Mekong Delta’s My Tho by Boat

Mekong Delta’s
My Tho by Boat

A multitude of waterways awaits. Natural and agricultural surprises turn up around every
corner when you board our boat from My Tho.A journey where plantations, rice fields
and the always-hospitable locals guarantee an authentic day in the Mekong Delta.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Within a leisurely drive from Ho Chi Minh City southwards and you will reach the prosperous town of My Tho, the unofficial gateway into the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by fertile landscapes, My Tho has gained name and fame for its orchards and rice paddy fields, dotted along with a multitude of waterways and tributaries, providing not only sufficient water for agricultural purposes but offer boat trips aplenty.

The town’s proximity to all of this makes it a wonderful full-day getaway, where seemingly endless rice fields, isolated villages accessed only by boat, and a populace of constantly smiling people brighten up your excursion from the beginning until the end.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Mekong Delta’s My Tho by Boat

08:00 - 17:00

Daily life at the Mekong Delta is a leisurely 2-hour drive outside of Ho Chi Minh City, so be ready to welcome your guide and driver right after breakfast at your hotel in the former Vietnamese capital. Passing local communities and taking well-paved motorways, the 170,000-inhabitant counting town of My Tho marks the entrance into the Tien Giang province. It is right here where you get your first impression of the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’ as hundreds of rice paddy fields province multiple harvests each year. It may not be the place for seeing the floating markets but in and around the town, life, as it has been for generations, makes it worth the visit.

From one of My Tho’s boat piers, we sail over the Mekong River, passing the multitude of orchards and the water coconut canopy that decorates the river banks. En route to our disembarkation point, we make a stop at one of the fruit orchards for sampling some exotic fruits and get an insight into the processes of cultivation. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

Before our boat and coach brings us back in the direction of Ho Chi Minh City, we enter the realms of one of the more venerable pagodas of the Mekong Delta. Annexed from Cambodia by the invading Vietnamese in the 17th Century, the Delta remains home to descendants of the former Khmer Empire and is scattered with a working collection of temples and resident Buddhists that continue to use the Khmer language as their mother tongue. The Vinh Trang Pagoda is an example of Buddhism influences, dating back to these times and you’ll immediately notice that the temple grounds radiate peace and serenity.

We, unfortunately, have to leave back to Ho Chi Minh, leaving this sanctuary behind, for another 2-hour drive to your booked accommodation

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All mentioned boat trips
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Ho Chi Minh City centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the city, harbour and the Ho Chi Minh’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power. We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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