Travel deep into the Mekong Delta on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City, and explore rural villages, river islands, and lush, plant-fringed canals. You’ll travel by bus, river boat, and row boat, stopping along the way to taste local foods and listen to traditional South Vietnamese music. This Mekong Delta tour includes all activities, lunch, and round-trip transport from select hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
Full-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta
Visit a scenic rural area by water and travel in a river boat
Meet a driver at your hotel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, then board a climate-controlled bus for the 44-mile (71-km) trip to My Tho, a thriving market town on the Tien Giang River.
Continue your trip into the Mekong Delta on a motorized river boat, navigating past riverside villages and farm fields on your way to Unicorn Island, where you’ll see a fisherman’s port bristling with stilt houses.
Pause for a snack of fresh fruits and locally-made treats, then continue to Turtle Island, a tiny river islet covered with fruit trees and lush vegetation. From there, you’ll transfer into a traditional hand-rowed boat that’s ideal for navigating narrow canals and exploring the quieter side of the Mekong Delta.
Your next stop is at a local bee farm, where you’ll break for tea sweetened with local honey, and listen to traditional music that’s only found in the southern part of Vietnam. Visit a nearby coconut village to see how coconuts are transformed into handcrafts and coconut candies, then begin the return trip by boat to My Tho.
This full-day Mekong Delta trip concludes with transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City, and drop-off at your hotel.
Excellent value for money. Some fascinating sights. Loved the sampan trip, wish it was longer. Lunch was very good too. A few opportunities to buy souvenirs but no sense of them being forced on you! Would go again!!
We had a fantastic guide who spoke very good english, shared a lot of information about Vietnam and the Mekong River area. Comfortable bus ride to and from the Mekong. Viewing one of the Pagoda's was amazing and great architecture and statues followed by a Sampan ride along the Mekong to visit a candy factory and it was wonderful to see how life is lived along the river from using every bit of coconuts so there are no wastage. So much to eat with the fresh fruit and then time for a canoe boat ride which was very crowded and hectic but lots of fun!! Lunch at TINY GARDEN HOMESTAY with lots of fresh local produce and our group was so full we couldn't eat anything more!!! Fantastic tour operator and definitely worth another visit when we go back!
Miss Nhi was a great guide. I liked that we could see how the local people work in their little factories making local products and we could buy them in a very good prices. Everything was nicely organised!
This tour was not what I was expecting. The part where we take a river boat down, what I'm guessing was the Mekong Delta, only lasted for about 5 minutes. So I was rather disappointed that we didn't do more than just take a boat from one end of the river to the other. The bike ride also lasted about 5-10 minutes and we just went from the road to the homestay for lunch, so we really just rode down a small sidewalk that went around people's houses. I do have to say that as a vegetarian, the people there were extremely accommodating and made me tofu and some traditional side dishes, as well.
In addition, the Bee farm wasn't really a farm. It was a cafe where they let you sample the honey with a special tea and then they brought out a box of bees. The Coconut Factory was interesting to see, that part I did enjoy! All in all, when the tour was done, the other people I met on the tour and I were wondering what exactly we accomplished in that day, as we weren't sure we went down the Mekong Delta.
This trip was also very nice for me to experience the Ho Chi Min trip. Especially, if by the public traffic transportation, I might be much harder to have a trip within Mekong city because Mekong city is very far from Ho Chi Min general city towns. As the hotel pick up service is also included, I didn't need to be anxiety of the times to move and for traffic. And also I could have some quite unique and special experiences which I couldn't do easily at the other places.. The paid money also wasn't wasted at all. I didn't regret paying the cost for this trip although a little expensive. I want to recommend everyone to plan this trip itinerary if you travel abroad to Ho Chi Min city.
Avoid this company, unless they can really guaranteed and honoured their ads.
Guide had no skill and guiding knowledge, and driver sleeping leaving guests stranded in hot road side at a meeting point.
On a + note, if the guide can take on guests' feedback constructively, she can go nowhere but UP.