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Tour Overview

Spend a whole day exploring the classic sights of the Mekong Delta by motorboat, rowing boat and horse cart. Start the journey from Ho Chi Minh City, with a stop at the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda, and then hop on a motorboat at My Tho, cruising to a charming village where you can  enjoy tropical fruits, honey tea and a live folk music performance. After lunch at Ben Tre, you will be escorted back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Pay a visit to the largest pagoda of Tien Giang Province - Vinh Trang Pagoda.
  • Enjoy tropical fruits, honey tea & a live folk music performance at a small village in the Mekong Delta.
  • Take a horse-cart ride along the village roads and samplea traditional Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant.

Itinerary

After booking, your private consultant will contact you about the pick-up time.
A local driver will pick you up at your hotel located in Central District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City.
Note: If you stay outside the city center or in other districts, please go to the meeting point at 123 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1 by 08:00 a.m.

8:00 am – Depart for My Tho
At 8:00 a.m., take a 1.5-hour bus ride to My Tho from Ho Chi Minh City, with a stop to visit the largest pagoda of Tien Giang Province – Vinh Trang Pagoda. Combining Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor architectural styles, the beautiful pagoda consists of five buildings, 178 columns, and two ornamental courtyards.

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Cruise along the Mekong River

After the visit, continue our trip to My Tho, a beautiful town rich in many kinds of fruit, such as Ginseng Fruit and Avocado. Upon arrival, take a motorboat cruise along the Mekong River to visit four small islands named Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island, and Unicorn Island, and admire floating wooden houses along the way. Stop on an island and walk into a local village to visit their orchards, taste fresh fruit, and listen to traditional Vietnamese music. Take a guided tour of their bee house and sample honey tea and honey wine.
Afterwards, the motorboat will take you to Ben Tre, where you will explore a coconut candy factory and taste the sweet candy. Paddle along a channel lined with coconut trees in a small rowboat controlled by a local woman. Dock at the shore, ride a horse cart along the country roads, and make a stop at a restaurant for an authentic Vietnamese lunch.

Mekong River Orchard Garden
An Orchard Garden

15:30 – Return to the larger boat cruise back to My Tho
17:30 – Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
Then you will be escorted to your hotel.

Price Includes

  • Private vehicle with good air conditions;
  • An excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots, boat trips as mentioned;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • Pick up & Drop off at hotels located in District 1;
  • Motorboat trip & Small rowboat trip.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to or off Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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