The Mekong Delta – A Private Shore Excursion

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Nha RongHiep PhuocPhu Huu.
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. We always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

This is an excursion for clients who are staying overnight in their Saigon port, as the Mekong Delta is some 2¾hrs from Phu My. But its definitely worth a visit if time permits to see its beautiful tropical scenery, interesting riverine culture and friendly people. You can easily spend 2-3 nights at least to explore the Mekong Delta but we manage to give you a flavour of this unique place in just one day.

We 5 had a wonderful day with Lam and his driver Mr Vi. They arrived on time on the pier next to our cruise ship while the other passengers were still waiting to board their mega-busses…….. In the end, we saw and did so much in 10 hours, and laughed so hard our stomachs hurt!”

You will be met ‘shipside’ by your personal tour guide with driver and modern air-conditioned vehicle, for your drive around the south of Saigon city, through south Vietnamese countryside to the boat station at My Tho where you embark on your private Mekong River boat.

Your first destination is Unicorn Islet where you will enjoy “Đờn Ca Tài Tử”, the authentic local music of the area which is recognized by UNESCO as a Vietnamese cultural heritage – perhaps at the same time, you can enjoy fruits of the season, some unique to the area.

Taking a leisurely walk you visit a bee ‘farm’ at Orchid Garden to see how locals extract honey from beehives, tasting home-made hot sweet honey tea with a welcome into their home.

We visit another local family where you learn how to make chocolate from coco-beans.

These are genuine Mekong families speaking little or no English, working and living today as they have done for generations.

We return to your Mekong river boat passing paddy fields and vegetable farms to coconut island where, as the name suggests, you see coconut products being made – the hot coconut candy is really worth a try! And during your visit lunch is taken at an authentic local restaurant! In the afternoon we retrace our steps and return you safely to your ship in plenty of time for your overnight stay or onward journey.

What’s included:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Nha RongHiep PhuocPhu Huu.
  • a full 8 hour private guided tour in English 
  • all entry fees
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air conditioned vehicle & my professional driver 

What’s excluded:

  • any meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)

How to book a tour:

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  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed