Welcome to Mekong Delta

The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost-soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).

Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of bird life and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reaching for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.

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$18 Day Trips & Excursions

Mekong Delta Small-Group Tour with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

8:00AM We will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city then head to Mekong Delta.  Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one and a half hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking or bicycling along the countryside road. Travel back to Saigon and arrive around 5:00pm

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

PRIVATE Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day guided tour

12:30 Pm– 13:00 pm: 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. 14:50 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, visiting the orchard by riding a bike around the village 15:00 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). 15:30 Enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages. Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture. 16:30  Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana - special fruit in Mekong Delta. 17:00 Relaxing in the rooftop and watching the Sunset on river and You enjoying Fishing on the Tien River 18:10 Having BBQ Dinner with Vietnamese foods then taking a short rest in the Tiny Garden 19: 00 Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour and hope to see you again.

$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Mekong Delta Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

After your private guide meets you in the early morning at your hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle about two hours southwest of Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta My Tho, considered the heart of the entire Mekong delta region On your way, stop at the Vinh Trang Temple, a Buddhist site featuring ancient bronze statues and a colonial history. Pause along the banks of the river Tien, the northern artery of the Mekong River. Take a boat trip on the Mekong River to a workshop where handmade crafts and sweets are produced from coconuts. A short ride on a horse carriage brings you to one of the many nearby orchards, where you taste homemade honey tea, savor fresh seasonal fruits, and enjoy traditional live music. Stop at the home of a local family, and follow your guide through their garden to sample fresh-picked fruit from their trees. Then join the family for a tasting of home-brewed longan wine, followed by a lesson on how to catch an elephant ear fish. Your host cooks up the freshly caught fish for your lunch, accompanied by other Mekong Delta dishes such as fresh river shrimp, deep fried spring rolls, clay pot pork, soup, rice and dessert. After lunch, hop on a bike for a leisurely ride through the countryside, soaking up the rural ambiance as you pass small villages and farms. Alternatively, you can relax in a hammock if you don't want to ride. Mid-afternoon, step back in the boat and cruise along the canals until you reach the spot where you return to your tour vehicle. Your day trip ends with the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for hotel drop-off.

$49 Day Trips & Excursions

Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for Cai Be by minibus via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motorboat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip will end at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Pick up : 6:00 - 6:30 ( please be present at lobby on time) Return : 16:00- 16:30 PM (time is subject to traffic) We are not responsible for any customer’s complain about the time and customer's lateness

$62 Day Trips & Excursions

Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh with Lunch

• In the morning • 7h30 - 7h45 am: Car and guide pick you up at the hotel about 65 km. • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnel : You watch a documentary about the guerrilla warfare of the ancient Cu Chi people. Then, you go to the Museum of war weapons and tunnels. You will see the battlefields, anti-mine production rooms, Hoang Cam stove - the kitchen can hide the smoke that soldiers used in wartime etc. You can try to go Underground to experience the feeling of life and fight in the "miniature village" in the wartime earth. • Enjoy the tapioca underground and will understand more about the hardships of our people in the war in the past. •After visit Cu Chi Tunnels, you will go to Mekong Delta. The bus arrives around 11h30 am. • In the afternoon: Visit Mekong Delta River • 12:30 pm : You have lunch before visit Mekong Delta13:30 Come to My Tho Town, Then ,you leave the car and go motor boat to visit Con Lan (Thoi Son Island) is one of the four famous island in Mekong Delta. To get to this attraction, you sit about 20 minutes and view the life style of local people here. • Arrive at Con Lan (Thoi Son): Visit honey farm and enjoy aromatic honey tea along with fruit jam. After that, the guide takes you to walk around the village, watching the beauty "inner wind" in the Southwest River. Continue the journey, you take a small boat or a canoe and go through the green canal line, wool through the coconut water to return to the boat. You will have about 15 minutes to watch the river West. • Delegation continues to visit the West. The next stop will visit coconut candy production facility. You take a boat to visit this attraction. On the way, you will be able to see the fruit trees and luxuriant fruit of the people along the river. Go on, you go to learn coconut candy production process, try to enjoy the delicious coconut candy just came out oven and can buy as gifts for relatives. Continue with your trip, visit the orchard (depending on the season). At the fruit garden, you stop for a rest, enjoy the delicious fruit and listen - see the performance of the Southern amateurs, a typical art form of the West. • 16h00: You return to My Tho Town by motorboat, then the car back to Saigon. This trip will bring you have fun and exciting. • 17h00 - 18h00: Arrive Sai Gon Southern Breeze Travel guide farewell to you and see you in other attractive journey.

$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Cai Be from Ho Chi Minh City Including Sampan Ride and Village Bike Tour

After pickup at hotel, transfer by AC vehicle to Cai Be, located approximately 160 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City.Right after coming Cai Be, explore local market here, shopping for cooking class and visit a pagoda. Then get involved in 2-hour adventure on a motorboat with your companions to discover Cai Be floating market. Observe locals trading fruit and other wholesale goods, buy and taste some fruits in Mekong Delta. Then, we take you to visit a candy workshop, to learn how to make coconut candy.You’ll have the opportunity to purchase some candy before meandering with your guide to spot the scenery and also the local life of the Mekong Delta’s small villages. Thereafter, cruise along the Mekong Delta to approach a small island. Here, join your small group in a half-day cooking class with our teacher. You’ll learn to prepare Vietnamese dishes as you discover the creativity of Vietnamese cuisine in mixing many culinary art from other countries. Enjoy your exciting dishes with your fellow food lovers before hopping on a bicycle to ride along the village path. Proceed slowly to fruit orchards and a bonsai garden as you explore the neighborhood with your guide and mingle with the villagers. Your day trip ends with a boat drive back to Cai Be and return transport to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.7:00 - 7:30: Pick up at hotel9:30: Arrival to Cai Be, visit a pagoda and local market to shopping for cooking class10:30: Hop on a motorized boat to explore Cai Be Floating MarketLearn how to make coconut candy, pop rice, rice paperTake bicycle to ride along the village pathCooking class at a local house with lunchRowing sampan along busy canals2:30: transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.End of service.

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