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Mekong Delta Farmstay

2 Days | Journey up the Mekong for a farmstay with a lovely local family

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
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NZD $355
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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 and gain a true appreciation of why this area is known as the ‘ricebowl of Vietnam’.

Trip overview

Map of Mekong Delta Farmstay including Vietnam
Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Short Breaks
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TVAI
This trip generates 58.58 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • A homestay in the Mekong Delta is a great way to meet friendly locals and experience everyday life in Vietnam.
  • Understand daily life on the lifeblood of Vietnam with visits to the islands and smaller cottage industries that keep the area buzzing
  • Experience delta hospitality first-hand with a warm welcome and home cooked meal from your homestay hosts
  • Cycle along local paths on a bike ride to the colourful market, and chat with locals while gathering supplies for lunch

Is this trip right for you?
  • You'll be spending a night with a local family on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Read more about the experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/community-based-tourism-vietnam/
  • In order to access some of the smaller roads on Day 1, you will travel by motorised cart. Please be aware that it can get noisy.
  • On this trip it is possible that you will be joined by other travellers, some who may have booked on a longer trip, or even with a different company.
  • This short trip spends little time in Ho Chi Minh City, using it as a base from which to reach the Delta. Should you want to spend more time in Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps consider our South Vietnam Getaway, which incorporates this homestay.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Mekong Delta Farmstay including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Boat, Minibus, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Discovery Urban Adventure
  • Mekong Delta - Local Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Home-cooked lunch

Dates and availability

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 8 am on Day 1 in the Opera House (intersection of Dong Khoi street and Le Loi street, District 1). This trip ends on Day 02 and you are free to leave at any time.
2. Stay in communal dormitory-style accommodation, please refer to your Essential Trip Information for further details.
3. During the rainy months (approx. June to October), our mode of transport can be changed at short notice due to weather conditions.
4.Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Calum · Traveled July 2023
Fantastic experience, highly recommend. Great insight into daily life in the Mekong region, very friendly guides and hosts. Cycling to markets and rowing down the river outlets is very special!
Review submitted 12 Jul 2023

Brynn · Traveled February 2023
The day trip to Mekong delta was fabulous. I wouldn't advise booking the overnight farmstay trip with Intrepid though.
Review submitted 02 Mar 2023

Robert · Traveled January 2020
Thoroughly reccomend to anyone in HCM for a few days. Got a lot of insight into Vietnam, made a lot of unique memories and the homestay was in a brilliant location.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2020
Mekong Delta Farmstay
From
NZD $355