Just a note (my clients) had an amazing time absolutely loved it and loved their guide, they got a lot of rain but had a fab time so thanks for everything!
Into the Mekong
Travel on one of the longest rivers in Asia with our Mekong River tour! As we cruise down the mighty Mekong River, take in incredible views of traditional homes on stilts, local villages, lush landscapes, rice paddy fields, and fruit orchards. An unforgettable exploration of a truly unique landscape.
Why choose this tour?
Enjoy a breathtaking cruise down the river
Stop at an island and experience traditional family life
Sample a delicious lunch of fresh produce and locally harvested ingredients
Visit a local fruit orchard or honey producer
$92 per person
Your hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- All boat trips
- Delicious lunch of fresh produce and locally harvested ingredients
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
About the Guide
Local, English-speaking guide
About the Transport
Car or mini-coach and boat
Overview of Your Tour
Ho Chi Minh City
Home to a wide range of traditional lifestyles, tropical fruits, local home industries, and a myriad of fascinating waterways full of life, the Mekong is a must-do day tour while in Ho Chi Minh. You will be collected from your downtown hotel around 7:30-8 AM for the journey. We’ll head out of the city through the outer suburbs and new high-rise residential developments of Ho Chi Minh’s sprawling metropolis and venture into the countryside lined with rice fields and tropical fruit plantations.
My Tho & Tien
Arriving at the small town of My Tho, you’ll embark onto a small but safe boat ride and explore the Tien — a branch of the mighty Mekong River, which begins its journey over 2,000 miles away in the Tibetan Plateau. We’ll pass by boats of all shapes and sizes, and admire the homes that line the banks. Along the way, we’ll stop to introduce you to local specialities, including rice-based sweets, fruit, local wine, and wooden handicrafts. We’ll also stop at an island to walk around a local family’s garden and see the traditional way of life that has existed here for centuries.
After a delicious lunch of fresh produce and locally harvested ingredients, we’ll get back on the boat and head to Ben Tre, where we’ll visit a coconut or fruit orchard or local honey producer — samples included of course! Around mid-afternoon, we’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh, filled with incredible memories and an understanding of local Vietnamese life.
Check out what our guests are saying
We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.
Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.