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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

Around 7:40AM. Get picked up from your central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and head to the Mekong Delta. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho - the heart of the Mekong Delta region. The first stop is Vinh Trang Pagoda. Explore and admire the unique architecture of this historic site, which features a blend of Vietnamese, Khmer, and Chinese influences.  Continue your trip to My Tho and take a boat cruise along the Mekong River where you can escape the busy town. We will pass by the Tortoise islet and the Dragon, Phoenix, and arrive at Unicorn Islet. This journey takes you through tranquil fruit orchards, and rustic villages where you can observe the daily lives of locals. Enjoy a sampan ride through the coconut trees-lined canals. Disembark and explore the village on foot. Visit local families where you can enjoy fruits, honey tea and wine while listening to traditional music performed by the villagers. This is a chance to witness the region's rural life up close. After that, enjoy a local lunch (vegan food available) Continue your trip to 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. After that, you will have time to relax on a hammock or bike around the village. As the sun sets, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive approximately at 4:45PM.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

2. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

This full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  Around 7:35AM. Be picked up at your central hotels in Ho Chi Minh city and head to Cu Chi Tunnels. After 1.5 hours ride, we arrive at the tunnels where you will get a chance to learn about the fascinating history and significance of the tunnels during the Vietnam War. You will have the opportunity to crawl distances of the tunnels, try your hand at the shooting range, and witness the intricate network of underground tunnels and traps that played a significant role in the war. After exploring the tunnels, we'll head to a local restaurant for lunch to try some of the delicious local Vietnamese cuisine (vegan food available). After lunch, we'll head to My Tho to explore the Mekong Delta. You'll get a glimpse into the daily life of the locals as we take a boat ride down the Mekong River, where you can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the surrounding countryside. We will then take a sampan ride through the small waterways with coconut palms line both sides, where you can experience the rural lifestyle, stop by the bee house to enjoy some local fruits and honey tea, listen to a live local music performance performed by the villagers. We'll wrap up our day and head back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and arrive approximately at 6:55PM. This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the best Southern Vietnam has to offer, with a mix of history, culture, and natural beauty all in one day.

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

3. 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 HCM: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

4. From HCM: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

Day 1. HCM City - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO Around 7:45am. Get picked up at your centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and head to the Mekong Delta by bus. Your onboard tour guide will tell you everything about the culture of the locals while you can sit back, relax and enjoy the landscapes and scenery of green rice fields. Stop at the Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along the Mekong River where you can escape the busy town. Enjoy a sampan ride through the coconut trees-lined canals. Disembark and explore the village on foot. Visit local families where you can enjoy fruits, honey tea and wine while listening to traditional music performed by the villagers. Enjoy a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. Free time to explore the city at night. ------------ Day 2: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - HO CHI MINH CITY Start early at around 6:00AM to visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market. The market is most vibrant in the early hours of the morning. Witness the hustle and bustle of boats selling fruits, vegetables, and various local products. During your boat tour, make a pit stop at one of the boats selling vermicelli and coffee. You can choose to buy and enjoy these local delicacies while soaking in the unique atmosphere of the market. Continue your boat tour to visit a Rice Noodle Factory. Here, you can witness the traditional process of making rice noodles. We'll also take some time to explore a bustling local market, where colorful stalls are brimming with fresh produce, spices, and vegetables. Around 9:00AM to 9:30AM: Return to your hotel for check-out, enjoy breakfast and freshening up after the morning's activities. After that, begin your journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. En route, make a stop at the 10 Vo ancient house. Explore this historic Vietnamese house, learn about its architectural details, and gain insights into local traditions and customs. Try your hand at making traditional Vietnamese pancakes, known as "bánh xèo." This hands-on experience will give you a taste of the local culture. Enjoy a delicious local lunch. If you have the energy, take a leisurely bike ride around the area, exploring the picturesque surroundings and interacting with the local community. After that, make your way back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive approximately at 4:00pm.

