomelo. A short walk took us to a narrow boat, rowed skillfully by a local woman through backwaters between coconut palms until we reached our motor boat which took us back to our starting point. Thoroughly recommended!

  • 01-Feb-2023

    Very interesting trip to Mekong delta with knowledgeable guide, Duy. Great rowed and powered boat trip. Visit to coconut candy maker and excellent lunch. Highly recommended.

  • 27-Jan-2023

    The guide Thing, had lots of stories about the area and the people and history to share. I can highly recommend the trip. You will try delicious fresh fruit, coconut candy and chocolate.

  • 25-Jan-2023

    We had a great guide called Joe (best guide I found during my stay in Vietnam) he was nice, funny and caring (he took care of some clients when they had a! Accident and didn’t leave them alone at the hospital). The tour was very interesting, food was nice and he made the group had a great day (that was the general impression). Highly recommended.

  • 14-Jan-2023

    Tan was a great leader for our Mekong Delta River Cruise. He ensured we had a great, varied experience where we were able to see how local people used resources around them.

  • 11-Jan-2023

    We had a great day with Huongle our tour guide, friendly, fun and knowledgeable. We visited many different places, saw beautiful flowers and had a wonderful boat trip.

  • 31-Dec-2022

    My 15 year old and I loved this trip. Our guide Tan was knowledgeable and funny, and really helped connect us to what we saw, heard and tasted. Highly recommend this guy and this trip for a complete change from the hustle and bustle of Saigon.

  • 13-Dec-2022

    Certainly our favourite tour in Vietnam so far, it packs in a lot in a small amount of time. Our guide Huong was so brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable!

  • 05-Dec-2022

    Tour guide and the driver are very nice and they done a great jobs . I will recommend all my friends to join this tour and even I will do it again on my next visit. Loving it.

  • 03-Dec-2022

    We had a fantastic day with Duy showing us round the islands in the Mekong Delta, sampling some local delights and cruising down the delta in a river boat. Duy was really informative, helpful and friendly. He made the day and is an outstanding tour guide.

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