Enjoy our optional cruise and land tour to the Mekong Delta. Known as Vietnam's "rice basket.' The verdant landscapes of the Mekong Delta offer an enjoyable excursion away from the busy streets and bustle of Saigon.
Our tour starts with a drive out to the town of Ben Tre, situated in the heart of the Mekong Delta and being well-known as "the land of coconut".
Upon arrival, we board a traditional boat for a short leisure trip on the river, enjoy the Delta's amazing scenery while being served some refreshing fruits on board.
We next stop at several local workshops such as a brickwork to get to know how the locals make the bricks by their traditional handy method; a local place to see how the local wave the mat by hand, this traditional way has been remained since the old time and we also can give a try; a coconut workshop which is located along the canal, sample some fresh coconut and see how every single part of the coconut could be turned into the other products.
We continue with the rowing boat trip along the canal before arriving in a tranquil village where we will take a short walking tour to experience the daily life of the villagers in the Mekong Delta area. We then hop on the moto-cart for a short ride, passing by the green gardens, the fields or the vegetable plains. We stop at the local restaurant for our lunch, served with the local specialties.
Afterwards, we reach the meeting point where the driver is waiting and ready to take us back to Saigon.
Unlike most other Mekong cruises offered by our competitors, our comprehensive people-to-people program features both a cruise on the Mekong River and the visits around the less touristy areas for a complete insight about the real life of the locals - a genuine experience for an eye-opening journey.
Note: The program is subject to change due to the operation's condition and local authority.
Tour duration: 9-10hours
Minimum participants required to operate this tour: 4
Optional Tour's Inclusion: Transfer, escorted guide, boat trips, moto-cart ride, all entrance fees and a lunch