Set out on a captivating journey through the vibrant landscapes of Southern Vietnam with the 2-Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour.
Like a kaleidoscope of colors, this immersive tour takes you on a boat ride along the tranquil river, where you’ll witness stilt houses standing tall like sentinels and fruit plantations flourishing like lush gardens.
Discover the local culture and traditions as you visit the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta, savor seasonal fruit and honey tea in a traditional house, and learn the art of making coconut candy.
With an overnight stay in Can Tho, you’ll have the chance to explore the bustling Ninh Kieu Wharf and indulge in the delectable flavors of local cuisine.
Join this tour and unlock the hidden gems and vibrant traditions of the Mekong Delta.
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Good To Know
- The tour duration is 2 days
- The tour includes a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta
- Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the river to see stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages
- Learn how to make coconut candy and take a walk through fruit plantations and villages
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Duration and Pickup Information
The tour includes pickup from your hotel lobby, and it’s recommended that you wait 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. This ensures a smooth start to your day as the tour commences.
The duration of the tour is 2 days, giving you ample time to explore and learn about the beauty of the Mekong Delta. From the moment you step onto the boat, you’ll be captivated by the stunning scenery. The leisurely boat ride along the river allows you to witness the charm of stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages.
Make sure to savor the local fresh specialties during lunch in an enchanting orchard garden on Tortoise islet. As the day unfolds, you’ll have the chance to visit a traditional house, enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon, and learn about the melodious tunes of Southern Vietnamese folk music.
The tour also includes a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda, the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to make coconut candy and take a stroll through fruit plantations and villages.
The tour duration and the carefully curated itinerary ensure a memorable and immersive experience in the Mekong Delta.
Highlights of the Tour
One of the highlights of this tour is a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda, the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta.
Here are some of the other exciting highlights that you can expect on this tour:
Food Specialties: Indulge in local fresh specialties during lunch at an orchard garden on Tortoise islet. Experience the flavors of the Mekong Delta as you savor delicious dishes made from the region’s abundant fruits and vegetables.
Cultural Performances: Enjoy the vibrant culture of Southern Vietnam as you listen to Southern Vietnamese folk music. Visit a traditional house and enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon while enjoying the enchanting melodies of traditional music.
Leisurely Boat Ride: Take a relaxing boat ride along the river and soak in the picturesque scenery of stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages. Marvel at the traditional way of life in the Mekong Delta as you glide through the calm waters.
Coconut Candy Making: Learn the art of making coconut candy as you visit a local workshop. Watch as skilled artisans demonstrate the process, from extracting coconut milk to shaping and packaging the sweet treats. Don’t forget to taste some freshly made coconut candy!
These highlights promise to make your Mekong Delta tour an unforgettable experience, filled with delicious food and captivating cultural performances.
Visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda
During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to explore Vinh Trang Pagoda, which is the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Vinh Trang Pagoda is a significant historical and cultural site in Southern Vietnam. It was built in the 19th century and holds great importance to the local Buddhist community. The pagoda’s architecture is a beautiful blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Khmer styles, showcasing intricate carvings and colorful mosaics. The main hall of the pagoda houses a large statue of Amitabha Buddha, surrounded by smaller statues and ornate decorations. The serene atmosphere and lush gardens surrounding the pagoda make it a peaceful place for contemplation and relaxation. Visitors to Vinh Trang Pagoda will not only learn about its fascinating history but also be captivated by its stunning architectural beauty.
|Vinh Trang Pagoda History
|Vinh Trang Pagoda Architecture
|Built in the 19th century
|Blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Khmer styles
|Significant to the local Buddhist community
|Intricate carvings and colorful mosaics
|Serene atmosphere and lush gardens
|Main hall with a large statue of Amitabha Buddha
Boat Ride and Orchid Garden Lunch
Visitors on the Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour can enjoy a boat ride along the river and indulge in a delicious lunch at an orchid garden. Here’s what they can expect during this part of the tour:
Boat Ride: Hop on a traditional wooden boat and embark on a leisurely journey along the Mekong River. Marvel at the picturesque scenery of stilt houses, fruit plantations, and charming fishing villages. Feel the gentle breeze and listen to the soothing sounds of the water as you glide through the river.
Orchid Garden Lunch: Arrive at Tortoise Islet, where a delightful lunch awaits you in an enchanting orchid garden. Take in the vibrant colors and fragrant aromas of the blooming flowers as you savor a variety of local specialties. From fresh seafood to flavorful vegetables, this lunch is a feast for the senses.
Authentic Flavors: Taste the authentic flavors of the Mekong Delta region with dishes prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in the unique combination of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors that make Vietnamese cuisine so renowned.
Relaxing Atmosphere: Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the orchid garden. Take a leisurely stroll among the colorful flowers, listen to the chirping birds, and let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you.
The boat ride and orchid garden lunch provide a perfect opportunity to unwind, enjoy the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta, and savor the delicious flavors of the region.
Traditional House Visit and Fruit Plantation Walk
How can visitors experience the traditional culture and agricultural practices of the Mekong Delta region on the Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour?
One of the highlights of this tour is the visit to a traditional house and a fruit plantation walk. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the local way of life and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the region.
They can witness the process of coconut candy making and even try their hand at it.
Plus, they’ll be able to taste local dishes made from fresh ingredients sourced from the fruit plantations.
This experience provides a unique insight into the traditional practices and flavors of the Mekong Delta, leaving visitors with lasting memories of their journey.
Overnight in Can Tho
The tour includes an overnight stay in Can Tho, providing visitors with the opportunity to fully enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling city. Here are four highlights of the overnight experience:
Nightlife in Can Tho: After the day’s activities, visitors can explore the lively nightlife of Can Tho. The city boasts a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues where you can dance the night away or enjoy a drink while soaking in the energetic atmosphere.
Local Cuisine in Can Tho: Can Tho is known for its delicious local cuisine, and the overnight stay allows visitors to indulge in the flavors of the region. From fresh seafood to flavorful street food, there are plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds and experience the culinary delights of Can Tho.
Ninh Kieu Wharf: Located in the heart of Can Tho, Ninh Kieu Wharf is a popular spot to visit during the evening. Take a leisurely stroll along the riverfront, enjoy the beautiful views, and soak in the lively ambiance of this iconic landmark.
Can Tho Market: For those who love to explore local markets, a visit to Can Tho Market is a must. Open from early morning until late at night, this bustling market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, local specialties, and handicrafts. It’s the perfect place to learn about the local culture and witness the vibrant energy of the city.
Other Tour Options
There are three other tour options available for those interested in exploring the Mekong Delta and its floating markets. These options include multi-day trips and day trips, providing various durations and price ranges to suit different preferences. Here are the details:
|Rating (out of 5)
|Price per Person
|Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta & Floating Market 2-Day Group Tour
|From HCM: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour
|From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour
|HCMC: Cai Rang Floating Market & Mekong Delta Private Tour
These tours offer a range of experiences, from exploring the bustling floating markets to visiting the famous Vinh Trang Pagoda. Plus, popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, such as the Independence Palace, can be included in some of the tours. With flexible cancellation policies and live tour guides available, these tour options provide a convenient and enjoyable way to discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta.
Customer Reviews and Booking Details
Customers have provided their feedback and booking details for the Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour. Here are some key points to know:
- Overall rating: 3.1/5
- One reviewer praised the guide, Lucas, for his understandable English and good job despite the touristy first day.
- Another reviewer found the tour amazing and enjoyed the many activities included.
- Tour ID: 342611
- Free cancellation available up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- Reserve now and pay later to keep your travel plans flexible.
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the ticket line and have a live tour guide available in Vietnamese and English.
- Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
- The guide will contact you via provided contact details (Room No., telephone, WhatsApp, Viber, Zalo).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Time of Year to Take the ‘Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour’?
The best time of year to take the Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour is during the dry season from December to April. This allows for ideal weather conditions and a more enjoyable experience exploring the vibrant floating markets.
Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for This Tour?
There is no minimum age requirement mentioned for this tour. However, it is recommended to check with the tour operator for any age restrictions or guidelines, especially for activities such as boat rides and visits to attractions.
Are Meals Included in the Tour Price?
Yes, meals are included in the tour price. Travelers can enjoy lunch in an orchard garden on Tortoise islet and savor local fresh specialties. They will also have the opportunity to taste seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon.
Can I Join the Tour if I Have Dietary Restrictions or Allergies?
Yes, the tour can accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies. The guide will ensure that appropriate meals are provided based on your restrictions. Enjoy the authentic Mekong Delta experience without any worries about your dietary needs.
Is There Wi-Fi Available on the Boat During the Tour?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi available on the boat during the tour. Passengers can stay connected and share their experiences with friends and family while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Mekong Delta.
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The Sum Up
Enjoy the vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes of the Mekong Delta on this captivating two-day tour. From exploring the largest pagoda in the region to leisurely boat rides along the river, there are endless opportunities to experience the local traditions and charm.
Indulge in seasonal fruit, learn the art of making coconut candy, and spend a relaxing evening in Can Tho. Join this unforgettable journey and unlock the hidden gems of Southern Vietnam.