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PRIVATE Mekong Delta Discovery Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
PRIVATE Mekong Delta Discovery Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the winding canals, river islands, and traditional villages of the Mekong Delta on a full-day, small-group trip from Ho Chi Minh City that’s the perfect introduction to rural life in Vietnam. Cruise the Mekong River, learn about local food and handicrafts, and eat a classic Mekong Delta lunch at a local restaurant, with an experienced guide to lead the way. This 8-hour trip from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta includes hotel pickup and drop-off in District 1, all activities, and lunch, and it's limited to 15 people for a more personal experience.
  • Full-day Mekong Delta trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel by river boat and non-motorized rowboat
  • Visit islands in the Mekong River
  • Taste local fruit, candy, and cuisine
  • Includes lunch at a Mekong Delta restaurant
  • Pickup and drop-off at select Ho Chi Minh City hotels (District 1)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transfer by air-conditioned van/bus
English-speaking tour guide
Tropical fruits, honey tea, coconut candy
Tips (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Ho Chi Minh Hotels (District 1 ,2,3,4,5 )
Return point: Returns to original departure point


  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Trường Sơn, Phường 2, Tân Bình, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Meet a driver at your District 1 hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for an 8am departure, then board a climate-controlled mini coach for the 2.5-hour drive to the Mekong Delta.

Upon arrival in the port city of My Tho, transfer to a Mekong River boat, navigating a broad waterway that links the Tibetan Plateau with the South China Sea. Step off the boat at a lush, tropical island filled with fruit trees, where you’ll try the season’s freshest produce, then visit another island to see local production of coconut candy.

Pause at a series of local villages, learning about culture and daily life in the Mekong Delta along the way, and make a trip to a bee farm by xe loi, or motorized cart. Continue in a small, non-motorized rowing boat that’s ideal for navigating the Delta’s winding canals, where you’ll get a glimpse of the traditional houses that cluster at the edge of the water.

Stop for a classic Mekong Delta lunch at Diem Phuong Restaurant, then make the return trip to My Tho, where the mini coach will meet you for transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. This 8-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Stop At:  
Mekong River
Itinerary: 7:40 am– 8:30 am: Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. On the way you will see Southern village’s rustic aesthetic on Vàm Cỏ Đông River and paddy-field along the sides of the road. 09:50 am: Arrive at Mekong rest stop in My Tho City, get some rest and free time for your personal activities about 15 minutes and then keep on our itinerary. 10:00 am: Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda. Tour guide will tell the history of Vĩnh Trang Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in South, it has the most specialist architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture. 10:50 am: On the way to the pier, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre. Leaving car, we get on the cruise and move on the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass through 4 islands: Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng ( Dragon, Unicorn, Turtose, Phoenix). 11:20 am: Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana - special fruit in Mekong Delta. Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture for enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages. 12:10 am: Arrive at experience the life of local people, the way people raising fish on the floating house. 12:30 pm: Coming back homestay for having BBQ lunch with Vietnamese foods then taking a short rest in the Tiny Garden 14:00 pm: Visiting the orchard by riding a bike around the village. 15:00 pm: Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour and hope to see you again. Tour includes: A/C Bus + a small bottle of mineral English Guide All entrance fees Boat trip on Mekong Delta Hand – rowed sampan Free internet center and Bike Lunch Menu 01, Vegetable soup 02, French fries 03, BBQ Chicken 04, BBQ Fish 05, Pancakes (banh xeo) 06, Spring rolls 07, Mixed fried vegetables 08, Steamed rice 09, Dessert
Duration: 4 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Halong Hanoi Transfer

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, May 2019
If you are a real traveller, who wants to see the local life as it is and gain the understanding of the culture, don’t do this trip. We were hugely disappointed: we saw the delta for about 20 mins, and spent between 30-40 at each of a number of factories/shops, selling overpriced stuff, where you learn absolutely nothing about the actual life/culture/history/you name it. Also, paying $4.5 for a bottle of water at one of those places was truly outrageous, where at most of the tourist places you can get two bottles for $1. I would give no stars if there was an option.
I really enjoyed the trip. The guide...
Van Thanh V
, Oct 2018
I really enjoyed the trip. The guide was really nice and funny ! The temple was interested, the farm with the tea and traditional music so cute. The lunch was very good and it is an opportunity to taste Vietnamese food. highly recommended.
Another sight of Mekong Delta - I...
David T
, Jul 2018
Another sight of Mekong Delta - I have joined this tour and got some new friend. The bus really comfortable to me.
A very knowledgeable guide Nhi thank...
David N
, Nov 2017
A very knowledgeable guide Nhi thank you so much! Made this tour really amazing. From a bicycle ride through dragon fruit and rice paddy farms, to coconut honey makers to the delta the tour was well paced, informative and interesting. Our host was fantastic, keeping us alert and entertained throughout
Best Tour Guide we had in...
Nisanat N
, Nov 2017
Best Tour Guide we had in Vietnam.Our tour guide's name was Mai. She was the best tour guide I've ever had. She was knowledgeable, kind, sweet and thoughtful. She made sure we got to do everything we wanted and was pleasant to have around. After our tour was over, I was sad to see her go. I highly recommend!!
Enjoyed the trip as a whole. Good fun...
Ramkumar H
, Sep 2017
Enjoyed the trip as a whole. Good fun and the guide was friendly.
perfect services.Great tour guide...
le thi d
, Aug 2017
perfect services.Great tour guide .Excellent value for money
appalling! this tour is just a...
, Jun 2017
appalling! this tour is just a commercial venture to get t you to buy things. the tour guide slept on the way to Mekong delta, had no interest in educating us about Vietnam and the custom in the delta. she then cut the tour short and slept all the way back. will not recommend this tour to anyone. it has the potential to be an excellent tour.
I went on the one day Mekong Delta...
Paulo L
, Jun 2017
I went on the one day Mekong Delta tour and was very satisfied with the services on this company. Our guide Pham Xuân Tháo spoke very good English and her explanations were very clear. She is obviously an experienced tour guide. Her assistant Huyên was very good too.The minivan driver was safe and punctual.I enjoyed the variety of the activities during the day. The Vietnamese lunch was excellent. I also appreciated the small group size 12. Overall a very good experience.
Really great insights into the local...
Le thi D
, Feb 2017
Really great insights into the local life.I really enjoyed this diverse trip. Got to experience many different aspects of local life and our guide was well informed, enthousiastic and nice!

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