Saigon

The Mekong Delta

62 reviews
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Team Onetrip

The Experience

Saigon’s concrete jungle can be overwhelming at times. If you’re feeling the need to decompress, why not spend the day in the lush Mekong Delta and catch a glimpse of this fascinating way of life for many locals in southern Vietnam.

Whether you’re driving on the back of the motorcycle through the dragon fruit orchards or coasting along the otherworldly riverside coconut plantations, the Mekong Delta is the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air and enjoy the picturesque countryside, not to mention all the amazing dishes you’ll get to enjoy... no one ever comes home hungry or empty-handed!


Detailed itinerary

The Mekong Delta can be experienced in a few different ways: Same day (Ben Tre) or overnight (floating markets), and both have motorcycle or private car options.

The same-day motorcycle option is a long and strenuous journey of close to 100-km each way. Not for the faint of heart, but if you can manage the butt pain, it's an adventure to remember.

(DAY 1) 7 AM FOR MOTORCYCLE / 7:30 AM FOR PRIVATE CAR

We will pick you up at your accommodation, then head towards a local Vietnamese shop with a diverse menu of noodles boasting dishes from all over the country for breakfast. Choose your favorite one!

(DAY 1) 11:00 AM

We’ll arrive the Mekong at 11:00 AM. From here, we will board a private boat and explore the different islands along the river.

Your itinerary includes a local brick factory to watch bricks being made in traditional methods, a straw mat weaving house, and a coconut processing plant where you also get to try yummy coco candies! All your stops are connected by the river so today, the river boat is your taxi

You will get to taste all sorts of local flavors for lunch and enjoy fresh coconuts and hammocks - this is what the Mekong Delta is all about. Before your day ends, you will get back on the river, but this time on a small rowboat. Enjoy the peaceful countryside river life as you paddle your sampan through the palm-tree lined canals. Towards the end, our boat will pick us up again and we will cruise back to the boat landing in Ben Tre town.

(DAY 1) 3:30 - 5:30PM (BY CAR ) / 4:00 - 7:00PM (BY MOTORCYCLE)

If you chose the same-day option, then we will head back to Saigon. Otherwise, we will take you to your accommodation in Can Tho.

(DAY 2) 5:30 AM

We will explore the waterways with an early morning boat ride to Cai Rang, the biggest floating market. It's a lovely time to take in some fresh air and see how the locals conduct their commerce.

Following Cai Rang, we will head toward a smaller floating market, visit a rice factory, and have Bánh Hỏi for breakfast; it's a fine rice vermicelli dish traditionally served during Vietnamese engagement ceremonies. It's super tasty!

(DAY 2) 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

We will start to head back to Saigon via some very scenic roads, stopping for a local lunch. Just keep in mind that the ride home is very flexible and we can stop whenever you want to snap a picture or take a break with a cool drink. We should arrive at your accommodation between 4:00 - 5:00 PM.


Important

Please note that there is a 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance. Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.


62 reviews

5.0

My wife and I had Dat as our guide. He was fantastic. We couldn't believe how much the tour included. We did the 2 day Mekong by car. Dat had the perfect balance of knowledge, humour and professionalism. Everything ran so smoothly. Never once felt unsafe. Would use again and again. Thanks for the memories!


We were picked up at 7.00AM by Jack and Bi, such great guys, warm greetings and straight on to our first stop for breakfast and an overview of the day. All the food was fantastic all day and traveling by motorcycle is the way to go to see Vietnam, forget the taxi and minibus tours you just can't experience it the same. We learnt a lot about the Mekong Delta and surrounding areas and the people that live there and how they make a living. The way back in the rain and mad traffic was a bit crazy but Jack and Bi are excellent drivers to get us home in one piece! Can't recommend this tour enough and thank you again to the lads. Much appreciated the humour and relaxed atmosphere on the day.Best wishes


Booked the night food tour, student tour & Mekong delta tour. Highly recommended. Communication skills are great. They will feed you to death! Lol money well spent on these tours.


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