Unlocking the Splendors of the Mekong Delta Tour

The Mekong Delta tour offers a mosaic of geographical wonders and cultural treasures waiting to be explored.

Geographic Layout and Key Provinces in the Mekong Delta

Nestled in the southwestern part of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta (also known as the Southwest, Mekong, or the West) is the southernmost region of the country and one of two parts of the South. It is a sprawling network of rivers, swamps, and islands that forms a crucial part of Vietnam’s cultural and economic tapestry.

The Mekong Delta has a total area of 40,577.6 km² and a total population of 17,744,947 people as of 2022. It consists of one centrally run city, Can Tho, and 12 provinces: Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau.

The delta spans an extensive area, and its key provinces play a pivotal role in shaping the region’s unique character. From the bustling urban center of Can Tho to the serene landscapes of An Giang, each province contributes to the overall diversity of the delta.

Whether it’s the vibrant floating markets or the tranquil rice paddies, each locale offers a distinct glimpse into the delta’s multifaceted beauty.


Embark on an Authentic Mekong Delta Adventure

Welcome to the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, where each tour is more than just a journey – it’s an authentic experience crafted by Joy Journeys to showcase the true essence of this vibrant region.

Authentic ‘Non-Touristy’ Mekong Delta Ben Tre 1 Day Tour

  1. Brick Factory Adventure: Start your day with a visit to a local brick factory, where you’ll witness the age-old craft of brick making, setting the stage for an authentic Mekong experience.
  2. Mekong River Boat Ride and Fruit Delight: Hop on a long boat for a serene Mekong River trip, surrounded by tropical fruits and the soothing rhythm of the river.
  3. Coconut Crafting and Sleeping Mat Magic: Discover the art of coconut crafting and meet the sleeping mat lady, weaving traditional mats with skill and heart.
  4. Village Exploration on Wheels: Choose your adventure – pedal through the village on a bicycle or embrace the tuk-tuk life, immersing yourself in the local charm.
  5. Lunch with Locals: Forget restaurants; join a local family for a heartwarming lunch, savoring the authentic flavors of Bến Tre.
  6. Coconut Canal Boat Ride: Conclude your day with a picturesque rowing boat ride through the beautiful coconut canal, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Mekong Delta.
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Highlights Of Mekong Delta 1-Day Tour With Boating & Cooking

  1. Vinh Trang Pagoda Serenity: Begin your exploration with the tranquility of Vinh Trang Pagoda, a cultural haven adorned with intricate architecture.
  2. Honey Bee Farm Buzz: Immerse yourself in the world of honey bees, savoring fresh honey and learning about the vital role of these little buzzing friends.
  3. Folk Music and Fruit Fiesta: Let traditional folk music serenade you as you indulge in a feast of seasonal fruits, a sensory delight reflecting the soul of Mỹ Tho.
  4. Rowing Adventure and Floating Fish Farm Visit: Navigate the waters on a rowing boat, passing by a floating fish farm that offers a glimpse into local aquaculture.
  5. Coconut Candy Factory Fun: Uncover the secrets of coconut candy making and relish the sweet results of local craftsmanship.
  6. Bánh Xèo Cooking Class: Dive into a hands-on cooking class, frying up Bánh Xèo – Vietnamese crepes, adding a sizzling culinary flair to your Mỹ Tho experience.
  7. Homely Lunch Delight: Share a meal with a local family, tasting the authentic flavors of Mỹ Tho and connecting over a shared table.
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‘Cai Rang’ Floating Market 2-Day Tour With Biking & Boating

Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho

  • Get picked-up at your accommodation in the city center and drive to Cai Be to take the boat trip on the river.
  • Taste the local fruit, coconut juice on the boat.
  • Visit local work – the handicraft with water hyacinth, banana leaf hammock.
  • Visit the local taste of coconut candy, pop rice.
  • Take the rowing boat in the small canal surrounding by mangroves.
  • Have lunch at the local home.
  • Highlights of the day is taking the long boat trip crossing the River of Tien to Vinh Long Province.
  • Drive to Can Tho and overnight at Bamboo Eco Village Can Tho.
  • Have dinner at the homestay village.
  • Have a tropical double bed room with AC for a comfortable night.

Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Sai Gon

  • Have the morning Vietnamese milk coffee and delicious breakfast (The scenery will not let you down).
  • Take the boat trip to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the biggest floating market in the Mekong.
  • See how people trade and exchange their goods on the boat. Probably you might want another cup of
    coffee to experience the feeling of purchasing on the local boat.
  • Visit the rice noodle making shop on the river.
  • Ride bicycle around the local village.
  • Attend the cooking class for Vietnamese Pancake (bánh xèo) and DYI lunch.
  • Say goodbye with great memories and love
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Customer testimonials

enricochowderson
enricochowderson
Highly recommend Mai was a great guide and three experience was well worth it. Highly recommend opting for the bike over the tuk tuk, as the tranquil nature is the highlight. The row boat through the mangroves was the other major highlight. Highly recommend.
Paul D
Paul D
Simply awesome Joy Journeys is an awesome tour company. Hands down Mr. Safa is the best tour guide you will find for this experience. Also, you will get to eat authentic home cooked Vietnamese food grown and fished natively along the beautiful Mekong River Delta. You will not be disappointed.
Ben F
Ben F
Best tour in Vietnam with Po Second booking with Joy Journeys and still we requested Po as our tour guide. My wife and I did the overnight trip to see to floating market in Can Tho. Everything was well organised, pickup was on time, boat trips were lovely as we had many boat excursions in 2 days. Bamboo Eco Resort was just amazing and we couldn’t ask for more. Most importantly, Po was the best guide ever. He was very informative and was very passionate to answer all of our questions. Book this tour and you won’t regret it.
Christian C
Christian C
Tolle Tour mit super Guide Tolle Tour. Da ich mit Tom als Guide schon eine erste Tour hatte, habe ich bei ihm wiedergebucht. Wir waren insgesamt nur zu 8, so dass wir sehr schnell an den verschiedenen Stationen im Museum waren. Er konnte uns sein Wissen sehr gut Vermitteln. Auch der Fahrer von Joy Journey hat uns gut durch die Rush Hour gebracht. Tolle Tour und toller Veranstalter
Sarbesh K
Sarbesh K
Best guide and best experience Tommy is very good at his job and he explained the history of the tunnels in a very picturesque manner and expertise. Very good job by joy Journeys and especially Tommy is very punctual and respectful
Nina T
Nina T
. Had a tour with Typhoon Honey who was very friendly and enthusiastic. Did the half day tour - tour was quick and efficient with brief, simple information of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Comfortable and timely pick up for tour.
Jerry B
Jerry B
Wonderful Mekong river life!! This tour was so special with a glimpse of the rural life on the Mekong. each stop was so insightful with brick factory, straw weaving, cacao and super special lunch in the jungle. Sunny was fantastic as the guide. The bicycle ride was my highlight. Cannot go wrong with this tour choice
Lucas P
Lucas P
Tom great tour guide Tom is an awesome tour guide. Good English. Listens well to the requests of the group. Takes time to explain . Knows a lot about the history and context of the tunnels and the broader conflict. Would recommend!
Tom N
Tom N
Fantastic tour!!!! We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our tour guide Typhoon honey was very passionate and informative and went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our experience. Couldn’t recommend more.
Samson D
Samson D
Good value Fun short day. Our tour guide Typhoon Honey was energetic and kept things moving at a good pace. Highlights include shooting guns (extra cost) and crawling through 100m of tunnels (optional).
Nethaniel
Nethaniel
Amazing day trip that gives you a great feel for the delta and the life around the area. Nia was an incredible tour guide who made our day amazing and was really engaging. Highly recommend
Ann
Ann
Es ist eine spannende Tour. Unser Tourguide hat viele spannende Dinge über Vietnam erzählt. Das einzige, was leider relativ lange dauert, ist die Autofahrt hin und zurück. Wir hatten leider auch noch Stau und sassen deswegen lange im Auto. Ansonsten ist es lohnenswert!
Lulu
Lulu
Great communication from the second I hit send. Po gave me our guide Trí’s contact details and he explained where to meet. Trí was an exceptional guide really informative and didn’t rush us at all. We had the most fabulous trip and went to a lovely spot that only had a few tourists. We saw lots of interesting crafts and ate like kings in wonderful settings with delicious food.
Swetha
Swetha
Po and his team make this experience an unforgettable one. They personalize it and make sure you don’t do the typical touristy stuff.
William
William
The trip to the Mekong Delta River with Tommy and the team was amazing . The storytelling Tommy provided of not only about the Meekong river, but Vietnam was great to experience, as was the farmhouse in which we had lunch the local way. It was also great to witness how locals appreciate every element of nature in preparing food and the goods that come from the land. Highly recommend this tour and great value for money.
Pritam
Pritam
I would highly recommend this Mekong Delta tour. We were shown around the Mekong Delta by Nia who is an excellent guide. I was picked up from in front of my hotel at 7 AM. We visited the brick factory, followed by the coconut factory. Then we had a small bicycle ride to the riverside where the boats were waiting for us. For those who can't ride a bike, there was a tuktuk available. Then the boat took us to the interior of Ben Tre where we were served a ravishing lunch, full of local delicacies which delighted us. The lunch was followed by a small boat ride, this time it was a rowing boat. And then we made our way back to Saigon. In the middle, we stopped at a nearby rice field at my request. Throughout the session, Nia was very engaging. He educated us about Vietnamese history, the culture, how the locals live and so on along with few jokes in between so as to keep the session fun and not dull. He also provided us with his own suggestions for eating joints. I left in the evening, having made new friends and a great morning.
Guy
Guy
Great non-touristy tour to visit the cool parts that are feasible to cover in the Mekong Delta area on a day tour. Thank you Helen!
Chloe
Chloe
There are lots of things to see and do in HCMC, but this your - now this was an experience. The small group size, the route taken, the touchpoints along the way all contributed to the feeling of an intimate and authentic experience. There are many tours to choose from, but I’d highly recommend Po’s. Our guide Helen was lovely, we made friends with the others on the trip and there itinerary was packed without feeling overwhelming or rushed. Riding the bike through the coconut trees might just be the best moment out of my whole Vietnam trip. Followed by the row along the canal. 11/10 would recommend.
Alexandra
Alexandra
We had a great time in the Mekong delta with this experience. It includes several locations and very diverse information and activities. We learned about the versatility of coconut and the making of coconut products, we tasted and sampled local sweets and drinks and learned about the local brick making processes. We have also explored small canals and had a fabulous lunch in a local homestay. I would recommend it to anyone interesting in sampling the complexity of the Mekong, in one authentic full day. Thank you Po, Safa & team.
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Packing Tips for a Comfortable Trip

