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From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

1. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

Discover the verdant beauty of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan or bus and board a motorboat for a ride through islands on the Tien River. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and enjoy a local lunch in an orchard. Depart from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Along the way, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a famous Buddhist temple located in My Tho. Admire the unique architecture of this historic site, which features a blend of Vietnamese, Khmer, and Chinese influences.  Go by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Tortoise islet and the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet. The journey takes you through tranquil fruit orchards, verdant rice paddies, and rustic villages where you can observe the daily lives of locals. 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. Next, head to the riverside for a sampan riding experience, gliding along the intricate waterways with coconut palms line both sides. This is a chance to witness the region's rural life up close. Visit the bee house and taste some honey tea. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. Take the boat cruise to Ben Tre province - the land of coconuts where you can tour a coconut farm and witness the process of making coconut candy, rice paper, and other coconut-based products.. As the sun sets, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City, with a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural significance of the Mekong Delta.

From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta, My Tho & Ben Tre Day Trip

2. From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta, My Tho & Ben Tre Day Trip

Depart at 8:00 AM from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour drive to the Mekong Delta along the provincial roads down in the Southern region of Vietnam. Pass rice paddies, pineapple plantations, orchards, and small hamlets.  You'll arrive in My Tho at approximately 10:00 AM where you will ride on a local motorboat past Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, and Turtle Island. Stop at the famous Unicorn Island to visit a natural beekeeping farm, and taste honey wine, rice wine, and banana wine. Then take a walk through the village and row along the coconut canal to see daily local life in the Mekong Delta. Continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals, stopping at local Vietnamese restaurant for some traditional food. Later on, enjoy various types of tropical fruits at the orchard garden and listen to traditional music. At the end of the tour, a local boat will take you back to My Tho. From there a bus will drive you back to Ho Chi Minh city, arriving at around 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Luxury 1-Day Group Tour

3. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Luxury 1-Day Group Tour

Your tour begins hotel pickup in Ho Chi Minh City between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Travel by minivan or bus to My Tho, a city situated on the Mekong Delta. Take part in a variety of activities that will offer you the chance to get to know Vietnam. Hop aboard a horse-drawn cart and admire the coconut trees that dominate the landscape. Row down the canal in a small boat, then cycle down provincial roads to see the rice fields, pineapple plantations, orchards, and small hamlets. Ride a motorboat down the mighty Mekong River and see Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, and Turtle Island. Stop at the famous Unicorn Island and visit a local bee farm. Taste natural honey along with honey wine, rice wine, and banana wine. Walk through the village, then visit a coconut candy workshop and learn how to make coconut candies. Hop back on the motorboat and travel along lush green canals to a local restaurant where you'll enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Venture to another part of the island and enjoy tropical fruit as you listen to traditional south Vietnamese music. If you choose the "Luxury Tour Group Tour" option then after this delicious snack, you will take you back to My Tho to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Enjoy the convenience of hotel drop-off once the bus has returned you to Ho Chi Minh City.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta VIP Tour by Limousine

4. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta VIP Tour by Limousine

Discover the beauty of the Vinh Trang pagoda on this day trip from Ho Chi Minh city. Travel in a VIP limousine. Take a boat to Coconut Island, try local products and walk through local orchards in a small village, and savor a delicious Vietnamese lunch. Board the limousine for the 90-minute ride to My Tho. During the ride, you’ll have views of lush green rice paddy fields and scenes of local life. The first stop of this tour is Vinh Trang pagoda, the largest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Afterwards, continue on to My Tho, where you’ll board a boat for a cruise along the Mekong River. Leave the stress of the city behind and take a sampan ride along the small canals. Admire the coconut palms that line both sides. Disembark and enjoy a walk around the village, stopping to meet a local family and taste tropical fruit, honey tea, and honey wine. Enjoy the sounds of traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Visit the village’s coconut candy shop, see how the candy is made, and also see some handicrafts made from coconut palm. Continue your walk through fruit orchards, admiring the flowers, trees, and other natural scenery. Head to a local restaurant for lunch and enjoy special Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, have half an hour to relax in the shade of the trees, take another walk around the village or go biking. Then it will be time to return to the limousine and head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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

5. Mekong Delta: My Tho - Ben Tre, Can Tho 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 Can Tho City and enjoy free time in the evening to explore. Stay overnight at your hotel.  On the second day, you have 2 options to meet your guide: at 5 AM or 7 AM. If you choose 5 AM, then you can have breakfast after coming back to your hotel from the floating market. If you choose 7 AM, you should have breakfast before meeting the guide. Even though Cai Rang Floating Market is open all day, the perfect time to catch the lively atmosphere is at around 6 AM. Cruise along the Hau river from Ninh Kieu Wharf. Try tropical fruits or even a hot rice noodle soup for a light breakfast. Stop at a chewy noodle workshop to learn more about other kinds of Vietnamese noodles.  Relax on your own. The guide and the car will take you back to Saigon.

From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta with Ben Tre 1 Day Tour

6. From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta with Ben Tre 1 Day Tour

Brief Itinerary •Depart from Saigon and head south to Ben Tre province (90km ~ 2.0 hours) •Visit local market •Boat trip along the river to see local people’s activities on river. •Visit a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. •Visit a quite village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life •Enjoy some local fresh fruits, honeybee tea, coconut candy •Take Xe Loi ride or cycling tour to explore around village under coconut row. •Have lunch at a local restaurant •Rowing sampan along the water coconut canals with beautiful tropical scenery •Take boat back to pier and return to Saigon.

