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Mekong Discovery - Small Group Tour

Escape the city for the lush fields and countless canals of the Mekong Delta. Cruise through the waterways, call into an island studded with tropical gardens and try local fruit. Rich and fertile, this region is Vietnam's agricultural heartland and this full-day adventure is the perfect way to discover its lush interior.

After a 2.5 hour drive through the countryside you will arrive at My Tho. This former naval base is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta and the final destination of the mighty Mekong River which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. Here you board a longtail boat for a scenic cruise exploring the Mekong River's delights.

Beginning with a visit to an island replete with lush tropical gardens, you will have the chance to sample tropical fruit and witness a traditional music performance, before continuing to another island to learn more about another cottage industry - coconut candy.

Your guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. There is also a chance to visit a local village in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

An incredibly fertile region it's 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 which people use instead of roads.

Continuing your journey by horse and cart, you will visit a bee farm before transfering to s smaller rowing boat which will allow you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.

Lunch is taken at Diem Phuong restaurant where your guide provides an overview on the finer points of local cuisine and assists with ordering some of these delicacies. Afterwards return to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Experience Includes

  • Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta
  • Cruise the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
  • Savour tropical fruit on an island, see how local coconut candy is made, and visit a honey farm
  • Explore the bustling port city of My Tho
  • Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Row in a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees
  • English speaking guide
  • Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation from Ho Chi Minh City

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional refreshments
  • Transport to departure point

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

Front entrance of the Saigon Opera House - Dong Khoi St, District 1 (intersection of Le Loi St)

Start times

8.00am.

Duration

7-8 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • To ensure a more personal experience, the group sizes are limited to 12 passengers.
  • Minimum age of participants is 6 years.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.