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“A must do”

Mekong Lodge Vietnam Day Tour
Ranked #122 of 398 Tours in Ho Chi Minh City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mekong Lodge is an eco-resort where cultural interest and natural architecture blended together. The lodge is carefully designed into natural harmony where the fresh air, green scenery, alluvial river, fruit orchard, floating market, sightseeing tours and local natives lives matching around. Visit Mekong Lodge to hide yourself from busy city life and to indulge in the magnificent nature of Southern Vietnam. Activities in this trip: Cycling, Cooking, Carving fruits, Visit handicraft villages, Floating market…
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a package 3day/2night with Mekong Lodge. WE were picked up at our hotel in HCM by our guide Mr Morris (lovely man) and taken by van to Cai Be pier where we were taken by boat to Mekong Eco lodge. We were with our 3 adult kids and we absolutely loved this place. WE had 2 bungalows side by side with each our own pool. The location and setting were just awesome. It was fairly quiet but more people arrived later in the day. We had a wonderful afternoon biking through villages, onto a ferry and watching some entertainment along the way. We just wished we could have done longer as it was so much fun. The food that was served to us was the best food our whole trip (Thailand and Cambodia). The bungalows were a good size with open air bathroom. The bathtub was quite novel (shaped like a boat). We had a good night sleep and yes it was a bit noisy with the boats going along the mekong but they provide you with ear plugs which came in good use. I thought it just added to the experience. We went to floating markets and some factories which were both interesting. We then went on our junk boat (Mekong Emotion) which was just fantastic. I would highly recommend staying here for something a bit different. Mr Morris was delightful and full of useful information. Just be aware that while we were relaxing at our bungalow a big snake slithered past so you might see the odd reptile or bugs. But again, this is a eco lodge with lots of vegetation. Everything here was just perfect. Thank you

1  Thank carluke
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

It was nice and warm. Guide helped us to gain knowledge of Mekong delta.
I hope the foods should be improved with more Vietnamese traditional dishes.

5  Thank thaontp2610
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were greeted by staff and shown directly to our room which had a plunge pool filling with warm water. Our tour guide, Mr Quang was very pl easant and very informative. The food was great and we had plenty of time to relax. Highly recommended for your itinerary .

6  Thank christina r
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I can't say anything bad about this place, we loved every minute of our 2 night stay here. We travelled around Vietnam in our 2.5 weeks there but this was our highlight and we felt our most real and local vietnamese experience. We got picked up and it was an easy drive to the boat, where after a quick trip you arrive at the resort. The photos don't do it justice, it's a beautiful resort. The gardens are gorgeous with fresh fruit & vegies growing everywhere you look. The accomodation is simple but very clean and nicely laid out. The only two things i'd suggest are a fridge as it's nice to have cold bottled water or grab a beer without having to walk all the way to the kitchen and a colder pool, it was hot the whole time we were there until the last day, and as it's stinking hot it would of been nice to have a refreshing dip, but ...that didn't ruin our experience at all. We were so lucky to have the lovely and humble Mr Khoa as our guide. He was truly awesome and our favourite person we met. I think we might of gone of the program a little to have a bit more of a local experience and it was great, we went bike riding through pretty scenery, drank rice wine with the locals, popped into a school and the kids just love westerners.... saw some local factories which under normal circumstances i would find a bit boring but it wasn't in the slightest. I loved the markets and would of liked a little longer to wander around and the floating markets were really interesting. I thought it might be a little to busy but it wasn't, we got to have a quick nap after lunch on both days which refreshed you for the afternoon bike riding and boat rides. Be warned - it's super hot..!!! Mr Khoa looked after us extremely well, and giving us interesting info on the mekong...We saw some tour groups come for lunch but staying there is so much better, definitely recommend the 2 night stay. If i were ever to come back to vietnam i'd visit again and try the junk out ...as they have a boat you can stay on in peak season.

7  Thank kateed
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Highly recommend Mekong Lodge as a fabulous way to be introduced to the Mekong Delta. We booked a 2 night stay but loved it so much we stayed a 3rd night. Mekong Lodge were so accommodating for us, travelling with an injury and a young baby. They replaced the bike rides with boat trips, and the food and beverage staff were frequently delighted to take our baby for a walk during meal times. The food was sensational! Every lunch and dinner was another Vietnamese delight. The service was impeccable. Cooking demonstration was enjoyable and the carrot carving served up more laughs than perfect designs, but was great fun.

This trip offered exactly what we were looking for - a relaxing escape from the bustling city of Saigon, a glimpse into traditional life in the Mekong Delta, and a feast for the senses. Seeing the local family businesses at work with Mr Khoa was a true highlight, and the feeling of being on an individual or very small tour rather than a busload of tourists.

We found the price quote online to be comparable with the price offered from tour agencies once there, and also cheaper than another company offering "small group tours" to the Mekong Delta. I would strongly encourage you to go ahead and book. The quality of accommodation, service and food is worth the price. Oh and get the bungalows with the plunge pools, you wont regret it.

6  Thank Wisepearl
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