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Mekong River Tours

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Mekong River
The Mekong River, the 12th-longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,345 kilometers), is the main artery of Southeast Asia. Its flowing waters are the beating pulse for a region that includes the fertile Mekong Delta around Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, the scenic hills of Laos, and the jungle-lined waterways of Thailand and Cambodia.
 
The Basics
River tours in small traditional boats offer visitors a chance to experience the culture and communities that thrive along the Mekong’s waters. Opt for a day tour from Ho Chi Minh City and cruise around the floating markets of the Mekong Delta; discover the islands along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers on a half-day tour from Phnom Penh; or cruise across the border from Thailand to Laos.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Boat tours operating on the river include small wooden motor boats, traditional sampans, and speedboats, while rafting and tubing are also possible in some sections.
  • Most boats provide little shade, so be sure to bring a hat, sun protection, and mosquito repellent.
  • Some boat cruises may be wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance.
 
How to Get There
The Mekong River is accessible from several major cities, including Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Vientiane in Laos, Chiang Mai in Thailand, and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. While public transport runs to some of the larger towns along the Mekong, the easiest way to travel is as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
Mekong cruises run all year-round, but the most popular time to visit is between September and March, when the high water levels mean more choice for boat trips, floating markets, and floating villages. The wet season runs from May until August, but it’s still possible to visit during this time and the weather is still warm—just pack a rain poncho as the open-air boats offer no protection from showers.
 
Cruising the Mekong Delta
A Mekong River cruise offers a fascinating glimpse into rural life, gliding past lush rice paddies and fruit orchards, watching fishermen cast handmade nets in search of the day’s catch, and sampling tropical fruits and coconut candies at the floating markets. The river is also home to some of the largest freshwater fish in the world, and lucky travelers may even spot one of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins that live in the Mekong’s waters.
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Classic Mekong Delta Deluxe Group Tour

Classic Mekong Delta Deluxe Group Tour

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Discover the vast network of canals and channels that comprise the Mekong Delta. Travel by minivan from Ho Chi Minh City to the market town of My Tho where you board a traditional sampan. Get a glimpse of the distinct agricultural life of the vibrant southern Delta region while you float past verdant fields. Stop at a village to taste local specialties, hear Vietnamese folk music, and savor a delicious meal.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.47
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US$38.47

DELUXE Mekong Delta Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

DELUXE Mekong Delta Full-Day Small-Group Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Seeing all sides of the Mekong Delta by yourself in a day from Ho Chi Minh City is complex, with road transport, boats, and more to arrange. This full-day tour eliminates the hassles, so you can just take it all in, as your guide provides commentary. Sail down the Mekong, row along canals, visit villages and farms, enjoy a traditional lunch, and taste local goodies—all minus transport and ticket worries.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.97
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US$35.97

VIP Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh (Private Option available)

VIP Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh (Private Option available)

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The Cu Chi Tunnels are an integral part of Vietnam’s history, making them a must-see attraction. Opt for a luxurious experience of the tunnels on a tour that includes round-trip transport by luxury limousine and a cruise on the Mekong River. In an intimate group limited to seven, travel in air-conditioned comfort, explore the tunnels with a guide, and explore the Mekong Delta on a rowboat and motorboat to discover rural life
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size
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Mekong Delta Insight Tour - Deluxe Group Tour

Mekong Delta Insight Tour - Deluxe Group Tour

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Witness life on the Mekong Delta during a boat tour at Ben Tre, famous for its coconut processing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit local industries such as a brickwork atelier. Tour a typical village and take a short bike ride or hop on ‘xe loi’ (motorized rickshaw) to explore surrounding fruit fields. Enjoy a riverside lunch of local specialties and a sampan ride through narrow canals.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.16
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US$46.16

Private Authentic Mekong River Full Day Trip - Non Touristic Mekong delta

Private Authentic Mekong River Full Day Trip - Non Touristic Mekong delta

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Highlights: • Cao Dai Temple • Local market • Bike/scooter ride crossing paddy fields • Authentic Vietnamese food • Boat trip & sampan cruise on Mekong River • Local people and their hospitality • Try local rice wine - Cobra  snake wine • Be away from tourist crowd
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.80
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US$121.80

Experience The Mekong Countryside By Bike & Boat Two Days

Experience The Mekong Countryside By Bike & Boat Two Days

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WE GUARANTEED: None Stopping at 1.NO TOURISTIC AREA, 2.NO SHOPPING PLACES 3. MONEY REFUND What you will Experience: 1. Daily life of the locals. 2. Off the beaten track. 3.Tasting local food as the locals. 4. And Much more is waiting for you to explore. There is no better way to see Mekong countryside by bikes. Please check out Trip advisor link as bellow to know what customers shared before your adventures. Countryside Adventures Team
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.00
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US$195.00

My Tho - Ben Tre - The Upper Mekong River full day trip

My Tho - Ben Tre - The Upper Mekong River full day trip

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Enjoy the scenic journey along the Express Trung Luong Highway and take a leisurely boat trip around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Get on a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province and experience the traditional rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta inhabitants.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.59
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US$43.59

Mekong River - Mekong Eyes Cruises for 2Days/1 Night

Mekong River - Mekong Eyes Cruises for 2Days/1 Night

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The Mekong Delta Eyes Cruises combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style. At 39 m long and 8.5 m wide, the Mekong Eyes river cruiser was built out of an old, traditional rice barge with the finest quality wood, and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta.
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  • 2 days
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US$287.18
Price varies by group size
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US$287.18
Price varies by group size

