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Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat provided by Les Rives Authentic River Experience

Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat

Small-Group Mekong Delta Experience by Speedboat
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Mekong Delta speedboat and rowboat tour from Ho Chi Minh City
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Explore the Mekong Delta on a speedboat tour from Ho Chi Minh City, following the Saigon River into a network of canals. Stop to visit villages, a Cao Dai temple, and more, including a chef-prepared lunch at a pagoda. Traveling by speedboat means you can visit the Mekong Delta directly from Ho Chi Minh City, trading a long bus trip for more time on the water.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Includes a light breakfast and chef-prepared lunch featuring local cuisine
  • Learn about life and culture in the Mekong Delta
  • Group size limited to 14 for a more personal experience
What to expect
Meet a guide at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel for transfer to the central pier, then enjoy a light breakfast as your speedboat sets out along the Saigon River. Learn about the history and ecology of the Mekong Delta while navigating a network of canals and channels, and step off the boat at Tuong Van Pagoda for a walking tour. Return to the speedboat and continue downriver to a colorful market, then slip beneath a tropical canopy as you reach smaller and smaller tributaries. Board a rowboat for a canal trip to a Mekong Delta village, with the option to taste fresh coconut, Mekong whiskey, and locally made wine. A traditional lunch will be served at a nearby pagoda before the tour continues to a Cao Dai temple and a Buddhist orphanage, the final stops of the day. Enjoy the afternoon light on the water during the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, where a guide will transfer you to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Includes a light breakfast and chef-prepared lunch featuring local cuisine
  • Learn about life and culture in the Mekong Delta
  • Group size limited to 14 for a more personal experience
What to expect
Meet a guide at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel for transfer to the central pier, then enjoy a light breakfast as your speedboat sets out along the Saigon River. Learn about the history and ecology of the Mekong Delta while navigating a network of canals and channels, and step off the boat at Tuong Van Pagoda for a walking tour. Return to the speedboat and continue downriver to a colorful market, then slip beneath a tropical canopy as you reach smaller and smaller tributaries. Board a rowboat for a canal trip to a Mekong Delta village, with the option to taste fresh coconut, Mekong whiskey, and locally made wine. A traditional lunch will be served at a nearby pagoda before the tour continues to a Cao Dai temple and a Buddhist orphanage, the final stops of the day. Enjoy the afternoon light on the water during the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, where a guide will transfer you to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6765SGNMKSPEED
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip speedboat transport
  • Refreshments and fruit on the boat
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for halal meal options, if required
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup from all hotels located in District 1 and 3
  • Saigon Waterbus Station, 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, P, Q.1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; there will be a surcharge for vegetarian or halal options
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please note the route can be subject to change due to water levels
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip speedboat transport
  • Refreshments and fruit on the boat
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for halal meal options, if required
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup from all hotels located in District 1 and 3
  • Saigon Waterbus Station, 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, P, Q.1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; there will be a surcharge for vegetarian or halal options
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Please note the route can be subject to change due to water levels
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
203 reviews
Excellent
170
Very good
22
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
3

