Set a course down the winding waters of the Mekong River as you explore quaint fishing villages and tranquil tributaries on this private tour of the Mekong Delta. Eat lunch in a quiet orchard, visit a weather-worn pagoda, and take in a traditional show featuring authentic folk music and dancing.
Grab convenient transportation from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and ride to the waterfront to board your private boat for the day. Listen as your guide shares a bit about the Mekong Delta's rich heritage as you push off from the bank and cruise toward the charming stilted houses of My Tho City. Stop along the way to check out the delicate branches at a nearby bonsai garden.
In My Tho, snap photos of bobbing boats tied up at riverfront houses and then explore one of the Mekong's tributaries, scoping out the sights on the Tien River and Tortoise Island. Take the Bao Dinh Canal to reach the nearby village of Ben Tre, where you can meet coconut artisans and check out the deluged groves where these robust trees lay their roots down.
Refuel with a scrumptious lunch in a garden setting, watch folk musicians perform dramatic dances to live music, and then head back toward your starting point, making a detour to the sacred grounds at Vinh Trang Pagoda before you return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel.