Upper Mekong River: Day Tour

Upper Mekong River: Day Tour

From US$ 19 per person

Explore the Mekong Delta region on this full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience local life as you cruise along the scenic Tien River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available at centrally located hotels in district 1 of Ho Chi Minh City consisting of streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con.

Experience

Highlights
  • See Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the most famous sites in My Tho
  • Visit a coconut candy family business and sample the coconut fudge
  • Enjoy fresh fruit and honey tea while listening to Vietnamese folk music
Full description
This full-day excursion begins with a 1.5-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho. Your first destination is Vinh Trang Pagoda, a sacred place that is also one of the top local sights. Continue on to the harbor, where you’ll board a boat to explore the Delta region. During the cruise on the Tien River you’ll see the Phoenix, Unicorn, Dragon and Tortoise islands, and fishing villages, stilt houses and fruit plantations along the river. Stop at one of the islets for lunch in an orchard garden. Afterwards, you’ll continue on your sightseeing tour of the attractions of Ben Tre. A sampan ride will take you along the natural canals in the shadows of water coconut trees. You’ll get a real sense of the charm and tranquility of the area. Stop to visit a coconut fudge family business, taste some of their products and buy your favorite candies in the workshop. Savor fresh fruits as you sip honey tea and enjoy Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by locals. Gather at the bus and get back to Ho Chi Minh City at around 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus/van
  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (if option selected) - this includes the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân and Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con
  • English-speaking tour guide (sightseeing as per description)
  • Boat trip in the Mekong delta
  • Entrance fees
  • Set menu lunch at a local restaurant
  • Fruit and honey tea and 1 bottle of drinking water
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Pickup and drop off if your hotel is located outside of District 1
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

22 Bùi Viện Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour is not suitable for handicapped persons or anyone with heart problems
  • Please note that the return time is subject to traffic conditions, for which the tour operator is not responsible
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Vinh Trang Pagoda will be closed until further notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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A nice leisurely tour (needed easy going in that heat!!). The pagoda was a short stop but that’s all that was needed. The boat on the Mekong Delta was good with 45 mins for lunch. Afterwards, was 10/15 minutes on small boats on a narrower waterway - would have liked more time here as it was a great experience.

March 13, 2020

Despite organising this trip at short notice all went to plan. The bus arrived on time and we arrived at our destination as expected. Our guide spoke excellent English and was happy to answer questions about the area and the culture of the people living on the Mekong river. It was a busy but enjoyable day on the Mekong. I would definitely recommend this company. I cannot fault the organisation and the set meal was delicious .

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March 11, 2020

If you have any physical problems, make sure you have a strong companion to assist You getting off and on the ferries on the Mekong especially the very small rowing boat. The guide we had went too far ahead and did not make sure everyone got safely off at the 2 islands. Lunch was lovely on Tortoise island. Singing at bee station was not good.

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November 5, 2019

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