There are 13 provinces of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta area. They include Long An, Tien Giang, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Ben Tre, An Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau and Can Tho. Because of locating in Mekong Delta, these provinces share several similarities. Also, each individual place has its own unique lifestyle and attraction. It is highly recommended to visit Mekong Delta from three to five days to understand most of this area. However, if you do not have enough time, you can choose to join a one-day tour. Due to the limitation of one-day tour time, you cannot expect to visit all 13 Mekong Delta provinces.

Most of the tours to Mekong Delta in one-day use buses as a popular transportation (30 or 45 seats) to bring you from one place to another one. Also, you can take a motorbike tour to get to the Mekong Delta. It’s more adventurous and convenient when going on a bike.

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The most well-known activity on Mekong Delta – floating markets or riverside markets

General information

For most tours to the Mekong Delta region, the means of transportation are the buses (30 seats – 45 seats) which carry you from province to province. That’s what makes it take quite a lot of time travelling around. We have your covered here, sharing with you the best Mekong delta tour 1 day.

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Cruising on a luxury speedboat to explore Mekong Delta in 1 day.

It is popular that the local people move around the places by boats and that the activities by the riverbank are various, tourist can enjoy the area on a cruise to the Mekong Delta. It is most suitable for ones who just want to sightsee without spending times on involving in activities for tourists like catching fishes, visiting the fruit gardens. With 1 day Mekong river cruise, you just enjoy a peaceful moment on the cruise, observing colourful life on the riverbanks which are all your need for a relaxing day from tiredness and stress.

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Smaller, yet still convenient speedboat for budgeted travellers on 1-day tour Mekong Delta

Common agenda

8.00 AM

A speedboat departs from Saigon pier, bringing you far away from the bustling Saigon, going through canals, entering the tributaries of the Mekong river, witnessing buffalos ploughing their fields, passing by the fruit orchards, having close-up looks at daily life along the river.

8.45 AM

Visiting Tuong Van Pagoda which lies overwater, along with the riverside. Tourists will also be demonstrated about the importance of Buddhism to the local people.

9.30 AM

Tourists will be visiting a busy riverside market, also known as float market, with all kinds of fruits, and local dishes.

10.45 AM

Travellers are carried through another canal of the delta which is surrounded by coconut palms. Here travellers also visit a tranquil village, have a taste of fresh coconuts, specialities made from coconuts at traditional farmhouses where three generations live together.

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Switching to smaller boats to go to a remote village through smaller canals with coconut palms

12.30 PM

It’s time for tourists enjoying a traditional lunch which is prepared by the local cooks.

1.30 PM

Speedboat carries tourists to Cao Dai Temple, a highlight attraction when visiting Mekong delta, regardless of the Mekong Delta tour 1 day or several days. Cao Dai is a religion in the South of Vietnam since 1926, of which the symbol is the Left Eye of God.

2.30 PM

Depart to the hustle and bustle Saigon, estimated travelling time is 1 hour and a half.

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Chau Minh Cao Dai Temple in Ben Tre, a province in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta 1 day tour ensure tourists not only a remarkable day discovering Mekong Delta but also a joyful day relaxing, sightseeing and involving in typical cultural activities of the area. In addition, cruising on the Mekong Delta has various types that match your needs. There are 2 or 3 – day cruise trips on Mekong River, from small, flexible boats to large, luxury boats. There are also other types of trips to explore the Mekong Delta that tourists should try when they have more time to travel, i.e. going there by bikes. Feel free to leave us, Saigon Riders, a message and we’ll get you covered when you are considering a motorbike trip.

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