US$ 170

Private Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat

Get a comprehensive look at the Mekong Delta on a full-day private tour from Ho Chi Minh City. A personal guide accompanies you by speedboat to less-visited areas of southern Vietnam, with stops at key landmarks including temples, pagodas, and markets. Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch are provided for your convenience.

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  • Speedboat tour of the Mekong Delta departs directly from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Take a private tour of Cao Dai temple with a personal guide
  • Eat lunch prepared by a chef at a riverside pagoda
  • Private hotel pickup with boat transfer makes your day trip convenient

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide from Vietnam Budget Tour
  • Speedboat from/to Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments and local fruits
  • Cold towels

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Cable car ticket (700 000 VND)

DEPARTURE & RETURN

Departure Point: Your centrally located Ho Chi Minh City hotel

Departure Time: 7:45am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and transfer you by private car to your speedboat at the Ho Chi Minh City pier.
  • The boat departs in the morning, slipping away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, then enters the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta.
  • A light breakfast will be served on board. After a 30-minute ride, make a brief stop at the ornate Tuong Van Pagoda while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
  • Then continue on to a bustling riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits, and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities will be available during this visit. Following another hour en route, you’ll reach the idyllic watery expanses of the delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the nine tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
  • Turning off the delta into winding canals of the Thu Thua area, you’re shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
  • Depending on the route, you may visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, or a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies.
  • You will then head to a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whiskey or you visit a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, whiskey, and wine.
  • Walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where three generations live.
  • Explore a charming village where you can try fresh coconuts from the tree. This variation provides fascinating insight into the life of the Mekong Delta region, and your flexible guide may combine parts from both routes. Around midday it’s time for a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by a private chef.
  • After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
  • Following a 1-hour visit to a Cao Dai temple, you’ll return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City for drop-off at your hotel by car.

Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat
Fruits on boat, Full-Day Mekong Delta Tour by Speedboat

HOTEL PICK UP

  • Hotel pick-up is offered for this budget tour.
  • Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
  • Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our budget tour operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity.

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