Old-world Vietnam Tour: Mekong Delta by Speedboat with Lunch

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Cruise by speedboat between verdant rice paddies and mirror-like pools along the tributaries and canals of the river of nine dragons - the Mekong Delta.


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Enjoy a scenic speedboat trip with our Mekong Delta tour. Departing by boat from Ho Chi Minh City, you will explore areas of the Mekong Delta that few other tourists get to experience.

You'll experience the old-world river life of the Mekong, and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries. Key cultural stops include a Cao Dai Temple, a riverside market, and a pagoda, as well as evocative farmlands and local pottery workshops.

Enjoy countless photo opportunities of the idyllic scenery and local people as you cruise past buffaloes plowing fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies during our Mekong Delta tour. Visit a family homestead, where you'll be invited to enjoy fresh coconuts and fiery Mekong whiskey.


  • 8:00am: Your 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.

  • 8:15am: 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 is served on board.

  • 8:45am: Enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, overwater Tuong Van Pagoda, while your Mekong Delta tour guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta.

  • 9:30am: Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!

  • 10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.

  • 10:45am: 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 visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you'll sample coconuts and Mekong whiskey. You'll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live.

  • 12:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.

  • 01:30pm: Visit the colorful Cao Dai Temple, one of the highlights of our Mekong Delta tour.

  • 02:30pm: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.

  • 04:00pm: Arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City.



  • Pastries

  • Fresh fruit*

  • Coffee


  • Wrap roll

  • Fried vegetables

  • Traditional soup

  • Lemongrass chicken

  • Caramel pork

  • Fried elephant ear fish

  • Rice

  • Fresh fruit*

*Fresh, seasonal fruit is also served throughout the morning and afternoon


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Speedboat ride

  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruit

  • English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Pick-up times are from 07:30 to 07:45 depending on hotel location.

  • We recommend guests to wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Please bring your camera and a hat.

  • For tours conducted from November to February, please bring a jacket.

  • When visiting pagodas and temples, it is respectful, but not mandatory, to cover exposed skin.

  • The tours are operated between different routes in the Mekong Delta to optimize conditions. The finish time for the tour may vary due to group dynamics.

  • This tour is approximately 7 to 9 hours long.

  • Menu items and catering options can be customized depending on customer requests and should be arranged with 24 hours advance notice. Halal, vegetarian and other dietary requests can be accommodated.

  • This tour has a minimum passenger requirement for operation and may be canceled, especially during low season, if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, guests may request another tour, a different travel date or a refund.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 30 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 8 to 29 days prior to date of activity.
  • 60% Cancellation Fee (40% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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