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2-Day Deeper Mekong Delta Tour by Luxury Speedboat

  • 2-day Mekong Delta cruise from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel by luxury speedboat and see the sights from the water
  • Cruise around the Cai Be floating market by xe loi
2-Day Deeper Mekong Delta Tour by Luxury Speedboat
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2-Day Deeper Mekong Delta Tour by Luxury Speedboat
From US$402.00
Weave your way through a patchwork of rice paddies, riverside villages and tranquil waterways on this 2-day Mekong Delta adventure from Ho Chi Minh City. Hop aboard a luxury speedboat, then switch to a xe loi to cruise around the villages, browse the famous Cai Be floating market and dine at floating restaurants. Along the way, get a glimpse of local life as you peek into artisan workshops, watch craftsmen at work and learn how to make rice noodles. This small-group tour includes overnight accommodation at The Island Lodge boutique hotel, meals and hotel transfers.
What to Expect
Day 1
8am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.
8:15am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
9am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
10am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
Depending on the route, you will visit a traditional riverside house a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies or a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, and whisky and wine.
12:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at the floating restaurant.
2pm: Visit a fish farm to see how the fish is raised in the Mekong Delta.
2:30pm: Arrive to the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees.
In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef.
Day 2
7:30am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart The Island Lodge to continue exploring the Delta.
8am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.
9:30am: Enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms.
10:30am: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.
12am: Stop at a riverside restaurant to have a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
1:30 pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used on the villages of the Mekong Delta. Visit rice noodle, roof and nail nippers workshops.
3:30pm: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
5:30pm: Arrive back in Saigon. Les Rives’ staff will return you to your hotel by car.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Awesome Mekong tour

Outstanding service all tour. Prompt hotel pickup. We were by far, the fastest boat on the river all tour (single 200hp Yamaha outboard motor). Very good boat - very comfortable and safe ride with our excellent driver Tim. There were four of us on tour,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Regina_Marigold
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile
Two day river getaway

Fantastic tour, very informative with lots of cultural interaction on the way. The Island Lodge we stayed in overnight was outstanding. The tour guide and her team really make you feel special. Lots of cold drinks, breakfast, lunches and fruit. Highly recommended this tour.

Thank 846leannev
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Out of the city

After 3 nights in Saigon, we looked forward to our excursion into the Mekong, we had read the itinerary, yet still did not know what was ahead of us. If you are looking to emmerse yourself in the culture of Vietnam this is the tour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank drdough
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Amazing Mekong

This tour exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Wing, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. All of the places we visited were interesting. The Island Lodge we stayed at overnight was superb. The highlight was having coconut water at a local families home....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank meshelninja
Reviewed 9 January 2018
The only way to travel to/tour the Mekong Delta if you're short on time in HCMC!

The unique part about this tour company is that they operate speed boats directly from Ho Chi Minh City to get you to the Mekong Delta (which is what you want to see) quicker. The other companies bus you about an hour or two outside...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Adrienne L
vince559, Guest Relations Manager at Les Rives Authentic River Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Adrienne L, Thank you for stopping by Trip Advisor to leave this nice review of our tours ! We are so very happy you enjoyed it, and that we helped make your trip special. Regarding your suggestion about the donation to a local environmental...More

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