Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh

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Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh
from AUD $105.60
Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food.
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In Brief

Quận 1, Vietnam
8 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), 07 Lam Son Square Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

We will meet our guide there.

Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you'll see what life is like beyond the urban centre of the south. About 2.5 hours away is the city of My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta.

The area is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road.

Upon arrival into My Tho, we board our private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a fish farm, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we'll visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, we'll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. As we meander down the Mekong, we'll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

Continuing on our Mekong discover, we'll travel by Xe Loi (motorised cart), and visit a bee farm, from where we'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.

Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes

Stop At: Diem Phuong Restaurant, 68, Xeo Ro Hamlet, Hung Yen Commune, An Bien District, Kien Giang Province, Hưng Yên, tx.An Biên, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam

For lunch, we'll hit up Diem Phuong restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), 07 Lam Son Square Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

We'll head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All entrance fees in Mekong Delta
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Vietnamese lunch (set menu)
  • Boat trip and sampan
  • Motorised cart
  • Coconut drink, tropical fruit and traditional snack tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
  • Entry/Admission - Diem Phuong Restaurant


  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, 07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Returns To

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both recommended and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.​
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The tour included multiple stops, on different islands on the delta. We learned about the lives of the villagers, how they sustain themselves, their agriculture and animal husbandry.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
This tour was wonderful with only 7 people along with good driver and wonderful guide LINDA . She spoke English very well. The sights and personal attention were great.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
This tour was extremely well-planned and well-executed. The guide 10 voice very professional and information given the participants was more then expected . The lunch was extremely good and we have not had the pleasure of having a lunch of this type in our whole visit to Vietnam. This tour is a must in Vietnam and is highly recommended
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
Very good guide. Great trip to the Mekong Delta. Brillant river trip. Lovely food. Had a taste of the Snake Wine..not too bad. Well worth the trip. Loved it.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
The tour was very good. We did a lot for the price. The guide man was very nice and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. :)
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
tour as described. had a little bit of everything from tuk tuk, motor boat, to canoe rides. lunch was really good.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Travel time was reasonable and air con welcomed as it was hot! The initial boat on the Mekong was cooling and pleasant. We were taken to various locations that make up the Communities of the Delta. The boat on the river was fantastic even if getting off was a challenge but then again, not everybody had Osteoarthritis of the Spine and a damaged left knee and lower leg. Many thanks to the 2 Oz 1 Kiwi guys that helped me throughout the trip. So consideration should be given to a reasonable level of fitness. We were fed several times - there is a small extra charge for the local delicacy of grilled rat!!! I passed on the that one but others sampled and it's the only place in the world where I have heard "I'll get the drinks" with the response "ok, I'll get the rat!!!" A great day with nice friendly people from around the World. A must do from Ho Chi Minh City.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Thuong aka Miss Love was our tour guide. She greeted us with a smile and made the whole day a fun and positive experience. My seven year old and I came to Vietnam from Okinawa, Japan and met our family from California. We loved riding in the boat and visiting the three islands. Throng was the best ever at ensuring a great day seeing the local culture while making a wonderful memory.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
First off, the company was kind enough to allow us to reschedule our trip last minute due to me getting food poisoning the night before. Once we finally went, the trip was amazing. Very interesting and adventurous. The driver of the boat was even kind enough to take care of my husband who got sick from food poisoning the night before the trip. I felt scared leaving him on the boat, but he was in good hands.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2019
Loved it!!! Our guide was funny and very informative. Some of the reviews said it was too touristy however I loved every minute of it. I was not disappointed. Lunch was terrific, group was small so it was easy to ask questions and our tour guide took the time to answer questions about the way of life on the Delta. cam on 🙏
• Submitted 21 Feb 2019
We had a small group with 7 nice people and a quite nice and smart tour guide. Ni (or called Sunny) made it to a special day. The trip was well organized. I recommend it to all others!
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
This was a great little tour. You see a lot and our tour guide was fantastic.
• Submitted 03 Jun 2018
Wonderful tour. Our guide was so friendly. Smiley and informative. We really enjoyed our day out.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
Great trip gave a good insight in to the lives of the people great food and lots to see
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
Ruby a superb hostess. Excellent tour with a little of maany differrent transpprt options. Best tour I have done in Vietnam. Highly recommend
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
I LOVED this trip. The scenery is spectacular and all the people are so warm and welcoming. I’ve read lots of comments about the drink sellers having attitude but I didn’t experience anything like that. Buffet lunch was great with a huge selection of tasty dishes.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2018
This was, without a doubt, the most amazing thing we did in Vietnam. Every stop along the way was super unique. I'd do it again and again! If you can only fit in one tour pick this one!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
Our guide Tan was a wealth of knowledge and also had great sense of humor. Our tour started with a trip to the Mekong 9 Dragons with a bit of history on Vietnam and some epic family stories. We learnt about Ancestral Land, Wifi, Honda-Scooters, and even got given the best advise on how to cross a road basically just go straight! From the river trip, to the islands, fingers in very friendly beehives, holding a beautiful Constricter, learning about coconut products, drinking the 'wine', lunch, the canals ... it was all sensational. Tans stories kept us all entertained and the trip was a perfect way to get out of HoChi for a day.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Unfortunately I became ill with a minor stomach ailment and was unable to take the tour. Therefore, I have no rating for this tour.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
Excellent day. We made several stops before actually boarding the boat on the river. We got to see a traditional vietnamese home and learn about their customs. Lunch was at a lovely outdoor restaurant. If you don't like fish, make mention of it ahead of time so you can choose an alternative. The springrolls were made at the table with deep fried elephant ear fish. Then we had time to relax in the hammock before taking a ride on a tuk tuk. Next we boarded a boat that took us out to the smaller boats so we can go through the smaller channels. Overall it was a fun relaxing day. Be prepared with scunscreen and bug spray
• Submitted 13 Jan 2018
Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and passionate. She was knowledgeable and informative, highly recommend
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
Our tour guide Linda was very funny and informative, and I loved this tour. It was a perfect chance to leave the busy city for a day and learn more about the countryside of Vietnam. The bus trip was comfortable and the bus itself was very modern and air-conditioned.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
We had such a great day! We got to see the beautiful Mekong Delta and our guide Linda was wonderful.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017