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Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise
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Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise

By Vietnam Guiding
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Swap the bustling city streets of Ho Chi Minh City for the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta on a day trip that offers a glimpse into life in the Vietnamese countryside. Unlike shared tours, this private excursion promises the undivided attention of your guide and gives you the flexibility to tweak your itinerary according to personal preferences.
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Ages 1-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 10h
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Highlights
  • Escape the city on a private day trip to the Mekong Delta
  • A great introduction to Vietnamese culture for first-time visitors
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • Private guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Scooter tour of the Mekong villages
  • Mekong River cruise
  • Lunch
  • Bottled mineral water, soft drinks or beer
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34127P1

        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
        • A minimum of 6 people per booking is required
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise price starts from ₱7,272.32. Discover and book Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise on Tripadvisor
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        Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise is hosted by Vietnam Guiding. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Vietnam Guiding on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Full-day Mekong Tour From Ho Chi Minh City, Including River Cruise on Tripadvisor

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        • Vietnam Guiding
          165
          Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
          Joined in November 2014
        • rosalynd380
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The absolute best service and accommodation!
          I went with my family on a tour from North to South Vietnam for two weeks and was impressed at how Hien and his crew went above and beyond to make sure that everybody was well-fed, entertained, and engaged in the culture. Hien provided amazing recommendations for food and massage locations and was very knowledgeable about the history and stories of Vietnam. I could tell how passionate he is about sharing his country with us and that he genuinely cared about the safety of our entire group. Hien is very well-connected with many vendors and hotels which helped make our entire experience very comfortable. He was very quick to jump in and help with anything that we needed! This trip has truly been filled with so much fun and it wouldn’t have been the same without Anh Hien. He treats you as if you were a family member, and for that, I would 1000% recommend him and will definitely be looking for him again if I ever return to Vietnam!
          Written February 3, 2024
        • tun799
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Appreciated hien (tour guy)
          Hien was my tour guy, he very nice, has history knowledge, kindly, and perfect timing. I am very appropriated with all things he had been prepared for us. Thanks Hien again.
          Written July 27, 2023
        • PQ510
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent! Highly recommend
          One of the best experiences my family of 22 people and I experienced. Payed attention to my family’s needs during the entire two week trip. Hien and his partner (don’t know how to spell his name in Vietnamese) was great guides and I will definitely request both gentlemen on my next trip to Vietnam. Very knowledgeable with every location. Both gentlemen made sure to cater us to all the beautiful sites during the day and took us to the prime locations to enjoy the night life. They both informed us on the do’s and don’t in Vietnam while keeping the entire family safe. Getting taken advantage of because we are tourists was something Vietnam Guiding made sure didn’t happen.
          Written December 25, 2022
        • ThereseNguyen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Be Aware! Be drunk easily
          Great day again with this tour and be aware with snake drink as it was so heavy and some other herb shots. I did enjoy a good day with all activities and local weather too hot this time highly recommend this local services again Theresa and family
          Written March 16, 2020
        • elisalV8446HX
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip on Mekong
          We had a wonderful trip on the Mekong River for a day. The guide was very useful, interesting and passionate, giving us a lot of news on the site. We really enjoyed
          Written April 8, 2019
        • Explorer305920
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantasic experience...
          Had used Hien's services for our trip to Hanoi and HCM 2 years ago, this time we had a group of 9 visiting Danang, Hoi An and Hue. Our guide Jack Nhan was magnificent, he knew the cities and very accommodating to our requests for schedule changes. Highly recommended that you have Jack as guide to Central coastal region. KC
          Written January 29, 2019
        • Excursion10376
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Time
          We had a one day tour of the Mekong Delta and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was full of information of the area and our driver was great in navigating the often treacherous Vietnam traffic. I had expected a tour on a boat floating down the Mekong River but it was much more. We had an walk through a great local market with people so amazingly kind and friendly. It was great fun riding on a scooter through the rice fields and learning about the processing of rice. OMG, so much work to grow and produce the rice we eat with little compensation to the farmers. We visited a local house for refreshments and some snake wine (optional) with, as I later learned, was THE Mr. Hien Huynh with whom I had been emailing. He was so full of interesting and delightful insights into Vietnam and so hospitable. I would have liked to thank him personally for being so responsive to my all of my questions. Although my friend and I had some dietary restrictions, we still had a delicious lunch at a restaurant overlooking the hauntingly beautiful Mekong delta. I will never forget the sight of the vast and rather barren mud flats of the delta. Truly a great wonder of the world albeit not flashy. Definitely a great tour service provider.
