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Mekong Delta 2-Day Trip: Deep in the greenery

Embark on a journey into the heart of Mekong Delta and experience the authentic lifestyle of the locals

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  • Trip Type

    Private tour - minimum 2 guests
  • Duration

    2 Days

  • 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 Southern Vietnam's Robust River Region

Known as the biggest agricultural hub of Vietnam, Mekong Delta boasts lush greenery and robust harvest. Venture to Vietnam's capital of coconuts and fall in love with picturesque views as well as mouthwatering cuisine. Live like a local with a night in the countryside, among banana trees, coconut palms, and frog croaking. Explore this fascinating region where life revolves around water and get to know the authentic Southern Vietnam lifestyle.

What's included

  • Transfer by air-conditioned car/van
  • Meals mentioned in the program

  • Local fruit snack

  • Local English-speaking tour guide

  • Accommodations

What's not included

  • Tips for services

  • Drinks during trip

  • Private insurance

  • Visa to Vietnam

  • Personal expenses

Experience Highlights

  • Sail along the scenic canals of Ben Tre province
  • Discover the art of coconut candy making
  • Have a taste of the local delicacies, including the elephant ear fish
  • Navigate through the endless water coconut forest in a traditional sampan
  • Spend the night at a cozy countryside homestay
  • Learn how to make Vietnamese savory pancakes
  • Explore the craftmanship of a local chocolate artisan
Guests cruising Mekong Delta


Day 1


We will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon at 08:00am. After around two hours, we will reach Ben Tre province - the Vietnamese capital of coconut. Let's board the motorboat and explore the riverscape! 

We will take you to the different branches of the Mekong River and pay a visit to a local floating fish farm. Learn about this specific farming model, which is exclusive to the river region, and different Mekong's fish species. 


Now, hop on a tuk tuk for a change! Our experienced drivers will take you through the local villages, allowing you to sneak a peek into the locals' lifestyle. Our destination will be a coconut workshop, where we will learn about all things coconuts, from its versatile use in cooking to household goods. Indulge in some delicious coconut candies and a wide array of tropical fruits! We will treat you - depending on the season - to some juicy pomelo, mango, longan, and many more.


Let's get to one of the most beautiful parts of Ben Tre: the coconut water forest. We will explore the endless tiny canals on sampans - the traditional rowing boats. Find out what water coconuts are while admiring the peaceful natural landscape. This is your chance to unwind and reconnect with nature. 

After the cruise, we are having lunch at our favorite riverside restaurant. Enjoy the crunchy bites of elephant ear fish, freshwater shrimps, and addictive fried spring rolls. If you're brave enough, have a bite of the legendary durian - the Fruit King!


After lunch, we will take another tuk tuk ride to Brother Sy's homestay. Here, you can rejuvenate and freshen up, preparing for an exciting evening activity.

Around 06:30pm, the culinary journey continues as we delve into the art of crafting traditional Vietnamese pancakes with the guidance of Brother Sy's aunt and cousin. Then we will enjoy our meal in the midst of the enchanting  open space filled with local plants. 

Did we mention the homestay creates the perfect environment for relaxation? There are plenty of hammocks where you can take naps and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The tranquil atmosphere also provides the ideal set-up for meditation sessions. Enjoy your night in the wooden house with the sounds of frogs and crickets lulling you to sleep.

Day 2


Enjoy a countryside breakfast and seize some leisure time to explore the charming neighborhood. Should the time allow, you might opt for a bike ride around the village to see the locals and their ways. Around 10:00am, we will check out from the lovely retreat and make our way back to Saigon.


En route back, our adventure takes an interesting turn as we visit a local chocolate factory. Here, you will learn about the entire production procedure, from cocoa bean processing to delivering the final product.

And to add a flavorful finale, you will stop by a local restaurant to try out hu tieu noodles - a famous broth dish of the region. After the meal, we will continue our journey to Saigon, where our adventure ends.

motorboat exploring Mekong River
Floating fish farm
Tuk tuk ride in Mekong
sampan ride
tropical fruit snack
Brother Sy's homestay
making Vietnamese pancake at homestay

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