Ho Chi Minh Mekong Discovery Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Ever wonder how all the people of Vietnam get fed? Journey to the Mekong Delta area to see the agricultural heartland of Vietnam on this tour. Boat down the Mekong, visit a bee farm, row a sampan down a canal, snack on tropical fruit, and see how the people live outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

Highlights

  • Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta
  • Cruise the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
  • Savour tropical fruit on an island, see how local coconut candy is made, and visit a honey farm
  • Explore the bustling port city of My Tho
    Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Row in a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees
  • Local English speaking guide
    Transportation
    All entrance fees in the Mekong delta
    Boat trip and sampan
    Motorised cart
    Vietnamese lunch (set menu)
    Coconut drink
    Tropical fruit and traditional snack tasting
    Tips/gratuities for drivers or guides
    Important Information
    What is included in the tour?

    Local English speaking guide, transportation, all entrance fees in Mekong Delta, boat trip and sampan, motorised cart, Vietnamese lunch (set menu), coconut drink, tropical fruit, and traditional snack tasting

    What isn't included in the tour?

    Tips/gratuities for drivers or guides

    Where do we meet?

    Pick up at the front entrance of the Saigon Opera House - Dong Khoi St, District 1 (intersection of Le Loi St)

    Where does the tour end?

    Drop off at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

    What is the duration of the tour?

    7-8 hours

    What is the group size of this tour?

    The maximum number of people on this tour will be 12 passengers.

    Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

    Travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted a maximum of 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months, or proof of vaccination. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info

    Can I cancel my tour?

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.

    What if I can't find my guide?

    If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +84 90 990 41 00

    HIGHLIGHTS
    MORE INFORMATION

    Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you'll see what life is like beyond the urban centre of the south. About 2.5 hours away is the city of My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. The area is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road. Upon arrival into My Tho, we board our private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a fish farm, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we'll visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, we'll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. As we meander down the Mekong, we'll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home. Continuing on our Mekong discover, we'll travel by Xe Loi (motorised cart), and visit a bee farm, from where we'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. For lunch, we'll hit up Diem Phuong restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies. After lunch, our Ho Chi Minh City river tour will come to an end, and we'll head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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