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  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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

  • Meet locals as you explore the villages and islands along the Mekong River
  • Take a private longtail boat ride along the Mekong River
  • Enjoy the local Mekong delicacies while you feast on lunch at the Diem Phuong Restaurant
  • Travel by sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees
  • Sample exotic fruit and tour a coconut candy farm
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 16 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We found this tour at the very last minute on viator, we were blown away with the previous reviews so the bar was set high for the experience. This tour did not disappoint, our guide Quang Dang was very friendly and knowledgable. We especially liked the fact that our group was small ( 6 people ) and we had a much more personalized experience with our guide and fellow travellers.
We would highly recommend this tour - it is a great value and experience for the price!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

An excellent day trip tour - really enjoyed it and had a wonderful experience. A full on, busy day, good food and well organised. Great guides.

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