Experience the captivating beauty of Mekong Delta with our two-day tour that will take you deep into the palm jungle, where you can truly immerse yourself in the local way of life. Discover the traditional rural lifestyle of this fascinating area as you visit local farms and houses along the river.
After enjoying a scrumptious traditional lunch, we’ll whisk you away to a serene riverside resort, where you’ll have two options for your accommodation. You can choose to stay in the stylish and luxurious boutique hotel, The Island Lodge, or the charming bungalows resort, Mekong Riverside & Spa, which features its own 7-hectare organic garden and a fish farm in the Cai Be area. You can relax by the river with a glass of wine, chill by the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of Unicorn Island, where shady fruit trees are abundant. Savor a delectable dinner prepared especially for you by a French chef at the Island Lodge Hotel, or indulge in traditional Vietnamese cuisine at the Mekong Riverside & Spa. If the Island Lodge hotel is fully booked, we’ll provide you with accommodation at one of the Mekong Riverside bungalows.
The next morning, wake up to a nutritious breakfast and get ready for another day of adventure. Visit the Cai Be floating market and witness how the locals run their trading business on the river. Take a serene rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms. After a sumptuous lunch at the riverside restaurant, explore a brick atelier and various workshops to learn how Vietnamese still use old family technologies to make many things by hand. Take an exciting trip by “xe loi,” a traditional transport popular in small villages.
As your Mekong Delta adventure comes to an end, we’ll take you on an exhilarating speedboat trip back to Saigon. Once we arrive at the city pier, Les Rives van will transport you back to your hotel.
Stay at the Mekong Riverside & Spa
Minimum 4 pax**9,199,000 VND*
4-12 years old7,199,000 VND*
Single supplement surcharge11,999,000 VND**
0-3 years oldFree of charge
Stay at the Island Lodge
Minimum 4 pax**11,099,000 VND*
4-12 years old9,199,000 VND*
Single supplement surcharge14,098,000 VND**
0-3 years oldFree of charge
Breakfasts, lunches, dinner, overnight stay at The Island Lodge or Mekong Riverside boutique hotel, unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.
Please note we only pickup and drop-off at hotel located in district 1 and district 3.
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* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge
** Single supplement surcharge is applied for single traveler or bookings that consist odd number of adult participants
: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Saigon Water Bus Station.
: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.
: Take a ride on a vintage Lambro 550 car, also called “Xe lam” by local people, a traditional transport used in the villages of the Mekong Delta.
: Have a delicious lunch at a local riverside restaurant.
: Continue your “xe lam” ride and visit a weaving workshop.
: Arrive to the Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa (we also have the option to stay at the boutique hotel The Island Lodge). Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees.
In the evening enjoy a traditional dinner prepared with the products from the organic garden and the fish farm of Mekong Riverside boutique hotel.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Dress code: Proper wear is strongly recommended when visiting Cao Dai Temple and pagodas.
: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart the hotel to continue exploring the Delta.
: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river. Walk along the river bank to reach local workshops and learn about the daily life of people in the Mekong.
: Enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms.
: Stop at a riverside restaurant to have a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
: Visit a fish farm to see how the fish is raised in the Mekong Delta
: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
: Arrive back in Saigon. Les Rives’ staff will return you to your hotel by car.
Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, activities on Cai Be Floating Market has been decreased significantly, thus you might not be able to see the market in some days.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience Life in the Mekong Delta 2 Days Tour…
The Vietnamese have a saying that people who live by the river and live with the river. Not only is the delta a place of shelter for its people, it’s also a provider.
Many villages and towns depend on the countless canals, tributaries and markets in the region for produce. As well as fish, produce yielded by the Delta’s rich alluvial soil includes rice, sesame, peanuts, cashews, pineapples, dragon fruit and durian.
As part of the tour, you will visit a bustling riverside market overflowing with Delta produce, which you can sample. There will be lots interesting and colorful photos opportunities!
You will then visit a brick atelier, a coconut candy and a weaving mat workshops. Then you’ll explore small canals of Ben Tre by boat.
A special feature of this tour is that you will be able to visit both a Buddhist pagoda and a Cao Dai Temple.
Your Les Rives chef serves you a traditional Vietnamese lunch includes fresh spring rolls, caramelized pork, chicken with ginger, and the Mekong Delta delicacy, Elephant Ear fish.
MEKONG DELTA TOUR FAQ
What happens in the case of bad weather?
In the event of bad weather or unsafe conditions, the tour may be rescheduled or canceled. We will notify you in advance and provide alternative options.
What should I bring with me on the speedboat tour?
We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both traveling to and from Cu Chi tunnel location and at the actual site itself. Don’t forget to bring any personal medication you may need.
Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.
Why does your price seem higher than some others?
We price all of our tours according to the value we provide. Most tour companies have hidden fees and don’t provide high quality services. When traveling with Les Rives , you won’t be reaching for your wallet as everything will be covered in the tour price (except for bullet fee in Cu Chi Tunnels). Each tour also helps out the local families we work with, who we also help out with sustainable business practices.
What languages do your tour guides speak?
Our tour guides are fluent in English. Please let us know your language preference in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate it, kindly note that there will be extra fees depends on which language your prefer.
How many people in one boat?
The maximum capacity of our speedboat is 20 people. However, we keep the group size maximum at 10 in order to ensure the safety and comfort for guests.
Where is the meeting point if my pickup location is not in district 1 or 3?
Are you able to provide dietary requirements?
Yes we are able to do that. If you wish to have vegetarian food or some specific deitary requirements, do let us know in the booking form. For the Halal food, we will charge an extra $10 for 1 person.