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Mekong Delta by speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City

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Go by speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy some typical Southern Vietnamese’s activities such as: traditional music, cycling on village roads, rowing a boat through the canals of the delta, savouring honey tea, Mekong vodka as well as a gourmet lunch on Ben Tre island.

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

07:30 am: The Mekong Delta speedboat tour starts with a pick up at your hotel and being transferred to Tan Cang pier.

08:00 am: Depart by luxury speedboat to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. On the boat you can enjoy a light breakfast of The Pat’ a Chou cake with water, while enjoying the fresh air and see the daily life of locals living along the river banks.

Mekong Delta by speedboat

08:45 am: Arriving in Ben Tre in the (real) Mekong Delta Area.

  • Try some typical fruits from the region and and keep cruising through Ben Tre province.
  • Experience the peaceful atmosphere on the water water by rowing a sampan boat to explore the small canals with a conical hat to protect you from the weather.
  • Taste special snake/ scorpion wine (optional).
  • Learn more about the local plantations and their “friendly” bees.
  • Enjoy a cup of honey tea from local family recipe.
  • Listen to the Southern traditional folk music was handed down for over 100 years (listed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of the world – Don Ca Tai Tu).
  • Get on the Vietnamese Lambro tuk-tuk (vehicle using for schools and works), and ride in the winding village road to see the local houses & gardens.
  • Visit a small family business of coconut candies.

Mekong Delta by speedboat

Mekong Delta by speedboat

01:00 pm: Cruise to Diem Phuong restaurant and enjoy a Vietnamese traditional lunch with 7 courses: Elephant-Ear fish (one very special dish in Mekong Delta), rice-paper served with fish sauce and other dishes.

02:00 pm: Finish lunch and head to Saigon.

04:00 pm: Arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City to be dropped off at your hotel.

Schedule

  • Activity start: 7:30 AM – Pick up from your hotel in district 1
  • Activity end: 4:00 PM – Drop off at your hotel

Include

  • Insurance on boat
  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in district 1
  • The Pat’ a Chou cake & seasonal fruits
  • Vietnamese traditional set lunch at Diem Phuong restaurant
  • Rainponcho (if needed)

Exclude

  • Tips and personal expenses

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money for own expenses
  • Protection against the sun (hat/sunscreen) or rain (raincoat) – check weather forecast.

Conformation

  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 48 hours before tour departure is 100% refund.
  • Booking cancellation before 3:00 PM 1 day before departure date: 50% of total amount.
  • Cancellation booking after 3:00 PM 1 day before departure no refund.

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.

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