Saigon

The Mekong Delta

242 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 you have three options to do this: by motorcycle, private car, or on a social adventure by a shared minivan.

(DAY 1) 7 AM FOR MOTORCYCLE / 7:30 AM FOR PRIVATE CAR AND SHARED MINI VAN

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 - 5:00 PM (BY CAR ) / 4:00 - 6:30 PM (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 6:00 - 6:30 PM.


All-inclusive

A delicious breakfast, drinks to cool off, entrance fee, an authentic Southern lunch, and overnight accommodation (for the 2-day tour) are included.


Important

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

We also have a minivan group tour option which can have up to 12 guests for a more social experience.

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.


242 reviews

5.0

Went on this Mekong day trip with a couple of friends and had the best time. Highly recommend the private car option it feels very personalised and you aren’t taken to places to try and force you to buy things. Our tour guide Will was awesome and able to answer all of our questions and made the whole trip very enjoyable! Highly recommend this trip and ask for Will!!


We’re a couple of Aussie’s who just got back from the OneTrip Adventures Mekong Delta Day Tour and we all highly recommend it. There’s many stops along the way learning about Vietnamese culture, heaps of trying things, eating, mixing with very friendly locals, boat trip (favourite), and finishes with a huge lunch. BIG SHOUT OUT to our tour guide, Will. He was so informative on every question we had, very funny, took exceptional care of us, took all our photos, and just an awesome guy. The tour was great but Will made it excellent.


My girlfriend and I did the one day Mekong Delta trip. It was a really enjoyable trip and a lot of that was due to our great guide Will. He was super knowledgeable, spoke great English and was a lot of fun. The Mekong delta was really beautiful and it was smooth ride on the boats. Plenty of great opportunities for photos as well as getting to experience the local culture and food... (heaps of food!!) We noticed our tour was small and personal compared to others we saw along the way which we loved. We didn’t have to share our stops with other groups which was a huge bonus. Highly recommend for an amazing day!


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