US$ 100

Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

Travel by speedboat through the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City to explore the sights and historical importance of this vast network of waterways. Watch the rhythms of daily life unfold along the riverbanks as you visit riverside markets and villages, artisan workshops, a Cao Dai Temple, a Buddhist pagoda and a family homestead. Includes a light breakfast, lunch prepared by a private chef, and samples of local fruits and other treats. This small-group tour has a maximum of 14 people, which ensures a customized experience with your guide.

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  • Mekong Delta day tour by small speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit a Buddhist pagoda and Cao Dai temple, and walk around a riverside market and village
  • Sample fresh coconuts and Mekong whiskey at a family homestead
  • Take in rural sights including lush canals lined with rice paddies, fruit orchards and water buffalo
  • Light breakfast, lunch and hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people provides more personalized attention from a guide

INCLUSIONS

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip speedboat transport
  • Refreshments and fruit on the boat
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission – Cao Dai Temple

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 :  Pick up at hotels located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 in Ho Chi Minh city centerd

Departure Time:  07:45 AM daily
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details: Drop off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Nicknamed ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam,’ the fertile Mekong Delta provides work, food and shelter for much of Vietnam’s population.
  • On your full-day tour, you’ll explore some of the delta’s vast network of channels and canals by speedboat.
  • Keep your camera handy for great photo ops, and hear informative commentary from your guide about the history, sights and significance of the Mekong Delta. Begin in the early morning with transfer from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel to the central pier.
  • Board your speedboat and zip along the Saigon River while nibbling on the provided light breakfast. Your first stop takes in the ornately decorated Tuong Van Pagoda.
  • Learn from your guide about Buddhist spiritual practices, then continue downriver to a colorful waterside market loaded with goods, including mounds of exotic fruits, veggies and fresh fish. By mid-morning, your boat reaches a web of smaller tributaries of the Mekong River. Wind through lush canals shaded by tropical foliage and enjoy your time on a rowboat.
  • Taste fresh coconut and other produce, or sip fiery Mekong whiskey or wine.
  • Visit a lovely pagoda where a private chef prepares a Vietnamese lunch featuring traditional favorites, such as fresh spring rolls, ginger chicken, caramelized pork or elephant ear fish — a Mekong Delta specialty.
  • After lunch, learn about the Cao Dai religion — which combines the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity — and see a colorful Cao Dai Temple, before visiting a nearby orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy the scenery as you return by speedboat to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel after transfer from the pier where you began your Mekong journey.
speedboat to visit Mekong Delta
speedboat to visit Mekong Delta

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

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; there will be a surcharge for vegetarian or halal options
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please note the route can be subject to change due to water levels
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

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