Pick up at your hotel and go to Bach Dang Pier (Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Pier).8:15 AM:
The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon through narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.8:45 AM:
Enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, over-water Tuong Van Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta.9:30 AM:
Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!10:30 AM:
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.10:45 AM:
Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
You will visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky.
You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live.12:30 PM:
Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.13:30 PM:
Visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple.14:30 PM:
Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.16:00 PM:
Arrive in Saigon. Go back to your hotel by car.
- Mekong Delta