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Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

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District 1, Vietnam

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 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
Breakfast
Lunch
Round-trip speedboat transport
Refreshments and fruit on the boat
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Surcharge for halal meal options, if required

Departure Point

Saigon Waterbus Station, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup from all hotels located in District 1, 2, 3

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cao Dai Temple
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Les Rives Authentic River Experience
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Les Rives

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It’s more expensive than the other trips but well worth it." See review
  • "Not suitable for those that has never experience the real Mekong Delta cruise." See review
  • "It would be good to have a map available to know exactly the route the tour takes." See review

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star-5
Great tour for seeing sights and experiences.
Jm0115
, Mar 2020
This was a wonderful tour. If you want an all encompassing tour for Saigon (HCMC) this is it. Boat ride out of the city to the Mekong Delta was much better than other tours by bus. Saw real home. Farm land and crops. Row boat ride. Great lunch with local whiskey. Henry our tour director was fantastic and the crew was great. Could not ask for more!
star-5
Fantastic trip with a Fantastic guide
gunilla_n
, Feb 2020
Can strongly recommend this tour! Very interesting boat trip on the Saigon river to the Mekong delta, seeing the backside of the city but mostly, to experience the countryside outside. To learn about local farm life today. We had a fantastic guide who was informative, gave attention to the small details and made the trip really worth while! Great lunch and visit to a local farmer, the local market, school and a beautiful temple in the village. Tasting the range of local fruits on the boat back to the city that our guide bought for us o teh market.
star-5
5 star tour and service
pauldrow
, Feb 2020
Complete five star experience. We joined the boat at Ho Chi Min, no 2 hours in a sweaty bus and flew down the river towards the Mekong Delta. Hung our guide was extremely knowledgable and with excellent English, she made it a very relaxing and informative tour. The lunch was excellent, we saw some wonderful scenery and away from the tourist trap. It’s more expensive than the other trips but well worth it. We left at 8am and returned at 16.00. Ask for Hung she is one of the best guides I have ever come across
star-5
Noriko, from Tokyo, Japan
GoPlaces53422271608
, Dec 2018
We had a 'great luck' to have Tony, as a guide. Experienced, cheerful and thoughtful, he knows how to add to a tour 'something very special'. Very unexpectedly, he guided us to an orphanage, operated by an only Buddhist priest of the temple nearby. The establishment is supported by volunteers and good-will people. That was the day when this priest invited musicians for the kids. We were also invited to join the concert, of course thanks to Tony. That was really unforgettable. All the face of children was beaming. Tony made us love Vietnam. I don't know how to thank him. Bravo! Tony!!!
star-5
Great tour - great guide
Navigate58054849294
, Nov 2018
I really enjoyed the tour to Mekong Delta by speedboat. Best of all was our guide Tony - Mekong is his home and he knows a lot about living and working in the Delta.Thanks Tony for this great tour.Thomas
star-5
Excellent glimpse of the delta
, Aug 2018
This daytrip was a great snapshot of the Mekong Delta. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and they made the experience a memorable one.
star-4
cool, but to expensive
ukrainienscout
, Jul 2018
great tour guide. All ok, the people were super friendly and the service well done. Sadly the price of 112$ was to much for this tour
star-5
I loved that there were only six of...
Kristy B
, Jun 2018
I loved that there were only six of us on this tour. A wonderful way to see the Mekong Delta. The guides were amazing! 100 would do this tour again if I ever get back to Vietnam!
star-5
Having a small group was great and...
Petatownrow
, May 2018
Having a small group was great and we went to places that were not crowded with trillions of other tourists. Way better than expected and would highly recommend this tour. Includes hotel pick up, speedboat, canoe, lunch and lots of fun.
star-5
This tour was very well organised...
Vicky J
, Apr 2018
This tour was very well organised, very informative and very enjoyable. I found it difficult to know exactly where we were going before the trip but the experience was interesting nonetheless. It would be good to have a map available to know exactly the route the tour takes. I highly recommend this experience. Great guide.

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