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The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip

  • Escape the tourist traps and discover the authentic Mekong Delta
  • Experience two separate river cruises and a delicious local lunch
  • Enjoy real access to locals with the help of your private guide
The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip
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The Non-Touristy Mekong Delta Private Day Trip
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If authenticity is the soul of travel for you, escape the crowds and delve deep into the heart of the Mekong Delta with a private guide. Tour a local market—and taste the fruit the farmers sell—explore the river by motorboat and sampan, and discover traditional crafts from coconut processing to weaving sleeping mats. Along the way, savor a 2-course lunch and soak up spectacular views.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great guide, astonishing sights

If you are looking for a guide who doesn't fill up your head by talking all day, but is very knowledgeable and keen to answer all questions in a perfect english (without hard to understand pronounciation!): this is your man. Friendly and relaxed, Tu will...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best tour thanks to Phat!!

We booked a tour with AK and from the start is was really easy communicating with AK via whatsapp. That's how we ended up booking an other customized tour with AK for our trip to HCMC. We went on a night tour by scooter, with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CCforfriend
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Very Personalized and Authentic Tour with a Vibrant and Upbeat Tour Guide!

We had a tremendous experience with Thien on our Mekong River Delta tour and we highly recommend her and this tour! We had a large group of 8 and we were thoroughly pleased with our experience. Thien was prompt picking us up and the van...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tvstay
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Mekong Delta with a Real Profesional

Our guide (AK) certainly knows how to put a day tour together. We went to the Mekong delta. Markets, boat rides, lunch in a private pagoda - we felt just like locals. He would have to be one of the best guides we have ever...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin R
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Mekong visit is a must-do!

We visited the Mekong Delta at the end of a two-week stay in Vietnam, and it was the perfect way to end our trip. Vi was an amazing blend of extremely knowledgeable of Vietnam history and Mekong region as well as warm, kind and welcoming....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Ruth D | Reviewed this property |
I paid 189 Euros for 2 people in March this year with Ted.of with locals it was a brilliant day.