Mekong Delta River Tours 5 Days

Mekong Delta River Tours 5 Days

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Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

When you arrive at the Tan Son Nhat International airport you'll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.
Saigon is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Ho Chi Minh City  - Cu Chi Tunnels

We'll pick you up in the morning and take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major part of the Vietnam-American War and a fascinating day trip-- explore the mysterious tunnels, find hidden doors and once-deadly traps. After lunch we'll go back to HCMC and spend the afternoon either visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, whichever you prefer. Then stroll around the city's colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh City  - Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Tra On

From Ho Chi Minh we'll take a short drive through lush green rice fields into the Mekong Delta and the town of Cai Be. Arrive Cai Be, boarding Cruise boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board
Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits. Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery . Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset. Dinner and night on board.

Tra On  -  Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals. Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing. Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink. 11 h00 Disembark in Cantho. The guide pick you up and transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination.

This is the end your Discover Mekong delta River Tours with Asia Tour Advisor. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! Asia Tour Advisor can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations. And if you love explore our country more, you can get our Vietnam tours for more choices!

Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl of Asia’ due to its plethora of emerald rice paddy fields, the Mekong River Delta is surrounded by fertile lands that showcase nature’s riches. On Vietnam’s mighty Mekong, sleepy floating communities live surrounded by an abundance of tropical fruits, buffalo wallowing in paddy fields, and mangroves rich with birdlife.

You will begin in the capital city of old Saigon where you’ll have an opportunity to explore the war tunnels of Cu Chi. Then discover the rustic charm of Southern Vietnam and have the unique experience. Visit floating markets and explore the tranquil rice fields when you emabrk on a journey of discover y through one of Southeast Asia’s most scenic regions. A firm favourite with travelers, southern vietnam is a charming blend of floating markets , farmlands and remote villages. One of the world most fertile region, few escape the inherent charm that comes a visit to the Mekong Delta tours.


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Excellent experience
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019 Kate Excellent experienceAustralia

Excellent experience and very informed and pleasant guide. Variety of entertainment while learning.
Kate -Australia

Really enjoyable trip
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019 Vongratsavai Really enjoyable tripAustralia

Our tour guide was Hong and he explained the details quite clearly and was very helpful in aiding us to get on and off the boat, considering we had 2 elders. the price and the experience that we got was overall worth it and really enjoyable.

Luxury tour
Reviewed On: Feb 15, 2018 Francesca Berzioli Luxury tourItaly

We spent some time there and check also other Guides and Agencies, but for sure this was best possible tour regarding to satisfaction/price ratio. Most other tours we met on river just went to see market and spent more than double price. We were really satisfied with Ms Khanh. She speaks perfectly English, and showed us a big part of river outside of Market. We spent trip in Cai Be and we were not bored for a single minute. Worth it! Big recommendation. One of best experiences in Vietnam.
Francesca Berzioli

Highly recommend
Reviewed On: May 20, 2017 Ellie Tam Highly recommendAustralia

What a great experience. We were picked up from our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by our guide and our driver. We were then driven to the Cu Chi tunnels where Our guide gave us a very informed tour of the tunnels. After the tour we were driven to a local place for lunch, which was delicious, but maybe a bit off the beaten track. We then proceeded to be driven the 4 hours to Can Tho. We were dropped off at our hotel.
We were driven to a jetty and then boarded a small, comfortable boat for our floating market tour. It was imperative to be on a smaller boat which gave us the opportunity to actually mingle with the market boats, buy fruit and coffee and get a proper local experience. We got off the boats for a breakfast of noodle soup and iced coffee which was delicious. Being on a smaller boat enabled us to go into smaller tributaries and really get up close and personal with the locals. We didn’t see any other tourist boats while on this tour. We also had the chance to try our hand at rowing the boat which was fun! We also visited a rice noodle factory and had the most amazing lunch of a rice noodle pizza, which i think is the best thing I’ve eaten in Vietnam. There were other tour groups at the noodle factory but none of them stayed and ate this! We were driven back to our hotel for a rest. At 1pm we were collected by another tour guide for our cycle trip along the banks of the Mekong Delta. We were very apprehensive about this as we are not the fittest bunch and it’s hellish hot, but we were hugely surprised by the easiness of this cycle trip. Think it was the highlight of our day!
Ellie Tam – Australia

