When choosing Mekong River day trip, you should consider Les Rives tour. You can enjoy a scenic speedboat day trip to discover the tangled maze of rivers and vast paddies found in the Mekong Delta on our culture-centric tours. Departing by boat from Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River day trip with Les Rives will take you explore areas of the Mekong Delta that few other tourists get to experience. Here are 5 reasons…
1. Great way to beat the crowds and traffic
Getting out on the water in the speedboat is a great way to beat the crowds and traffic in Ho Chi Minh city. You can treat yourself as breathing some fresh air blowing on you and enjoying the iconic beauty of the Saigon River.
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2. The ideal itinerary
Our Mekong Delta tour 1 day provides visitors with in-depth insights that a luxury travel has to offer: the old-world river life of the water world; a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam; Visiting a Cao Dai temple, Buddhist pagoda, river market and so much more.
When floating on the river, you can cruise past buffaloes plowing fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies during our Mekong Delta tour. Our tour provides close-up looks at small-village life along the river particularly during your time spent at a local family’s homestead, where you will be invited to enjoy fresh coconuts and fiery Mekong Delta whisky.
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3. Interesting lens into the Southwest local in Vietnam
Many villages and towns depend on the countless canals, tributaries and markets in the region for produce. As well as fish, produce yielded by the Delta’s rich alluvial soil includes rice, sesame, peanuts, cashews, pineapples, dragon fruit and durian.
Your Les Rives chef serves you a traditional Vietnamese lunch includes fresh spring rolls, caramelized pork, chicken with ginger, and the Mekong Delta delicacy, Elephant Ear fish.
As part of the tour, you will visit a bustling riverside market overflowing with Delta produce, which you can sample. There will be lots interesting and colorful photos opportunities!
Depending on the route, you will then visit a local pottery workshop, where arts and crafts of the Delta region are produced, and a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets. Then you will explore the surrounding village, rolling fields of tapioca and iconic rice paddies.
Another variation of the tour begins with trying local Delta produce, as well as Mekong whisky and wine. Then walk along the verdant banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house, where 3 generations live together.
In the village, your Mekong Delta Tour guide will introduce you to the house owners, who each have their own stories of life in the Mekong to share. The second variation provides more of an insight into living in the Mekong Delta, and its customs and culture.
4. Easy booking and the price
The price starts from 100 USD
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Unlimited refreshments and local fruit. English-speaking guide, entrance fees, pick-up & drop-off
Excluded: tips and travel insurances, personal expenses.
5. Tips for Visiting the Mekong Delta
Clothing and Packing
Overall, you should pack lightly, wear breathable and comfortable clothes to take on the heat and the humidity of the Mekong Delta. Sunscreen is also needed to combat the extreme sunlight during the day time.
A raincoat always comes in handy for sudden rains and splashes when traversing the rivers, with disposable options for less than 20,000 VND (almost 1 USD) available anywhere.
You must bring extra water, just to keep yourself hydrated when going on long trips. The heat is more tolerable than the central region during the summer, and the Mekong Delta will surely not let you starve, but a small bottle of water on your side is a great idea.
Avoid drinking, swimming or exposing an open wound to the river water. This way you can prevent parasites, from big (fat leeches) to small (tiny little worms), from entering your body. You just only drink bottled water or boiled tap water.
Dry season is the high season, as the Mekong Delta showcases its beauty. Getting everything booked and confirmed beforehand is a must for a flawless trip.
Accommodation occupancy fluctuates during the rainy season, so it is best to have your stay booked in advance also. October and November are the lowest months and everything is cheap. Finally, remember to check the weather and tide forecast, to plan and modify your day (and your stay) accordingly. Have a nice day and good trip!