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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 natural scenery before you head to a local restaurant for lunch consisting of special Vietnamese food. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village. In the afternoon, you will head to Can Tho, and arrive at 6:00 PM and check into your hotel then enjoy your free time. On day two at 6:00 AM check out of your hotel then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. Then proceed to Cai Rang floating market which is the biggest floating market in the region. The unique features and main characteristics of the famous market are the trade in fruits and other specialties of the Mekong Delta. Then go and see how Vietnamese vermicelli is made, take a walk around the village and meet the friendly locals. Experience crossing a monkey bridge, made from a single stem of bamboo. Visit an orchard garden and take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Chau Doc to discover Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, where you will visit the wild bird sanctuary on the small boat traveling along a network of canals deep into the forest, observing tropical birds. After that, you will proceed to your hotel in Chau Doc for check-in.  On day three after breakfast at the hotel, take the nice motorized boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm and to see how the people in Mekong Delta raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Champa minorities with their traditional towel weaving village. The boat will return to Chau Doc for lunch then back to Ho Cho Minh City at around 5:30 PM. You do have the option to travel to Cambodia on the third day instead. For this option, you would check out the hotel then be transferred to the Pier to board the speed boat to travel to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath Tourist Pier in Phnom Penh at around 2:00 PM the same day for the end of the tour. For this option, visas would be granted at the border.

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Mekong Delta Small Group W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda & Rowing Boat

2. Mekong Delta Small Group W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda & Rowing Boat

Departing at 8:00 AM, from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, heading to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. During the 1.5 hour drive, pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Your morning trip continues from here by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise Islet). On the way, see the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. 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. Here you also can join daily activities of the local people and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Visit the bee house, and take the picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. The boat cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — "the land of coconuts." Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden - Pond – Cage,” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop. Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus. You will arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City at around 4:30 to 5:00 PM. Select the "Night Cruise" option to continue your adventure with a 30-minute sunset cruise to admire the lights of the city while sipping a free cocktail.

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Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

Your tour begins at 8:00 AM, at which point you will be collected in a private car from your hotel. After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the Binh Khanh Ferry from where you will depart to Can Gio by boat. Once there, you will drive towards the Can Gio mangrove forest where you can admire the beauty of the green trees along the road. At 10:00 AM, you will have time to explore the mangrove forest, enjoying the fresh air and understanding the locals’ daily lives living along the river banks. You can also learn about the typical flora of mangrove forests and the other types of fauna at the local fishing hamlet. Furthermore, you will go through the forest on a canoe to visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon and the crab pond, before encountering and feeding a herd of deer which is friendly to man. Whilst here, you will also experience a crocodile farm where you can learn the process of hatching crocodiles and witness them in their natural environment. After that, you will venture toward the center of Vam Sat to observe the immensely panoramic views of the Vam Sat mangrove forest from the Tang Bong tower. Whilst there, you can also challenge yourself by crossing a suspension bridge. At 1:00 PM, you will have time for lunch at the Carrot Restaurant, before continuing with your tour in the afternoon. At 2:30 PM, you will go to Monkey Island to see over 1,000 monkeys that are living there. At 3:30 PM, you will return to the Binh Khanh ferry and drive directly to Saigon, where your tour ends at around 5:00 PM.

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Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

4. Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

Saigon is at its most interesting and beautiful at night. You’ll get an overview the city and an insider’s look at its nightlife on a 3-hour motorbike tour with a Tiger guide. Your guide will take you on a ride through some of Saigon’s well-known streets. See the flower market, ride along the Saigon River and cruise through several different neighborhoods. Drive through China Town, the most bustling area in Saigon and one of the biggest and oldest China towns in the world. Every corner and alley in the city at night is teeming with activity. Stop at a local restaurant to see how local food is prepared and enjoy some delicious street food. You will be served the world-famous banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), goi cuon (spring rolls) and nem nuong (BBQ pork). The Tiger guides know their city and are happy to show you places most visitors don’t see by themselves. Stop at Chill Skybar for a drink and great views. This is one of the city’s hippest and most highly-recommended bars. Have a cocktail or a glass of wine and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the city from above.

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Saigon Street Food Tour with Motorbike

5. Saigon Street Food Tour with Motorbike

Enjoy delicious Saigon street food on this tour. What kind of food do you want - junk food, seafood or soul food? If you want to try everything once, then this street food tour is perfectly you. Locals believe the most delicious food is originally served at street vendors or small local restaurants - not at fancy tourist restaurants with long menus. This Saigon street food tour will not only offer you an adventurous experience in fun traffic jams surrounded by 7 million motorbikes but it will also immerse all your senses during this 4-hour tour. Enjoy the street food with locals and eat the same way locals do. You will have about 4 different stops for street food dishes; drive through 5 districts to sightsee and explore hidden places that do not appear in your travel guide book. The menu is quite flexible due to your own expectations, personal interests, or food allergies. This is the normal menu for this Saigon street food tour: - Mixed rice paper salad and tropical juice or coconut juice - Grilled beef wrapped in betel leaf with Vietnamese beer - Three typical noodle soups which are original from the North – Central – South of Vietnam or Banh Xeo (the Vietnamese fried savory pancake) - Local snail and seafood buffet - Dessert

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

6. 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 how to make candy and see some handicrafts made from coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and discover many kinds of fruits, flowers, trees, and local houses. Take your time and take nice photos while enjoying the natural scenery. Then, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a local Vietnamese lunch under the tree shade. After lunch, have free time to walk or bike around the village, then travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. On day 2, enjoy a 6:30 AM breakfast and then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. After, proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh where you will arrive at around 5:00 PM with unforgettable memories.

