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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’ll board a traditional sampan for a 3-hour ride. 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.

Highlights

  • Mekong Delta boat tour, departing from My Tho
  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and ride a sampan down narrow canals
  • Taste coconut candy, honeybee tea and tropical fruits
  • Listen to traditional southern Vietnamese music
  • Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant with local specialties
  • Round-trip minivan transport available from Ho Chi Minh City hotels

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What You Can Expect

Classic Mekong Delta Deluxe Group Tour

Boat tour on mekong river

Customer Reviews

Mario L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We enjoy that excursion. We saw many beautiful things. We really appreciated our guide Hai.

ajgraydon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful tour. We had a fantastic guide, who made us all feel welcome, and was knowledgeable.
The whole experience ran really smoothly. Lunch was really nice too. As per other peoples advice on avoiding an upset belly we avoided the cut fruit. Other people on our tour ate it. We did not have any issues with belly problems. To be quite honest I would not recommend this for the elderly or a single parent with multiple small children as it may be dangerous getting on and off the boats etc.

Mariusz M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We were looking for a company to go with to see the Mekong delta. Most programmes were quite comparable, so we tried to find a reasonably priced trip. At out hotel the Buffalo Tours asked for 144 US dollars per person, which seemed an exorbirant price especially for Vietnamese prices. When we found the offer of Viator, we were rather hesitant, as it was 4 times cheaper while offering an almost identical programme, but because I have used TripAdvisor for years, we decided to give it a try.
It all started with us being picked up from the hotel exactly at 8 o'clock. 20 minutes later, with the rest of the group 6 adults and 2 children aboard, we were on our way to My Tho. Our guide started with Let me introduce myself. My name is Bach, like the German composer. I like Bachs music, so I thought it was a good omen. And I was right. Bach proved to be a big asset to the trip. Friendly, easy going, not to say charming, and well educated, he also has a very good command of English. He was ready to answer all our questions, and was very open and candid in his opinions.
The minivan was comfortable and air-conditioning was working well. In My Tho we visited the Vinh Trang pagoda. After a short boat trip crossing the river, we had a short break for a honeybee tea, then had a selection of fruit and heard a short selection of Vietnamese folk/court music, which was long enough to whet the appetites for those who liked it, and short enough for those who did not enjoy it.
Then we saw how to make coconut Candy and had a sampan ride. Then we were driven by a horse carriage to a riverside restaurant honestly, I could do without the ride where we had a pretty satisfying lunch excellent spring rolls, but no grilled chicken mentioned in the official programme. After lunch, we drove back to Ho Chi Minh.
All in all it was a very enjoyable trip, extremely well organised, doubtless thanks to Bachs organising skills and to a very good communication between organisers of particular events: although we changed means of transport van, boats, horse carriage several times we never waited even a few minutes and everywhere they were waiting for our arrival. And nobody asked us for any tips apart from the singers, who simply put a basket on the table!
Again, Bach thanks for all your efforts to make our trip such an enjoyable and successful event. Highly recommended.

Wojciech S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I highly recommend this trip. Very good tour guide Typhoon Honey. Comfortable bus with AC and WiFi and experiened driver. Everything very well organized, tasty lunch. Definitely worth. Wojtek and Kamila from Poland

freid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

They were punctual, the tour was well organised and the food was good. This outing was very enlightening and enjoyable.

Maree Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Definitely an enjoyable day trip. Jack our tour guide was awesome, full of knowledge. No time to bored on this tour, always on the go. Enjoyed sampling different foods, and the ride in the canoe was fun. Definitely do this tour, it's worth it.

Emily B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour! Beautiful views of the river, fun cultural sites/activities, and delicious lunch. Our guide was very informative and did a great job taking us around. The whole tour was very interesting and entertaining.

Mark R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour

Zoe M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was so amazing. The guide was wonderful and it was a blast.

Gillian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved our trip to the Mekong and our guide -Typhoon Honey was brilliant. Lots of local information,Sight seeing, fun food tasting,music etc. A great way to get a little flavour of Vietnam

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