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Mekong Delta: Full-Day Tour & Guided Bike Ride

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Enjoy a tour that allows you to experience the daily life of locals along the beautiful Mekong River. Experience a truly sensory adventure as you travel through a traditional floating market, handicraft village and try out some local Mekong delicacies.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

We will pick you up at any hotel located within Ho Chi Minh City. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a relaxing cruise along the Mekong river
  • Visit the Cai Be floating market
  • Witness a local handicraft village
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch
  • Bike ride on Tan Phong island
Full description
Start your day at 7:30am from the comfort of your accomodation where your driver will be to meet you. Jump aboard your own private vehicle and depart for the mighty Mekong River! Enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive and learn all about the course of the river and how it arrives in Vietnam from its origins in the snowy mountains of Tibet. You’ll also get to gaze at the spectacular surrounding scenery as you drive through the wonderfully fertile region. Take the chance to glimpse at the local way of life as we pass through one of the county’s agricultural hotspots.

Once you arrive in Cai Be, you will board your private sampan (a traditional, motorized boat) and begin your unforgettable cruise. First you will have the chance to see and experience a small traditional floating market. An unmissable chance to get an insight into trading away from the tourist focused markets of the city. Expect to be dazzled by an array of colours, smells and sounds. 

After the floating market, change to rowing boats and go into the smaller, secluded canals of the delta. Here you can get up close and be a part of the daily life of local people and farmers. Next you will take a visit to Tan Phong island. After a quick stop-off at a tasty fruit orchard, you will experience the enchanting music of South-West Vietnam as whilst enjoying a local performance. You will also have the opportunity to take a guided bicycle tour of this marvellous island. Along the way you will visit local families and learn how they use the land to craft everything from delicate rice paper to the sturdy roofs of their homes. The families will treat you to Mekong delicacies for lunch which include freshly made spring rolls, fried pumpkin flower and beautiful braised pork soaked in coconut juice. Scooter accommodation can also be provided.

After your special Mekong lunch, you will transfer back to your boat to see the handicraft of local merchants preparing coconut candy and pop-rice. Finally your last stop before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City is at the Cao Dai temple where you will learn the history of an ancient native religion whilst marvelling at the marvellous art inside the temple.

Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Machine boat
  • Tropical fruits
  • Two bottles of water
  • Full lunch - please notify at time of booking if you have any particular dietary requirements
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Tours operate all year round except Vietnamese New Year which runs from February 1-10, 2019.
• Tours begin daily at 7:30am. Finish Time: 5:00pm