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Upper Mekong River: Day Tour

Activity provider: MILLENIUM TRAVEL CO.,LTD

Upper Mekong River: Day Tour

Activity provider: MILLENIUM TRAVEL CO.,LTD

From US$ 23.50 per person

Explore the Mekong Delta region on this full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience local life as you cruise along the scenic Tien River.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available at centrally located hotels in district 1 of Ho Chi Minh City consisting of 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.

Experience

Highlights
  • See Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the most famous sites in My Tho
  • Visit a coconut candy family business and sample the coconut fudge
  • Enjoy fresh fruit and honey tea while listening to Vietnamese folk music
Full description
A smooth one-and-half-hour bus ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. Boats pass by the fish rafts along the Tien River, overlooking the Rach Mieu Bridge. Stroll along the village road, visit the orchard, and enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by locals. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through the Tan Thach canal. Then visit the coconut candy mill and take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant; Then the motorboat will take you back to the cruise. Meet on the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta, and you are guaranteed to take home your private collection of beautiful memories.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus/van
  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (if option selected) - this includes 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, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân and Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con
  • English-speaking tour guide (sightseeing as per description)
  • Boat trip in the Mekong delta
  • Entrance fees
  • Set menu lunch at a local restaurant
  • Fruit and honey tea and 1 bottle of drinking water
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Pickup and drop off if your hotel is located outside of District 1
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour is not suitable for handicapped persons or anyone with heart problems
  • Please note that the return time is subject to traffic conditions, for which the tour operator is not responsible
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Vinh Trang Pagoda will be closed until further notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 305 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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A nice leisurely tour (needed easy going in that heat!!). The pagoda was a short stop but that’s all that was needed. The boat on the Mekong Delta was good with 45 mins for lunch. Afterwards, was 10/15 minutes on small boats on a narrower waterway - would have liked more time here as it was a great experience.

March 13, 2020

Despite organising this trip at short notice all went to plan. The bus arrived on time and we arrived at our destination as expected. Our guide spoke excellent English and was happy to answer questions about the area and the culture of the people living on the Mekong river. It was a busy but enjoyable day on the Mekong. I would definitely recommend this company. I cannot fault the organisation and the set meal was delicious .

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March 11, 2020

The guide Tri is wonderful, super funny, friendly and attentive at all times to the clients. However, we were only 10 minutes walking along the Mekong in a sampan and the rest of the visit was the visit to the candy factory (for you to buy) and Vietnamese live music (for you to buy). When they sell it to you, it seems that you are really going to be in the Mekong, and you are not.

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January 15, 2020

Product ID: 69167