TOURS

Colourful Mekong delta (8 Hours)

The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam's two rice baskets, the other being the Red River Delta in the North. The delta, which yields enough rice to feed the country with a sizable surplus, was formed by sediment deposited by the Mekong. The process continues today, with silt deposits extending the shoreline by as much as 80m per year. The river is so large that it has two daily tides. Lush with rice paddies and fish farms, this delta plain also nourishes the cultivation of sugarcane, fruit, coconut and shrimp. Although the area is primarily rural, it is one of the most densely populated regions in Vietnam and nearly every hectare is intensively farmed.

ITINERARY

Pick up at 08.30 from the pier and take a 2hours drive southwest of Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta which is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. Upon arrival, take a boat cruise around islets and tropical orchards through the canal of Vam Xep to reach a small islet, followed by a relaxing walk along shady and palm fringed trails passing by local villages where you can see their peaceful daily life. Stop en route to visit a bee farm, sip special tea with honey and sample fruits with a local family and share their stories of life in the Mekong Delta. Visit a small coconut workshop, just to get a glimpse of typical family run business in this area.

Walk to a lane where a horse-drawn cart awaits you to transfer to visit handicraft village, a coconut candy factory, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music and then relaxation with rowing boat through the narrow under shade palm, tree-lined canals of Mekong River before returning to My Tho by motorized boat.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant on the islet before heading back Saigon. If the time permits, we will stop at Ben Thanh market for your shopping then driving to your cruise.

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PRICE IN US$ PER PERSON 

  Travel styles

2pax

3-4pax

5-6pax

7pax

8-9pax

By Economy car

126

100

79

68

65

By Limousine van

152

121

95

84

N/A

                                         

Type of tour

Private Tour

Departure

08:00am or  flexible as request

Meeting/Ending  point

At cruise ship, inside the port.

Duration

7-8hours

 

Inclusion


  • Private air-conditioner  transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip
  • Wide-selection of Mekong  Delta specialties for lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Port tax
  • Mineral water on coach

 

Exclusion

     
  • Requested drinking
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services that  not mentioned at inclusion portion.

Packing lists

Comfortable  shoes or sandal, hat, camera, sun-glasses, sun-cream

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