Mekong Delta speedboat tour
rowing boat in the Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta speed boat tour

Mekong Delta speedboat tour from Ho Chi Minh City

  • Speedboat is the best way to go to the Mekong Delta and skip the traffic
  • Discover the smaller canals of the delta by rowing sampan.
  • Learn more about local life by walking and biking through villages and orchards.
Experience: Boat, Countryside


Your tour guide for the Mekong Delta will greet you in the lobby of your hotel and accompany you by car to the Ho Chi Minh City pier where the boat will be waiting.


The Mekong Delta speedboat tour start with a departure from downtown Saigon through narrow canals and enter the green tributaries of the Delta. While on board, enjoy a light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da) while your guide shares insights about rural traditions and riverbank life.


Take a moment to visit the Tuong Van Pagoda, built over the water. Your tour guide will explain the significance of Buddhism to the local people of the Delta.


Explore a vibrant and lively riverside market, filled with a diverse range of local products including exotic fruits, fresh seafood, and unique curiosities. Don’t miss the chance to capture some amazing photos of the bustling market scene.



As you depart from the main river of the Mekong Delta, the speedboat will enter the smaller, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, where the lush foliage overhead provides a cool and shady canopy. Enjoy a leisurely drift along these peaceful waterways.

Mekong Delta speedboat tour

As part of this Mekong Delta speedboat tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a rowboat ride through the peaceful canals surrounded by an abundance of coconut palms.

rowing boat in the Mekong Delta

You will also get to visit a charming Mekong village and a traditional farmhouse, where you can taste coconuts and Mekong whisky. Moreover, you can take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks to reach a rustic Vietnamese home where three generations of locals live.


Lunch at a local family’s home, and later visit a orphanage run by Buddhist monks.


One of the highlights of this Mekong Delta speedboat tour is the visit to a colorful Cao Dai Temple.


Board the speedboat and begin your return journey to Ho Chi Minh City.


Upon arrival in Saigon, the crew will provide you with a comfortable car ride back to your hotel.

Booking information


  • Start tour: 8:00 AM with pickup from hotel in city center
  • End tour: 4:00 PM with drop off at your hotel in city center
  • Duration: Full ay tour


  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited refreshments
  • Local fruits
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels


  • Drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Surcharge for halal meal options (if required)

Additional information

  • Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
  • Voucher: Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
  • Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Pick-up: Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
  • Cancellation: View the cancellation conditions here.


Yes, the Mekong Delta speed boat tour is safe for children. The operators prioritize safety and have international standard safety equipment, including lifejackets for all passengers, including children. The crew is also professional and experienced, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
There is a maximum of 15 guest per boat.
It is advisable to dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, and revealing clothing are not appropriate. You can bring something with you that you just use for visiting the temple.
The speedboat tour is faster, meaning you can spend more time exploring the delta and less time sitting in traffic. The speedboat can access smaller canals and tributaries that are inaccessible to larger boats and buses, giving you a more authentic and intimate experience of the delta. And last, traveling by speedboat is also a lot more fun than going by minibus!

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