Meet a driver at your District 1 hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for an 8am departure, then board a climate-controlled mini coach for the 2.5-hour drive to the Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival in the port city of My Tho, transfer to a Mekong River boat, navigating a broad waterway that links the Tibetan Plateau with the South China Sea. Step off the boat at a lush, tropical island filled with fruit trees, where you’ll try the season’s freshest produce, then visit another island to see local production of coconut candy.
Pause at a series of local villages, learning about culture and daily life in the Mekong Delta along the way, and make a trip to a bee farm by xe loi, or motorized cart. Continue in a small, non-motorized rowing boat that’s ideal for navigating the Delta’s winding canals, where you’ll get a glimpse of the traditional houses that cluster at the edge of the water.
Stop for a classic Mekong Delta lunch at Diem Phuong Restaurant, then make the return trip to My Tho, where the mini coach will meet you for transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. This 8-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.