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Tour code: 5060VUA
Journey from Ho Chi Minh City into the heart of the Mekong Delta on a small-group tour led by an experienced local guide, cruising along the mighty Mekong in a private longtail boat. Experience this important river delta firsthand as you explore both jungle-shaded canals and wide waterways to see fishing villages, exotic fruit farms and the rhythms of daily life. You’ll also enjoy a lunch of traditional Mekong Delta dishes and sample local specialties along the way.

Highlights

  • Full-day small-group cruise on the Mekong Delta, from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cruise the waterways of the Mekong River in a private longtail boat
  • Explore villages and islands in the Mekong Delta
  • Try Mekong specialty dishes during lunch at an excellent restaurant
  • Ride in a sampan along canals shaded by coconut trees
  • Sample exotic fruit and tour a coconut candy farm
  • Travel in a small group with a maximum 16 passengers for a more intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to the city of My Tho, a 2.5 hour journey, by air-conditioned mini-coach. A former naval base, My Tho is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. The area is the final destination of the Mekong River which winds its way from Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region its prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Life for villagers in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, people are more likely to transport by river than by road.

Upon arrival into My Tho you'll board a private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. On the boat ride your local guide will take you to visit an island with lush tropical gardens where you'll have a chance to sample tropical fruit. You'll continue to another island in the Mekong Delta, you'll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a coconut candy factory and explain the process of making this sweet. You'll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture and customs of people who call the Delta their home. Continue by Xe Loi (motorized cart) to a bee farm where you'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat allowing you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.

Sample the local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant where lunch is served. After lunch you'll return to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Customer Reviews

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Jay was fantastic and very passionate. The trip was great fun and Jay made sure that we didn't go hungry or thirsty, thanks Jay for a great day.

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Really nice trip. Nice and informative tour guide! Really good organized.

Michele S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour included everything that is reported in the desciption. Our giude Tan was really friendly, caring and knowledgable, he contributed actively to a great experience! Recommended!!!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very well organised trip, with a good selection of activities. Would have personally liked more time devoted to the canal journey via sampan as this went too quickly! Guide was very personable and knowledgeable

Linda.eamus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a fabulous day, Trinh (Peter) our guide was so informative and very knowledgeable. Our group ranged significantly in age but Trinh was able to accommodate absolutely everyone - thanks from the Cox and #39;s Adelaide

Michal C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time with Thanh Truong as our guide! Thank you very much and hope to see you again!

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It is rare that whilst on holiday my wife and I have had a day trip that was so enjoyable. From the moment that we met our guide, until we stood with her at the end of the day for photographs it was wonderful. Sometimes it is not just what you see or experience that makes the day, it is the way in which it is delivered. The sights seen and the experiences created memories that will stay with us.

Ronan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was the best tours of our trip. It is a full day out experiencing Vietnamesse traditions, Culture, food and Music. Would definitely recommend.

jackieblue5197

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a wonderful tour that shouldn't be missed. It may have taken a while to get there but it was totally worth it. One of the best times we had on our entire trip.

Tyrone G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour! Our guide was a hoot. A good way to learn about Vietnamese culture and the importance of the Mekong delta to the region and its peoples and #39; way of life.

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