What you’ll get

  • Duration : 1 Day

  • Departure : Ho Chi Minh Pier

  • Suitable : Family, friend

  • Type : Land tour

Overview

Enjoy a scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. You’ll experience the old-world river life of the Mekong, and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries. Key cultural stops include a Cao Dai Temple, a riverside market, and a pagoda, as well as evocative farmlands and local pottery workshops.

Highlights

    • Explore the old-world river life of the Mekong with speed boat
    • Cruise past buffaloes ploughing fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies
    • Get countless photo opportunities of the idyllic scenery and local people
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  • Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Transportation
    A/C transfer
  • Accommodation
    N/A
  • Price Includes
    • VAT
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Speedboat from/to Saigon
    • FOC: cold towels, refreshments and local fruits
    Price Excludes
    • Tips
    • Other personal expenses
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

8:00am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.

8:15am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
8:45am: Enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, overwater Tuong Van Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
9:30am: Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
10:45am: Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
Depending on the route, you will visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky.
Or you will visit a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, and whisky and wine. You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live, before exploring a charming village where you can try fresh coconuts from the tree. This variation provides fascinating insight into life in the Mekong Delta region.
Note: Our tours are flexible. Your guide may combine parts from both routes.
12:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
01:30pm: Visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple.
02:30pm: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
04:00pm: Arrive back in Saigon. Staff will return you to your hotel by car.

Meals: L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Group tour
    • Due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly
    • There are two main routes for the tour after you depart the market, depending on the tour guide and water level

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.5
  • Organization
    9.8
  • Value for money
    9.8
  • Safety
    9.5
9.0

Shelley E

Portland, US
25 Dec 2018
Great Tour The tour was great fun and interesting. The boat trip from Saigon to the Mekong was full of interesting and beautiful sites. The tour guide was friendly and made the tour very easy and entertaining... See more

The tour was great fun and interesting. The boat trip from Saigon to the Mekong was full of interesting and beautiful sites. The tour guide was friendly and made the tour very easy and entertaining. The canoe trip was relaxing and lovely.

9.5

Pauline K

Sydney, Australia
08 Nov 2018
Loved the Mekong Delta trip and seeing the floating markets and really amazed thats how people get their livelihood. The Mekong Delta is worth the trip a bit touristy but still worth the visit. East meets west is obvious, but you can still see how the local people survive by working on the river and selling their... See more

The Mekong Delta is worth the trip a bit touristy but still worth the visit. East meets west is obvious, but you can still see how the local people survive by working on the river and selling their products.

10.0

Scott P

New Zealand
30 Jun 2018
Amazing time This trip was the highlight of my time in Vietnam. The people I met on this trip and culture was a once in a lifetime kind of trip. I would advice anyone to go on this trip.
10.0

Cristian G

Annecy, France
14 Feb 2018
excellent day Today we had a great day on the Mekong Delta. We went to 4 different islands. On the first island, The Unicorn Island we listen traditional songs and tried local fruits, after we went by rowing boa... See more

Today we had a great day on the Mekong Delta. We went to 4 different islands. On the first island, The Unicorn Island we listen traditional songs and tried local fruits, after we went by rowing boat to the second one. Here we tasted some local sweets made with honey. After we went on an coconut island , where we saw how the candies are made. Here we found a lot of coconut products and bought some for home. We took the carriage and did a tour around the village. The time for lunch arrived... it was a great one, very varieted. At the end we took the motor boat to return to Ho Chi Min. Our guide was the best till now... and we had a lot of trips in Vietnam. Thank you! See you next time!