Journey up the Mekong for a farmstay with a lovely local family

With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the Mekong Delta is a place not to be missed. Venture out through this iconic landscape and discover riverbanks dotted with coconut palms swaying in the breeze and sprawling rice fields sparkling in the sun. Be dazzled by a collage of coloured orchards, marvel at ramshackled houses on stilts and travel a waterway that bursts at the seams with boats of every conceivable size and shape. Learn about life on the Mekong Delta from local hosts, savour freshly picked fruit bought from a floating market seller and gain a true appreciation of why this area is known as the ‘ricebowl of Vietnam’.

Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Countries
Vietnam
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
TVAI
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
20kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Share food and time with a local family

Itinerary

Travel to Vietnam, then get ready for this Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh City that travels down one of the lifebloods of Asia. Be picked up early and head to the city of My Tho, where this Mekong adventure gets underway. Board a private boat and see another side of Vietnamese life, all based around this amazing river. Stop off at various islands, experiencing amazing tropical fruit gardens and see how coconut candy is made. Then, jump in row boats and delve deeper into the Delta’s winding canals. Enjoy lunch at a traditional riverside restaurant before exploring the lovely Phoenix Islet and its fish farms. Later in the day, its time to meet our hosts and spend a fantastic evening on their farm sharing food and stories, learning about local customs and life on the Delta.
Wake up to the sounds of the river and a traditional Vietnamese breakfast. Then cycle along local paths to the market, enjoying the colour and spectacle of a rural market. Return to the homestay for another delicious lunch before saying farewell, and taking to the Mekong once more, winding up the river to return to the city where this Mekong River adventure ends. The sights and sounds of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City’s attractions are waiting, so perhaps spend a few extra days here getting to know this wonderful city.
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Inclusions

Meals
1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport
Boat, Minibus
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night)
Included activities
  • Mekong Delta boat trip and homestay

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