FULL DAY ORIGINAL MEKONG DELTA BY SPEEDBOAT
Departure Time: 7:45AM – 8:00AM
Duration: 7.5 – 8 hours
Mekong Delta is the region in southwest of Vietnam where the mighty Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. With a system of fertile soil and dense rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta is the agricultural heart of southern Vietnam and also one of the most important fishing regions in all of Vietnam.
Escaping hustle and bustle of the city, a day on the Mekong Delta is an ideal option to explore a quieter side of Vietnamese life and understand what real-life is like in the Mekong. The hospitality and the simplicity of local people will definitely make your trip even more enjoyable.
7:30AM, pick you up at the hotel lobby and then transfer you to the central pier by car or minivan.
Embark on a speedboat heading towards Mekong Delta, this water journey provides a glimpse of the changing landscape of Vietnam from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank.
When sitting on board, a light breakfast of croissant, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water are served. Along the way, you can enjoy the fresh air and get a chance to see many small villages, fishing boats and lush vegetation. Besides, lots of information about the daily life of local people on the riverside and natural environment will be provided by a tour guide via wireless headset devices.
After a half-hour speedboat ride, stop over at a local market where seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices, sea foods and other local specialties are on offer and witness the bustling and vibrant atmosphere there.
8:45AM, return to the boat, continue a river tour heading to Mekong Delta and visit a local family who plies the craft of tofu making and raises shrimps.
Afterwards, hop on a bike for a leisure cycling through a peaceful countryside path to discover the daily Mekong life and feel a warm welcome of the smiling locals. On the way, visit a local Cao Dai temple to discover the spectacular architectural styles and learn about one of the most mysterious religions in Vietnam.
11:00AM, keep on your river journey to the Mekong Delta. Cruise through a small beautiful canal covered by water coconut trees together with freshwater mangroves. Ashore, take a short walk through a small village path surrounded by a wide range of trees, plants and flowers.
Then, approach to a small pier to board a sampan boat for a ride along the narrow canals of the Mekong to experience the pure atmosphere of water region.
12:30PM, get on a tuk-tuk to head to a local farmer’s house to have a lunch of Mekong Delta specialties, enjoy coconut juice and fresh seasonal fruits just plucked from the fruits garden.
After lunch, visit an ancient pagoda built in the 18th century with unique architectures to experience the spiritual beauty of the pagoda and the peace in your soul.
2:30PM, say goodbye to Mekong Delta and get on a speedboat to return to Saigon.
4:30PM, arrive back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel.
*Note: If you do not want to bike, please inform us in advance so that we will arrange the appropriate alternative transportation e.g. you will ride on the back of the scooter.
TOUR PRICE *
|Child from 4 to 11 years old||1,680,000 VND|
|Infant from 0 to 3 years old||Free of charge|
* Above prices are applied for Group Tour. For Private Tour, please send us a request
What is included
- Pick-up and drop-off at central locations (District 1, 3, 4)
- Light breakfast and home-cooked lunch (except beverage)
- Mineral water, wet tissues and tropical fruits
- Bicycle, tuk-tuk and sampan
- All entrance fees
- Round-trip speedboat
- English-speaking tour guide
- Wireless headset tour guide devices