• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Learn about life on the Mekong Delta on this 10-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll have the chance to see locals going about daily activities such as farming and selling goods at a market, see villages and temples, try coconut juice or sugarcane juice, and take a boat ride on the Mekong River. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included.

Highlights

  • 10-hour Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover what life is like for locals on the Mekong River
  • Take a boat ride
  • Visit a market, temple, villages, workshops, islands, and more
  • Seafood lunch on the beach included

What You Can Expect

Life on the Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Rowing boat on canal

Your day trip starts with hotel pickup in Ho Chi Minh City for the 45-minute drive to the town of Can Duo, where you'll stop by a rural market to see locals selling their specialties. During your visit, you can purchase some fruit to enjoy later with lunch.

Head next toward Tan Hoa, observing countryside farming activities like drying rice, planting cabbage, and watering hyacinth, which is used to craft baskets, and stop in the village of Tan Trung and see a temple of the Cao Dai, a Vietnamese religious movement that combines beliefs of other religions. When you arrive in Tan Hoa, you'll enjoy some local activities. Taste coconut or sugarcane juice at a garden, relax in a hammock, and go for a scooter ride with a local driver to see remote villages, lush fields, and duck and goat farms.

Just after midday, continue your day trip to Tan Thanh Beach for a seafood lunch at a waterfront restaurant, and then make the 1-hour drive to My Tho, stopping on the way at Vinh Trang Temple. When you arrive at the pier in My Tho, hop on a motorboat for a cruise along the Mekong River to reach Ben Tre, where you'll visit coconut candy and handicraft workshops, take a horse-cart ride, and travel along a canal on a smaller boat to experience more of life on the river. Finally, walk along a village road to reach your tour vehicle in Ben Tre for the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, where your day trip ends with drop-off in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Samantha Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We were so glad we booked this trip. Phu and the driver collected us promptly at 8 am and we were taken on a fantastic exploration outside of the city. First stop was a market on the suburbs of the city to buy our choice of fresh fruits to snack on during the day as well as fresh king prawns which were cooked for us later in the day at our beach side lunch. We stopped off to visit a fantastic ruin of a temple and then went on to a local village where we lay in hammocks whilst they made us fresh sugar cane drinks. After that we were taken on a motorcycle scooter ride through the village to see the paddy fields and observe village life. After lunch we visited another temple before taking a ferry taxi on the Mekong River to Unicorn Island where we snacked on more local fruits before a paddle boat ride along the beautiful canals, and the a ride in a horse drawn cart. Phu, our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable and was an absolute delight to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone as it was a great way to get out of the city and observe rural life in Vietnam.

Linda Annette D

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Nice trip with different activities.
We visited a local marked, temples, motorbike tour to see the countryside, boat trip om the Mekong Delta. Guide all the trip, good information about Vietnam.

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