This tour is exclusive and ensuring that you receive unparalleled personalized service from our expert English-speaking guide.

Our tour takes you to visit the stunning Vinh Trang Pagoda, a 100-year-old temple that’s sure to take your breath away. As you embark on a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River from My Tho to Ben Tre, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional rowing boat in the water coconut canal. The picturesque scenery is a feast for the eyes and will leave you spellbound.

During the tour, you’ll have the privilege to indulge in local honey, fresh fruits, and coconut candy, giving you a taste of the local culture. You’ll learn all about the fascinating life of bees, how they produce honey, and its importance to the region. After a scrumptious 5-course Southern Vietnamese set menu lunch with the cooking class. You’ll end your tour with a peaceful bicycle ride through the Mekong life, taking in the stunning scenery, breathing in the fresh air.

What you'll do

NEW ITINERARY WITH DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF MEKONG LIFE – GUARANTEED MORE LOCALIZED!

  • 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM | Get picked up at your city center’s accommodation to Mekong Delta, My Tho, Tien Giang Province.
  • 9:30 AM | Drive past the freeway surrounding the rice paddy fields, where you can see and understand the rice culture of the Mekong Delta. You are visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda, the mix art of Roman – Cambodian – Vietnamese architecture.
  • 10:00 AM | Get on the boat to visit the local life on Unicorn Island and understand the local work of growing fruit and having bees at home. Surely you will enjoy the cup of the local honeybee. Continue walking in the village to the fruit orchard. Taste the seasonal tropical fruit and enjoy the traditional Southern Vietnamese music performance (Đờn Ca Tài Tử).
  • 11:00 AM | Highlight of the trip is a relaxing, peaceful calm rowing boat on the small canal of water coconut. Take another boat trip to the other side of the island to experience the floating fishing farm.
  • 12:00 PM | Head to Ben Tre, the kingdom of coconut, to understand the local work of making coconut candy. Take one more boat trip or tuk-tuk to the local home for lunch. After lunch, riding a bicycle around the village or taking a nap on the hammock is optional.
  • 2:00 PM | Get on the boat again to the boat station and head back to Saigon around 5:00 PM.

Inclusion

INCLUSIONS:

  • Set menu lunch (Vegan/Vegetarian lunch is available).
  • A/c 16-seater van (Pickup and drop-off in Districts 1 and 4).
  • Well-experienced English-speaking guide.
  • All boat trips and bicycles.
  • Fruit and tasting.
  • Coconut juice and a bottle of water.
  • All sightseeing tickets.

EXCLUSION:

  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Gratitude.

Departure and return

Departure details

  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The tour will pick you up and drop you off from/at your Hotel and/or Airbnb in District 1, District 3 and District 4. The private tour also offers pickup in the non-center area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Return details

  • Returns to original departure point.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Mekong Delta ‘My Tho’ with Cooking Class 1 Day

Child under 12 years old and must accompany with parents.

Child under 4 years old: free of charge and must accompany with parents.

 

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.

Mekong Delta ‘My Tho’ with Cooking Class 1 Day

Child under 12 years old and must accompany with parents.

Child under 4 years old: free of charge and must accompany with parents.

 

Description

This tour is exclusive and ensuring that you receive unparalleled personalized service from our expert English-speaking guide.

Our tour takes you to visit the stunning Vinh Trang Pagoda, a 100-year-old temple that’s sure to take your breath away. As you embark on a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River from My Tho to Ben Tre, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional rowing boat in the water coconut canal. The picturesque scenery is a feast for the eyes and will leave you spellbound.

During the tour, you’ll have the privilege to indulge in local honey, fresh fruits, and coconut candy, giving you a taste of the local culture. You’ll learn all about the fascinating life of bees, how they produce honey, and its importance to the region. After a scrumptious 5-course Southern Vietnamese set menu lunch with the cooking class. You’ll end your tour with a peaceful bicycle ride through the Mekong life, taking in the stunning scenery, breathing in the fresh air.

What you'll do

What you'll do

NEW ITINERARY WITH DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF MEKONG LIFE – GUARANTEED MORE LOCALIZED!

  • 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM | Get picked up at your city center’s accommodation to Mekong Delta, My Tho, Tien Giang Province.
  • 9:30 AM | Drive past the freeway surrounding the rice paddy fields, where you can see and understand the rice culture of the Mekong Delta. You are visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda, the mix art of Roman – Cambodian – Vietnamese architecture.
  • 10:00 AM | Get on the boat to visit the local life on Unicorn Island and understand the local work of growing fruit and having bees at home. Surely you will enjoy the cup of the local honeybee. Continue walking in the village to the fruit orchard. Taste the seasonal tropical fruit and enjoy the traditional Southern Vietnamese music performance (Đờn Ca Tài Tử).
  • 11:00 AM | Highlight of the trip is a relaxing, peaceful calm rowing boat on the small canal of water coconut. Take another boat trip to the other side of the island to experience the floating fishing farm.
  • 12:00 PM | Head to Ben Tre, the kingdom of coconut, to understand the local work of making coconut candy. Take one more boat trip or tuk-tuk to the local home for lunch. After lunch, riding a bicycle around the village or taking a nap on the hammock is optional.
  • 2:00 PM | Get on the boat again to the boat station and head back to Saigon around 5:00 PM.
Inclusion

Inclusion

INCLUSIONS:

  • Set menu lunch (Vegan/Vegetarian lunch is available).
  • A/c 16-seater van (Pickup and drop-off in Districts 1 and 4).
  • Well-experienced English-speaking guide.
  • All boat trips and bicycles.
  • Fruit and tasting.
  • Coconut juice and a bottle of water.
  • All sightseeing tickets.

EXCLUSION:

  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Gratitude.
Departure and return

Departure and return

Departure details

  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The tour will pick you up and drop you off from/at your Hotel and/or Airbnb in District 1, District 3 and District 4. The private tour also offers pickup in the non-center area.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Return details

  • Returns to original departure point.
Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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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