• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

Small-Group Authentic Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Vicky J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

Emma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Inese A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

this tour was amazing. Can't rate it highly enough. Got to have tea with a local family, got to experience a long wooden boat ride with authentic Mekong Delta people. The lunch stop was amazing and got to learn about local whiskey making at another local family homestead. Going by speed boat along the river to the Delta was amazing seeing the local river life - just awesome. Highly recommend it.

Ellen d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Absolutely loved this tour. The Mekong Delta is not to be missed and is a great opportunity to see how the locals live. The food was safe and delicious. On the boat we tried many fruits - fruits that are not available in other countries. All prepared hygienically and with gloves. There was never a shortage of sanitary wipes and drinks and food/snacks. The tourguide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting background information. The tour included awesome photo ops including one with an authentic Vietnamese hat. This tour is a must do for anyone visiting Ho Chi Minh city!!!

Michael M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was awesome! Great tour guide and assistants. More snacks, food and drinks offered than we could even consume. The guide's knowledge and love of his country was obvious. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to visit the Mekong Delta and see sights outside of the city limits.

Angela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip, terrific guide

Ronald C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We very much enjoyed this tour. The guide, assistant, and boat driver took exceptional care of us the whole trip. It was a good representation of the varied living conditions outside of main metropolitan areas. We were never wanting for refreshments or a selection of fruits. The guide and her assistant were always enthusiastic, and enjoyable to be with.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Very enjoyable tour, great tour guide, interesting stop offs, highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Glad we choose this way of exploring the Mekong Delta and canals For me this was great value for money and worth 5 stars and more Martine- Belgium

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