Itinerary Details Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Your tour guide for today will warmly welcome you and pick you up from your hotel at around 8am before we begin our fantastic Mekong Delta adventure!
This is the ideal tour for those wanting to escape the city, breath in the fresh air and be inspired by one of the most picturesque local places. Nature’s bounty is evident all around on this exciting day trip into the tropical Mekong Delta.
Take a leisurely sampan ride along the river; capture the stilt houses on camera, tour around the islets, have lunch in an orchard and gain a fascinating insight into the lives of those who live and work in this lushly rich landscape.
We’ll start the day with the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by seasonally green rice paddies, arriving at My Tho to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, a tranquil haven for Buddhist prayer and reflection.
We’ll then take a leisurely boat ride along the river, keeping the slower pace to give ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the river. We’ll pass authentic stilt houses, numerous fruit plantations and fishing villages dotted along the riverbank.
Our boats will sail to Tortoise islet, where we’ll have a delicious lunch in the orchard garden, before taking another boat ride to An Khanh, a lesser-known tourist spot and hidden gem in Ben Tre. Relish every moment of cruising along in hand-rowed sampans, while under the shade of the water coconut trees edging the natural canals.
It’s time for tea – a refreshing seasonal fruit & honey tea you can enjoy whilst listening to the sound of ‘Southern Vietnamese folk music’ performed by some local musicians. Following which we’ll visit a family business, which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, and get to sample some delicious coconut candy. Observe authentic pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. We head back to Saigon where the tour ends
Transportation: A/C comfortable minivan
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Guide: English speaking tour guide
Accommodation: 3* hotel in district 1