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Mekong Delta Discovery River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh

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Mekong Delta Discovery River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh
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Journey from Ho Chi Minh City into the heart of the Mekong Delta on a small-group tour led by an experienced local guide, cruising along the mighty Mekong in a private long-tail boat. Experience this important river delta firsthand as you explore both jungle-shaded canals and wide waterways to see fishing villages, exotic fruit farms, and the rhythms of daily life. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Mekong Delta dishes and sample local specialties along the way.
  • Full-day cruise on the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cruise the waterways of the Mekong River in a private longtail boat
  • Explore villages and islands in the Mekong Delta
  • Try Mekong specialty dishes during lunch
  • Ride in a sampan along canals shaded by coconut trees
  • Sample exotic fruit and tour a coconut candy farm
  • Travel in a small group with a maximum of 16 passengers for a more intimate experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
All entrance fees in Mekong Delta
Local English speaking guide
Vietnamese lunch (set menu)
Boat trip and sampan
Motorised cart
Coconut drink, tropical fruit and traditional snack tasting
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House , 07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Pick up at the front entrance of the Saigon Opera House - Dong Khoi St, District 1 (intersection of Le Loi St)

8:00 AM
Ho Chi Minh City , Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both recommended and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.​
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum Small Group size is 12.
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Vietnam
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the social distancing policy during Mekong Delta Discovery River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mekong Delta Discovery River Cruise Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "This tour is a must in Vietnam and is highly recommended" See review
  • "Pick up and meet point easy with good directions given." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour for people who want the thrill of countryside life and are not too worried about time passing by - just relaxing and being in the present!" See review


