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Mekong Delta by Boat and Foot

Whole Day.

Take a boat to the rich landscape and riverside of the Mekong Delta

Immerse yourself in rural Vietnamese life, culture and cuisine

Visit markets, rice fields, homes and temples in one day


  • Trip Available tomorrow
  • Trip Duration: 8hs
  • Available Languages: English
  • Pickup & drop off to your hotel
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Food and/or beverages
  • Certified tour guide / instructor

Highlights


Overview

The Mekong Delta, also called the “rice bowl of Vietnam,” is a maze of criss-crossing rivers, flat flood plains, hills and wildlife. It is culturally one of the country’s richest regions and this tour will show you exactly why. As you sit aboard a speedboat, you can observe life as the locals experience it: watch as water buffaloes plow the fields, see rice being planted in rice paddies and glimpse fresh fruit hanging heavy in the orchards. It’s a fertile paradise in rural Vietnam with boats, houses and floating markets along the way. The best part? You get to experience it up close and personal.

With a tour guide narrating the history the Mekong Delta, take a post-breakfast stop at an ornate pagoda and learn about the customs of the riverbank inhabitants. Visit their markets and taste the local produce. From riding a speedboat through the Delta of Nine Dragons to a rowboat trip into the small canals of the Thu Thua area, you’ll find yourself in the midst of coconut trees in a Mekong village.

Don’t miss out on the fried Elephant Ear fish for lunch, especially as an afternoon of Mekong whisky or wine will surely figure into the itinerary. Explore the home of a traditional 3-generation family, enter a Cao Dai Temple and visit its nearby orphanage to hear more stories of rural Vietnamese life. It’s a total immersion with an authentic culture from which you can take photos, a bottle of whisky and an unforgettable experience back home.


Program

08.00am
Pick-up from hotel lobby, tour guide will escort guest via car to Ho Chi Minh pier
08.15am
Departure from pier, light breakfast on board
08.45am
Brief stop at Tuong Van Pagoda
09.30am
Visit of a riverside market
10.30am
Reach the Mekong Delta
10.45am
Drift into a Mekong village, walk to a traditional rural Vietnamese house
12.30pm
Lunch and visit to an orphanage
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 member will return you to your hotel by car

Reviews

  • Sophie

    26. 08. 2016

    Life along the river looked really interesting, and I loved every moment. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area, food was delicious and I felt a sense of peace when we stopped by a Cao Dai temple. The sight of the monks praying or moving about was especially calming. I'd come here again, very soon.

  • Chong

    26. 08. 2016

    While on vacation, I like to go to places that have the 'essence' of the city. Along the Mekong Delta I got so much more than that. There's nothing like watching the locals and buying their wares as we floated along. The countryside was beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the pagoda and learning more about Vietnam's culture.


FAQ

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruit
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up drop off
  • Mandatory Government Tax and Service Charge
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Light Clothing

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