Authentic 2D1N Mekong Delta
Authentic 2d1n Mekong Delta
Our Authentic 2d1n Mekong Delta tour take you to discover deeper into the palm jungle of the Mekong to see more of the traditional rural life of this fascinating area. Visit local farms and houses to learn how people live along the river.
After having a traditional lunch, you will arrive at a beautiful boutique hotel The Island Lodge, where you can relax by the river with a glass of wine, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees. Have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef. In case the Island Lodge hotel is fully booked, we will offer you a stay in one of the bungalows of Mekong Riverside boutique hotel with its own 7-hectare organic garden and a fish farm, located in Cai Be area.
In the morning, have a nutritious breakfast and set on another day of exploring. Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river; take a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms. After a traditional lunch at the floating restaurant, visit a brick atelier and various workshops to learn how Vietnamese still use old family technologies to make so many things with their hands. Take an exciting trip by “xe loi”, a traditional transport popular in small villages.
Enjoy an adventurous speedboat trip back to Saigon. After arriving at the city pier our van will bring you to your hotel.
End of your Authentic 2d1n Mekong Delta trip!
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Authentic 2d1n Mekong Delta
8:00 am: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.
8:15 am: 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.
9:00 am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
10:00 am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
10:30 am: 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.
12:00 pm: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.
12:30 pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used in the villages of the Mekong Delta.
1:00 pm: Have a delicious lunch at a local riverside restaurant.
2:00 pm: Continue your xe loi ride and visit a weaving workshop. Board a boat and go through small canals to reach a coconut candy workshop.
3:00 pm: Arrive to the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees. If the Island Lodge hotel is fully booked, we offer the guests to stay at the same-range Mekong Riverside boutique hotel.
In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef of the Island Lodge or enjoy a traditional dinner prepared with the products from the organic garden and the fish farm of Mekong Riverside boutique hotel.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Dress code: Proper wear is strongly recommended when visiting Cao Dai Temple and pagodas.
9:00 am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart the hotel to continue exploring the Delta.
9:45 am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.
11:15 am: Enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms.
1:00 pm: Visit a fish farm to see how the fish is raised in the Mekong Delta
1:30 pm: Stop at a riverside restaurant to have a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
2:30 pm: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
4:30 pm: Arrive back in Saigon. Our staff will return you to your hotel by car.
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE MEKONG DELTA 2 DAYS TOUR…
The Vietnamese have a saying that people who live by the river and live with the river. Not only is the delta a place of shelter for its people, it’s also a provider.
Many villages and towns depend on the countless canals, tributaries and markets in the region for produce. As well as fish, produce yielded by the Delta’s rich alluvial soil includes rice, sesame, peanuts, cashews, pineapples, dragon fruit and durian.
As part of the tour, you will visit a bustling riverside market overflowing with Delta produce, which you can sample. There will be lots interesting and colorful photos opportunities!
You will then visit a brick atelier, a coconut candy and a weaving mat workshops. Then you’ll explore small canals of Ben Tre by boat.
A special feature of this tour is that you will be able to visit both a Buddhist pagoda and a Cao Dai Temple.
Your chef serves you a traditional Vietnamese lunch includes fresh spring rolls, caramelised pork, chicken with ginger, and the Mekong Delta delicacy, Elephant Ear fish.
WHAT TO KNOW IN ADVANCE FOR THE MEKONG DELTA 2 DAYS TOUR
There are two main routes for this Mekong Delta Tour after you depart the market, depending on the tour guide and water level.
Bring your camera! The Mekong Delta is one of the most beautiful regions of Vietnam, and there many opportunities to capture classic images of rural Vietnamese life during this Mekong Delta trip.
Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your Mekong Delta tour. Please note for Halal food a $10 surcharge will be incurred.
Soft drinks ( Coke Zero), matcha green tea, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.
We will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.
When visiting pagodas and temples it is respectful, but not mandatory, to cover exposed skin.
We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.
If you do your Mekong Delta Tour from November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.
Mekong Whisky is available for purchase as a souvenir from the producer.
We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with us, and as a result, scheduled times can vary slightly.
All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
- Adult - US$305 p/p
(Minimum 2 pax**)
- Child - US$220 p/p
(Under 12 years old)
- Infant - FREE
(0-3 years old)
- Single supplements - US$115** Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge
** Single supplement surcharge is applied for single traveller or bookings that consist of an odd number of adult participants
Includes: Breakfasts, lunches, dinner, overnight stay at The Island Lodge or Mekong Riverside boutique hotel, unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.
Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1, 2 and 3!