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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. Enjoy a local lunch in an orchard and ride a rowboat under coconut trees on the Bao Dinh canal. Depart from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Along the way, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta.  Go by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). 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. Join in the daily activities that the locals do and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside.  Visit the bee house, and take a picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. The boat cruise will lead you through the 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 trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus.

My Tho Full Day Excursion Group Tour With Lunch

2. My Tho Full Day Excursion Group Tour With Lunch

Drive two hours outside of Saigon to the port after your private car and tour guide pick you up from your hotel. Take a leisurely boat ride down the Tien River to visit the four islets that, in Southeast Asian mythology, represent the dragon, the kirin, the tortoise, and the phoenix. Enjoy a tasty honey tea with lemon while touring a honey bee farm. Visit a workshop where coconut candies are manufactured if you want to see how they are made by hand. Go through the Mekong Delta while relaxing in a rowing sampan. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the village to experience the historic mode of transportation as you continue your journey. Finally, proceed to My Tho Town's Vinh Trang Pagoda. This historic structure, which was influenced by both Asian and Western architectural styles, is regarded as the largest and oldest pagoda in southern Vietnam.

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What people are saying about Tien River

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,210 reviews

sehr schöne Tour und absolute Empfehlung Ich fand die Tour schöner und diverser als Halong Bucht. Am besten hat mir tatsächlich die Fahrradtour gefallen. Wenn auch nur sehr kurz haben wir viel gesehen. Alex war ein super Tour Guide. Wir waren immer einer der ersten Busse und mussten daher nicht lange warten. Die Floßtour ist mit 1.5h recht lang aber war auch sehr schön und entspannend. Der Aufstieg zum Aussichtspunkt ist etwas mühsam aber gut machbar. Die tolle Aussicht entlohnt.

Great trip! The guide Tú was informative and authentic. The selection of activities achieved well the objective of getting deep into the Mekong way of life. There were a few minor drawings as well, for instance the bus ride out and back was very long. Additionally, the guided tour path was highly paved so as to question what was real vs created as a facade to please jet lagged tourists. I would recommend to any first timers!

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.

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.

Our guide was super cute, the tour was nice and cherfull.