Private Mekong Discovery

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta
  • Take a private cruise along the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
  • Savour tropical fruit on an island, see how local coconut candy is made, and visit a honey farm
  • Explore the bustling port city of My Tho
The Private Mekong Discovery tour starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. The Private Mekong Discovery is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 8 hours.

Ever wonder how all the people of Vietnam get fed? Journey to the Mekong Delta area on your own private tour to see the agricultural heartland of Vietnam. Boat down the Mekong, visit a bee farm, row a sampan down a canal, snack on tropical fruit, and see how the people live outside of Ho Chi Minh City.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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  • On Jul 15 2016
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“Our guide Elisabetta was fantastic and catered to all in our group very well (USA ,UK and Australia)..we had a relaxed and informative but most of all a fun time,filled with laughter..we even managed to find three of the Osterias in the days follow the tour...yummm again. My personal thanks to Elisabetta for making my partners 50th birthday a memorable experience... my tip--make sure you do this tour early in your stay in Venice....”

Escape the city on a very special private tour of the Mekong Delta, where you'll see what life is like beyond the urban centre of the south. About 2.5 hours away is the city of My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta.

The area is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road.

Upon arrival into My Tho, we board your private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a fish farm, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we'll visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, we'll learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. As we meander down the Mekong, we'll have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

Continuing on our Mekong discover, we'll travel by Xe Loi (motorised cart), and visit a bee farm, from where we'll transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. For lunch, we'll hit up Diem Phuong restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies.

After lunch, your private Ho Chi Minh City river tour will come to an end, and we'll head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi MinhCity where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Discovery group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Return transportation
  • Local English speaking guide
  •  boat trip and sampan
  •  motorised cart
  • Coconut drink
  • Tropical fruit and traditional snack tasting.
  •  all entrance fees in Mekong Delta
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for drivers or guides.
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Cancellation for this Private Mekong Discovery tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 19 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 June 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private Mekong Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private Mekong Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pick up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Meeting end point :

Drop off at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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