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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    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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    Jessie Holmes
     3 months ago
    We really enjoyed this Mekong trip. Great day!
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    David McCarary
     3 months ago
    The tour was well-organized. The sights are beautiful. Our guide is knowledgeable and happy to share with us everything he knows about Vietnam. We also can have a vegan lunch and it was really delicious. This is really the highlight of our trip in Vietnam. Keep up the good work, guys!
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    Manon van Noorloos
     3 months ago
    We spent a great day travelling to and around the Mekong Delta. We saw a lot of interesting things like brichk production, coconut candy manufacturing process and how people live in the area. Lunch was delicious and authentic. We definitely recommend this tour!
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    Katherin Smith
     3 months ago
    My partner and I has an enjoyable experience visitng the Mekong Detal and exploring the lives of local people. Our tour guide Ben is very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Lunch was fine. We enjoyed cycling aroung the local village and riding a sampan boat very much. Thank you!
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    Danny Lee
     3 months ago
    We really ha a great time with Lockie as our tour guide. Lockie explained and showed us many things. Completely recommend this Mekong Tour!

    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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