A Three-day Journey in Mekong Delta
See the cultural beauty and different sights of Vietnam's Southern Region
Trip TypePrivate tour - minimum 2 guests
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh
Each trip is priced individually - trips differ in the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions
Home to the "River of Nine Dragons", the Mekong Delta is a region boasting a colorful, distinct culture and an infinity of picturesque landscapes. Filled with boundless rice fields, fruit orchards, countless rivers or canals, it's no surprise that the Vietnamese named this land the Rice Bowl of Vietnam, serving as one of the country's most iconic destinations. Our 3D2N tour will let you see all the essential sights of the Delta, embrace the rich culture, and enjoy the company of the friendly locals!
- Transfer by air-conditioned car/van
- All meals indicated in the program
- Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
- Accommodations in the indicated places
- Local English-speaking tour guide
What's not included
- Personal expenses
- Additional drinks and meals
- Tips for services
- Visas to Vietnam
- Private insurance
- Other services that are not included in the program
- Enjoy a Mekong River cruise in Ben Tre province
- Stop at a workshop, producing coconut candy - one of the symbols of the region
- Visit a floating fish farm
- Have a relaxing sampan (local rowing boat) ride through the green canals shaded by palm leaves
- Discover a floating market and enjoy breakfast on a boat in Can Tho
- Visit a mangrove forest of Tra Su with the nesting area of many bird species
- Take part in a unique ceremony to ask for happiness and luck at the spiritual land of Chau Doc
Our expedition to Mekong Delta starts in the morning at your hotel in Saigon. After a two-hour drive, we reach Ben Tre province – the Vietnamese capital of coconut and one of the most beautiful places in the Mekong Delta.
We then board our motorboat and begin to explore the area. Firstly, we cruise along one of the Mekong branches and pay a visit to a floating fish farm. Then, our boat enters a smaller channel, covered with dense and tropical vegetation. After disembarking, we will go for a walk through the fruit orchards and the peaceful countryside.
From there, we commute by tuk-tuks to a coconut candy factory, where we get to taste a wide array of tropical fruits, such as jackfruit, pomelo, longan, and many more.
In small oar-powered boats we will go to another part of the village, from where we will walk to lunch at a restaurant serving traditional Mekong Delta cuisine. You can try the famous "Elephant's Ear" fish, local freshwater shrimps and many other specialties. And after a filling meal, for the brave - a durian tasting.
We will begin our day early at 6:00 A.M. by walking to the local pier. There we will board a boat and cruise to Cai Rang Floating Market.
This is where we can see what life on the water looks like and how the local people trade fruits and other products. We will also learn how to spot from a distance what goods are sold on each boat. Today’s breakfast, together with morning coffee and some tropical fruits will be served on our boat. The best part is that all those treats will come to us by themselves!
Around 7:30 A.M. we will return to the hotel for a short rest and check out. You can also grab a "second breakfast" at the hotel restaurant.
We then leave Can Tho and set off for Chau Doc town with a stop at Tra Su Mangrove Forest.
In Tra Su forest, we will immerse ourselves in a landscape like no other on earth, listen to the intricate songs of the local birds, and gaze upon the sunbeams shining through the tall treetops. This location is also the home of a unique ecosystem with various special flora and fauna. Don't forget to bring your binoculars as the forest is a great spot for bird watching with all kinds of water bird species.
After these experiences, we will rest at one of our selected resorts in the area.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Chau Doc, An Giang province, and visit the Temple of the Celestial Lady of the Realm. This is an extremely popular temple where worshippers ask for happiness and success for their business endeavors.
We will get familiar with the custom of offering sacrifices to the local deities and find out what "bringing back luck" means.
Then it’s time for us to return to Saigon. On the way, we will stop at a local rest stop venue for a quick lunch.
If you are thinking about visiting Cambodia, this is your chance! Since Cambodia is not too far from the Mekong Delta, you can extend the trip and visit Vietnam's amazing neighbor while you are already in the area.
We will leave the resort early in the morning and drop you off at the pier. There you will get on board speedboat to Phnom Penh. In this option, we will arrange today’s breakfast as a takeaway package. The journey will take about 5-6 hours and you will reach your destination between 12:30 - 1:00 P.M