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Mekong Delta: My Tho & Ben Tre Full-Day Trip in Small Group

Mekong Delta: My Tho & Ben Tre Full-Day Trip in Small Group

From US$ 25 per person

Experience life in the Mekong Delta on a small group tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Travel down the narrow canals by rowing boat and get the chance to sample fresh fruits and the local coconut candy.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in District 1 from the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con. The time of pickup will be between 7:30 AM-7:45 AM. Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby on time. If your hotel is not on the above streets, you must make your own way to the meeting point at at 220 Đề Thám Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City. From December 1, 2019, the meeting point will be at 22 Bùi Viện Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Please arrive at the meeting point before 7:45 AM.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore the typical stilt houses and fishing villages of the Mekong Delta
  • Glide past the delta islands of Phoenix, Unicorn, Tortoise and Dragon
  • Walk along a village path through the tropical forest
  • Learn how the local coconut candy is made
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel at 07:30, depart Ho Chi Minh City and journey to Vinh Trang pagoda, one of the largest in the Mekong Delta. Admire its ornate facade and large Buddha statue. Then, cruise along the Tien River to experience life in the Mekong Delta up close. Pass by 4 small islands - Phoenix, Unicorn, Dragon and Tortoise Island - see lush tropical trees and the typical stilt houses of the fishing villages as you make your way through the narrow canals by rowing boat. Stop for lunch in an orchard garden and then learn how to make coconut candy. Sample sweet pieces of the candy and buy some of your favorites to take home. Savor a snack of fresh fruits and honey tea as locals entertain you with Vietnamese traditional folk music. Return to the minibus for the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive at approximately 17:00.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat trip
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch of local specialties
  • Fruit and honey tea
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off for the centrally hotel in Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City consisting of streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh và Ký Con
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Pick-up and drop off if your hotel is not located in the center of Dist 1
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the active nature of the tour, it is not suitable for guests who are mobility restricted or suffer from heart conditions
  • The Pagoda has a strict dress code and your shoulders and knees must be covered
  • The local supplier offers a pickup service from a meeting point (220 Đề Thám, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) as well as centrally-hotels/accommodations located in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • The exact pickup time in the above-prescribed ranges varies according to the position of the customers’ hotels or the pickup points required
  • Due to traffic regulations, hotels/accommodations located in alleys will be not served by the pickup service
  • Pickup for centrally located hotels in District 1 is between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM. Please wait in the lobby at that time.
  • For hotels that are outside the city center and District 1, please wait at 220 Đề Thám Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City at 7:45 AM
  • The return time is subject to traffic conditions
  • Travel insurance is not included in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 151 reviews

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A great experience, the guide was really energetic and told us a lot about the culture, history and the local habits of vietnamese people. We had a lot of free tastings of fruit, drinks and candies during the tour, and the lunch was good. It's a pity that on the islands there are a few animals kept in cages for tourists' entertainment, but hopefully this will end at some point.

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January 21, 2020

The tour is very touristy, all about buying products created in the Delta, which I guess is fine. It was not communicated good enough that we would not go to the floating market!! The guide was good and good English skills. What I didn’t like was that she threw garbage (e.g after having eaten an ice cream) out in the nature, is more than enough garbage floating in Vietnam as there is...

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January 6, 2020

We were picked up from our hotel. The transport was comfortable and air conditioned. The guide Anh was very good and spoke good English. She guided us through each activity on the island which included fruit-tasting, Vietnamese folk music, honey tea tasting, seeing coconut candy made, cycling around the village. This was spoilt by the very poor condition of the bikes provided which had bent pedals and virtually no brakes.

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January 4, 2020

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