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A day in Mekong Delta

Your short & sweet escape to the riverscape of Ben Tre

1 day Mekong Delta tour
  • Trip Type

    Private tour - minimum 2 guests
  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Starting Location

    Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ending location

    Ho Chi Minh City 

  • Country


  • Price

    Each trip is priced individually - trips differ in the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions

Explore The Coconuts Capital Of Vietnam

One of the best things about the Mekong Delta is that each province is different from another. Whenever you visit this amazing river region, go for 1 or 2- or 3-day tour, we guarantee that each day will be different with unique experiences.

Beautiful small green canals of Ben Tre province, amazing floating markets in Can Tho, magic Tra Su Forest, and Chau Doc town with Sam Mountain from where you can immerse in beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the vast rice fields stretching from Vietnam to Cambodia.

What's included

  • Transfer by air conditioned van/bus

  • Entry tickets to all attraction mentioned in program

  • Lunch with local specialties

  • Local English speaking tour guide

What's not included

  • Personal expenses  
  • Additional drinks and meals 
  • Tips  
  • Private insurance

Experience Highlights

  • Go on a Mekong River cruise in Ben Tre province
  • Visit a fascinating floating fish farm
  • Taste tropical fruits such as guava, jackfruit, longan, and many more
  • Travel with our English-speaking local guide or ask us for options in other languages
  • Stop at a coconut candy workshop - one of the symbols of the region
  • Take a tuk tuk ride through the village
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with specialties of Mekong Delta region. Some of them you will try only with us!
  • Explore green canals, shaded by nipa palm leaves on board of a sampan



The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, canals, and islands. It’s home to floating markets, villages surrounded by rice paddies, orchard gardens and friendly people.. In Vietnamese language, Mekong River is called the Nine Dragons River but the whole region has an official name - 'rice bowl' or “rice basket” of Vietnam. It’s because more than half of Vietnam’s rice grows there. Our expedition to Mekong Delta starts in the morning (9:00) and we will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon. After about two-hour drive we reach Ben Tre province – the Vietnamese capital of coconut and one of the most beautiful places in Mekong Delta. 


All aboard our Mekong River cruise as we set off from the pier. Our first stop of the day takes us to an extraordinary floating fish farm, where popular fish species are bred amidst the Mekong waterways. The feeling of having thousands of fishies swarming around is truly something unforgettable. Next, we'll sail through narrow canals, soaking in the stunning landscapes of the nina palm forest of the region. 


After the scenic boat ride, we'll get back on foot to walk through the fruit orchards and the peaceful countryside. The short walk will give you sneak peeks into how tropical fruits grow and how local people live. From here, we'll commute by tuk tuk to a coconut candy factory to learn about the versatile use of coconuts. Plus we'll taste several species of exotic fruits grown in the region, such as jackfruit, rambutan, logan, and many more. 

Now we'll get on sampan boats (small, oar-powered boats) to go through tiny canals and explore another part of the village. This short excursion will give you a glimpse of the peaceful Vietnam's countryside.


For lunch, we will serve you some delicious local specialties like elephant ear fish and fresh water shrimps. After the feast, if you are brave enough, you can try also the legendary durian! 

From here, we will set sail back to the pier, giving you some time to admire the majestic of the riverway. After returning to the shore, we'll depart back to Saigon. 

Mekong Delta tuk tuk
sampan cruise
Mekong Delta coconut candy
My Tho fish farm
Mekong Delta deep fried elephant's ear fish
Mekong Delta riverscape

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