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Upper Mekong River: Day Tour

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Explore the Mekong Delta region on this full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience local life as you cruise along the scenic Tien River.

Highlights

  • See Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the most famous sites in My Tho
  • Visit a coconut candy family business and sample the coconut fudge
  • Enjoy fresh fruit and honey tea while listening to Vietnamese folk music

Description

This full-day excursion begins with a 1.5-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho. Your first destination is Vinh Trang Pagoda, a sacred place that is also one of the top local sights. Continue on to the harbor, where you’ll board a boat to explore the Delta region. During the cruise on the Tien River you’ll see the Phoenix, Unicorn, Dragon and Tortoise islands, and fishing villages, stilt houses and fruit plantations along the river. Stop at one of the islets for lunch in an orchard garden. Afterwards, you’ll continue on your sightseeing tour of the attractions of Ben Tre. A sampan ride will take you along the natural canals in the shadows of water coconut trees. You’ll get a real sense of the charm and tranquility of the area. Stop to visit a coconut fudge family business, taste some of their products and buy your favorite candies in the workshop. Savor fresh fruits as you sip honey tea and enjoy Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by locals. Gather at the bus and get back to Ho Chi Minh City at around 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Includes

Transportation by air-conditioned bus/van Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (if option selected) - this includes the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân and Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con English-speaking tour guide (sightseeing as per description) Boat trip in the Mekong delta Entrance fees Set menu lunch at a local restaurant Fruit and honey tea and 1 bottle of drinking water
Travel insurance Other meals and drinks Personal expenses Tips Pickup and drop off if your hotel is located outside of District 1

Important Information

  • The tour is not suitable for handicapped persons or anyone with heart problems
  • Please note that the return time is subject to traffic conditions, for which the tour operator is not responsible
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Vinh Trang Pagoda will be closed until further notice.

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