MEKONG DELTA – MY THO – BEN TRE – DAY TOUR (max 12p)
From the lushly verdant rice paddies of the rolling countryside to the rich and buzzing waterways that serve as a vital lifeline, the Mekong Delta is a place that never sleeps! You’ll sample its unique charm and exciting delights as you pass through each village. We run this day tour with maximum 12 people.
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City at around 7:30am and start your trip to depart for My Tho. The town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival we visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, which dates back to the late 19th century. We then board a traditional sampan to cruise down the river around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
We stop at Unicorn Island for a short walk around over a ‘countryside lane’ to see orchards and enjoy tropical fruits and folk song music, which is performed by local people and visit the fruit plantation.
We take a leisurely boat ride on a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and soak in the beauty of the countryside and visit a family business of honey-bee farmers and enjoy honey tea and coconut candy at their workshop.
We have lunch at a local restaurant and some free time to relax.
In the afternoon we cycle around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience local daily life in the Mekong Delta.
Some last time to relax before we return to Ho Chi Minh City where the trip ends at your hotel at around 17:30.
- A/C return transfers
- All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
- English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expenses
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!