Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2-Day Small Group Tour

4.2 / 5

10 reviews

Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2-Day Small Group Tour

From $115 per person

Experience the natural beauty and rich culture of the Mekong Delta on a 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Travel down river to see the local life, enjoy folk music, and taste seasonal fresh fruit.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in District 1 from the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con. If you are not staying on any of the above streets, please make your own way to the meeting point (22 Bùi Viện street, district 1, Hồ Chí Minh city).
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how coconut fudge and crispy rice popcorn is made
  • Listen to traditional folk music from southern Vietnam
  • Visit the Ving Trang Pagoda
  • Cruise along the canals of the Mekong Delta
  • Chat to the locals about their everyday lives
Full description
Discover what life is like in the Mekong Delta and explore the rivers by sampan boat. Stay at a local homestay or hotel in Can Tho, and visit the largest floating market in the region. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L) Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel in air-conditioned comfort to My Tho to board a traditional sampan on arrival. Cruise around the beautiful Dragon, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands, and stop at Unicorn Island to walk the village paths and enjoy tropical fruit fresh from the orchards. Listen to authentic folk music performed by the locals, visit a fruit plantation, and then make your way along the Thoi Son canal by sampan. Stop to visit family business and a bee-keeping farm, savor honey tea, and go to a coconut candy workshop. Cycle around Tan Thach village in the afternoon and meet the locals to experience everyday life in the Mekong Delta, or relax on a hammock and enjoy the cool breeze. Proceed to Can Tho for your overnight stay in a centrally located hotel. Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River, and then visit Cai Rang Floating Market. Walk to see the fruit plantations and visit a local noodle factory. Marvel at Visit Binh Thuy Communal House and the Khmer temple of Munir Ansay Pagoda. Return to Ho Chi Minh City after lunch at the end of your amazing experience.  
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off on selected streets within District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the program
  • Boat trip on the Mekong Delta
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available on request)
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated in the program (1 x breakfast, 2 x lunch)
  • Accommodation in a twin/double shared room 2-star hotel
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement of $10 per person per room
  • Pick-up from hotels not centrally located in Dist 1, HCMC
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. If you are staying outside District 1, please make your way to the meeting point and be on time as the local tour operator will not wait for latecomers
  • The return time is subject to traffic conditions, for which the local tour operator is not responsible
  • Dress appropriately to visit the pagoda temple. Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • This tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility or heart problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5
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Excellent

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Jack, our guide was brilliant. He was friendly and knowledgeable and took good care of us. We were sorry to say goodbye! The mekong delta is a fascinating place and there was so much of interest to see without feeling rushed. Would recommend this tour without hesitation. Big thanks to Jack and our bus driver

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February 20, 2019

Excellent but expensive.

July 30, 2018

guide spoke little english and the places we visited felt inauthentic

The overall experience was very average. It was interesting that we were able to see the industrial side of the Mekong Delta, but when we think of the Mekong we think of its natural beauty and rawness. The places we were taken to felt very touristic, overcrowded, staged, daggy and inauthentic. Our guide spoke very basic english and lacked enthusiasm too. Highlight was bike riding through a Mekong village. This was the time when we could see the lush and fertile scenery/lifestyle in its natural form. The lunches provided were also excellent. Lowlight was the old house, the folk singers and the pagoda. All very slow and pointless. If you are planning on seeing the Mekong, i would recommend another tour that covers its rawness and explores authentic villages/practices/farms.

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February 7, 2018

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