          Written October 16, 2018
        • maclarcs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic
          We had the pleasure of Mr Tam as guide and Mr Tan as driver on our 1 day Authentic Mekong Delta trip. Mr Tam was engaging, spoke very good English and very knowledgeable about life on the delta. We saw a wide variety of places but the highlight was undoubtably the visit to the former soldier’s house. We took a trip on a scooter round the rice fields, visited a rice processing factory and learned a lot about how the local people lived and worked. Back at the house, we tried a few different rice wines. Wow they were good. For lunch we stopped at a restaurant and enjoyed fresh clams and the biggest tiger prawns Ive ever eaten. Truly delicious. After lunch we had a trip on the river on our own private boat and sampan. Again Mr Tam’s knowledge of the area came to the fore. A great experience and a great company to do business with. Highly recommended.
          Written October 7, 2018
        • suzi5018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hien is an amazing Guide
          Where do I start. I’ve been on guided tours with Hien in my previous visits to Vietnam. Hien know this country very well and has plenty of information to give you. We did the Meekong overnight homestay trip which I highly recommend. He also took us to Dakar as well. Hien has a great business because he is the best at it. You pay a bit more but the experiences he gives you are amazing. Nothing is too hard for him and certainly goes out of his way to make sure everyone is looked after. When you go on a tour with him you don’t have to pay for anything else. The food we had while with him was the best but the goats balls rice wine wasn’t my favourite hahaha Hien looked after my mother on the trip so well, she is 77 years old so there was a few things we had to modify, again no trouble for Hien. I do have to also say Mr Tung, his driver is exceptional and always felt safe. He is such a nice man as well. Another person who looked after us very well. Hien is now a friend for life. I love him like a brother and will continue to use him for any trips I do to Vietnam. Can’t wait to return. I don’t have any hesitation in recommending Hien to show you not only the Mekong but anywhere in Vietnam.
          Written September 27, 2018
        • buid12
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best time in Vietnam
          We did an 8-day tour of Phu Quoc , Hà Tiên, Châu đốc, Cần Thơ, Mỹ tho and back to Saigon. We asked Hiển Huynh to plan this tour for us and were so glad we did. Hiển took care of everything from A-Z, picked us up at the hotel to start the trip and dropped us back at the hotel at the end of the trip. All the hotels & resorts Hiển picked for us to stay at during this amazing trip are fantastic ..,.even the tour bus is "5-star" with wi-fi and Hiên always made sure there are ice cold drinks and tropical fruits (our favorites are mangostene or măng cụt) in the bus all the time during our tours of all these wonderful places (miền Tây Nam bộ) ..We all had such a good time , and a safe trip (the bus driver who Hiẻn picked ís also the most experienced and the best driver) ...we would strongly recommend Hiển for any tours in VN especially the Mekong Delta of VN...he is more than just a tour guide..he took care of us as part of the family and that is what made us feel so good and happy , worry-free when going on these tours.
          Written August 11, 2018
        • j0hanvg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!
          We did the 2d1n Mekong Delta Trip with realmekongdeltatours/Vietnam guiding and had a very friendly email communication with Hien Huynh. Our guide for the trip was Quang, whom I can highly recommend as he was very friendly, had a big knowledge of everything we visited and completely adapted to our wishes for the tour. When we wanted to skip lunch on the second day because we had eaten so much breakfast, he and Hien Huynh even gave as a refund for that although we had not asked for it. On the trip, we barely saw other tourists but got to reall see the daily life of the people in the Mekong Delta. The best parts were the boat trips, but everything else was wisely chosen, too. We are really happy with the tour and glad that we did it and it went so well. There are no shopping stops on the tour, unless you ask for it, so you don’t lose any time with things you don’t want. All in all, i highly recommend this trip!
          Written May 7, 2018
        • jaredboles
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience!
          We absolutely loved this tour. We didn’t have much time so we just did the Mekong Delta tour only, I’m sure the tunnels would be just as great and informative. Our guide, Nguyen, picked us up at 7:30am, brought us to get some Bahn Mi then drove us to a temple, “small but colorful” he explained. He took us through the history of religion in Vietnam, a fairly complicated matter. We drove to a very local market and sampled some noodle soup from a street cart. It was so local they were taking pictures of us taking pictures of them! We were then off to the rice paddies to learn about how the rice is cleaned and produced for the masses. After that? A bath-tub whiskey tasting at one of our scooter drivers home, a true highlight! We then had lunch on the river before our boat tour down the Mekong. Got back to our hotel by 5pm. Really great day and very authentic experience. Highly recommended for those interested in the local life and history of Vietnam.
          Written April 26, 2018
        • lesleyandgraham2018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique experience
          We did a one day Mekong private tour. This was a great way for us to see the Mekong when we only had one day and didn't want to join a group, our guide was wonderful, full of information and a very relaxed and friendly service.
          Written April 3, 2018
        • Vu-Huynh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family vacation during TET holidays in Saigon( Ho chi Minh City)
          Here we go again with Mr. Hien Vietnamguiding. We have had great city tour, vi visit Duc Ba Church, Shopping in Ben Thanh market, and boat trip in Ben Bach Dang. We enjoy tasty and delicious foods. There is a lot of good food( restaurants, and street kitchens) in Saigon, but to enjoy the best and 'safe' food' you need a local Guide. This Guy is Hien!. Thank you Hien for giving us a great holiday and we look forward to next trip. Xin Chao. Best wishes from Denmark Vu
