Mekong Delta Full Day Tour From Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta


Are you looking for a Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh City? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place! This tour highlights the top attractions of the Mekong Delta region, including the My Tho, Cai Be floating markets, Con Thoi Son, Sa Dec floating markets, and much more.

The Mekong River is the world’s 12th longest river. The Mekong Delta is located along the southern coast of Vietnam. The delta has some of the country’s largest cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, and Ha Noi. It also contains over 100 islands and is home to over 20 million people.

In this Mekong Delta Tour, you will explore The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam which is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Cai Be is a rich tiny village located at the Mekong River’s confluence, with many fruit trees all year. It is a terrific place to immerse yourself in rustic Mekong life by riding around the small settlement on an islet or rowing a wooden sampan down a small canal surrounded by fresh water mangrove.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Vietnamese culture, architecture and local life
  • Different 1 day tour options start from Sai Gon
  • Mekong: The biggest agricultural region, the country’s rice basket with colorful floating markets, fruit orchards, rice paddies, bird sanctuaries and quaint villages

Detailed Itinerary

Option 1: Ho Chi Minh city – My Tho – Ben Tre

8:30AM: Depart from your accommodation in an air-conditioned automobile towards My Tho city. Boarding a speedboat at a port in My Tho and traveling down the Mekong River. Here, you may look out over floating houses where fish are farmed beneath the house (viewing from the motorboat).

Con Thoi Son

Con Thoi Son

Continuing on the river until reaching Con Thoi Son (Unicorn Island), then taking a horse cart to a performance site where Vietnamese traditional music (Dan ca tai tu) – A folk art form from Southern Vietnam designated by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit can be tasted (included).

Coconut Candy

Coconut Candy

The Mekong House may be seen here. After a brief walk, it’s time for lunch. After lunch, board the motorboat and proceed to a class to learn how to make coconut candy. Candies are available for sampling.

03:00PM: Returning to the bus and returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Option 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Vinh Long

  • Departure departs Saigon at 8:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Arrive at the Cai Be port and board the Mekong Queen.
  • 10:15 a.m.: Cai Be floating market sightseeing
Cai Be Port

Cai Be Port

  • 10:30 a.m.: Debark and stroll to the artisan factories.
  • 11:15 a.m.: Board the ship and proceed to Lady Five or Bay Buoi canals.
  • 11:30 a.m.: 30-minute sampan ride
  • 12:00 pm: Board the cruise and head toward the village entrance
  • 12:15 pm: Leave your cruise for a short walk to a local home for lunch
  • 12:30 pm: Have lunch
  • 01:45 pm: Cruise upstream the Nine – Dragon river (Mekong river) toward Vinh Long town
  • 02:45 pm: Stop to visit a local fruit garden of Mr. Tam Ho
  • 03:00 pm: Continue your cruising
  • 03:15 pm: Stop to visit a local brick factory
  • 03:30 pm: Cruise to Vinh Long pier
  • 03:45 pm: Disembark and bid farewell to your crew for the drive back to Saigon.
  • 06:00 pm: Arrive in Saigon
Mekong River

Mekong River

Option 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Sa Dec

  • 09:00 a.m.: Arrive at Cai Be port and board the Mekong Queen.
  • 09:15 a.m.: Cai Be floating market sightseeing
  • 09:25am: Disembark and walk to the nearby craft industries.
  • 10:10 am: Board the cruise and go upstream to Sadec.
  • 12:45 pm: Visit a local brick factory on way.
  • 13:15 pm: Continue your journey to the famed historic mansion of Huynh Thuy Le, the primary male character in Marguerite Duras’ “L’amant.”
  • 13:30 pm: Disembark in the central market of Sa Dec and stroll to the antique residence.
  • 13:45 pm: Have a nice meal.
  • 14:45 pm: Stretch your legs and hop on your bike for a short trip to a nearby flower blooming community.
Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

Option 4 : Unique Mekong

  • 08:00 am: Depart from Saigon
  • 10:00 am: Arrive at Cai Be pier and start boarding the Mekong Queen
  • 10:30 am: Take a 30min sampan ride along the small canal.
  • 11:00 am: Re-board the cruise and head to Tan Phong Island
  • 11:15 am: Start a leisure 45’ cycling trip with stops en route to visit the local handicraft making families.
  • 12:15 pm: Embark on the Mekong Queen for a 45min boat trip around the Dong Hoa Hiep Island and Cai Be floating market.
  • 01:15 pm: Enjoy lunch at an ancient house
  • 02:30 pm: Drive back to Saigon
  • 05:00 pm: Arrive in Saigon
Cai Be Floating Market - 1 Day Tour in Mekong Delta

Cai Be Floating Market


Prices are in USD, per person.

Hotel / Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests Joined Tour Single surcharge
N/A 54 50 45 32 N/A

What's included

  • Transportation with A/C
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • Tour guides at places (English speaking)
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trips, tropical fruit platter and honey tea
  • Traditional music performance and horse cart

What's excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • International travel insurances
  • Other expenses

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate


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