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Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of the Mekong Delta on this two-day tour and discover its rice paddies, rivers and floating markets.

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of the Mekong Delta on this two-day tour and discover its rice paddies, rivers and floating markets.

Mekong Delta 2-Day Tour

Day 1

On the morning of your first day, we'll leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind and head towards the Mekong Delta. This region covers more than 15,600 square miles (40,500 square kilometres) of southwestern Vietnam and is home to a wealth of biodiversity. On arrival in the town of My Tho, we'll board a boat that will set sail through the delta on a tour of the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise Islands.

We'll make a stop at Unicorn Island where we'll have the chance to experience the daily life of the locals in the Mekong Delta, seeing their vegetable gardens and listening to traditional Vietnamese music. We'll also visit a tropical fruit plantation, where you'll be amazed by the vibrant colours and unusual shapes.

Paddling onwards along the Thoi Son Canal, you'll be enchanted by the beauty of the countryside around you. We'll make a stop at bee-keeping centre, where you'll be able to taste tea with honey, before we head to a factory which makes different products from coconuts. Indulge in Vietnam's delicious cuisine at lunch, when we'll eat typical regional foods such as shrimp soup, fried banana flower or rice with eggs in a local home.

After lunch, we'll swap from paddling to pedalling, leaving our boat behind and climbing onto bicycles for the next part of our tour. We'll then cycle through the lush green landscapes of the canals and rice paddies and explore the village of Tan Thach. If you'd prefer not to do the bike tour, you can choose to relax in a hammock instead.

At the end of a full day discovering the Mekong Delta, we'll head to Can Tho, where we'll spend the night in a hotel. You'll have free time to spend the rest of the day as you wish, and to eat dinner (not included).

Day 2

After an early start for breakfast at our hotel, we'll set off to the floating market of Cai Rang, the largest in Vietnam. You'll be captivated by the vivid colours of these lively Vietnamese markets, where hundreds of boats exchange and sell all manner of different products.

Our next stop will be at a fruit orchard and a noodle factory, typical of the Mekong Delta. We'll then head to Binh Thuy, where we'll visit a beautiful French colonial style building that's over 200 years old, and the colourful Musir Ansay Pagoda.

On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we'll stop at a local restaurant to renew our energy with a delicious lunch of typical Vietnamese dishes, before dropping you back off in the city.

Accommodation

This two-day tour includes one night's accommodation with breakfast in Can Tho. The planned hotel is the Hau Giang 2 Hotel or similar, and you'll be staying in rooms with a maximum occupancy of two people.

Hotel pick up

This excursion includes pick up from hotels in central Ho Chi Minh City. When making your reservation, you'll be asked to indicate your hotel name. If you're staying outside of the city centre, you should make your own way to the meeting point at 220 De Tham Street.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 days 5 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pickup and drop off in central Ho Chi Min

English–speaking guide

Boat trip

Tea tasting

Visit to a factory

Bike tour

Tasting of local fruits

Entry to all visited sites

Accommodation in 3–star hotel with breakfast

Lunch

Not included

Dinner

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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