Let’s join Detoured Asia for an unforgetable day trip to some untouched areas of Mekong river delta to see the stunning scenery, to take deep breath from panoramic Mekong delta rice fields, and to taste the hidden charm of local countryside with many highlight activities.
Cost USD per person
Children 6-11 years
Children 3-5 years
Children under 3
Free of charge
Modern air-conditioned private vehicle
Lunch with local beer or soft drinks
Private boat trip and sampan cruise
All entrance fees for specified stops
Scooters with drivers
Fresh tropical fruits
Professional English-speaking guide
2 bottles of mineral water per person
What’s Not Included
Drinks, meals and any other incurred expenses, that are not mentioned above
At 7:30 am, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and start the Mekong delta tour from Ho Chi Minh city. We will drive you on the secondary road 50 (not the Highway 1!!) to Can Giuoc (30km) and pay a short visit to a beautiful and colorful local Cao Dai Temple. From here we start to have the feeling of the countryside in first province in Mekong delta with 13 provinces. The landscape along the way is green just makes you stay calm and relax from the hustle Saigon.
Then to take another short drive (15km) to Can Duoc market – a stunning rural Mekong delta market on its informal setting and friendly market goers. Here you have a chance to communicate with friendly local people of Mekong delta who are doing the business for their living in this market. Then heading for Tan Hoa town (25km) with a short break to visit a local family’s legumes nursery and witness an unbelievable form of labor-intensive which has not changed over three generations. Also, you can learn the technic how chili peper is grown from the local people in this nersery.
Upon arriving deep in Tan Hoa town, enjoy a stunning scenery of Mekong delta rice paddy fields for scooter ride (you are on the back of our safe driver – Safe Helmet on) to go on small village paths covering by coconut trees. The scooter ride will give you the opportunity to take many pictures in rural villages in Mekong delta like Xom Ray and Trai Ca. You will learn our rice process from start to finish and visit rice husking factory too.
After that, we drive you to Tan Thanh muddy beach (one out of nine Mekong river esturies) not for swimming but you can take a walk on boat bridge for beautiful photos. Then have late declicious lunch with fresh seafood by local waterfront restaurant.
After lunch, we transfer you to My Tho city for another highlight of the day which is Mekong delta river boat trip to visit Ben Tre – kingdom of coconut in Vietnam. We stop you at a coconut making factory to see how coconut candy is made by local traditional ways. Then take the horse cart to a local restaurant to take the small boat drive along the shady canal with the palm leaves of water coconut in Tan Thach.
Next, we take to boat drive passing many floating fish farms and islands in upper mekong river to boat station in Ben Tre near by Rach Mieu bridge and get back AC bus for the journey back Saigon.
Note: We only run private and customizable tours. Also note that some parts of Mekong Delta are not that green during the dry season which goes from January to late-May, therefore some of the stops can be slightly changed, depends on actual time of travel.