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta VIP Tour

5. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta VIP Tour

This special full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two major attractions: Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. Around 7:35AM. We will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Limousine (with seats luxuriously designed in passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. You can crawl distances through the tunnels that were used by the guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. You may see a kitchen, living quarters, and a meeting room on the way. Learn about how different types traps were created and set up. Visit the weapons room and learn how the ingenious Viet Cong soldiers made them. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fire an AK-47 you can find out at the Cu Chi Tunnels. After exploring Cu Chi Tunnels, you will have lunch at a local restaurant and then travel to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, take a small row boat to paddle along the small canals under fronds of coconut trees lining both sides. Get on the motor boat to cruise to the coconut island. We disembark at a local family to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea, honey wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. 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. Around 6:55PM, we arrive Ho Chi Minh city. We take you back to your hotel.

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

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

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.

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

7. 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.

Mekong Delta Day Trip

8. Mekong Delta Day Trip

Itinerary: 8:00: Pick up you at the lobby in your hotel! 10:00 am: Arrive in My Tho, a bustling town in the Mekong Delta known for its vibrant market and tasty snacks. 10:30 am: Hop on a boat to cruise along the Mekong River and take in the scenic views of the Delta. 11:00 am: Experience a traditional sampan ride along the canals and witness the daily life of the locals. 12:00 pm: Enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties at a riverside restaurant. 1:00 pm: Visit a tropical fruit garden, honey bee farm, and coconut candy farm to learn about the local agriculture and taste the sweet treats. 2:30 pm: Arrive at Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islets and participate in the following activities: Dragon Islet: Visit the fruit orchards and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern Vietnamese music. Phoenix Islet: Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and taste some local specialties. Unicorn Islet: Take a rowboat through the small canals and learn about the local handicrafts. 3:30pm: Visit the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda, a significant Buddhist temple in the Mekong Delta. 4:00 pm: Depart from the Mekong Delta and head back to Ho Chi Minh City

From HCM: Mekong Delta Small-Group Tour and Sampan Boat Ride

9. From HCM: Mekong Delta Small-Group Tour and Sampan Boat Ride

Discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta and the charm of the Ben Tre Coconut Kingdom on this tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Ride a sampan boat through the countryside and taste some local food for lunch. Start your day in the morning with a convenient pickup from central Ho Chi Minh city and depart for the Mekong Delta aboard an air-conditioned bus. Stop to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, a beautiful Buddhist temple located in My Tho, famous for its intricate architecture, stunning artwork, and peaceful atmosphere. Head to My Tho. Take a motorboat trip on the Mekong River. Board a sampan boat for a paddling tour along the small canals. Relax on this peaceful journey through lush green forests, tranquil villages, and the rural life along the Mekong Delta. Keep an eye out for storks, kingfishers, and other wildlife along the way. Arrive at Unicorn islet, enjoy traditional music performed by the villagers. Savor tropical fruits, honey tea and have lunch at a local restaurant where you can try traditional Vietnamese dishes with vegan food available. After lunch, depart for Ben Tre, a rural province famous for its coconut-growing industry. Arrive in Ben Tre and visit the Coconut Kingdom, a place that showcases the various uses of coconut and how the products are made. See the process of making coconut candy, and other products. Learn about the history and culture of coconut in Vietnam. Enjoy a fresh coconut drink and relax before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh city.

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

10. 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. Arrive approximately at 4:30PM

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Thi was a fantastic guide and our driver was also so lovely. The whole day was well planned, enjoyable and informative. Our group was lovely and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would absolutely recommend. Thi shared a wealth of knowledge and we felt like we learned a lot. Thank you!!

Thank you for a delicious, action-packed day! Our guide Xem was knowledgeable, entertaining and kind. All of us (even the teenagers!) enjoyed all the sights, activities, different forms of transport, and the food. Highly recommended!

A good day out and a lot packed into the day. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative and we got to see and do quite a few things. Well worth the money.

Sunny .. excellent tour supported by a competent and enthusiast guide … I suggest people coming to Ho Chi Minh for this tour asking expecially for Sunny guide

Nice effort and information provided. Language will always be an information barrier in such destinations