Tour code: 2514SGN_ESMD
Drift away on the scenic Mekong River on this private tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the scenic wonder of the ‘Rice Bowl of Vietnam’ as you cruise along this epic waterway. Travel by boat through a network of canals, where you’ll make stops at floating markets and enjoy a traditional lunch in a local orchard, complete with plenty of tropical fruits. The journey ends in Vinh Long town, where your friendly driver will transport you back to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel. 


  • Private guided English-speaking full-day tour of Mekong River
  • Explore the Mekong River canals and floating markets
  • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch at one of the tropical Orchards
  • Informative and friendly private guide
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned private car

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Mekong River Cruise Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Private Tour: Mekong River Cruise Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the day floating along the scenic Mekong River aboard a traditional boat as it floats through canals and waterways on this full-day tour. Take in the lush splendor of rice feels and local villages as you make your way through floating markets and stunning scenery. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local orchard, which includes fresh fruits picked straight from the tree. Then travel by boat back to Vinh Long town where your friendly driver will return you to Ho Chi Minh City by about 6:30 p.m. 


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great full day out with excellent tour guide the highlight was how peaceful it was on the rowing boat away from the hustle and bustle

Daryl M South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Stunning and a wonderful day. Thank you so very much Viator for everything!!!

Jackie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent trip. Tin the guide spoke excellent English and was really informative. He couldn't do enough for us. Lunch was really enjoyable. The whole trip was fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We had a wonderful time on this trip. The candy was delicious!

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent guide and excellent tour

Eugene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

excellent guide; wonderful day trip
the only miscue was that Viator miscommunicated/did not verify with the local tour guide the proper number of participants; nothing that several cell phone calls couldnt solve.

Dean P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This particular tour was the highlight of our 7 day stay in Saigon. There was only 4 of us on this tour and we had the most amazing guide for the day, [ Thomas, who treated us like family]. We were picked up promptly at our hotel in our air condition mini bus and headed off towards the Mekong. The floating markets, seeing the local confectionary being made, [and sampling it of course], tasting the snake wine, the 5 mile trip across the Mekong to the island where we had a fabulous Vietnamese lunch and a few beers, and our sampan experience along a small canal all made for a truly enjoyable day, and an insight into the Vietnamese culture. The tour lasted approximately 10 hours but can be longer depending on the tides on the river and the traffic back. A very well priced tour for a great day out.

Emma C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Excellent! Our guide and driver were faultless!!

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Brilliant. The 3 of us were the only people on the tour = private. Great guide, spoke English very well and was very knowledged in his tour, country and anything else we wanted to know. Very interesting places visited. Mekong was brilliant, peaceful, beautiful. Highly recommend

Adele.p United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

This tour was one of the highlights of the trip. Ann our guide was superb and gave us a thorough insight into Vietnamese life. We would highly recommend this tour if you are staying in Ho Chi Minh city and would not hesitate to use Viator again wherever they provide a service. 1st class thank you!

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