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From Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Mekong Speedboat & Bike Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Mekong Speedboat & Bike Tour

From US$ 109 per person

Take a half-day tour of the Mekong Delta to see this amazing part of Vietnam. Cycle through local villages and rice field, visit a pagoda, a local market, a temple and a shrimp farm. Taste rice wine and tofu, then enjoy a light meal with a local family.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in districts 1 and 3. For participants staying in other locations please meet at Cau Mong Pier, Cau Mong Bridge, 2 Ben Van Don Street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Go to a village to see how the locals raise shrimps, make tofu, and rice wine
  • Cycle through a peaceful village and vast paddy fields to see daily life in the Mekong Delta
  • Visit a 19th century pagoda and the Cao Dai Temple
  • Enjoy a light meal hosted at the home of a local family
Full description
After pick-up from your centrally located hotel you will be driven to Central Pier. Board the speedboat and start your journey towards the Mekong Delta. Enjoy fresh tropical fruits and mineral water on board, and a light breakfast will be served on the morning tour. On the way, you will enjoy the fresh air and observe the pure beautiful landscape. Your guide will explain to you the daily life of local people who live along the riverbanks.  Disembark the speedboat to visit a shrimp farm where you will learn how the locals raise shrimps. Afterwards, cycle along peaceful paths between villages to discover the lifestyle in the rural Mekong area. You will pass by an ancient house, and visit a Vietnamese family who make traditional rice wine. Go to a local morning market and visit a beautiful pagoda built in the middle of the 19th century. Then visit Cao Dai Temple and learn more about this religion. Afterwards, get back on your bike to cycle along small paths through the vast paddy fields. Finally, visit a local family to see how they make tofu and enjoy a light home-cooked meal. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, or at the pier. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from from districts 1 and 3
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Wireless headset to hear the guide
  • Light breakfast (morning tour only)
  • Light meal at a family home
  • Mineral water, cool towel and tropical fruit on the boat
  • Bicycle (motorbike possible if requested in advance)
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Know before you go

  • Choose from a small group tour or a private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is only available from hotels in districts 1 and 3 of Ho Chi Minh City
  • If you are staying in another area, please make your own way to Central Pier
  • A vegetarian meal option is available. Please advise at the time of booking if a vegetarian meal is required. A surcharge may be applied for any special meal accommodations
  • Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very authentic and off the beaten path

If you don't want the tourist traps and want something very authentic, do this tour. The speedboat gets you up the delta in 1 hour and is a great way to see various parts of the city (you also get some nice fruit and pastries on the way). We got to meet the 'tofu' family and 'rice wine' family. What a great experience!

March 18, 2019

Our guide Vien (Danny) was very friendly. He picked us up at the hotel and we went to the boat. This is a tour away from masstourism, where you really get to see the farmers and their work in the mekong delta. All the People are so nice and it puts a smile on each facs if you greet them in vietnamese. We were on the tour for around 4.5 hours and did not see one other tourist group. If you are looking to see more then just the tourist-pathes, this is perfect. Would definately recommend it!

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February 11, 2019

Leider ist am Tag des Ausfluges mein Partner krank geworden. War aber kein Problem...fühlte mich gut aufgehoben. Es war eine kleine Gruppe, die viel Spaß miteinander hatte und sehr viel über Land und Leute erfahren hat. Die Leihräder waren prima "in-Schuss" und der vietnamesische Strohhut hat die tolle Radeltour abgerundet. jederzeit Jedem zu empfehlen.

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January 20, 2020

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