4-12 years old1,999,000 VND*
0-3 years oldFree of charge
Experience the beauty and culture of Vietnam with our Mekong Delta tour by speedboat, departing from Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Les Rives tours offer an immersive and unique way to explore the stunning landscapes and rich traditions of this region, giving you an up-close look at the way of life along the Mekong River.
As you travel along the river on our modern speedboat, you’ll have countless photo opportunities to capture the idyllic scenery of the region, from lush fruit orchards to vibrant rice paddies. Our expert English-speaking guide will introduce you to the most fascinating destinations, including a Cao Dai temple, a Buddhist pagoda, and a river market, among others.
One of the highlights of our Mekong Delta tour by boat is the chance to experience the old-world river life of the area. You’ll be able to see rural Vietnam as it has been for centuries, with its slow tempo and traditional way of life. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a local family’s homestead, where you’ll be invited to enjoy fresh coconuts and fiery Mekong Delta whisky while learning about the customs and traditions of the locals.
And what’s a cultural tour without delicious food? A traditional lunch at a local house is included, where you can savor the region’s famous specialty – fried elephant ear fish – along with other local delicacies.
Our Mekong Delta tour by speedboat is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Saigon and experience the beauty and culture of Vietnam. Book your Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh today and create unforgettable memories that you’ll treasure for a long time.
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Premium servicesAvailable in small group tourGuided by local experts Meal included (breakfast & lunch)Pick-up and drop-off included
: Your Mekong Delta Tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.
: 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 of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da) is served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.
: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Mekong Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River. Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
: Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
: Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
You will enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms, you will visit a quaint Mekong village, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky.
You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live.
: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local family’s house. After lunch, you will visit a special pagoda. This pagoda is not only a place for spiritual and religious activities of locals to express their beliefs and aspirations but also an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
Cao Dai Temple, one of the highlights of our Mekong Delta Tour.: Visit a colorful
: 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 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.
Light breakfast, lunch, unlimited refreshments and local fruits, English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.
Food and drinks (unless specified), gratuities (optional), surcharge for halal meal options. (if required)
Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1 and district 3
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PHOTOS & VIDEOS
WHAT TO EXPECT
Experience Authentic River Life in Les Rives Mekong Delta 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!
Depending on the route, you will then visit a local pottery workshop, where arts and crafts of the Delta region are produced, and a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets. Then you’ll explore the surrounding village, rolling fields of tapioca and iconic rice paddies.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the rice paddies before the harvesting season, which is a marvelous sight. Your next stop will be at a traditional farmhouse, where you try the local produce including coconuts and Mekong Delta whiskey.
Another variation of the tour begins with trying local Delta produce, as well as Mekong whisky and wine. Then walk along the verdant banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house, where 3 generations live together.
In the village, your Mekong Delta Tour guide will introduce you to the house owners, who each have their own stories of life in the Mekong to share. The second variation provides more of an insight into living in the Mekong Delta, and its customs and culture.
A special feature of this Mekong Delta Tour is that you will be able to visit both a Buddhist pagoda and a Cao Dai Temple. Near the Cao Dai Temple is an orphanage run by Buddhist monks, where you will hear story of the orphans who live there
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 a camera to capture the scenic beauty of the Mekong Delta. Don’t forget to bring any personal medication you may need.
Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.
How long does it take to get to Mekong Delta by speedboat?
It takes you approximately 1h20 to get to the Mekong Delta by speedboat. Along the way, the boat will stop at some locations for our tour guide to give some insight about people life on Saigon River.
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.
How many people in one boat?
The maximum capacity of our speedboat is 20 people. However, we keep the group size maximum at 15 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 there any age restrictions for the speedboat tour?
The tour is suitable for all ages; however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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.