The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

Spoken in: English, Vietnamese

( 193 reviews ) star Day trip Ho Chi Minh City 1 - 8 watch_later 9 hours
  • Boat ride through the Mekong River
  • Fresh tasting of local fruits
  • Interactive sleeping mats workshop
  • Personal driver + Local guide
  • Delicious local lunch included
  • Visit the coconut processing workshop

You will be picked up anywhere in: Ho Chi Minh City

What you can expect

Step outside Ho Chi Minh City and experience a taste of rural hospitality in Mekong Delta. This tour will take you a bit further into Mekong Delta, not the touristy side. You’ll go to the Mekong Delta of the locals. Go the extra mile, we promise it’s worth it!

This hidden gem shows its visitors how the locals get the most out of this agriculture miracle. From rice paddies, to coconuts & sugar cane production, the locals put their hands to work and are ready to show you how. Join your local guide in this unique tour & experience the true local life in Vietnam.

Your tour starts with your private driver picking you up at the convenience of your hotel. With your local guide plus private driver , you & your friends are set for an awesome time. Your trip to Mekong Delta will be full of amazing landscapes with unique views of the rice paddies, an exciting preview of what awaits for you.

Once there, your first stop will be a local market. This beautiful market is next to the river, where you’ll see how the locals move around to deliver and prepare their crops. Your private guide will explain everything about the different foods sold there while offering a tasting of the freshest fruits available.

After this sweet tasting, step into a boat ride through the Mekong River. This river is a fascinating water wonderland that gives its locals a constant flow of roads & crops. Experience it without the tourist crowds, like a true local. And to refresh you, water straight from a coconut is included!

To truly understand how the locals work the fruits the Mekong River provides, you’ll visit a coconut processing workshop. The busy ladies here will not be disturbed and you’ll see their fast hands get the most out of a coconut. You had no idea everything that can be produced from a coconut, from oil, water to cosmetics. Every part of the coconut is valuable and nothing goes to waste!

Now for a more interactive experience, your local guide will take you & your group to a sleeping mats workshop. This is one of the few traditional jobs left in the countryside of the Mekong Delta, and you are one of the lucky ones to experience & participate in it.

It’s time for a break and a much needed lunch. Hop on into a motor cart that will take you to your food destination. Amazing views along the way are included!
Satisfied and well fed , you’ll be ready to move on to your next and final stop: A Sampan boat ride. This one-of-a-kind ride will be on a rowing boat and without being surrounded by tourists, just you and the locals. Breathe in the fascinating local essence, a perfect ending for a perfect local experience. The boat will drop you off in the pier where your car/van and personal driver will be waiting for you to take you back to the city.

This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, interactive workshops, fresh delicacies & breathtaking views. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized, just get in touch with your favorite local guide!

This is the plan

Get picked up at your hotel by your local guide
Stop 1
Visit a local market in Mekong Delta and taste exotic fruit
Stop 2
Take the boat and relax while getting closer to the narrow canals of the Delta
Stop 3
Get to know how coconut is processed and see how locals craft candies
Stop 4
Visit a family workshop and see how traditional mats are being crafted
Stop 5
Ride a motor-cart on the countryside and enjoy beautiful authentic views of the Delta
Stop 6
Have a lunch break and enjoy delicious food at a family-run restaurant
Stop 7
Have a very local experience while rowing a traditional sampan along the narrow canals
Get back to the city and dropped off at your hotel. Say goodbye to your local guide!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Boattour (cost included)
9 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Ho Chi Minh City
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkExotic fruit tasting in the market
checkLunch included
checkMotorboat, sampan boat and motor-cart rides included
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
Hotel pick up service district 2

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.