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From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

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Visit the Mekong Delta, and the My Tho and Ben Tre islands. Cruise along the river and walk around local fruit gardens and immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the Vinh Trang temple.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Pickup and drop-off are available from central hotels in District 1. Other Districts, please make your way to the meeting point at: 123 Ly Tu Trong street, District 1 by 7:40AM


  • Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals
  • Cruise along the Mekong river by motor boat
  • Walk or cycle around the island's villages
  • Admire green rice field on your way to My Tho
  • Enjoy tropical fruits, folk music, honey tea and coconut candy
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Discover the verdant beauty of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan or bus and board a motorboat for a ride through islands on the Tien River. Enjoy a local lunch in an orchard and ride a rowboat under coconut trees on the Bao Dinh canal.

Depart from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Along the way, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. 

Go by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). See the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet.

Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Join in the daily activities that the locals do and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. 

Visit the bee house, and take a picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.

The boat cruise will lead you through the Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — the land of coconuts. Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden – Pond – Cage” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop.

Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (center of district 1)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Motorboat and a small rowboat
  • Bicycle
  • Entrance fees
  • Vietnamese lunch (vegan option available)
  • Tropical fruits, honey tea, coconut candy
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Tips (optional)

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Overall good experience! Was jammed packed with things to do but I wish we learned more at each stop (especially about how they make honey and more about the music) and would have loved a longer boat ride. But still a good way to see Mekong Delta in a day! Be sure to bring money to tip - rowers, boat drivers etc.

February 4, 2023

It was a ton of Fun, it is a very very busy day with lots of different activities. Lots of snacks along the way to taste and try. The sampan ride was excellent. My recommendation is to make sure you have cash though for tipping people such as the sampan rowers.

January 21, 2023

Really jammed packed eventful day! In fact I was very surprised what was crammed in! Tien our guide was great, lots of information and had a laugh and joke along the way! Good lad! Having been here a month I was a little “all out” of Pagodas, but that’s just me. The whole event represented great value for money, lunch was fantastic too, varied and plentiful. We did have to pay for drinks, but so what. I think the only negative, if I call it that was feeling too pressured into buying from the various places, I’m backpacking so simply don’t have space for this and that from each one we visited. Anyway, really good day and really pleased I went

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January 18, 2023

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