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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.

Upon arrival into My Tho, we board our private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a fish farm, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we'll visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, we'll 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.

Continuing our Mekong discover, we'll travel by Xe Loi (motorised cart), and visit a bee farm, from where we'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. For lunch, we'll hit up Diem Phuong restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies.

After lunch, our Ho Chi Minh City river tour will come to an end, and we'll head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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

  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.
  • 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.