Mekong River Delta Tours

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Often referred to as the 'rice bowl of Asia' due to its plethora of emerald rice paddy fields, the Mekong River Delta is surrounded by fertile lands that showcase nature’s riches. On Vietnam’s mighty Mekong, sleepy floating communities live surrounded by an abundance of tropical fruits, buffalo wallowing in paddy fields, and mangroves rich with birdlife.

Attractions Along the Mekong Delta
The commotion of Ho Chi Minh City is easily forgotten as you float down the mud-brown waters of the delta. Highlights include the Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest of its kind in the area, where boats swell with fresh coconuts and exotic produce, and the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, where the river meets the South China Sea.

In the Thua Thua area, the delta transforms into narrow canals that snake past agricultural villages famed for their coconut palms and production of whiskey and wine. Travelers seeking serenity will be delighted by Ben Tre, where a sleepy waterfront and languid pace provide a welcome retreat. The region is also home to two spectacular religious landmarks: Cao Dai Temple and Cai Be Cathedral, whose distinct styles range from vibrant to austere.

How to Visit with Viator
In order to understand Vietnam’s past and present, a visit to the Mekong River Delta is essential. Travelers can combine a ride through Saigon’s canals with a sunset Mekong River cruise, or take a private tour of the unspoiled countryside in southern Vietnam. If you have more time to spare, set out on a multi-day tour to gain comprehensive insight into local life in the Mekong River Delta’s rural settlements—many longer tours also cruise through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

Insider Tips
  • The famous floating markets of the Mekong River Delta are in full swing in early morning; if you’d like to attend, choose a tour that departs around sunrise from Hanoi, Vinh Long, or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Bear in mind that a full day on the Mekong Delta can be hot and unshaded, so it’d be wise to bring a hat, some sunscreen, and plenty of water.
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Address: Southern Vietnam, Vietnam
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Private Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat

Get a comprehensive look at the Mekong Delta on a full-day private tour from Ho Chi Minh City. A personal guide accompanies you by speedboat to less-visited areas of southern Vietnam, with stops at key landmarks including temples, pagodas, and markets. Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch are provided for your convenience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$170.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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3-Day Bike Tour From Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Experience two days on the Mekong delta by bike. Spend the night at local home stay, cycle past rice fields and water buffalos, climb Sam Mountain at sunset, and speedboat to Cambodia. This is our featured trip on the Mekong River.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Ho Chi Minh City and Canals Boat Tour

Take this 2 hour tour and discover Saigon. With this tour, you will have chance to visit the scenic, lush jungle canals with locals living a simple life. Take in the beautiful city skyline and bridges as it lights up at night.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$58.00
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Private Can Gio Mangrove Reserve Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve with a private guide on a full-day trip by boat from Ho Chi Minh City, and discover a tranquil landscape and fascinating wildlife just beyond the city limits. Travel by speedboat from a city pier, visit a riverside market, then tour the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on walking trails and by rowboat. This 8-hour tour offers the flexibility of a private guide, and includes all activities, entrance fees, and door-to-door transport from central Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Duration: 1 day
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2-Day Mekong Delta Small-Group Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Visit a floating market, cruise the Mekong River, and row shady canals on a 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City that explores the best of the Mekong Delta. With a local guide to lead the way, you’ll learn about Mekong Delta agriculture, food, and traditional music, joining the bustling crowd of vendors at the Cai Rang floating market. This 2-day Mekong Delta tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as an overnight in a comfortable, 3-star hotel.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Ho Chi Minh City- My Tho - Ben Tre private tour with lunch

The scenic canals, floating villages, and islands of the Mekong Delta lie just over an hour from Ho Chi Minh City. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit the regional capital of My Tho, admire Ving Trang Pagoda, then set sail around the Mekong islands on a traditional longtail boat.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mekong Delta Adventure With Coconut Village and Kayaking

Visit the Mekong Delta on an 8-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City, and spend the day exploring Delta canals by riverboat, motorized rickshaw, kayak, and traditional rowboat. Along the way you’ll meet local artisans, sample regional cuisine, and learn about life on the Mekong Delta. This full-day Mekong Delta tour includes all activities, lunch in a local home, and round-trip transport from your centrally-located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$49.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mekong Delta Tours 2 Days 1 Night to Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho

Rather than rushing to see everything the Mekong Delta has to offer in just one day, explore the area at a relaxed pace on a 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour provides local insight into rural Vietnamese traditions and includes a visit to Cai Be floating market and the agricultural town of Can Tho. Plus, a guide takes care of arranging all transfers, accommodation, and activities so that you don’t have to. 
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Full-Day Rural Life Tour in Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City

Get a taste of rural life in the Mekong Delta on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be floating market, with a boat trip through delta canals, a bike ride on a river island, and visits to local farms and workshops. This Mekong Delta tour includes all activities, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$106.25
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Experience Mekong by Bike and Kayak

Visiting the Mekong Delta on an independent day trip from Ho Chi Minh may mean you spend more time planning than actually experiencing the region. This full-day private trip lets you get the best from your day: by combining cycling and kayaking with opportunities to encounter local life. Paddle a kayak, cycle around orchards and farms to see and meet locals, and learn all about the delta from a guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Experience Mekong river by Kayak & Boat

Mekong Kayaking is one of the best way to experience the real Mekong river life. Enjoy this unique travel experience by creating a kayaking trip through real river life.Where to Kayak: River/canal.How long: from one to two hoursKayaking condition: easy,calm.What type of kayak: We do use both solid and inflatableWe have both single and double kayak.Note: Minimum travelers for this trip is 2 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$85.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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My Tho and Ben Tre Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Cruise the quiet canals of the Mekong Delta on a full-day boat tour from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho and Ben Tre. Get a glimpse of rural life in Vietnam, visit a lively fruit market at the edge of the water, and stop for a lunch of local cuisine, then spend the afternoon exploring by traditional row boat. This full-day boat tour includes all activities, lunch, and round-trip transport from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$57.00
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