Saigon

The Mekong Delta

248 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.


248 reviews

5.0

Our first trip we took with onetrip was the day tour to the Mekong Delta. We went in the minibus and was transferred to boats, tuk-tuk, boats and back to the minibus. This was an incredible day. Seeing everything from local families making rice paper. Having tea, saki, traditional sweets and fruits at various stops. The breakfast and lunch is HUGE and delicious. You will not go hungry with onetrip!! Its the best food.The next day we went on bikes to the tunnels. I was a bit nervous on the back of the bike at first though very quickly became comfortable. Another outstanding adventure. More amazing food. The tunnels, steeped in history is a must see. It's hard to imagine and certainly jaw dropping. With Onetrip you'll get friendly, professional, knowledgeable and fun guides. Speaking better English than me. These wonderful people can't do enough to ensure your trip is one you'll treasure forever. We had the time of our life. Worth every penny. You will love it. Thank you to our amazing guides. You are awesome.


My partner and I just spent the day visiting the Mekong delta by motorbike, and we couldn't have asked for a better day out. Our guides, Derek and Jeff, were great. They're super friendly, knowledgable and communicate well in English- we definitely recommend to book with them if possible.The day was planned out beautifully from start to finish, and we felt we were in good hands all the way. What made the tour unique - as well as our terrific guides - was that all the activities, food and people we met along the way made the experience feel authentic and truly local. We didn't meet a single tourist during our route, and we were shown places only locals would know how to find. The food was great and we met several of the rivers residents along the way.We highly recommend this tour and are so glad we prioritised it during our 4-day stay in Saigon. Not only has the tour of the Mekong delta with Onetrip been the highlight of our visit, it's been the best tour we have ever been on. A must do when in Saigon!


I had a fantastic day out with Onetrip on the Mekong Delta Adventure and Saingon in Depth! My guide was Justin and Tran Quynh, and they were both amazing drivers, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The tour was such a great insight into Vietnamese history and culture.Thank you so much Onetrip!! We would definitely recommend these tours


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