Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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Offered in: English


Travel by speedboat through the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City to explore the sights and historical importance of this vast network of waterways. Watch the rhythms of daily life unfold along the riverbanks as you visit riverside markets and villages, artisan workshops, a Cao Dai Temple, a Buddhist pagoda and a family homestead. Includes a light breakfast, lunch prepared by a private chef, and samples of local fruits and other treats. This small-group tour has a maximum of 14 people, which ensures a customized experience with your guide.
  • Mekong Delta day tour by small speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit a Buddhist pagoda and Cao Dai temple, and walk around a riverside market and village
  • Sample fresh coconuts and Mekong whiskey at a family homestead
  • Take in rural sights including lush canals lined with rice paddies, fruit orchards and water buffalo
  • Light breakfast, lunch and hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people provides more personalized attention from a guide
Nicknamed 'the rice bowl of Vietnam,' the fertile Mekong Delta provides work, food and shelter for much of Vietnam's population. On your full-day tour, you'll explore some of the delta's vast network of channels and canals by speedboat. Keep your camera handy for great photo ops, and hear informative commentary from your guide about the history, sights and significance of the Mekong Delta.
Begin in the early morning with transfer from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel to the central pier. Board your speedboat and zip along the Saigon River while nibbling on the provided light breakfast.
Your first stop takes in the ornately decorated Tuong Van Pagoda. Learn from your guide about Buddhist spiritual practices, then continue downriver to a colorful waterside market loaded with goods, including mounds of exotic fruits, veggies and fresh fish.
By mid-morning, your boat reaches a web of smaller tributaries of the Mekong River. Wind through lush canals shaded by tropical foliage and enjoy your time on a rowboat. Taste fresh coconut and other produce, or sip fiery Mekong whiskey or wine.
Visit a lovely pagoda where a private chef prepares a Vietnamese lunch featuring traditional favorites, such as fresh spring rolls, ginger chicken, caramelized pork or elephant ear fish — a Mekong Delta specialty.
After lunch, learn about the Cao Dai religion —  which combines the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity — and see a colorful Cao Dai Temple, before visiting a nearby orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
In the afternoon, enjoy the scenery as you return by speedboat to Ho Chi Minh City. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel after transfer from the pier where you began your Mekong journey.

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, Dec 2018

We had a 'great luck' to have Tony, as a guide. Experienced, cheerful and thoughtful, he knows how to add to a tour 'something very special'. Very unexpectedly, he guided us to an orphanage, operated by an only Buddhist priest of the temple nearby. The establishment is supported by volunteers and good-will people. That was the day when this priest invited musicians for the kids. We were also invited to join the concert, of course thanks to Tony. That was really unforgettable. All the face of children was beaming. Tony made us love Vietnam. I don't know how to thank him. Bravo! Tony!!!

, Nov 2018

I really enjoyed the tour to Mekong Delta by speedboat. Best of all was our guide Tony - Mekong is his home and he knows a lot about living and working in the Delta.Thanks Tony for this great tour.Thomas

, Aug 2018

This daytrip was a great snapshot of the Mekong Delta. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and they made the experience a memorable one.

, Jun 2018

I loved that there were only six of us on this tour. A wonderful way to see the Mekong Delta. The guides were amazing! 100 would do this tour again if I ever get back to Vietnam!

, May 2018

Having a small group was great and we went to places that were not crowded with trillions of other tourists. Way better than expected and would highly recommend this tour. Includes hotel pick up, speedboat, canoe, lunch and lots of fun.

, Apr 2018

This tour was very well organised, very informative and very enjoyable. I found it difficult to know exactly where we were going before the trip but the experience was interesting nonetheless. It would be good to have a map available to know exactly the route the tour takes. I highly recommend this experience. Great guide.

, Apr 2018

A genuine experience which I will always remember! Highly recommended.

, Mar 2018

Great trip for a day in the Mekongdelta.

, Feb 2018

Loved this trip. Not sure what to expect but the service from the tour operator was fantastic. Drinks and fruit provided through-out the day and all the guides were very pleasant and friendly. Speed boat past the city was great, stops through-out the day were insightful pagoda, local village market, a local's house for some questionable wine.. and a trip on a long boat. Very good and would recommend, particularly as a solo traveller.

, Dec 2017

The reason the rating is not 5 star is because over all Mekong delta was not really exciting for me, and i was disappointed that the floating market was not included.Also, no fault of the tour company, part of the route to Mekong was very dirty and disgusting.
Les Rives tour arrangements were five star, on time pick up by Hung, our guide who was outstanding. In fact, he was the highlight of the trip. Tour itself had no tourist trap, no pressure to buy anything. In fact, even when we asked if we could buy the wines we tasted, the answer was that perhaps the family who makes it will share with us. Tour took us to remote areas, and as a result, we were in peaceful areas and never saw another tourist.
Generous amount of water, refreshments and wet towels were provided. Lunch was very good, local wine was also great.

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