A journey to the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam
Serene sail through delta canals aboard a traditional boat
Chance to sample homegrown fruits & steaming cup of tea
Opportunity to see how coconut sweets & rice cakes are made
Insights into local life on the Mekong Delta from your guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Mekong Delta
Light Lunch, bottled water, seasonal fruits, and tea
Free pick-up at hotels at Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien streets around 07:30 – 07:45 am.
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Visit the Mekong Delta, stopping by the Vinh Trang Pagoda along the way, and board a cruise to learn about life in the delta region. Afterwards, get the chance to sample ripe seasonal fruits and take lunch with hot tea on a farm before your day is up.
After getting picked up from your hotel, drive out to the Mekong Delta, also knowns as the “Rice Bowl of Vietnam” for its plentiful rice fields. Arrive at My Tho and step out to visit the magnificent Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the best-known Buddhist temples in the region. Admire the mix of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Chinese architecture that make the pagoda so unique.
Next, board a cruise and begin drifting down the delta canals, catching sight of small islands and life on shore as you pass. Your guide points out local residents making coconut sweets and crispy rice cakes between anecdotes about life in the area. At the end of your cruise, take a stroll in a fragrant orchard and sample fresh seasonal fruit while watching a performance of traditional music.
Before your day comes to a close, visit a honey bee farm, where you're served with a special hot tea sweetened with the honey. After sampling the tea and feasting on a sumptuous lunch, head back to Ho Chi Minh City, ending your tour in the evening.