Experience everyday life in the Mekong Delta on a 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the night in a homestay near the twin cities of Mỹ Tho and Bến Tre. Go to floating markets, cycle through a local village, learn to cook Vietnamese food and more.
What to Expect
Experience the majestic beauty and everyday life of the Mekong Delta on a 2-day tour with an overnight stay at a local homestay. Get up close to the daily lives of villagers at floating markets, and learn how to cook Vietnamese food at a cooking class.
Day 1: Mekong Delta with Overnight Stay at a Homestay (L/D)
Depart Ho Chi Minh City between 08:00 and 08:30 and journey to the cities of Mỹ Tho and Bến Tre, connected by the Rạch Miễu Bridge. Visit the Vĩnh Tràng Temple at 10:30 and hear the history of the oldest pagoda in the south of Vietnam. Look at the Rạch Miễu Bridge en route to check in to your homestay bungalow. Then board a boat for a cruise along the Tiền River, passing Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix islands. At 11:30, visit a bee farm and taste some honey tea made with bee pollen. Take photos of the Grass Python and Angel Banana fruits of the Mekong Delta. Then row a small boat down tiny tributaries to the cultural center of Đờn Ca Tài Tử
Upon arrival at the fishing village of Tân Long on Dragon island at 12:30, immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and discover how the villagers survive fishing from their floating houses. Return to your homestay at 13:30 for a barbecue lunch. Take a short rest in a hammock and relax in the shade of the garden foliage. Play a game of volleyball on the sand if you are feeling more active. Watch the sunset over the Mekong River at approximately 16:00, and then enjoy dinner with local pancakes at 18:30. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Day 2: Tân Long Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Wake early for the morning pick-up and check in at the boat. Visit the morning market to see local produce, such as fruits, fish, vegetables and cake sold on the way to the wharf. Return to the homestay at 08:30 for breakfast, and enjoy some free time before a cooking lesson at 11:00. Learn how to make Vietnamese dishes with your guide before feasting on your own creations. Next, cycle through the village at 14:00 and visit an orchard. Return to Ho Chi Minh City at 15:30 for the end of the tour services.
- Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
- Small bottle of mineral water
- English/Vietnamese guide
- 1 barbecue lunch, 1 breakfast, 1 local lunch and 1 local dinner
- 1 night's accommodation at Tiny Garden Mekong Delta Homestay
- All entrance fees
- Boat trip on the Mekong Delta
- Trip by hand-rowed sampan
- Free Internet center
- Sand volleyball and bike activities
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses