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Mekong Cruises Tours
Experience Life in the Mekong Delta - once we arrive we will begin our excursion visiting a local riverside market, authentic villages, a local pagoda, various workshops, and narrow lush jungle canals.
Explore Mekong Delta area on boat.
7:30 AM: Pick up at your hotel and go to Bach Dang Pier (Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Pier).
7:45 AM: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon through narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
8:45 AM: Enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, over-water Tuong Van Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
9:30 AM: Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
10:30 AM: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
10:45 AM: Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.
Visit villages in the countryside of southern Vietnam.
Please notice:There are two main routes for the tour after you depart from the market, depending on the tour guide and water level.
Depending on the route, you will visit a local pottery workshop, a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky.
Or you will visit a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, and whisky and wine. You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live, before exploring a charming village where you can try fresh coconuts from the tree. This variation provides fascinating insight into life in the Mekong Delta region.
12:30 PM: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
13:30 PM: Visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple.
14:30 PM: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
16:00 PM: Arrive in Saigon. Go back to your hotel by car.
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