To make the most of a new destination, you really ought to take the scenic route. This leisurely adventure fits the bill by taking you along the National Highway. Float down the Mekong Delta and sigh wistfully as you pass by vivid green rice fields, well-crafted stilt houses, luscious fruit plantations, tranquil fishing villages, and more. It’s the serene adventure you’ve been seeking.
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Vietnamese
Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most bustling and vibrant destinations. Home to museums, the Saigon Opera House, palaces, and lots of cool hangouts, there’s always something to do and somewhere to go — even after dark. But what about when you want to escape the chaos of the city and slow down a bit? You explore the simpler way of life along the Mekong Delta, of course.
It’s easy to glamourize the simple life on this rural adventure, where you’ll experience large amounts of beauty and tranquility.
You’ll arrive at My Tho to visit Vinh Trang pagoda before beginning your lazy boat ride along the river. Focus on what’s in front of you — not your screen— as you drift by the fishing villages, stilt houses, and fruit plantations that have made themselves at home by the riverside.
Tortoise Islet is where you’ll enjoy a delightful lunch in a lovely orchard garden. After your meal, it’s time for the voyage to continue as you indulge in yet another boat ride, this time to An Khanh. Less touristy than Ben Tre, it’s a completely old-fashioned experience as you smoothly cut through the water in a hand-rowed sampan. Treat yourself to honey tea and seasonal fruit as you listen to Southern Vietnamese folk music, courtesy of the locals.
Learn about the business of rural living when you visit a family-owned operation. It’s not just an educational and cultural exchange, it’s an opportunity to savor the sweet taste of coconut candy; admire pastoral life; and stroll through the the fruit plantation and village. It’s a far cry from the digital age, and that’s precisely why you’ll love it!
Finally, it’s time to meet your bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City proper. You may have to leave the simple life behind, but you’ll be taking amazing memories back with you…and maybe an extra piece of coconut candy if you’re lucky.
Another Way of Life
Take a break from the everyday and explore another way of life on your next vacation. Move at the speed of the Mekong Delta when you depart from Ho Chi Minh City and enter another world. Add this tranquil adventure to your Vietnam travel itinerary. Stress even less when you let your Anywhere Local Expert manage all of your tours, accommodations, and transportation. Tune out responsibility and tune in to a getaway of pure enjoyment.
- Air-conditioned transfers.
- English speaking guide.
- 1 bottle of mineral water per person
- Entrance fees.
- Boat trip.
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