Mekong Life Unscripted - Private Tour

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From $156.93

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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** All our tours are Exclusive Private Tours, so you will not be put together with other guests **

Journey with us to the slow-paced world of the Mekong Delta, where the skyscrapers of nearby Saigon are replaced with towering palms, and beautiful meandering canals just begging to be explored. This unique tour takes in a route less traveled as we speak with and learn from the region’s locals, visiting their homes, their places of worship, and the workshops where they make their living. At Drive Vietnam, we truly believe that it is the people that make a place. This is why our full-day tour of the Mekong Delta is designed to take a different direction to the typical tourist-route, favoring cultural insights and in-depth perspectives into the Mekong residents’ rural lives.

What's Included

02 bottles of mineral water per person

Drive Vietnam Goody Bag containing travel guide + phrasebook & Ho Chi Minh City map

Fresh tropical fruits

Private boat cruise

Private transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle – Toyota, Honda or Ford, model 2016-2017

Professional English speaking guide

Scooters & drivers (if requested)

Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary including entrance fees

What's Not Included

Drinks, meals and any other incidental expenses not mentioned above.

Travel insurance

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cao Dai Temple
We’ll rise with the sun to make the most of our day, setting off for our Mekong adventure at around 7:30am. Our journey will take us through the hustle and bustle of hectic Saigon, over the Ong Thin Bridge into the peaceful Mekong Delta where we’ll see the ancient tradition of incense-making in action. Watch and learn as the masters of their craft work the machines, turning the raw materials into colorful bundles of scented sticks. Two scenic ferry rides across the water will find us in Tien Giang, exploring an extraordinary, ornate temple of the fascinating Cao Dai religion. Our journey among these spiritual scenes is interrupted only by detours to noodle and broom-making workshops, where we’ll watch and even try our hand at the intricate skill of crafting brooms out of coconut leaves.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mekong River
Our trail will take us too to a small restaurant belonging to a Mekong resident, eating home-prepared dishes of delicious Vietnamese food, we will sit and learn about how the country’s culture is expressed through the preparation of these meals. Hear too about your host as your guide translates the many and varied tales of life in this beautiful area. Loaded with stories, we’ll travel to My Tho City where we’ll embark upon a peaceful boat-ride through the canals and passageways of the Sông Cái (Great River), where we’ll take in the views of life on these waterways. The tour comes to an end at 4:00pm, when we’ll make our way back on a different route to which we came, arriving back at your hotel at around 5:30pm.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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