The Mekong Delta is like a living and breathing National Geographic magazine.
The Mekong Delta is like a living and breathing National Geographic magazine. The river banks are bursting with 20,000 species of plants, the communities are a hot-pot of traditions and relaxed floating markets, and the streams and wetlands merge magnificently into lush green forests. On this trip, you capture it all. Swan across natural canals in a rustic boat, get charmed by traditional folk music over locally brewed teas, and visit memorial sights from the Vietnam War! This relaxed trip will add a staggeringly stunning touch to your adventure through Vietnam.
We spend 2 days exploring Vietnam. We visit Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta.
What Is Included...
English-speaking local guide
1 night homestay accommodation
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
All entrance fees
Boat trip up the Mekong
Visit Cai Rang floating market
Trip starts at 7:30am at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
Trip ends at 5:30pm at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
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2 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta (Can Tho)
Your adventure begins at 07:30AM in the bustling heart of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. Sit back, relax and take in the gorgeous scenery on our air-conditioned transfer as we make our way south to the Mekong Delta and our destination of Can Tho. Shake off the cobwebs as we stop en route to board a rowboat and head upriver to a local farm where you will be serenaded by folk music while enjoying some delicious Vietnamese treats. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your cosy riverside homestay surrounded by stunning scenery and meandering canals. Tonight enjoy a homemade feast and a few refreshing beers with your travellers and prepare for the hectic day’s adventure to come.
Day 2: Mekong Delta (Can Tho to Cai Rang Floating Market) to Ho Chi Minh City
Grab an early breakfast as we take a morning meander along the water by boat to the Cai Rang floating market for an experience like no other. Embrace the hustle and bustle of this wholesale marketplace and perhaps do a spot of shopping or simply revitalise with a coffee or coconut from the boat sellers as we cruise the waters. We then head to a local producer of Vietnamese vermicelli and learn the secrets of how it’s made. An optional bike ride through the bucolic bliss of the surrounding area to breathe in the majestic scenery is also on offer if you’re feeling adventurous. We cruise back into Can Tho in time to enjoy a lovely local lunch before returning to Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh. We arrive in the late afternoon and the tour ends thereafter. We hope to see you again!
Frequently Asked Questions about the Mekong Delta Mini Adventure
Tour starts from:
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City at 7:30am
Tour ends in:
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City at 5:30pm
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in 1 night homestay.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Float along the Mekong
- Wander through the bird sanctuary
- Taste traditional treats
- Sleep soundly at a homestay
- Take a bike ride through the local villages
- Rowboat up the local river
- Experience local traditional folk music
- Enjoy a home-cooked feast at your homestay for the night
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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