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“Day trip to the Mekong was a great experience”

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Mekong Delta Tour Including Cai Be Floating Markets from Ho Chi Minh City
Ranked #50 of 379 Tours in Ho Chi Minh City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get out of the city to discover the Mekong Delta on a bicycle tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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“Day trip to the Mekong was a great experience”
Reviewed April 22, 2011

We decided that we did not want to got on a day trip with the hordes, so elected to have a private excursion cycling through the mekong delta. We were picked up from our hotel in a very comfortable minibus by our driver and guide and set off for the delta. The bus trip went quickly with lots of info offered by our guide about life in Vietnam, and pointing out interesting things about the culture on our journey. Once we arrived at May Tho, we hopped on our bikes (good quality geared bikes) and set off flat, easy cycling roads which were often only pathways, through coconut groves, rice paddies around small villages. Our guide grew up in the delta, so was full of local information and was happy to take things at our pace. We were never rushed.
We transferred to a boat to punt up the mekong to a local "restaurant" were a family prepared a delicious meal. It was a beautiful setting and extraordinarily quite.
After lunch we had a "nanna nap" on a hammock before hopping back on our bikes for our return to Ben Tre. We visited the markets there where our guide showed and offered us exotic fruits (yummy). We also saw some not so yummy produce, but it was a great experience.
All in all, we had a great day, had some amazing experiences and enjoyed the company of our guide (Benny??? - sorry!)

Visited April 2011
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“Sinbaloh tour to Phnom Penh (SL18A)”
Reviewed April 6, 2011

Spending the extra money to go with Sinhbalo compared to the cheap tours is worth it as you will be in a private boat instead of on a boat with 30 people. So you see more but also you can get on the market boats at the floating market, and of course you have a much better guide for just 4-8 people.
Check their website for last minute options so you can go cheaper. We joined another couple and booked the day before which saved is $50 pp.
Only things we could have missed were the crocodile farm visit and the hike up Mt Sam (as it was foggy) but otherwise a very nice tour with a great guide for Asian standards.

Visited April 2011
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