Amazing tour
Reviewed On: May 17, 2017 Jasmine Kang Amazing tourMalaysia

We booked the tour the night before and it was no problem. At 5 am we were picked up at our hotel and driven to the boat close to the first floating market. After the tourguide bought some fruits we got noodelsoup for breakfast and fruits. While eating the breakfast we had a nice view over the floating market. After this we went to small canals with stunning nature. The noodlefactory was interesting as well and got a nice noodlepizza. At the end we visited a bigger floating market and the boat took us to the harbour close to our hotel. Our tour guide was speaking good english and it felt that she really wanted us to tell about the things we visited. The boats were smaller than most of the other tourcompanies but that makes it a more personal tour than other companies.
Jasmine Kang – Malaysia

Excellent informative tour of the Floating markets
Reviewed On: May 19, 2017 Lene Haahr Excellent informative tour of the Floating marketsDenmark

Our tour guide, I think her name is spelt Kieu spoke excellent English.We were in a small shallow draw boat, which was a big advantage over the large boats as we went in between the market boats.We were there before all the “tourists ” got there.We had coffee and delicious fruit from surrounding boats.Our guide explained what the fruit was and how the market worked.Just after dawn we had breakfast on the upper deck of a nearby restaurant overlooking the market,and the big tourist boats that were just arriving.We were taken through a myriad of channels in the delta where only our small boat could go.We really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommended Asia Tour Advisor
Lene Haahr – Denmark

Perfect Day
Reviewed On: May 17, 2017 Sharon Nguyen Perfect DayAustralia

We were lucky that another Mekong Tour operator didn’t reply to our email because we found Asia Tour Advisor. From start to finish this company gave great service. We sorted everything out from hcmc including a luxury limo service which took us down to Can Tho.
The evening we arrived we dropped by the office and chatted with the staff about the plan for the next day….an early start to get to the floating market when it is busy.
I cant remember our guides name but he was very friendly, excellent English and took great care of us all day. I give these guys 10 stars and highly recommend them.
Sharon Nguyen – Australia

Perfect way to end our trip
Reviewed On: Jan 03, 2023 Ed Parrott Perfect way to end our tripUnited Kingdom

Having been in Vietnam for 2.5 weeks already we were on the final leg of our trip. We had pre booked the 2 day tour and motorbike tour. Our wonderful, charismatic, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide had arrived in Saigon with a driver to pick us up at 4:30am to travel to Can Tho, it’s easy to overlook such a small thing but it goes to show Asia Tour Advisor goes the extra mile in planning these tours, Our guide had been up since 12am travelling from Can Tho. Our guide to meet and greet us at 4:30am was excellent.

