Saigon

The Mekong Delta

57 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.


57 reviews

5.0

We booked the Ho Chi Minh City tour with Onetrip, as well as the Mekong Delta. Bach, Nguyen, and Dang showed us around the town and took us to an amazing lunch spot. They were so nice, informative, and sociable. My girlfriend and I originally signed up for the car/walking tour but switched last minute to the motorcycles. They made the switch for us in a matter of ours and we were off on two motorcycles venturing through the city. We saw the War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Cathedral, Books street, and Independence Hall. If you want to get your bearings in HCMC/Saigon, book with Onetrip.The Mekong Delta trip with Duong was astounding. The breakfast spot was amazing. We were picked up from our Airbnb and almost instantly my girlfriend and I had a great feeling about the tour. We saw so much of the Ben Tre province, but never felt rushed. By the way, make sure to hold your appetite for lunch. It is simply amazing and massive. Also, you get to see so many parts of the Ben Tre community - usage of the coconut, the native fruits, and how rice has shaped the customs and culture of the people in the region.Onetrip made our time in HCMC and the Mekong unforgettable!


What an amazing tour to the Mekong Delta with our guides Bao and K from One Trip! They were friendly, engaging, informative and most importantly skilled motorbike riders:) The itinerary for the one day tour included beautiful scenery, fun transportation and fantastic food. We felt very well cared for and laughed a lot with our new friends! We highly recommend the One Trip Mekong Delta tour. We'll be sure to take the two day tour on our next visit to Saigon - thanks again Bao and K - you were the best!!!


My sister and I went on two tours with OneTrip while in Ho Chi Minh City – the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta – and both were FANTASTIC. I can't overstate how well the tours are organized. They even provide bug spray and ponchos for you, in case it rains. That said, whether you are going in a car or on motorbikes, these tours actually feel more like you are hanging out with friends than going with paid guides. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable, and nothing feels forced. On both trips we were taken to less touristy areas. Best of all, the food (breakfast, drinks, snacks, and lunch) was awesome. The team had clearly tried a ton of different restaurants before picking the ones we went to... seriously, the food might have been some of the best we had during our entire stay in Vietnam. Essentially, OneTrip did such a great job that it ruined all other tours for us. Nothing is as good!


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