The Mekong Delta

10.5 hours | Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) | P H 1 - 1 4 0
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Max. age: 80 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Mekong Delta
  • Home Visit
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned vehicle for the approximately three-hour journey to My Tho Island in the Mekong Delta. You'll travel through the lush tropical countryside, passing small villages, verdant rice paddy fields and acres of rubber trees.

Upon arrival at the Mekong Delta, you'll board a motor launch for a cruise along the winding canals that comprise much of this rich brown waterway system. The canals teem with river traffic, ranging from dugout canoes and barges to houseboats and ferries. Look for the eye symbol painted on the bows of the boats to protect them from evil spirits.

To access the smaller canals of My Tho Island, you'll take a four-person sampan ride. Be sure to try the local fruits as you'll get a chance to sample a tropical assortment during your visit to My Tho, which is famous for its tropical fruit plantation that produce longans, grapefruits, jackfruits, bananas and mangoes.

Once on land at My Tho Island, you'll visit a traditional Delta home and learn Vietnamese traditions and Delta customs. See the family altar, a typical kitchen and the common areas. Often, there are three generations of one family living under one roof.

You'll also take a tour of a coconut-candy factory. Visit the house where the candy is made and learn the process of this sweet sticky candy production. Vietnamese coconut candy is a sweet treat that comes in many flavors, including made with peanuts, durian fruit or sesame seeds. It also makes a great souvenir.

During your walk through the village, enjoy entertainment by local singers singing traditional Vietnamese folk songs. The musical accompaniment includes a one-string Vietnamese instrument called a "dan bau."

Afterwards, you'll be served traditional Mekong Delta cuisine at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant for lunch before leaving My Tho to return to your ship.

Special Notes:

This tour involves extensive walking as well as entering and exiting small motor launches. Not recommended for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

The journey to My Tho is approximately three to four hours each way depending on traffic.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a boat cruise in the Mekong Delta

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
03:00
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Restroom available:
No

Guided walking tour visiting a traditional home, the coconut candy factory, and a tropical fruit plantation

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
120
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
2000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Take a sampan ride

Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20

Lunch at a leading local restaurant

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
500
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your vehicle and return to your ship

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
03:00