Olivia P
3 contributions
This was an incredible day trip along the Mekong Delta - the tour guide and staff were very attentive and we learned lots of great facts about the city. It was a very enjoyable experience and a highlight of our trip in Vietnam!
Written 1 August 2022
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Dear oliviap763, Thank you so much for choosing Les Rives- Authentic River experience! We are elated in knowing that our service has met your expectations. Thank you for particularly mentioning the service provided by our crew team and please rest assured that your feedback will be shared and will serve as an encouragement for the team. Once again thank you for helping to share the world about us. Enjoy traveling and hopefully, we will welcome you onboard again for another Saigon River trip. All the best to you! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018  Email: bookings@lesrivesexperience.com
Written 11 August 2022
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Derek William
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
Friends
Kha was an excellent, knowledgeable and very entertaining guide for Les Rives on the speedboat trip around The Mekong Delta. It was a varied and enjoyable day with quality facilities making us feel very welcome. The speedboat is nice, well maintained and tidy. Have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this trip. Thanks Kha and his team for this great day.
Written 30 June 2021
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Dear E8223UZderekw, We appreciate you taking your valuable time out to share your prompt compliment for your exquisite experience with Kha and his team. Our team works hard to research the authentic routes, set up close connections with the locals and deliver excellent service. Receiving such encouraging feedback is a great reward for the entire team who always dedicated to their work. Thank you for spreading the world about us! Stay safe, enjoy traveling and hopefully, we will welcome you onboard again for another Saigon River trip. All the best to you! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018 Email: bookings@lesrivesexperience.com
Written 1 September 2021
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Jez43
Hedon, UK10 contributions
This is an excellent trip, we had a lovely lunch with a mix of people from all round the world. The trip along the river is thrilling.
Written 19 June 2020
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kaitlyn
1 contribution
Couples
Did the Mekong Delta tour and the Jeep/Saigon river tour. Both guides were awesome. Clearly enthusiastic about their country and history. They answered all our questions and more. Really appreciate the thought and attention that went into the tours. I learned a lot about the country, its people, and its history.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ashleigh W
3 contributions
Couples
Lovely trip, very authentic, would recommend.
Only 8 on our tour which was nice .
Lunch was good and plentiful
Written 8 March 2020
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Dear AshleighwP916DX, Thank you so much for choosing Les Rives- Authentic River experience and for your prompt review! We are happy that you have enjoyed the day out to Mekong Delta With us. Should you have any further suggestions to share with us in order to circulate your 5star feedback, please feel free to PM us at bookings@lesrivesexperience.com . We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018  Email: bookings@lesrivesexperience.com
Written 9 March 2020
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Jez43
Hedon, UK10 contributions
Couples
David our guide was excellent , we learnt a lot and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, we rea
Lily recommend this trip
Written 6 March 2020
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KellsBells
Seattle, WA5 contributions
We had a wonderful experience seeing the Delta by River, much better than a long bus ride. The trip as described here by Les Rives is exactly how our day went. Henry is an excellent guide and made our day incredibly memorable!
Written 5 March 2020
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Sharllew
12 contributions
We did the Mekong by speedboat trip as we didn’t want to spend hours travelling in a bus and we were so glad we did. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the dock where we boarded our boat. Henry was our guide and there were 3 other crew members. All did a fabulous job. The tour is exactly what’s it says, we were offered a light breakfast, drinks, fruit along the way. The poverty along the river edge was very confronting and there is a lot of rubbish everywhere. We visited a local homestead, walked through the fields, a short rowboat ride, visited a local market, temple, orphanage although there were no children there as the schools are all closed, and finished up with lunch at a Vietnamese family’s house. The lunch was delicious and plentiful. Plenty of opportunities for toilet stops. Enjoyed more fruit on return trip. A fabulous day out. Highly recommend
Written 4 March 2020
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Dear Sharllew, On behalf of Les Rives team I would like to thank you for traveling with us and for your fabulous detailed review! We are so delighted in knowing that you have well enjoyed the day out to Mekong Delta with us. As we highlight our Mekong Delta tour as a cultural tour, our team does their best to give you a true insight of the local people's daily life. Thank you also for particularly mentioning the service provided by our crew team and please rest assured that your feedback will be shared and serve as an encouragement for them! We are lucky to have a dedicated team, who always works very hard to maintain our reputation. Thank you for spreading the world about us. Enjoy traveling and hopefully, we will welcome you onboard again for another Saigon River trip. Have an excellent journey in our beautiful Vietnam! Best regards! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018  Email: bookings@lesrivesexperience.com
Written 9 March 2020
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Neil c
7 contributions
Picked up and brought to the river quay within a few minutes so no traffic problems.
The guide was excellent in advising us what we might expect to see and how the experience would differ from the 'regular' day trips to the delta.
Along the river you see how some of the poorest of the residents live and how the river traffic flows through the city.
Great on-shore experiences and the lunch stop was a real highlight with excellent choice and quantity of food and local whiskey.
Great for people who might be nervous of traveling the roads in Vietnam or for those looking for a brief but interesting encounter with river life.
Written 29 February 2020
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Dear Neilc228, Thank you so much for choosing Les Rives- Authentic River experience! We appreciate you taking your valuable time out to share your prompt compliment for your authentic experience with us. Our team works hard to research the authentic routes, set up close connections with the locals and always trying our best to deliver the excellent service. It takes a lot of time and efforts so thank you for your recognition, it means so much for our business! Thank you for helping to share the world about us. Enjoy traveling and hopefully, we will welcome you onboard again for another Saigon River trip. All the best to you! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018  Email: bookings@lesrivesexperience.com
Written 4 March 2020
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Muhammad o
Dubai, United Arab Emirates16 contributions
Solo
An eye opener. Not the usual tourist tour but informative, educational and entertaining. Recommended. Great team.
Written 24 February 2020
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Jackgsd
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Great morning trip
Great trip to see the tunnels. We were collected from our hotel and the speed boat is fun and the light breakfast a
Journey783138
Journey783138
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Great experience!
We enjoyed the tour a lot. An early start has advantages! Very good and honest explanations by Tony, our guide. Rec
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Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat
Absolutely outstanding half day trip up the Saigon River in a small group and our highly enjoyable guide Kha.
magsfeord
magsfeord
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Top tunnel tour
This was one of our favourite activities in Vietnam. Going by speed boat to the tunnel network not only beats the
aliO8269RB
aliO8269RB
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Best way to visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Beat the crowds and 2 hour bus journey by going on a speedboat along the Saigon River. You get there earlier than t
Travel P
Travel P
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Authentic experience with a great guide
The cruise was really good. As other reviews have said, no pressure to buy products from vendors or tip. The variou
thedaycruiser
thedaycruiser
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Perfect, we had a great experience visiting the tunnels by speedboat. We all learnt alot about Vietnam and the war.
My experience on the tour was very nice, the tour guide and all involved were excellent !!! Thankyiu for a great to
Michael G
Michael G
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Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels SpeedBoat Tour
WOW! Mr Kha was an amazing tour guide. The tour was scenic, historical, and quite memorable. My wife and I (alon
Nicola P
Nicola P
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Excellent tour. Would highly recommend.
The boat was clean and comfortable. Captain steering the boat appeared very skilled and steered well, avoiding all
clarec122
clarec122
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Cu Chi Tunnels by boat
Very interesting and enjoyable trip to the Cu Chi tunnels and even better to go by speedboat rather than a long dri
Moggy60
Moggy60
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Excellent Trip
Excellent half day out to the CU Chi Tunnels. Prompt collection from the hotel. Guide was very knowable about the r
Mariacnmorris
Mariacnmorris
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A lovely day trip, great for visitors who are new to the country!
We had friends visiting us in Saigon and we were pleased to take them on this day trip as a lovely way to see the M
Chrisissorry
Chrisissorry
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Great trip
Don't miss out on this tour. It really left an impression on me. Seeing both the rural farm life and the city life
Isabel F
Isabel F
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Birthday Cruise
I celebrated my birthday with friends on the Les Rives boat tour around Can Gio. The staff was very professional a
adkfeige
adkfeige
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beautiful, sobering, fascinating
This is a long overdue review. My husband and I had an amazing trip on the Mekong with Les Rives in December right