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Great tour
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide, Bichle, was great. She is the best tour guide I have ever met. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of the Mekong Delta, Saigon and Vietnam is amazing. She is great@
Huge disappointment!
, Jan 2020
This tour was a disappointment, as I felt 90% of the tour we were taken to local business who tried to sell us various products. You only get about 10 minutes on the rowing boat on the canal, the rest of the tour is not really worth it.our guide was sick, so didn’t interact with us most of the day, he slept for over an hour in a hammock at lunch, we didn’t know what we were eating, or what the plan was. Very disappointing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Offensive comments
, Dec 2019
When your tour guide tells passengers that the Vietnamese worship white people’s skin color and they don’t want to be dark whilethere are people of color aboard, makes for a very uncomfortable tour. The tour guides need to “know their audience” in this case quite obvious before making such comments.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nicely organized
, Dec 2019
The tour included multiple stops, on different islands on the delta. We learned about the lives of the villagers, how they sustain themselves, their agriculture and animal husbandry.
Michael N
, Dec 2019
I did a half day tour. The tour guide didn’t know much. Took us to places that seemed insignificant. Fell asleep at times. Pushed us to tip everyone for everything. For example we sat down and ate fruit as paid for upon purchase yet he wanted us to pay again. We were there for ten minutes so it made no sense. The river rides were good but that was about it. I heard later that you need to do a two day tour minimum. But what this tour bragged about was not included in my tour.
Outstanding tour with LINDA as guide
, Nov 2019
This tour was wonderful with only 7 people along with good driver and wonderful guide LINDA . She spoke English very well. The sights and personal attention were great.
pleasant tour
, Oct 2019
We had a nice time with other tourists who came from different countries. Our guide Fully speaks decent English and he was always willing to learn. We expect more war memory but bit surprised by all the sales of Mekong area's products. For our generation Mekong Delta is a place of sad sentiment and it was only our hope to pray for all the souls both Vietnamese, Americans and others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mekong Delta
, Oct 2019
Super fun and not the total tourist thing....small groups and fun little surprises! Linda the tour Gide was very helpful and involved with every guest
Well planned and well executed
Chamath K
, Oct 2019
This tour was extremely well-planned and well-executed. The guide 10 voice very professional and information given the participants was more then expected . The lunch was extremely good and we have not had the pleasure of having a lunch of this type in our whole visit to Vietnam. This tour is a must in Vietnam and is highly recommended
Fantastic experience!
, Oct 2019
We were a group of 5 friends in a total of only 11 and all found this trip to be a highlight of our visit to Vietnam. We especially enjoyed the warmth,friendliness and knowledge of our local guide Bich. Definitely a trip worth doing
Mekong Delta
, Sep 2019
Very good guide. Great trip to the Mekong Delta. Brillant river trip. Lovely food. Had a taste of the Snake Wine..not too bad. Well worth the trip. Loved it.
Loved it!
, Sep 2019
Our day trip totally exceeded expectations. Loved every second of it. Our guide Lenny was a delight and really made the day. The food for lunch was amazing too
Fun tour
, Aug 2019
Fun tour. Pick up and meet point easy with good directions given. Good communication and tour guide was super knowledgeable and helpful. Seemed a little touristy (buy stuff from the places we take to please....) but not tons of pressure. Would recommend and use company again
Very good tour
, Aug 2019
The tour was very good. We did a lot for the price. The guide man was very nice and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. :)
Nice day trip
, Jul 2019
This tour was OK. The transfer was quick and comfortable. Our tour guide, Phu, spoke very good English and was informative. The trip felt a bit rushed in places (coconut factory and bee hive/farm tea stop) and this was annoying as we stopped for over an hour for lunch. We finished lunch after about 20 minutes but then had time to lounge in a hammock. This was not necessary and the place that we were in was not particuly relaxing. This time would have been better spent exploring. The tradional boat cruise through the smaller channels was quite short, around 10 minutes. I expected to see a more rural side to the Mekong Delta and it was just a bit to false in terms of a forced attempt at showing life on the Delta.
Love All Around!
, Jul 2019
Thuong aka Miss Love was our tour guide. She greeted us with a smile and made the whole day a fun and positive experience. My seven year old and I came to Vietnam from Okinawa, Japan and met our family from California. We loved riding in the boat and visiting the three islands. Throng was the best ever at ensuring a great day seeing the local culture while making a wonderful memory.
Not a Bad Day Trip
, Jun 2019
Not a bad day trip to get you out of the hectic city life in Saigon. My tour was a small group of 4. The Mekong Delta is a critical part of life in the region not only for Vietnam, but also many of the surrounding countries so it is definitely worth checking it out. There seems to be a standard route with this tour because we overlapped and ran into a number of different tour groups on the same route. Tour moves at a pretty good pace but like many of the other reviews state, seem to just take you along different areas to get you to shop from the locals. Lunch was a pretty good meal and give you a long break to take a nap. This could be a pro or con because some people definitely got restless and wanted to get things moving. Overall, a little expensive but not a bad way to spend a day!
A great day was had
, Jun 2019
Travel time was reasonable and air con welcomed as it was hot! The initial boat on the Mekong was cooling and pleasant. We were taken to various locations that make up the Communities of the Delta. The boat on the river was fantastic even if getting off was a challenge but then again, not everybody had Osteoarthritis of the Spine and a damaged left knee and lower leg. Many thanks to the 2 Oz 1 Kiwi guys that helped me throughout the trip. So consideration should be given to a reasonable level of fitness. We were fed several times - there is a small extra charge for the local delicacy of grilled rat!!! I passed on the that one but others sampled and it's the only place in the world where I have heard "I'll get the drinks" with the response "ok, I'll get the rat!!!" A great day with nice friendly people from around the World. A must do from Ho Chi Minh City.
long day but good.
, Jun 2019
tour as described. had a little bit of everything from tuk tuk, motor boat, to canoe rides. lunch was really good.
Surprise Foodie Tour!
, Mar 2019
Was surprised and delighted by this foodie-friendly tour that easily accommodated our vegetarians. English-language tour attracted Brits, Aussies, New Yorkers, and even travelers from France, Germany, and Switzerland, so make sure to enjoy that added bonus. Fresh fruits and veggies galore (even fresh honey from the hive). Alas, no floating market, but different forms of transport and fun food finds made up for it. Our guide Tam was a special delight!

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