Explore the non touristy Mekong Delta with a local

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    The Mekong Delta is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam thanks to its distinctly tropical vibe and relaxing ambience.

    Every day, thousands of tourists visit the area, which makes it vulnerable to exploitation, however. Only those who are familiar with the region know how to avoid the chaos and get to the heart of this tropical gem while avoiding these crowds, and luckily for you, our local guides are one of those people. Homemade meals, fruit harvesting, folk music, and countless amazing things await you to explore!

    • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking river wonderland of the Mekong Delta, only 2 hours from Ho Chi Minh city.

    • Feel a genuinely welcoming vibe from the local people and be away from the crowds of tourists.

    • Take a closer look at the local lifestyle with a bicycle ride around the village. You may see people napping in hammocks, children cycling to school or hear the sound of a karaoke session echoing from some local houses beneath the coconut trees.

    Let's admire the Mekong Delta through our customer's lens before you start your own journey.

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    Sanders Glenn
     2 months ago
    Wonderful trip
    Hieu Trong was an excellent guide. He is so knowledgeable, funny, thoughtful, and polite. It was so much fun to explore the Mekong Delta with him on our small tour. Everything was so well-coordinated, planned, and considered. We would absolutely recommend to anyone!

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    Itinerary

    8:00 - 8:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in central Ho Chi Minh City (District 1). 

    8:30 am: Begin your two-hour journey to the Mekong Delta, one of the regions that possess the most magnificent paddy fields in Vietnam.

    10:30 am: Visit coconut island and local workshops.


    Visit unique local workshops where you are going to see how local people creates things such as Vietnamese rice paper and earn a living from those.


    Mekong Delta is a fruit paradise where you can find numerous must-try tropical fruits, so we’ll meet a local family and taste fresh tropical fruits from their garden. 


    Take a sampan ride and paddle along the small canals that pass through the mangrove forests.

    Let’s try to travel like a local by a sampan boat as this is a main means of transportation of the local people in Mekong Delta.

    Have delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Take a short break and fill your tummy with Vietnamese food! 

    Walk or cycle around the village and make some spontaneous discoveries such as a visit to a local school. 


    You’ll find many interesting things in the Delta to explore and remember.


    4:00 pm: Transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh city and end your memorable trip to Mekong Delta. 


    Important notes

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    • The schedule might be changed without prior notice due to weather conditions, political issues or traffic problems.

    • Please keep your belongings with you all the time. The local guide is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    • Maintain the cleanliness of your surroundings throughout the journey.

    • Always strictly follow the instructions of your local guide.

    Advice from your local guide

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    Please bring essential items as below for a pleasant Mekong Delta discovery:

    • Sunglasses

    • Sunscreen

    • Light clothes & walking shoes

    • Camera

    • Cash

    Pickup information

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    08:00 - 8:30 AM: We will pick you up at your hotel lobby (located in District 1), please wait for our driver for about 10 minutes.

    Cancellation policies

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    • Booking canceled without notice: No refund

    • Booking canceled less than 48 hours of the travel date: No refund

    • Booking canceled prior to 48 hours of the travel date: Full refund

    What other travelers have said

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    Sanders Glenn
     2 months ago
    Wonderful trip
    Hieu Trong was an excellent guide. He is so knowledgeable, funny, thoughtful, and polite. It was so much fun to explore the Mekong Delta with him on our small tour. Everything was so well-coordinated, planned, and considered. We would absolutely recommend to anyone!
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    Violeta Van groenenbergh
     2 months ago
    He was very funny , interesting , showed Us ALL. We wanted and even more than that! Best part for Us was the bike tour which was the reason why we booked this tour. It was so much fun and more then perfect in every way. Thank you so so so much!
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    Vilma Andziuleviciene
     2 months ago
    Guide RAM was great and wonderful guide. He has provided a lot of interesting information about the Mekong Delta and Vietnamese life. He spoke very clearly and comprehensibly. He was interested in our country and told us a lot about Vietnam, his people and other things. The whole tour was very interesting and we are very excited to have chosen your company. Food was great. We really didn't expect to be home-cooked. That's why we were pleasantly surprised that we could taste the real dishes of that region, not all tourists, but only our group. The guide took us from the hotel and after the excursion also escorted directly to the hotel and we didn't need to think of anything more than to enjoy the perfect day. Especially like the fact that there were no tourists on the island, only our group. We really liked it wasn't other tourist groups and the whole route was non-tourist but authentic and it was exactly what we wanted. The tour is definitely worth the money we paid and we will definitely recommend this tour to our friends. Special greetings to RAM from our group. Thank you very much.
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    Faiza El-ghazali
     3 months ago
    It was a really wonderful trip and Ben did a perfect job!
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    Akshay Sinha
     4 months ago
    This trip was nice and comprehensive. Recommended for those willing to visit countryside. Our guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken.

    Still have question?

    How do I book on Inspitrip?

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    There are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
    • Small group tour: operates with a maximum of 8 people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
    • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

    What does my payment cover?

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    Your payment for this trip covers private transportation, a fluent, English-speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, bottled water, fruit tasting, and all activities. Personal expenses such as extra food, drink, and tips are not included.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

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    Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

    Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than 8 people signed up?

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    Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

    Do you offer the Mekong Delta trip for multiple days?

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    Yes, we do. Please contact us for a more detailed arrangement at team@inspitrip.com.

    My question is not listed here. What should I do?

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    Check our Frequently Asked Questions page or you can also email us at team@inspitrip.com. We are happy to help!
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