1 day Mekong Delta Excursion

Departing from Ho Chi Minh City between 7:15 am and 7:30 am, we'll head southward to Ben Tre. Along the way, we'll make a brief stop at the Vinh Trang Pagoda to admire its beauty. The Mekong River is one of the major rivers of Southeast Asia. It flows through several countries, including China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The Mekong River is approximately 4,350 kilometers (2,703 miles) long, making it the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia. Its basin covers an area of around 795,000 square kilometers (307,000 square miles).

The river originates in the Tibetan Plateau in China, where it is known as the Lancang River. From there, it flows southward through the other countries before emptying into the South China Sea in Vietnam. The Mekong River is renowned for its rich biodiversity. The Mekong River is a vital economic resource for the region. It supports agriculture, fishing, transportation, and hydroelectric power generation. The river's fertile floodplains are crucial for rice cultivation, which is a staple food for many countries in the region.

Upon reaching Ben Tre, we'll board a boat to explore the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta. Ben Tre is situated on the Mekong River’s lower branches, with numerous canals and tributaries. Ben Tre is often referred to as the "Coconut Kingdom" due to its extensive coconut plantations. The province is the largest producer of coconuts in Vietnam, and coconut products, such as coconut candy, oil, and handicrafts. Ben Tre has a notable history, particularly during the Vietnam War. It was a site of significant conflict and resistance.

As we navigate, we'll pass by mango groves and lush fruit orchards, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the region. Renowned as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam, the fertile delta is a hub for extensive rice cultivation, tropical fruits like rambutan, longan, and mangosteen, and flowers that supply the entire country. As we journey along the canal, we'll be treated to breathtaking scenic views. Along the way, we'll make occasional stops to sample the succulent crops of the delta, engage with the local people, and observe the various industries thriving along the riverbanks.

Additionally, we'll enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride along the banks of the Mekong River. Here, coconut palms, rice fields, orchards, and charming stilted houses adorn the riverbanks, while the waterway is busy with boats of all shapes and sizes. Afterward, we will board our vehicle for a return
journey to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving around 6 pm. (Lunch is included)


The facts…

Physical activities: Our itinerary includes a 6-8 kn bicycle ride and a 1-2 hour boat ride.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle (Car or Bus)
  • Boat
  • Bicycle

Tour Guide: Our experienced, friendly and professional tour guide speaks good English. He is knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment

Meal: Lunch

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, homes or markets. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Trip cost: 

  • $135USD per person for a group from 2 to 6 people
  • $116USD per persob for a group from 7 to 10 people

The cost of the trip includes:

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Purified drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes

The cost of the trip does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

What to Bring:

Pack essentials, including small day pack, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat…

Have a great journey!!!