It’s quite a great opportunity for visitors in Vietnam to experience such a breathtaking speedboat
trip through the Mekong Delta, where you are provided with a chance to eyewitness the river life of
local people and how they exchange fresh agricultural products as well as other commodities on the
Spend a day along the glorious Mekong River Delta by bus and boat. Discover a world of beauty at
Unicorn Island, travel past stilted houses, and spend some time at a bee farm relaxing with a honey
Leaving Saigon we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the
tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then
spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the
remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped
by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 1pm.
Beginning in the morning, you will travel by bus to My Tho. From here, you will board a traditional
River boat to Unicorn Island. This boat trip passes past quiet villages and rural scenes that seem right
out of a picture book. The locals work silently along the banks as you sail towards a fisherman’s port,
complete with tall stilt houses.
You’ll have a chance to replenish your stomach with plenty of fresh fruits and local treats before we
stop at Turtle Island. Here, you leave the larger boat for a small row boat, where you can move
around a bit more like the locals!
After all of this traveling, it’s time to stop and relax a bit at a local bee farm, where you can sip tasty
tea with local honey. There is traditional music playing here that is typical only in Southern Vietnam.
From the bee farm we’ll travel to the coconut village, where you’ll grow to appreciate the versatility
of this meaty fruit. You’ll enjoy coconut candies and handcrafted coconut items before returning to
Saigon by bus.
breakfast, lunch, unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, entrance fees and
hotel pick-up drop off
tips, personal expenses
– Please, confirm the pick-up time one day prior to departure date.
– There are two main routes for the tour after you depart the market, depending on the tour
guide and water level.When visiting pagodas and temples it is respectful, but not
mandatory, to cover exposed skin.Mekong Whisky is available for purchase as a souvenir
from the producer.
– 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 as you travel.We
also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.In November
to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.
– Les Rives will provide sunscreen, insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.Soft
drinks, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and
not subject additional charge. Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in
advance of your tour. Please note a surcharge will be incurred.