Mekong Discovery

Mekong Discovery package tour. Ever wonder how all the people of Vietnam get fed? Journey to the Mekong Delta area to see the agricultural heartland of Vietnam on this tour. Boat down the Mekong, visit a bee farm, row a sampan down a canal, snack on tropical fruit, and see how the people live outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

Tour Detail

Highlights:
Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta
Cruise the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
Savor tropical fruit on an island, see how local coconut candy is made, and visit a honey farm
Explore the bustling port city of My Tho
Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant
Row in a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees

Tour style: tips / gratuitiesLocal Life & Culture

Inclusions:
Local English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees as indicated, lunch.

Exclusions:
Items of a tips/gratuities for drivers or guides.
Group size: Maximum 16
Schedule details:
Duration: 7-8 hours
Meeting point: Pick up at the front entrance of the Hotel
Start time: 8.00 AM
Finish point: Drop off at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Additional information:

Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard:
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child policy:
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Language: English

Itinerary:
Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you’ll see what life is like beyond the urban center of the south. About 2.5 hours away is the city of My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta.
The area is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta’s prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam’s total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road.

Upon arrival into My Tho, we board our private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a fish farm, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we’ll visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, we’ll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. As we meander down the Mekong, we’ll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

Continuing on our Mekong discover, we’ll travel by Xe Loi (motorized cart), and visit a bee farm, from where we’ll transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. For lunch, we’ll hit up Diem Phuong restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies.
After lunch, our Ho Chi Minh City river tour will come to an end, and we’ll head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Your trip:
This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 16.

Tipping:
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

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