Affordable Mekong Delta Tours from Saigon
The Mekong Delta covers most of the southern region of Vietnam, and offers a variety of activities. Visit the floating markets, the small towns, the fruit and rice farms, and more on your journey through this unique landscape with a lively culture.
With so much to see, do, and taste, Ho Chi Minh is a great place to experience or use a base for exploring nearby areas, and there are several options for tours of the Mekong Delta from the city to help you make the most of your time here.
The tours listed below are all great options for your Mekong Delta trip.
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Experience life in the Mekong Delta on a 3-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh. Get breathtaking views of local temples, fruit plantations and typical stilt houses. Visit a floating market, and look for wildlife, such as tropical birds in a natural environment. Following pick-up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, depart for My Tho and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Then, take a boat along the river to see the typical stilt houses and fruit plantations of the area. Proceed to Tortoise Island and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Continue by boat under the shade of the water coconut trees. Take a row-boat along the creeks, and then stroll through the fruit plantations and village. Continue to Can Tho for your overnight stay. On the second day, you'll start with an early morning boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market and marvel at the mounds of fruit and vegetables on display as you experience the market at its busiest time of day. Cruise through the small channels to visit a rice noodle making village, and then break for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc and venture into the Tra Su Cajuput Forest to visit a wild bird sanctuary. Discover the diversity of the splendid canals deep in the forest as you look for storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Return to Chau Doc to check in to your overnight accommodation.
Following breakfast on day three, go for a short walk before pick-up at the river bank. Journey to the fish farms and floating village of the Cham community, before traveling by speed boat to Phnom Penh, where your tour ends.
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Meet at Saigon Opera House prior to your 8am departure, and set out on your 8-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City in an air-conditioned coach. After a 2.5-hour ride through the countryside, arrive in My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. As the terminus of the Mekong River, which winds through six countries from Tibet to Vietnam, this incredibly fertile region produces approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output, and life revolves around the delta. Upon arrival into My Tho, board a private long-tail boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. On the boat ride, your local guide delves into the history of the region and steers you to an island with lush tropical gardens. Sample tropical fruit before continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, where your guide will share stories of the area's cottage industry, coconut candy. Visit a coconut candy factory, where you'll hear the history of the industry and watch how this confection is made. As you continue your journey along the river, take the opportunity to stop at local villages and experience more of the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of the people who call the Delta their home. Transfer from your boat to Xe Loi, a motorized cart that transports you to a bee farm, where you'll transition to a smaller rowing boat that allows you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. Sample local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant, where lunch is served. After lunch, once again board the air-conditioned coach for the return journey from My Tho to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be dropped back off at Saigon Opera House.
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Your guide will meet you at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel for an 8 a.m. pick up and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Ben Tre, a two-hour journey through scenic Vietnamese countryside. Upon arrival you'll head out on a cruise on the Mekong delta, where you'll navigate the canals and channels of this picturesque waterway with an expert guide. You'll pay a visit to a home factory where handmade bricks are produced using an age-old technique. Then continue on to a coconut processing plant where you'll get a behind the scenes look at how this vital fruit is treated, separated and husked to create items like oil and candy. Spend some time at a creek-side village where you'll wander ashore with your guide to learn about local customs, traditions and lifestyle. See mat-weaving on a visit to a local home before hoping on a tuk tuk for a tour of the rice paddies that account for most of the landscape of the Mekong. Make a stop at a quiet pagoda where your guide will offer insight into traditional temples and Vietnamese religion and culture. After exploring the countryside you'll step aboard a converted rice barge and follow the waters of the delta as you cruise past coconut palms and tiny villages. Your chef will prepare a three-course lunch, which includes regional specialties, during an on-board cooking demonstration. Savor your lunch on the return trip to Ben Tre, where you'll meet your private vehicle for a 4:30 p.m. departure to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.
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Your four-day tour of southern Vietnam takes you through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the underground tunnels of Cu Chi and the famous canals of the Mekong Delta to experience the authentic daily life of the local residents. Your extraordinary trip includes two nights' accommodation at your choice of 1- to 4-star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City plus a one-night Mekong Delta homestay with a local family. You'll feel like a local as you taste delightful tropical fruits, enjoy Vietnamese dishes and talk with your hosts over two home-style meals. Go for a ride in a private boat for a cruise on the mighty Mekong River. Visit local fish farms, coconut factories, and bee farms, for a look at local life. Explore the city of Ho Chi Minh on a small-group walking tour. Visit Thien Hau Temple. Explore Chinatown's bustling markets where street vendors spread out their wares, from soup to sophisticated electronics. Visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office and the Saigon Opera House - all beautiful examples of architecture in the city. Leave the hectic pace of Ho Chi Minh City behind on an approximate 2.5-hour journey to the Cao Dai Temple in the Tay Ninh district. Arrive at the Cao Dai Temple in time to attend the noon ceremony and gain insight into Cao Daoism, which blends elements from Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism and Confucianism. Admire the ornate and colorful tiles and pillars, religious murals and gardens of Cao Dao. Afterward, experience the underground complex of the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict.
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