US$ 190

2-Day Mekong Delta Farmstay from Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the rich natural tapestry of the Mekong Delta region on a 2-day trip along the majestic Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City. Cruise on a traditional boat through small creeks and expansive canals with a knowledgeable and courteous guide; visit indigenous villages to gain insight into local culture; see ancient agricultural process at work in rural farms; and spend the night in a family home for a truly authentic experience of Vietnam. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 16.

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  • 2-day tour of the Mekong Delta with homestay, from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Take small boats through the narrow waterways of the Mekong Delta to get a closer look at local life
  • Visit a fish farm, coconut-candy factory, tropical fruit gardens, and riverside villages Spend the night at a local family’s home and hear about life on the Mekong from your hosts
  • Learn about Vietnamese cuisine during meals and on visits to small markets and farms
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures personalized attention from your expert guide

INCLUSIONS

  • Transport via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees and activities
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 1-night homestay accommodation – multishare
  • Private river cruise and xe loi motor cart ride
  • Professional guide

EXCLUSIONS

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for halal meal options, if required, please inform Vietnam Budget Tour in advance

DEPARTURE & RETURN

Departure Point: Front entrance of the Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Departure Time: 8:00 A.M

Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm on Day 2

WHAT TO EXPECT

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (L, D)

In the early morning, meet your guide and small-group tour companions in front of the Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City. After introductions, set off by air-conditioned minivan for a 2.5-hour drive to the city of My Tho, gateway to the Mekong Delta. Take in the scenic countryside as you travel and learn about the region from your expert guide. Upon arrival in My Tho, board a small private boat for a cruise along the Mekong River. Stop at a fish farm to gain insight into one of the region’s cottage industries before continuing to another island for a guided stroll around lush gardens with a variety of tropical fruits to taste. Then visit a coconut-candy factory and nearby villages to learn more about local industries and daily life. Next hop aboard a xe loi (similar to a tuk-tuk) to see a bee farm, then transfer to smaller rowboats to travel on the shallow canals of the delta. Stop for lunch at a restaurant where your guide explains the regional cuisine and helps you select specialty dishes. After a tasty meal, hop back in your boat and navigate narrow creeks to pass Phoenix Islet, a beautiful spot known for fish farming. In the afternoon, you arrive at the home of a local family who welcomes you for the night and shares stories about life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy the surroundings including a large garden with tropical fruit trees.

Accommodation is dormitory-style and facilities are basic. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Overnight: homestay, Mekong Delta village

Day 2: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Wake up early and enjoy an authentic local breakfast before hopping on a bicycle to visit the village market with your guide.

Browse stalls filled with fresh produce and other foods as morning shoppers bustle about.

Then head back to your host’s home for a fun lesson on Vietnamese cuisine as you help prepare lunch. Savor the meal and talk with the family before you return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City in the early evening.

HOTEL PICK UP

Hotel pick up is offered in this excursion.

Inform Vietnam Budget Tour your hotel information at the time of booking

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including emergency repatriation, is required to participate on this tour; proof of insurance must be shown to tour leader on the first day
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • Registration form is required

CANCELLATION POLICY

Tour cancellation policy from Vietnam Budget Tour

  • For a full refund, please cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Cancel 29- 7 days: charge 50% of the total tour cost
  • Cancel 6- 3 days less: charge 80% f the total tour cost
  • Cancel 3 days less: charge 100% f the total tour cost