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From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta, My Tho & Ben Tre Day Trip

4.4 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: KIM TRAVEL
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From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta, My Tho & Ben Tre Day Trip

Activity provider: KIM TRAVEL

From US$ 22.99 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour drive to the Mekong Delta past plantations, orchards, and small villages. At My Tho, take a motorboat to an island for some sweet treats. In Ben Tre, visit a coconut candy workshop and explore some traditional food and music of the area.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Ho Chi Minh City hotels located in District 1. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30-60 minutes prior to the tour start time (exact pickup time will be provided upon reconfirmation).
Small group available


  • Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals of southern Vietnam
  • Cruise along the Mekong River by motorboat
  • Walk or cycle around the islands and villages
  • Admire green rice fields on your way to My Tho
  • Enjoy tropical fruits, folk music, honey tea, and coconut candy
Full description
Depart at 8:00 AM from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour drive to the Mekong Delta along the provincial roads down in the Southern region of Vietnam. Pass rice paddies, pineapple plantations, orchards, and small hamlets.  You'll arrive in My Tho at approximately 10:00 AM where you will ride on a local motorboat past Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, and Turtle Island. Stop at the famous Unicorn Island to visit a natural beekeeping farm, and taste honey wine, rice wine, and banana wine. Then take a walk through the village and row along the coconut canal to see daily local life in the Mekong Delta. Continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals, stopping at local Vietnamese restaurant for some traditional food. Later on, enjoy various types of tropical fruits at the orchard garden and listen to traditional music. At the end of the tour, a local boat will take you back to My Tho. From there a bus will drive you back to Ho Chi Minh city, arriving at around 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available from centrally-located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation with WiFi
  • Motor boat ride
  • Rowing sampan boat ride
  • Sightseeing tickets
  • Lunch (cake, fruit, honey tea, and mineral water)
  • Traditional music
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Free for children under 5-years-old. Parents will be responsible for handling any costs that arise during the tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Great value for money, took in the ‘real’ Vietnam and packed so many activities into a day. Mr T from Kim Travel was great, really looking after our small group (especially getting on and off the numerous boats!). Take some DEET for the insects and small notes for tipping but we were never hassled to purchase anything at all.

March 26, 2023

Although my guide Tin was fabulous and the bus was very comfortable, this trip did not work for me. It was a lot of wasted time for a 5 minute float on the delta. I was expecting the Mekong to be the highlight of the trip with much more time spent there

March 26, 2023

Thinh (our guide) was exceptional throughout. He made sure we knew about whatever we passed by and whatever we went to see. He was good at keeping the group on schedule but did not hassle people to move on. He was friendly and helpful with any queries and did his best to accommodate all of the guests. The tour itself was very good. The food was very good and the sites were interesting. The prices of some of the wares at the stalls are more than elsewhere but that is to be expected and soes not detract from the overall experience. A very good trip and would highly recommend.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 199345