As you prepare for your Mekong Delta adventure, ensure a seamless journey with these packing tips

Clothing Recommendations

Pack lightweight and breathable attire suitable for the tropical climate. Consider long sleeves and pants for added protection during evening activities.

Travel Accessories

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent for outdoor excursions. Equip yourself with a reusable water bottle and comfortable footwear to enhance your exploration.

Specific Items Necessary

Tailor your packing list based on planned activities. Include essentials like a camera for capturing memories, a power bank for electronic devices, and a small backpack for day trips.

Frequenty Asked Questions

How Much is a Mekong Delta Tour?

Embarking on a Mekong Delta adventure comes with a diverse range of options, and the cost typically ranges between 70-150 USD. The exact price depends on factors such as the duration of the tour and the specific destinations included. Whether you’re opting for a shorter excursion or a more extended exploration, the pricing structure caters to various preferences and travel goals.

What to Wear on a Mekong Delta Day Tour?

Choose lightweight and breathable clothing. Long sleeves and pants can protect against insects during evening activities.

What footwear and accessories are suitable?

Wear comfortable shoes for village explorations and sandals for boat trips. Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses for sun protection.

How does weather impact tours?

During the rainy season (May to October), be prepared for occasional downpours and consider a rain jacket. In the dry season (November to April), sunscreen and hats are essential for sun protection.

When is the best time to visit?

Tailor your visit to personal preferences. The rainy season offers vibrant festivals and lush landscapes. The dry season provides a drier and slightly cooler climate. Consider your preferences and climate when planning your Mekong Delta adventure.

Where to Book Your Mekong Delta Tour?

For an authentic Mekong Delta experience, look no further than Joy Journeys. Proudly operating your tour, we offer a distinctive approach by incorporating non-touristy activities. Our commitment is to provide a unique and enriching journey, steering away from the conventional. With Joy Journeys, your Mekong Delta tour is not just a trip; it’s an exploration tailored to unveil the true essence of this remarkable destination.