Take a fun-filled day tour to the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit rural districts, visit with local farmers, and enjoy tasty treats while enjoying the scenery.
What to Expect
The Mekong River is a marvel to be explored, but if you don't have a lot of time and want to get a good sense of what lies on its banks, take this day trip to My Tho for a scenic and invigorating day of sightseeing.
You will travel to My Tho, only a one hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, and then hop on a leisurely boat trip around the four lovely islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise Islands. Here you will have a chance to row in the shadows of gently swaying coconut palms and enjoy freshly picked fruit with local farmers. We make sure to bring you close to the villages where you can learn about the daily lives of those who live here, and listen to their folk music. There is sometimes even a chance to become part of a traditional birth and death ceremony, or a joyous wedding party!
As you sail between the islands, you will be treated to amazing picturesque fishing villages built on stilts, as well as colorful markets. We'll enjoy lunch prepared by the locals, and then visit a coconut candy mill to taste the local treats. Then it's time for a stop with the bee keepers and a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to Ho Chi Minh City around 17:30.
- Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
- English or French-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Visa, Air-tickets
- Personal expenses