Combined Cu Chi Tunnels And Mekong Delta

Combined Cu Chi Tunnels And Mekong Delta

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This package is designed for those who have just one free day in Sài Gòn and want to experience two most popular destinations nearby the city, Củ Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta. It will be a long day and you will spend almost 5 hours on a van travelling from city center to the Củ Chi district, the Mekong Delta, and back to Sài Gòn. So if you have more than a day, we recommend you to make 2 different day tours to enjoy each tour at its best.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.31
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US$52.31

Private Mekong Delta Boat Ride Day Tour with Lunch from HCMC

Private Mekong Delta Boat Ride Day Tour with Lunch from HCMC

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With easy access to My Tho and the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City is a common departure point for a delta tour. See the popular destination on a private tour that includes a boat journey along the Mekong River. Gain insight into local village life along the delta, and have the full-day excursion all to yourself—without the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.49
Price varies by group size
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US$99.49
Price varies by group size

Mekong Delta Discovery DELUXE Small Group Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta Discovery DELUXE Small Group Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Explore the winding canals, river islands, and traditional villages of the Mekong Delta on a full-day, small-group trip from Ho Chi Minh City that’s the perfect introduction to rural life in Vietnam. Cruise the Mekong River, learn about local food and handicrafts, and eat a classic Mekong Delta lunch at a local restaurant, with an experienced guide to lead the way. This 8-hour trip from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta includes hotel pickup and drop-off in District 1, all activities, and lunch, and it's limited to 15 people for a more personal experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.00
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US$16.00

mekong private tour

mekong private tour

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Let’s escape from the chaos of the city to join Mekong Delta 1 Day Tour in Ben Tre, well-known as the coconut kingdom of Vietnam after only 1.5 hour driving from the bustle and hustle of Saigon.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.54
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US$101.54

Mekong Delta Full Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre - The Upper Mekong River

Mekong Delta Full Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre - The Upper Mekong River

Enjoy the scenic journey along the Express Trung Luong Highway and take a leisurely boat trip around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Get on a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province and experience the traditional rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta inhabitants.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.59
Price varies by group size
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US$43.59
Price varies by group size

Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day, Small-Group Guided Tour

Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day, Small-Group Guided Tour

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The Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels are two of the most popular day trip destinations from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit both in one day on this tour and enjoy a more personalized experience with a small-group size. Explore the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels and learn how they were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, then cruise around the islands and villages of the Mekong Delta.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.98
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US$58.98

 Mekong Delta Discovery Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre

Mekong Delta Discovery Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre

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A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.59
Price varies by group size
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US$43.59
Price varies by group size

Great Experience Mekong Delta 2 Days 1 Night With Tiny Garden Bungalow Homestay

Great Experience Mekong Delta 2 Days 1 Night With Tiny Garden Bungalow Homestay

Discover the quiet pace of life in the Mekong Delta on a 2-day tour that includes a homestay with a local family. Head to My Tho from Ho Chi Minh City, then board your boat to see the Mekong Delta from the Tiền River. Visit villages along the waterways, learn about local traditions, and watch the sunset. Includes accommodations, three meals, transportation, and a guide who facilitates the experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144.35
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US$144.35

Private Mekong Delta tour 3 days 2 nights

Private Mekong Delta tour 3 days 2 nights

The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It's a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries. The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish). Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of bird life and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reach for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$230.77
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US$230.77

 PRIVATE Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day guided tour From HCM city

PRIVATE Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day guided tour From HCM city

Travel south from Ho Chi Minh City to the Tiền River for a Mekong Delta cruise that includes dinner on the river and the sunset. During this full-day private tour you'll explore the Mekong Delta at a leisurely pace, stopping at villages along the waterways where you can experience traditional life in Vietnam. You also take a short bike ride before boarding the boat, giving you another perspective on the region.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.20
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US$91.20

PRIVATE Luxury Tour Mekong Cai Rang Floating Market 2 Days 1 Night

PRIVATE Luxury Tour Mekong Cai Rang Floating Market 2 Days 1 Night

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Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region. Every early morning, hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri - products.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
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US$250.00

Phu Quoc - Saigon 3 days trip on Mekong Eyes Cruise

Phu Quoc - Saigon 3 days trip on Mekong Eyes Cruise

Are you planning to spend your holiday on Phu Quoc Island? We suggest you an 3-day exciting program on Mekong Eyes Cruise that not only brings you a wonderful holiday but also offers you the fantastic scenic of Mekong Delta River. Along the journey, you will take part in tour from Saigon to Phu Quoc and have a chance to go for a walk in small villages and visit local house, and explore colorful floating markets in Cai Be. Let’s spend a leisure day while taking in the beautiful scenery on Mekong River.
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  • 3 days
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US$584.62
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 Mekong Delta Discovery Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre

Mekong Delta Discovery Day Tour - My Tho - Ben Tre

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A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.77
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US$45.77

Luxury Group Tour Mekong Cai Rang Floating Market 2 Days 1 Night

Luxury Group Tour Mekong Cai Rang Floating Market 2 Days 1 Night

Get a fascinating insight into the lifestyle and culture of Vietnam’s waterways on a 2-day tour of the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit a floating market, encounter traditional villages and more.
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  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.71
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US$153.71

Essential Mekong Delta 2 days/1night

Essential Mekong Delta 2 days/1night

Essential Mekong Delta – 2 days: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of Mekong Delta region and spend time to explore the local floating market at its nicest time and most exciting of the day.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.06
Price varies by group size
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US$82.06
Price varies by group size

PRIVATE Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day From HCM city

PRIVATE Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day From HCM city

Travel south from Ho Chi Minh City to the Tiền River for a Mekong Delta cruise that includes dinner on the river and the sunset. During this full-day private tour you'll explore the Mekong Delta at a leisurely pace, stopping at villages along the waterways where you can experience traditional life in Vietnam. You also take a short bike ride before boarding the boat, giving you another perspective on the region.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.99
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US$96.99

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