Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is a breathtaking ecosystem of a vast maze of rivers dotted with bustling little agricultural towns. This guided luxury speedboat tour of the Mekong Delta will treat you the region’s indigenous highlights and a brilliant picture of the local lifestyle.
Our journey begins with a convenient hotel transfer to Tan Cang pier from where we will board our luxury speedboat to the mangrove forest. Dig into a light yet delectable breakfast of cakes from Pat' a Chou along with LaVie water and seasonal fruits, all while savoring a slice of local life as you watch people go about their lives. Escaping the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, we will arrive at Ben Tre to make way into the vibrant local markets in the Long An province - a perfect opportunity to experience the local life.
The tour offers a comprehensive picture of life in the Mekong Delta - you get to sample typical fruits from the region, row a small boat amidst a spectacularly peaceful canal, don a conical hat like a local, taste special wines made from snakes or scorpions, savor a cup of honey tea with a local family, learning about the fascinating relationship between the local plantation workers and the ‘friendly’ bees, listen to Southern traditional folk music Don Ca Tai Tu which was handed down for over 100 years and is listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of the world, embark on a Lambro tuk-tuk (vehicle using for schools and works) winding village roads to traverse residential areas, and visit a small family business of coconut candy makers.
Finally, we’ll sail to the Diem Phuong restaurant where you can relish a traditional Vietnamese lunch of delicious 7-courses including an Elephant-Ear fish (a regional specialty), rice-paper served with fish sauce and an array of flavorful courses. With a foodgasm in tow, we’ll drop you back to your accommodations in Saigon.
About the Supplier: With 20 years of experience in river travel, Saigon River Tour is a premium boat-based tour operator from Ho Chi Minh. They bring a brilliant mix of great services and some of the best speedboats in the area to the table; with their motto being - ‘your satisfaction is our destination’.
Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in District 1, just give us the details at the time of booking.
Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
If you are coming by yourself, please make your way to:
A100 Ung Van Khiem Street, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
Same as the starting point.
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Rains are not uncommon in Ho Chi Minh City. But no worries as we have got you covered with our pre-arranged raincoats.
Please remember to wear either sandals, hiking boot, high- tops, trainers or sneakers only on this tour for your comfort and safety.
Don’t forget that insect repellent sprays will be needed before we head inside as well as to always carry adequate sunscreen with yourself.
Please keep your children close at all times.
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