Day trip

From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta River & Floating Market Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Vietnam

From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta River & Floating Market Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Vietnam
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From US$ 30.06 per person

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Discover a staple of southern Vietnam on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh. Visit the Cai Be floating market and Tan Phong Island, both along the Mekong Delta River, and enjoy delicious traditional meals.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the characteristic colorful landscape of the Mekong Delta River
  • Discover Cai Be, one of the largest and busiest floating markets in Vietnam
  • Visit local families to get a glimpse into the local lifestyle and traditions
  • Bike around the vibrant Tan Phong Island, with fruit orchards and fish farms
  • Taste a variety of typical delicacies and enjoy a scrumptious traditional lunch
Full description

Embark on a scenic guided journey along the famous Mekong Delta River, stretching from Ho Chi Minh’s southwest to the Gulf of Thailand. Admire the colorful vegetation that makes up the landscape as you explore a popular floating market and a small fishing island, tasting great food in between stops.

Start the trip with an early pickup from your accommodation before driving to the first stop of the day. Discover Cai Be floating market, one of the largest and busiest in the area, with numerous boats filled with local produce and other items. Observe the local lifestyle and buy some snacks.

Visit a local family to watch as they prepare some traditional Vietnamese snacks for you to try. After this quick stop, board a boat toward Tan Phong Island, especially popular for its fruit orchards, aquaculture, and fishing. Marvel at the views of this authentic Mekong Delta gem.

Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants before getting on a bike to see the island. Once again, get acquainted with a local family and learn how they make a living by producing typical handcrafts. After cycling around, head to a local fruit farm and sample some local fruits.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Attraction entrance fees (with selected option)
  • Boat trip
  • Drinking water
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Customer reviews

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We went with Suni to the Mekong Delta. They picked us up very punctually at the hotel where we were staying and took us there, where we took a boat to navigate the river. When we were on the way we were informed that we would not be able to see the floating markets because there are hardly any floating markets left. A pity because we had signed up for the activity to see them. Even so, we really enjoyed the tour getting to know the customs of the people of the Delta and we were able to see how they made certain local products such as candies, rice popcorn, hammocks and palm baskets. We also did a bike ride around the island, we really liked it. It has some quite touristy parts and is a bit pricey, but overall it's worth it and we'd recommend it.

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September 24, 2022

If you are looking to explore the Mekong Delta but have limited time then this is a great tour. If you are booking specifically for the floating market then I think you will be disappointed. The market is basically a few barges & the only display are some samples of what they are selling tied to a mast. For flowers etc you will have to go during Tet but the market here generally is not as thriving as it once was. I did enjoy getting out on the water, especially exploring the smaller tributaries by rowing boat. The bike ride around the island was fun & you have the chance to visit a few local handicrafts spots. Unfortunately there was confusion over whether lunch was included. On my tour, we all assumed it was, or at least there would be choice. But the only option was to pay D220,000 for a big meal. The food was delicious but I think we all felt it was money that we had not planned for which left us feeling a little conned.

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September 21, 2022

Perfect guide, fantastic tour, thank you very much

September 25, 2022

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