          Written March 16, 2018
        • Emily B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hien is a brilliant tour guide!
          We first used Hien as a tour guide two years ago on our first trip to Vietnam. At that time, we did a day tour to the Mekong Delta with Hien. The tour included a stop at Cao Dai temple, a visit to a traditional market, a visit to his sister’s farm amongt the rice fields, a ride on motorbikes around the rice fields, delicious seafood lunch, ride on a sampan on the Mekong. Hien made our trip so special and personal! We enjoyed him so much that when we decided to come back to Vietnam 2 years later with my dad, I specifically requested him to once again be our guide. This time we decided on a 2D/1N tour in the Mekong. In addition to the visit to his family’s farm and the seafood lunch, we traveled a bit farther so early the next morning we could visit the floating markets. Hien organized our hotel in the local city. He once again made our trip so memorable. Hien is the best tour guide I have ever used in all my travels. He is passionate about his country and extremely knowledgeable about so many things! He has a great sense of humor, endless energy, and he always is smiling. He also provides WiFi in the vehicle in which you’re traveling. I will not hesitate to recommend Hien and will most definitely use him the next time we travel to Vietnam!
          Written January 25, 2018
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        Daniel S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Family
        Our trip was a once in a lifetime experience. This experience was only enhanced by our guide Hien. He took care of our groups needs and became part of the family. Part Historian, Comedian, and grand Host. Hien does it all. If you’re looking to take a trip to Vietnam. I strongly recommend this company and Hien specifically. 9.5/10
        Written January 10, 2023
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        Angie K
        Texas96 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        Hien really seems to enjoy his tours, and knows how to avoid the tourist jams! We loved the scooter ride through the countryside, even stopping in his own home for fruit! We also enjoyed boating through the Mekong Delta and a lovely delicious lunch right on the water! Thank you Hien for sure a memorable time!
        Written October 12, 2018
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        Karim H
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2018 • Friends
        Mekong Delta .... tour full day
        it's great opportunity to see the Vietnamese traditional boats ... sailing inside the forest .wearing the beautiful Vietnamese hats...stunning views
        and we had lunch inside the jungle... the menu was including dishes ( if you want to try )
        ( sneaks , quarrels, turtles, shrimps and much more
        and see the Vietnamese dances and listen to their songs
        can be little bit hard for the families .... but if you can do it ... don't hesitate
        for the groups that looking for adventures ... this tour is ideal for you
        Written April 16, 2019
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        Stoepfel9
        Kiel, Germany9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Couples
        We did a 2 day 1 night tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho. The company was super flexible and arranged the tour to our needs (the tour ended at Can Tho airport for example, since we flew onwards from there). Our guide Than was super friendly and explained a lot about the Mekong Delta. We had a faboulous time, thank you!
        Written November 18, 2018
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        Richard G
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Family
        We had a wonderful day out with Hein. Very knowledgeable and informative about the area with a great sense of humor about some of the things we seen on the trip.If you want to experience the real Mekong delta away from the crowded tourist areas then this trip is a must do.The ride on the back of the scooter through the countryside and rice fields was amazing.The lunch we had at the foot of the delta was great freshly caught clams and shrimp brought straight to your plate.
        Written August 18, 2018
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        travelbelgium
        Belgium82 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Family
        We booked this from home, the 2D/1N Mekong Delta tour and the 1D Cu Chi tour. All along, we were guided by Long and driven by Thang, great guys! They showed us the 'off the beaten path' part of Mekong Delta, with markets where nobody goes, villages where they took us on a scooter through the rice fields, temples where we were alone. In short: a great experience, with plenty of opportunities to give your own input!
        I was also amazed about the quality of the overnight stay in Can Toh during the Mekong Tour. A company can easily drop you in a dump, as it's included in the price, but here we landed in a 4 star hotel at the seaside, perfect breakfast included. To summarize: be prepared to pay a bit more to take the private tour, the result is far better than getting on a bus and being drawn from one tourist trap to the next one!
        Written July 20, 2018
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        Dear Travelbelgium Good Morning from Mekong delta Vietnam Thanks a lot for taking time to write your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are more than happy to know you had a wonderful trip to Mekong River Delta and Cuchi tunnels with our personal tour guide and driver. You are right about customized private trips as we carefully select all attractions - Be away from tourist trails and flexible program as you see what you want to see. Also, We value your comment about the accommodation that is so helpful as I will be using them again for our upcoming clients Again, Thank you for your traveling with us. Could you need any further assistance for your return visit. Please do not hesitate to contact us: @ realmekongtours@gmail.com or via number: +8493 641 8461 (Viber/whatsapp) Best Regards and Happy Travels Real Mekong delta Team
        Written July 23, 2018
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        Jeremy H L
        7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2017 • Couples
        Had a wonderful full day tour with our friendly and humorous guide, Hien. A private tour. Also very thankful to the driver who got us from place to place safely and smoothly.

