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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Mekong Delta Guided Tour from Ho Chi Minh city with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ben Tre, Ben Tre, Ben Tre Province, Mekong DeltaStart at 8:00AM & End at 5:00PM in Ho Chi Minh city.Departing from your Ho Chi Minh City. During the 1.5 hour drive, pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. The first stop is Vinh Trang pagoda. It is the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta region. Your morning trip continues from here by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise Islet). On the way, see the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet.Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Here you also can join daily activities of the local people and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Visit the bee house, and take the picture of the snakes. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.The boat cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — "the land of coconuts." Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden - Pond – Cage,” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop.Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s trees. After your boat ride, relax in a hammock or take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus. You will arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City at around 4:30 to 5:00 PM. Duration: 6 hours

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GROUP Luxury Sunset Mekong Delta full day From HCM city

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 have lunch at restaurants side by side close the river with 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/horse 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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: TNK Travel, Ho Chi Minh CityPick up at your centrally located hotel in Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City or meeting point. 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.Stop At: Cai Be Floating Market, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Mekong DeltaOn 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 by Kayaking 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 latenessDuration: 4 hours

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh CityThis luxury full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. 7:30 AM - You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a luxury car and head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mekong Delta Tours, Ho Chi Minh City1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a row boat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterwards you will board the motor boat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mekong Delta Private Day Tour, Ho Chi Minh City4:00 PM - Enjoy some time strolling along the countryside roads to get to know the locals going about their day. Relax with the peaceful atmosphere, then say goodbye and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.Around 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM - You will arrive Ho Chi Minh city and be taken back to your hotel.Duration: 2 hours

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Cai Be Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City with Boat and Bike Ride

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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