Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City: My Tho, Ben Tre and the Mekong Delta

Join a journey into the vast Mekong River Delta, a short bus trip from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Visit the floating markets of My Tho and take in the coconut covered pastures of the sleepy province of Ben Tre. Enjoy a number of activities such as making coconut candies and taking a river cruise.
The location: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 9hour(s)
Guide Language:


Day 1
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City
Cruise on the Mekong River
Enjoy a horse cart ride
Tuck in seasonal tropical fruit
Aboard a traditional hand-rowed boat
River cruise
Get up-close with local life
Pass through a bee-keeping farm and enjoy honey tea
Lunch time
Enjoy a traditional music performance
Get a hands-on coconut candy experience
Return back to the bus going to Ho Chi Minh City

The experience

- Highlights -

・Discover Vietnam's rural way of life with a join-in day trip to picturesque My Tho and Ben Tre.
・Get beyond the tourist traffic and explore the sleepy waterfront town of Ben Tre.
・Enjoy a delicious local lunch before learning how to make the region's tasty coconut candy.
・Easy round-trip transportation from Ho Chi Minh City.

-What You Can Expect -

Starting with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, you'll be taking a short bus journey to the nearby town of My Tho. Well-known throughout Vietnam, My Tho sits on the mighty Mekong River and is home to some of Vietnam's best and most vibrant floating markets. Your tour will start off with a stroll around some of the floating markets before heading to Con Thoi Son – also known as Unicorn Island. Here you'll take in a traditional Vietnamese musical performance from some local residents before having a taste of some delicious locally grown fruits. Next up is a hand-rowed sampan boat trip through a number of the small creeks and rivers where you can observe how local Vietnamese villagers live and farm. A delicious Vietnamese lunch is included, and you'll learn how to make coconut candies – a local delicacy – before heading back to the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City in the early afternoon.

- Important Info -

・Meeting Point: Sinh Tourist Office at Ho Chi Minh City
・Meeting Time: 8:15am
・Duration: 9 hrs
・Returning Point: Transfers back to Sinh Tourist office.
・Location: 246 De Tham St., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City. (You can find the place on Google Map by searching Sinh Tourist)
・Tel: +84.8.38389593

-Additional Info-

・Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
・This tour includes visits to several shopping sites. Purchase is not obligatory.

-How to Redeem Your Voucher -

・ Please print and show your voucher, along with a valid photo ID.



  • Lunch
  • Air conditioned bus, minivan or car
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free bottle of water
  • Boat trip
  • Tropical fruit, honey tea and coconut candy
  • Horse cart
  • Traditional music performance

Not included

  • Tips for the driver and guide
  • Personal expenses


  • Please be reminded that this tour is not recommended for elderly and handicapped people.