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  • From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

    1. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

    On day one at 8:00 AM you will be collected from your hotel in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and head to Mekong Delta, enjoying the scenic journey along the way lined by green rice fields. Upon arrival in My Tho, you will stop by Vinh Trang Pagoda the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta to learn about the religion of the region. After that, you will take a boat trip to cruise along the Mekong River. Hop onboard a rowboat to explore the small canals to see the locals going about their day. Continue cruising to Ben Tre, get off 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 and so much more. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natu...

  • Cai Rang Floating Market and Mekong Delta 2-Day Tour

    2. Cai Rang Floating Market and Mekong Delta 2-Day Tour

    Experience life on the Mekong Delta up close and personal and journey along the small and larger waterways like a local. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L) Depart Ho Chi Minh City for My Tho and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. See the typical stilt houses and fruit plantations of the delta on a boat cruise along the river. Go to Tortoise island for lunch in a local restaurant, and then take a boat ride under the shadows of the coconut trees. Visit a family business to experience the rural lifestyle up close. Explore the small creeks by rowboat and go for a walk through the fruit plantation and village. Proceed to Can Tho for dinner (own expense) and your overnight stay. Day 2: Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) Enjoy an early morning boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market and experience it at the busiest time ...

    The trip was superb. We had a wonderful cheery guide (Tinh) who led us in an action packed adventure, gently and successfully encouraging us to try unusual things (snake wine!). Small boat trip in Ben Tre province a highlight. Overnight, the Hotel was absolutely fine and the Can Tho night market suggested by the guide was a good, very accessible experience in our independent time after arriving. The floating market is fun and definitely worth the 2 day option. Ideally bring small denomination currency for extras throughout - e.g. local honey from the beehives we saw or a coffee/some fruit in the floating market, and hiring bicycles to explore on the second day.

  • From Ho Chi Minh: Cai Rang Floating Market Private Day Tour

    3. From Ho Chi Minh: Cai Rang Floating Market Private Day Tour

    Depart Ho Chi Minh City early in the morning at around 5:30 AM and relax on the 3-hour drive to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. Navigate the water channels by boat and make your way to Cai Rang Floating Market to join the hustle and bustle of the locals. Discover how an authentic vermicelli soup dish from Vietnam is made before wandering through the village and meeting some of the locals. Learn how to cross a "monkey bridge" built from a single stem of bamboo. Taste exotic fruit from an orchard garden and visit a rice mill to learn how rice is processed. Journey by boat to Ninh Kieu for a delicious lunch by the river before the return drive to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving back at around 5:30 PM.

  • Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

    4. Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

    On day 1, start your day with an 8:30 AM pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Then head to the city of My Tho by bus. During the 1.5-hour bus drive to My Tho, learn about the cultures of the local people and enjoy the nice scenery of green rice fields. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark, walk around the village and visit a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers. Continue walking on the village’s road to a coconut candy shop to learn ho...

    It was a really interesting tour, seeing the floating markets was the most interesting activity for me. Our guide Ben told us many interesting stories about life and people in Vietnam and we could ask everything we wanted to know. Tasting all the fruits was amazing!

  • Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

    5. Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

    You will start your tour at 5.00 AM when your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Saigon. You will enjoy a light breakfast in your private car as you look out at the stunning views of paddy fields lit by the morning sun. After three hours of driving, you will reach the market, a bustling and colorful array of people selling their wares in the water from boat-to-boat. Afterward, you will be taken to a workshop where you will be shown how to make “Hu Tieu”, a traditional noodle dish.   Leaving Can Tho City, you will head to Cai Be for a cooking class. A local chef will teach you some cooking techniques, and you will prepare a delicious lunch. You will hear about different flavor combinations and cooking styles around Vietnam and will learn about the lives of the locals. You will have some time to rest in the nearby comfortable shady hammocks before taking a bike ride through village...

  • Mekong Delta: 3-Day 2-Night with Phnom Penh Exit, Cambodia

    6. Mekong Delta: 3-Day 2-Night with Phnom Penh Exit, Cambodia

    Experience life in the Mekong Delta on a 3-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh. Get breathtaking views of local temples, fruit plantations and typical stilt houses. Visit a floating market, and look for wildlife, such as tropical birds in a natural environment. Day 1: Following pick-up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, depart for My Tho and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Then, take a boat along the river to see the typical stilt houses and fruit plantations of the area. Proceed to Tortoise Island and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Continue by boat under the shade of the water coconut trees and visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Take a row-boat along the creeks, and then stroll through the fruit plantations and village. Continue to Can Tho for your overnight stay. Day 2: Start with an early morning boat tr...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The stops made along the way were very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and went above and beyond to be helpful.

  • Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

    7. Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel at 8 AM by your private car and tour guide, drive for 2-hours out of Saigon to My Tho City, known for its lush orchard gardens and traditional folk music.  Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to see 4 islets which are represented as four mythical animals in Southeast Asia: Dragon, Kirin, Tortoise, and Phoenix. At Kirin islet, visit a honey bee farm and a coconut candy workshop where you can taste the local specialties and see how the delicious sweets are made by hand. Walk through the orchard gardens to taste some seasonal tropical fruits and listen to some folk music. Relax on a rowing boat cruise as you journey through a mangrove palm canal then continue your trip with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village to experience the way locals traveled in the 19th-century. After eating lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, head back to ...

  • Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2-Day Small Group Tour

    8. Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2-Day Small Group Tour

    Discover what life is like in the Mekong Delta and explore the rivers by sampan boat. Stay at a local homestay or hotel in Can Tho, and visit the largest floating market in the region. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L) Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel in air-conditioned comfort to My Tho to board a traditional sampan on arrival. Cruise around the beautiful Dragon, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands, and stop at Unicorn Island to walk the village paths and enjoy tropical fruit fresh from the orchards. Listen to authentic folk music performed by the locals, visit a fruit plantation, and then make your way along the Thoi Son canal by sampan. Stop to visit family business and a bee-keeping farm, savor honey tea, and go to a coconut candy workshop. Cycle around Tan Thach village in the afternoon and meet the locals to experience everyday life in...

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based on 527 reviews

Mekong Delta 2days 1night with Mr: No refund Alex :The 2 days Mekong Delta Tour with our guide Alex was awesome! We've seen so many things in just two days. The rowing boat trip was a bit short but besides that everything was great. We had such great time, experienced real local daily life, saw so many places, learned so much about Vietnamese history, culture, mythology and had delicious food. Alex really knows what he's doing and how to be at the right places at the right time. If you get easily offended or annoyed by getting told a lot of jokes Alex is the wrong guide for you. Otherwise you will have a marvelous time!! Totally recommend doing the tour with Alex :)

It was a really interesting tour, seeing the floating markets was the most interesting activity for me. Our guide Ben told us many interesting stories about life and people in Vietnam and we could ask everything we wanted to know. Tasting all the fruits was amazing!

We booked a group tour. Everyone cancelled the tour but us so we ended up having a private tour:) Our tour guide Sang was awesome! The floating market is a must but all the other activities were remarkable.

It was incredibly versatile and we have experienced so much that it is difficult to reproduce everything. To be able to immerse yourself properly, 2 days are a must-have.

Ben is the best guide ever. I was impressed by his knowleadge, english and eargness.