Modernization and tourist booming have changed Vietnam rapidly. Most of these changes have strongly affected to the local life and countryside both good and bad sides. Obviously, now it is a challenge to find a true non-touristy destination in the Mekong Delta tour. However, the following trip may change your mind.
My Tho Hideaway – 1 day
Embark on a 1.5 hour drive with ever-changing views – from the rapidly developing Saigon city to the peaceful delta. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisure walk though a local market to witness the colorful and bustling local trade before boarding a private but rustic local motorized boat for a short ride to a local house.
Disembark to collect your bike, and then start your cycling trip through quiet back roads. Your first stop will be at local work shop, where you have opportunity to see local workers make local carpet and learn how it contributes to their income.
Continue your ride along paved laneways and dirt paths passing rice fields and meet friendly people in the village. You then stop at a local family, who is raising porcupine to get a glimpse of typical family run business in this area. Sip tea and share their stories of life in the Mekong Delta, an opportunity to appreciate the local way of life and Mekong Delta’s hospitality.
End the bike trip at the orchid farm, where you will enjoy a home hosted lunch. Afterwards, you may wish to take a stroll around the picturesque farms filled with different varieties of gorgeous orchid blooms in a dazzling array of colures. Bid farewell to the family and enjoy 30 minute cruise along tranquil Mekong branch to Cong Dinh pier. Disembark and return to Saigon.
10:00: arrive at “Bung” market
10:05: walk around “Bung” market
10:30: embark a local boat to your meeting point to collect the bike
10:40: start a leisure cycling trip on shady narrow village roads
12:00 : enjoy your lunch at Orchid Farm
02:00 : Bid farewell and enjoy 30 minute boat ride to Bao Dinh pier.
04:00: Arrive Saigon . End of services. Finish your My Tho full day tour.
Mekong Delta full day private tour:
- Private local boat trip
- English speaking guide.
- Private transfer to/from My Tho
- Local interaction
- Orchid Farm visit
- Home hosted lunch (including 1 soft drink and 1 mineral water).
- Local bicycle
- Vietnamese Mekong Eco staff.
- Other drinks and meal where not mentioned in the inclusive.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal expenses & Tips.
- Other services not mentioned in the inclusion.