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From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

7. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

This VIP full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  7:30 AM - You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Car (with seats luxuriously designed in a passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. 11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine. 1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a rowboat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterward you will board the motorboat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. 4:00 PM - Enjoy some time strolling along the countryside roads to get to know the locals going about their day. Relax with the peaceful atmosphere, then say goodbye and depart for Ho Chi Minh City. 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM - You will arrive at Ho Chi Minh city and be taken back to your hotel at around.

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Top 10 dishes: Saigon Luxury Private Food Tour By Motobike

8. Top 10 dishes: Saigon Luxury Private Food Tour By Motobike

Explore the culinary scene of Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike, and discover why food is such a huge part of Vietnamese culture, daily life and national pride. Join the locals and brave the traffic on a ubiquitous mode of transport as you journey around the city. Meet the vendors and go to outdoor restaurants carefully chosen for the quality of the food, their popularity with the locals and their authenticity. Avoid the tourist traps (unless requested) with guides you can trust. They never accept or receive any money for their recommendations, and will never leave your side! Benefit from an itinerary carefully tailored for your pleasure, depending how much time you want to spend at each site and what your specific interests are. Go on a culinary journey to places where the locals like to eat, and savor the same fresh delights at more than 10 mouthwatering tastings.  Whether your food preferences are adventurous or more conservative, you will not go hungry and will get the most for your money.   

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Cu Chi Tunnels and Vietnam Countryside Tours by Speedboat

9. Cu Chi Tunnels and Vietnam Countryside Tours by Speedboat

Learn about Vietnam’s wartime past and traditional rural life on a full day, off-the-beaten-path tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Following a pick-up from your hotel in the city center, transfer by luxury speedboat to Cu Chi. Journey past the pastures of the tranquil countryside for a glimpse at local life along the riverbanks. Upon arrival at the Cu Chi Tunnels, explore the network of subterranean passages and rooms used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Then, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch prepared by your chef. Next, explore the surrounding countryside by minibus. Visit an authentic cricket farm, and an organic herb farm. Stop at a rural house to see how the traditional rice paper is made by hand. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for the end of the tour services.

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Authentic Experience - Mekong Delta: 2 Days By Bike

10. Authentic Experience - Mekong Delta: 2 Days By Bike

You will be transferred by private, air-conditioned van for the 80km ride to the Delta. On arrival in the Mekong Delta your bikes will be set-up as you enjoy a rich local coffee or pot of refreshing tea at a small village cafe. The starting location, Ben Tre, is well known as the Coconut Kingdom, and you will explore the many products that the ever-versatile coconut is used to make. Your ride will start on an easy, flat road through the shady canal paths and back roads, stopping along the way to see farms, flowers, waving villagers and fuel up on some fresh tropical fruit grown in the region. Around noon, you take a ferry across the Mekong river for a tasty lunch before driving to another boat stop for a relaxing cruise to the family homestay. After a big day of exploring you will have some time to relax and unwind before taking a walk around the village and perhaps trying your hand at helping a little with the local dinner. The next day, another great ride awaits you. You will go by the floating markets for which this area has become quite well known, but as most visitors to the Delta will be headed to the chaotic main market near Can Tho, your hosts will take you to a real, local floating market. This is as authentic as it gets, with vegetables tossed from craft to craft and a little coffee vendor boat bouncing in and out of the gaps, serving strong, iced coffee. After taking some time to experience this explosion of color and activity, you will take to the bikes again to explore the islands along the canal paths. Following your two-wheeled expedition, it’s time for yet another mouth-watering lunch before you drive back to Saigon.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

The tour was nothing short of fabulous. Our guide, Mary, spoke perfect English, was very professional, personable, sensitive to our needs/interests and excellent in every way. She took us to a wide variety of places, each offering multiple dishes. The amount of food for us was obscenely excessive ... but we're old and don't eat that much. It was way more walking than we anticipated. We not only ate at locals' places but experienced local life and, of course, local food. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

We made the tour with our guide Tu. He's a very cheerful person, was always open to our questions and shared so many interesting facts about Vietnamese culture with us. I loved how diverse the tour was with its many different activities, food and even some crafts presentations. Maybe the condition of the bicycles could have been a little better (the brakes didn't work properly and the saddles weren't really adjusted), but that's just a minor point. The kayaking part was all the more entertaining. :)

I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

The tour was very well organised and great value for money. Our tour guide Fu speaks very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and would certainly go another tour with this company.

great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and driver.