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Upper Mekong River Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

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Overview
The morning view of rice fields on the way to the Mekong River is a perfect start to this day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Your guided visit to the Mekong Delta includes a boat journey to Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise Island. Taste delicacies made by local villagers, experience the fresh air scented by flowers amid the jungle greenery, and let the tunes of Vietnamese folk music entertain you.
Highlights
  • Experience the Mekong Delta by boat in a day from Ho Chi Minh City
  • See the Delta without a multi-day trip—suits time-pressed visitors
  • Visit a coconut workshop, village, and islands, and cruise canals by rowboat
  • Great value: includes lunch, boat rides, entry fees, and return transport
What to Expect
Leave your Ho Chi Minh City hotel by air-conditioned coach bound for the Mekong Delta, the farming heartland of south Vietnam.

Then, head for Ben Tre, a maze of lush islands and riverside hamlets. Visit a village for insight into local life and culture, and sample home-grown tropical fruits and honey tea, made in the villagers' beehives.

Listen to traditional south Vietnamese music and then ride a hand-rowed sampan along tranquil canals to soak in the scenery and peace. Visit a workshop to see how coconut candy is made and sample some of the sweets. Then, sail to an orchard restaurant for a local lunch before taking another boat to the bustling port of My Tho.

Step ashore here to visit the ornate Vinh Trang Pagoda before your return road trip to Ho Chi Minh City, where a hotel drop-off ends your tour.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Alright tour. Spent over 4 hours sitting on a bus. Wasn't really what I was expecting. And feel like you really don't get any time to explore once you are at the destinationMore

Thank Rhys232323
TNKTravelTeam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rhys232323, Thanks for leaving your true thoughts about the journey this time with us. First of all, we're sorry about the the long period of time you spent on the bus , which we surely explore and solve the issue. However, we still hope...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019

We had done two tours with TNK travels Half Day Cu Chi and other being Mekong Delta. As per our plan we were picked fromt the hotel to their office where we boarded a bus for 2-3 hours drive to Mekong Delta. Our guide Doug...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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TNKTravelTeam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Hi DeepakB90, Thank you for choosing us as your companion in the journey to discovery the Vietnam's charm, and then leaving us your honest review. What you wrote here represents that you are probably over the moon about the trip. We're actually content with everything...More

Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We strongly recommend this tour. There are several stops and you get to enjoy a little bit of everything; from coconut candy to a banquet style lunch. Our guide Truong was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the places he was taking us and did...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ElisaNY621
TNKTravelTeam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Hi ElisaNY621, Just some words from us are not enough to express our thanks to you as you believed to go with us and recommended us afterwards. Yet we know that our hard effort in offering our customers the best services pays off. Hope we'll...More

Reviewed June 2, 2019

The tour was very fun and full of great sights. We started the day with our guide, Dong, who picked us up from our hostel and took us to the bus. The bus was well air-conditioned and very comfortable. We rode through Ho Chi Minh...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gerrod S
TNKTravelTeam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Dear Gerrod S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an honest review. And we are so pleased to hear that the tour made your exploration pleasant, except your complaint about how locals make tips off the tourists. This is out of...More

Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Very trustworthy and organised tour company. I will definitely book with them again. We went on a day trip to the Mekong Delta with tour guide Tai and driver Ho. We (as a group) loved Tai’s company. Tai was also very informative and answered all...More

Thank Gabrielle2818
TNKTravelTeam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Hi Gabrielle2818, It's very nice of you to share your genuine thoughts related to our tour right on TripAdvisor this time, especially when you seem extremely satisfied with our guide Tai, the driver Ho and everything about the itinerary. But more than that, we're happy...More

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Laura W
May 2, 2019|
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Response from jackjackz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, No this one doesn’t include the floating market. There is just a small boat ride from one end to the other end of the canal, but no markets. Thanks
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SheEatsSheExplores
April 30, 2019|
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Response from kava40 | Reviewed this property |
Our meeting point was at the agency on 220 De Tham Street.
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from TK_NGTT | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I am a customer who has ever used it, not a contractor. Please ask your travel agency. Or, if you ask the front desk of the hotel, you can introduce the travel agent that is doing this tour.
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