Mekong Delta Escapade 2 Days 1 Night (Bến Tre – Trà Vinh)

7. Mekong Delta Escapade 2 Days 1 Night (Bến Tre – Trà Vinh)

Day 1: HCMC – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh (L/D) 07:15 AM Pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ben Tre. After arriving at Phong Nẫm Bridge, board the boat & cruise along the Chẹt Sậy River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks immediately excite you to explore all the great things ahead. Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Drive around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, a motorized rickshaw. Perfect your day with a delicious and filling lunch at a local host house. Break time, treating yourself to a relaxing time to relish the beautiful countryside. time relaxing while rowing in a small boat slowly through the natural canals to get a sense of how truly beautiful this area is. Proceed to Tra Vinh province. Visit “Con Chim” community tourism site is built according to the naturally favorable rule, based on the cultural values of the community, and operates in the direction of slow tourism. Time for cycling around Con Chim island and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life. Embark on the boat and return to the dock. Check-in to the hotel and relax. Day 2: Trà Vinh – HCMC (B/L) After breakfast, arrive and visit the mat weaving village with nearly 100 years of development, Tra Vinh's mat industry has developed from production and self-consumption into a well-known quality product. Visit and learn about Kmer culture: Angkorajaborey Pagoda, also called Ang Pagoda, the Tra Vinh Museum of Khmer Ethnic Culture, and Ba Om Pond. It is one of the types in the system of 141 pagodas of the Khmer in Tra Vinh province, and Ba Om Pond is a unique and famous landscape in Tra Vinh Province. The pond is rectangular, 300 m wide, and 500 m long. The pond's surface is clear and blue, covered by lotus flowers and water lilies. A hundred-year-old ancient oily tree whose roots rise from the ground creates strange shapes that attract tourists here, and visit the Tra Vinh Museum of Khmer Ethnic Culture After that visited the coconut nectar company, a traditional job for local people collecting coconut blossoms from coconut flowers. Have lunch at a local restaurant and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day trip to Mekong: Food, Motorbike, Boat in small group

8. Day trip to Mekong: Food, Motorbike, Boat in small group

Stage 1: Morning Journey to Ben Tre - Beat the Traffic and Embrace Early Adventures - Depart from our location at around 7am, setting off on an exciting Mekong Delta adventure. - Enjoy a leisurely 2.5-hour drive, taking in the scenic landscapes along the way. - Make a refreshing 30-minute stop at Mekong Restop for restroom breaks and rejuvenation. Stage 2: Countryside Thrills - Motorbike Ride with a Local Guide - Upon arriving in Ben Tre city, meet our knowledgeable local guide who will accompany you throughout the day. - Hop on a motorbike with an experienced driver, ready to explore the countryside. - Journey beyond the city limits, venturing into the charming rural areas of the Mekong Delta. Stage 3: Mekong River Crossing - Discover Village Life and Basa Fish Farming - Cross the Mekong River on a traditional local ferry, adding a touch of adventure to your experience. - Ride along an isolated island, where you'll witness the daily lives of locals in a serene rural village. - Take a captivating break to discover basa fish farming, one of the main export fish from the Mekong Delta. Stage 4: Coconut Isles & River Wonders - Sip Fresh Sugarcane Juice and Navigate the Mighty Mekong - Continue your motorbike journey through lush islands adorned with swaying coconut trees. - Pause at a picturesque river bank to enjoy refreshing, freshly squeezed sugarcane juice. - Transition to a private ferry ride, immersing yourself in the vastness of the mighty Mekong River and witnessing the local fishing techniques in action. Stage 5: Flavors of Tranquility - Coconut Candy, Abundant Lunch, and Hammock Retreat - Delight your taste buds with homemade organic coconut candy, savoring the unique flavors of the region. - Experience the tranquil beauty of the water coconut-filled canals, either by kayaking or rowing boat. - Indulge in an abundant lunch, savoring the diverse and delectable cuisine of the Mekong Delta. - Try the region's specialty coffee with fresh coconut milk or enjoy the refreshing combination of coconut juice with Kamquat. - Relax and unwind on a comfortable hammock, taking in the serene surroundings. Stage 6: Tuk Tuk Delights - Market Exploration and Hidden Backstreet Revelations - Embark on a fun-filled tuk-tuk ride, exploring the vibrant markets of Ben Tre city. - Wander through lively stalls, immersing yourself in the local culture and atmosphere. - Zigzag through hidden backstreets, uncovering the charming secrets of the city. - Pause for a local and spontaneous drink experience, adding a touch of randomness and excitement to your journey. - Return to the bus and begin the scenic 3-hour ride back to Saigon, where you can relax and reflect on your memorable Mekong Delta adventure. - Conclude your tour with convenient drop-off at your hotel or the iconic Opera House.

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What people are saying about Bến Tre

Learning about the Mekong Delta and how it provides for the people who live in the area was amazing. We had such a funny and knowledgeable guide who made the experience that much better.

The DRAGON KING WAS AMAZING AND SO RESPECTFULLY TOUR GUY…. The service was amazing the buses pretty rain and the tour included many many highlights…for 20 dollars totally recommend them

Over all very fun and no hassle tour especially my husband has disability. The tour guide was very accommodating and very knowledgeable with our questions.

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Dragon was amazing, the trip was more than I expected!