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We start the Mekong delta full day tour at 8 AM, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We will explore the delta of rice, fruit and fish where biggest and widest of Vietnam.
After a drive around one and a half hour, we will change the mean of transportation to the boat, to visit the delta by waterway. It is an natural and peaceful atmosphere you can not get if you just pass by the mekong delta by bus only.
We will have chance to see the people living along the river which has very basic living condition. In this area, mostly people living in the water or in the orchard which full of healthy and delicious fruit, if you like photograph, it is a chance for you to have the portrait of children living in the river, or people who working in the boat to sell the agriculture product. It is such an impression image of mekong delta.
After short time traveling by boat, we will arrive small island in the area where we will enjoy the atmosphere of orchard of local people where we can meet and enjoy fresh fruit during watching live traditional performance of music. This traditional music recently was received the UNESCO certificate honouring Vietnam’s DON CA TAI TU as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind.
It is such a imperfective if we travel to mekong delta without taking a small sampan to visit the small channel where surrounded by palm tree, the truly natural and quiet place you have never feel before. You can just hear the noise caused by the rowing and smile of people living here.
Then we will transfer to an orchard to have lunch there, it is a house of local people where they will show us a very famous traditional food of the region named BANH XEO or Vietnamese pancake. Then we will enjoy another special dist of mekong delta “Elephant ear fish”, and the lunch will be ready for you right in the natural orchard.
After lunch, is your free time really to enjoy yourself the mekong delta living, you can rent a bicycle to explore the living here, go fishing or just relax on the hammock to take a nap surrounding countryside before back to Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon.
Then the second part of the tour is back to Old Saigon with the tour to Cholon area also known as China Town, where you can find they sell everything in the huge area surrounding Binh Tay Market with the most competitive price as wholesaler and Oriental Medicine Street. Next, visit Lady Thien Hau Pagoda, typical Chinese pagoda in China Town.
Photo stop at Thu Thiem Tunnel Park to capture the beautiful landscape of Saigon Skyscrapers before continue the tour in the afternoon.
We will have the orientation tour of HCMC: Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office, Reunification Hall (out side), Town Hall, Opera House and Walking Street Nguyen Hue before back to your hotel lobby. End of service.
For day tour package:
08:00 Pick up at your hotel's lobby
08:10 Depart to Mekong Delta - My Tho / Ben Tre (70 km distance to the city center)
09:30 Boat trip in Mekong Delta
12:00 Enjoy lunch in the orchard in Mekong delta
14:00 Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City
15:30 Visit China Town features of Oriental Medicine Street
15:45 Visit Thien Hau Pagoda
16:15 Photo stop at Thu Thiem Tunnel Park
16:30 Start to visit Notre Dam Cathedral, next to Central Post Office of Ho Chi Minh City and Reunification Palace (out side)
17:00 Back to your hotel, end of service