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From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

From US$ 23 per person

Visit the Mekong Delta, and the My Tho and Ben Tre islands. Cruise along the river and walk around local fruit gardens and immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the Vinh Trang temple.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from most hotels in District 1, selected hotels only. If you are staying in another area, please make your own way to: 123 Ly Tu Trong street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals
  • Cruise along the Mekong river by motor boat
  • Walk or cycle around the island's villages
  • Admire green rice field on your way to My Tho
  • Enjoy tropical fruits, folk music, honey tea and coconut candy
Full description

Discover the verdant beauty of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan or bus and board a motorboat for a ride through islands on the Tien River. Enjoy a local lunch in an orchard and ride a rowboat under coconut trees on the Bao Dinh canal.

Depart from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Along the way, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. 

Go by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). See the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet.

Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Join in the daily activities that the locals do and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. 

Visit the bee house, and take a picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.

The boat cruise will lead you through the Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — the land of coconuts. Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden – Pond – Cage” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop.

Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (center of District 1)
  • Tour guide
  • Motorboat and a small rowboat
  • Bicycle
  • Entrance fees
  • Vietnamese lunch (vegan option available)
  • Tropical fruits, honey tea, coconut candy
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel insurance

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  • You must have your own insurance policy that covers all the activities on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2901 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Nice tour but very touristy. We actually thought that we would also visit the islands and learn a bit more about the life of the people in the Mekong Delta. Food was delicious. During the boat trip with the canoe you are constantly asked for money. I have not experienced such strong begging in 3 weeks in Vietnam. Something spoils the moment.

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September 24, 2022

Our tour guide,Bao, was very enthusiastic and informative. It was hard to feel motivated as we were up early for an 8pm pick up but Bao’s energy helped us enjoy the whole tour. His English was very good and he was easy to understand. The tour itself was very good too and was interesting to see the islands of the Mekong delta. Whoever it would have been nice to see and hear more about the Mekong delta such as it’s importance to the community and people in relation to agriculture, and wildlife etc.

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September 23, 2022

We did a couple of tours in Vietnam and this one was the most authentic experience we had. Great insights into the countries back side, farming, nature, and also cultural aspects. Tri, aka Handsome Ben, did an amazing job. He was so dedicated to make our whole group enjoy the trip and from our point of view he absolutely succeeded

September 18, 2022

Product ID: 60784