Best Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City
Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food.
- Instant Confirmation
- Lunch included
- Small-group tour
Travel to the city of My Tho, a 2.5 hour journey, by air-conditioned mini-coach. A former naval base, My Tho is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. The area is the final destination of the Mekong River which winds its way from Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region its prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Life for villagers in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, people are more likely to transport by river than by road.Upon arrival into My Tho you'll board a private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. On the boat ride your local guide will take you to visit an island with lush tropical gardens where you'll have a chance to sample tropical fruit. You'll continue to another island in the Mekong Delta, you'll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a coconut candy factory and explain the process of making this sweet. You'll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture and customs of people who call the Delta their home. Continue by Xe Loi (motorized cart) to a bee farm where you'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat allowing you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.
Sample the local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant where lunch is served. After lunch you'll return to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Cruise on the Mekong Delta by private longtail boat
- Local guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Dress Code: Knees and shoulders must be covered as the tour visits rural areas
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Reviewed by: Hazel A, February 2016
One of our highlights of our trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
The tour guide was extremely funny and spoke great english. There was no boring or waiting time, it was quite full-on which made it very enjoyable. No pushing for sales, the locals looked content and quite happy to welcome us which made the trip even more pleasant.
I would definitely recommend this trip as even though it is quite full-on, it still leaves you quite a bit of time coming back in the city center mid-afternoon.
Reviewed by: Michelle H, United States of America, January 2016