        Hien was very informative on Vietnam, in particular, Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong. Feel free to ask him any questions, he will be more than happy to answer! A whirlwind of a tour, plenty of activities and sightseeing: local temple, wet market, villages, chilli farm, paddy fields, rice mill, rivers, plantations etc. We went on a car, a scooter and on boats. Had great lunch by the waterfront.

        Tour provides an insight to the daily lives of the Mekong folk. Hien would impart his knowledge gained growing up in the Mekong. For instance, how many ways a banana tree could be used, from its fruits to its leaves. Btw, the bananas grown on his estate was fantastic. Sweet and plump.

        We felt safe under Hien's care. He was also offered to take photos and videos of us on the boat rides. Really appreciate that.

        Would also like to thank his family and relatives' hospitality. The snake infused wine was great.

        Recommend this tour if you're looking for a fuss-free, safe, extensive and insightful tour on the lives of the Mekong people.

        Written May 20, 2017
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        Anne H
        Bournemouth, UK19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2018 • Couples
        We spent two wonderful days with Hien.Day 1 took us via a stop at a temple and local market to his sisters home in the countryside.After refreshments we took scooters to the rice fields and visited another family home which we felt privileged to see.We had a seafood lunch at the coast and then saw the river itself from a boat and sampan.
        Day2 took us to Saigon itself where we visited the former palace ,a Chinese temple and had a local lunch in the market
        All in all two tours which were superb
        Written February 8, 2018
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        Dear Anne H Good Morning and happy Lunar new year from Vietnam! (the year of Dog) Thank you so much for taking time to review our local travel's services on T.A. We are so happy to know your group had a wonderful time here in Saigon and Mekong delta. Again, Only private customized trip to Mekong delta to avoid all touristic belts allow you see REAL Mekong delta on our own pace. Thank you for coming to visit our beautiful country. Looking forward to welcoming you in your next return visit Best Regards Real Mekong Delta Team
        Written February 13, 2018
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        SteveW
        5 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Couples
        We only had 48 hours in HCM so booked a private day tour for 2 of us to get the most from the time. Not the cheapest way to see the Mekong, but good value for a private tour Tam was very friendly and chatty and gave us a great tour, starting early in morning and getting us back to HCM by 5PM. Highlight was the scooter rides around the rice fields and village, plus sampling various home made rice wines at a local house. They have some interesting ways to add flavor! If we're lucky enough to go back to HCM again I'd book with Real Mekong Delta again, but hopefully a 2 or 3 day trip next time as there's so much more that could be seen.
        Written January 6, 2019
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        Tom O
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Family
        We did the Cu chi tunnel tour and the full day Mekong Delta tour from Ho chi Minh City including the river cruise. We had Harry as our guide and he was just fantastic! He was extremely knowledgable about Vietnamese culture and history. He always willing and happy to answer all our questions and even filled in with information about Vietnam that we had not thought about. His english was outstanding and his open attitude was a pleasure to be around. We learned a lot over the two days we toured with Harry, and the whole family (mon, dad and three teenagers) had a great time, and shared many laughs with Harry. We highly recommend a tour with VietCruise, and definitely ask for Harry!!!
        Written January 5, 2019
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