Private Classic Mekong 1 Day Tour
It would be a miss if visiting Vietnam without having a stop at Mekong Delta, the agricultural hub of the Southern of Vietnam with rice fields, coconut palms, fruit orchards and sugarcane groves. Moreover, the highlight of Mekong Delta is originally spontaneous floating markets. From the early morning, a countless number of boats and sampans will gather here and criss-cross the landscape as arteries, making the whole area more lively and stunning than ever. These floating markets open all day and night that you have a lot of time to explore the local's agricultural life and how they trade their goods directly from boat to boat.
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
What's included :
- - Private transportation
- - Free pick-up and drop-off right at your accommodation
- - Friendly, experienced and super-informative English speaking tour-guide (also your driver)
- All Fees and Taxes
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Entry/Admission - Vinh Trang Temple
What's excluded :
- - Personal expenses (tips and money for your own use)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Tien Giang Province, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta
After 2-hour-driving distance, we will reach Tien River and take leisurely cruise to see 4 islets which are represented as four mythical animals in Southeast Asia: Dragon, Kirin, Tortoise, and Phoenix.
Then we will visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with kumquat which is really good for health and refresh for your day.
We can also visit locals' houses having a python farm to touch and see the giant pythons there.
Then we head to the coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand, and of course, try coconut candies made by yourself.
On Classic Mekong Delta 1 Day Tour, you can also enjoy the melody of “Don Ca Tai Tu”, a genre of traditional folk music which is an indispensable spiritual cultural activity in Mekong Delta people’s lives and officially recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Furthermore, we can relax on the rowing boat going through a mangrove palm canal, and continue to take the electric car to see the most authentic local life.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Vinh Trang Temple, Nguyen Trung Truc, My Tho Vietnam
Vinh Trang pagoda is the biggest pagoda in Tien Giang, with area of 2000m2 with many beautiful trees. However, formerly it was a small leaf hermitage set up in the early 19th century by District Chief Bui Cong Dat. In 1849, the Most Venerable Abbot Thich Hue Dang put it up a big pagoda and named it Vinh Trang Pagoda. After many times of changing who in charge of the pagada and reconstructing, now the pagoda has many netlike panels, horizontal boards and oblong boards of the parallel sentences.
The beautiful structure of pagoda features a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian architectural styles. Specially, the extremely beautiful structures in the pagoda are two triumphal arches bearing an art of inserting bottle and porcelain fragments which create harmonious pictures illustrating the Buddha’s legendaries. The pagoda has three entrances and the central gate is always close while the two sides are open. These side gates are adorned with colorful porcelain mosaics featuring Buddhist folktales and natural scenery. Besides, the façade of Vinh Trang pagoda is decorated with both Asian and European architecture including elements from Renaissance period, French decorative flowers together with Japanese enameled tile. If you look from far distance, the pagoda resembles the five-tower of Angkor temple. The pagoda is surrounded by gardens of ornamental trees, ancient trees and bonsai, creating a peaceful atmosphere. It provided shelter for Vietnamese patriots and is recognized as a national historical and cultural relic by the government.
Duration: 45 minutes
Departure Point :District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.