Small-Group Authentic Mekong Delta Experience By Speedboat - Ho Chi Minh City

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Discover the rhythms of daily life in the Mekong Delta on a full-day boat tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit a riverside market and village, a Cao Dai Temple, a Buddhist pagoda, artisan workshops and a family homestead where you can sample fresh coconuts and local whiskey. You'll also enjoy a light breakfast on the boat and traditional lunch prepared by a private chef. This day trip is limited to 14 people to ensure you enjoy a small-group experience with your guide.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment

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Your day starts with early morning transfer from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel to your speedboat at the central pier. As your boat sets off along the Saigon River, a light breakfast is served.

Your guide introduces you to the history and importance of the fertile Mekong Delta as your boat approaches its vast network of canals and channels. Known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, the delta provides food, shelter and work for a large percentage of the nation.

Learn from your guide about the region's Buddhist spiritual practice when you stop at the ornately decorated Tuong Van Pagoda. Then continue your journey downriver to visit a colorful waterside market. Keep your camera handy for photo ops of mounds of goods, including exotic fruits, veggies and fish.

By midmorning, your boat reaches the watery expanse of smaller tributaries that splinter from the Mekong River. Glide under a canopy of tropical foliage as your boat winds through lush canals, and stop to explore key places with your guide. You'll enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the delta surrounded by coconut palms and visit a village totry fresh coconut and other produce, or sample fiery Mekong whiskey or wine.

Take a break from sightseeing over a relaxing lunch prepared by a private chef at a pagoda. Traditional dishes may include fresh spring rolls, caramelized pork, ginger chicken or elephant ear fish a Mekong Delta specialty.

When you have finished lunch, visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple, and learn from your guide about the Cao Dai religion, which combines the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. Then visit a nearby orphanage run by Buddhist monks.

After your enlightening experience on the Mekong, start the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoying the scenery as you go. Upon arrival back at the pier, your guide returns you to your hotel.

Inclusions for Small-Group Authentic Mekong Delta Experience By Speedboat

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip speedboat transport
  • Refreshments and fruit on the boat
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Small-Group Authentic Mekong Delta Experience By Speedboat

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Surcharge for vegetarian or halal meal options, if required

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist with boarding and disembarking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; there will be a surcharge for vegetarian or halal options

Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes

Please note the route can be subject to change due to water levels

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Loved this trip. Not sure what to expect but the service from the tour operator was fantastic. Drinks and fruit provided through-out the day and all the guides were very pleasant and friendly. Speed boat past the city was great, stops through-out the day were insightful pagoda, local village market, a local's house for some questionable wine.. and a trip on a long boat. Very good and would recommend, particularly as a solo traveller.

  • The reason the rating is not 5 star is because over all Mekong delta was not really exciting for me, and i was disappointed that the floating market was not included.Also, no fault of the tour company, part of the route to Mekong was very dirty and disgusting.
    Les Rives tour arrangements were five star, on time pick up by Hung, our guide who was outstanding. In fact, he was the highlight of the trip. Tour itself had no tourist trap, no pressure to buy anything. In fact, even when we asked if we could buy the wines we tasted, the answer was that perhaps the family who makes it will share with us. Tour took us to remote areas, and as a result, we were in peaceful areas and never saw another tourist.
    Generous amount of water, refreshments and wet towels were provided. Lunch was very good, local wine was also great.

  • this tour was amazing. Can't rate it highly enough. Got to have tea with a local family, got to experience a long wooden boat ride with authentic Mekong Delta people. The lunch stop was amazing and got to learn about local whiskey making at another local family homestead. Going by speed boat along the river to the Delta was amazing seeing the local river life - just awesome. Highly recommend it.

  • Absolutely loved this tour. The Mekong Delta is not to be missed and is a great opportunity to see how the locals live. The food was safe and delicious. On the boat we tried many fruits - fruits that are not available in other countries. All prepared hygienically and with gloves. There was never a shortage of sanitary wipes and drinks and food/snacks. The tourguide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting background information. The tour included awesome photo ops including one with an authentic Vietnamese hat. This tour is a must do for anyone visiting Ho Chi Minh city!!!

  • Not suitable for those that has never experience the real Mekong Delta cruise. It does not cover the popular usual places to visit.

  • This tour was awesome! Great tour guide and assistants. More snacks, food and drinks offered than we could even consume. The guide's knowledge and love of his country was obvious. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to visit the Mekong Delta and see sights outside of the city limits.

  • So glad we chose boat as we really felt we were in the middle of things. Our guide was very knowledgeable if a little pushy about his point of view. We loved each of the sites we visited and it was great to get out of the city to see how people live on the land. Did not visit all sites promised.

  • Great trip, terrific guide

  • We very much enjoyed this tour. The guide, assistant, and boat driver took exceptional care of us the whole trip. It was a good representation of the varied living conditions outside of main metropolitan areas. We were never wanting for refreshments or a selection of fruits. The guide and her assistant were always enthusiastic, and enjoyable to be with.

  • Very enjoyable tour, great tour guide, interesting stop offs, highly recommended

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