From Can Tho we visited the floating where we ate a wide selection of fruit and probably the best Pho in our entire trip. We still talk about it to this day! Our guide was wonderful and delightful she provided a lot of insight into the origins of the floating market and how it has changed over time which was really interesting. We then visited the noodle factory where we saw how rice noodles were made and ate a out of this world rice noodle pizza!
After finishing up at the noodle factory we embarked on a hour journey to the local homestay, what a wonderful journey this was! driving down the Mekong delta in a boat admiring the local wildlife on either side. The local homestay was absolutely perfect, it was on a local fruit which was amazing as we wandered into the field with Our guide and sampled lots of great tasting fruit straight off the tree’s. I still think back about my admiration for this farm/area and dream about leaving everything behind in the UK and moving out here as it was true serenity.
In the afternoon we embarked on a cycling trip around the local area during which another member of Asia Tour Advisor Tour joined us – Linh. Our guide took us around the local area and showed us the large fishing nets used by locals on the side of the Mekong along with numerous monkey bridges used by humans to cross the Mekong. We stopped by a local shop and indulged in ice cold sugar cane drinks and got to know our guide and Linh a bit more which was wonderful. As we rode back to the homestay Linh departed as he would see us the next on the motorbike tour (again another wonderful personal touch as he had come to meet us prior to the tour). Returning back at the homestay we freshened up and our guide showed us how to make spring rolls. The local family we were staying with were extremely kind and accommodating. As we waited for dinner to be prepared we were in a state of true relaxation, swinging in our hammocks, feet up, sipping on freshly made ice cold mandarin juice. Dinner was absolute perfection, again probably the best food we had on the entire trip, home cooked, fresh and lots of it!
On the second day of the tour we were up early again at 4:30am as we were visiting the second floating market. Words cannot describe the experience of floating down the Mekong Delta during sunrise! It was yet again another wonderful experience and Our guide made sure we experienced a lot of local delicacies. We then embarked on a hour long trip to the Cacao farm, we ventured deeper into the Mekong where the natural scenery was just majestic. As we arrived at the Cacao farm we were greeted by Linh and 3 other members of the Asia Tour Advisor Tour company, Our guide handed over to Linh and bid us farewell. Linh showed us around Cacao farm and explained how Cacao beans are grown and harvested to produce Cacao chocolate along with the manufacturing process to produce the various Cacao products. The owner of the farm Mr Diamond was also present; he explained a lot of history behind the farm.
We then ventured out of the farm on our motorbike tour which was a truly wonderful experience. Led by Linh we visited many local historic and religious landmarks; Linh was extremely knowledgeable in providing information about the local beliefs, history and culture along with help from his 3 other colleagues. The motorbike tour was a truly mesmerising experience; it didn’t feel like we were on a tour but instead out with friends!

I would just like to thank Asia Tour Advisor for running such a authentic tour experience and having the most wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Linh were truly fantastic and accommodating, they were more like our friends than tour guides.
I simply cannot recommend this tour enough, it is a truly unique experience with local people who know the area and are passionate about it.
Ed Parrott – United Kingdom

Reviewed On: May 20, 2017 Michael Aguilar TopSwitzerland

Very nice morning tour to the floating markets of Can Tho! We also went to the Cacao farm and the noodle factory! The last one was a little touristy, but the food super good! Our guide was Linh, who was super friendly and told us a lot about the area! Would reocmmend booking a tour here! We even thought about booking another tour for the second day but decided against it because it was a little too similar to the first one and also expensive! Anyway, super friendly staff and very nice tour!
Michael Aguilar – Swizleand

Well looked after in a hideous storm!
Reviewed On: May 11, 2017 Gulliet Fuelling Well looked after in a hideous storm!Germany

Having visited Can Tho about ten years ago on an overland trip from HCMC to Phu Quoc, we decided to stay two nights during our 5th visit to Vietnam. Only had a couple of hours to arrange something for the next day, so went straight to Asia Tour Advisor because of the reviews. Staff were helpful but seemed a little pushy….but probably because they want you to have the best experience. We settled for an afternoon boat tour. The tour guide came to our hotel and looked after us from start to finish. Had Cai Rang to ourselves (no other tourists), were fed fresh fruit and coconut water, stopped in a local village to use the facilities. About 40 mins from the centre of Can Tho, a horrendous rain storm came down. The sky was black, we were soaked, and couldn’t see in front of us. Our guide tried everything possible to keep us dry but he had no chance! It was reassuring having him with us. A lot of local women advertise their small boats but their English is limited. Had we got into real trouble I know we’d have been safe with our guide. He got us to wet land (!) and gave us ponchos. We were already soaked but warmed up quickly. Also worth mentioning that we booked a transfer back to HCMC with Asia Tour Advisor….they reserved tickets for us and provided a lift from the hotel to the bus station for free. Probably not the cheapest tour provider but a very very safe pair of hands.
Gulliet Fuelling – Germany

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What's Included

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Local Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cruising in Mekong Delta
  • Cold water and towel during tours
  • Visa Arrival to Vietnam

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Mekong Delta River Tours 5 Days
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Departure from: Ho Chi Minh
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Duration: 5 Days
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