Only having one day available to see the Mekong delta, and beginning in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), we opted for the One Day Mekong trip, with motorcycles. This included pick up from Saigon, a few hours out on the water at the floating markets and network of deltas behind, time in noodle & cocoa factories and a few hours exploring further on motorcycles. Not to mention breakfast (on the water), lunch (huge!) and multiple snacks throughout the rest of the trip, all included! Reviewed by Aberdeen
The trip is best option for any visitors who want to do understand more about Mekong Delta real rural life by cruising on rivers and cycling on lands. Make sure your camera battery is full charged to not miss out all the beautiful images of a great day out. The travel distance from Saigon down to Can Tho city, known as the heart of Mekong Delta, is around 180km, which takes you almost 3 and half an hours to reach there.
Upon arrival at around 7:30 am, we start the river trip for visiting Cai Rang floating market by small wooden boat. Join the hustle and bustle of the crowd where local traders are so busy in selling and buying commodities. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee purchasing from a coffee boat to experience the feeling of locals here. Have breakfast with typical noodle soup right on your boat, amazing! Leaving the market, we visit a noodle making workshop where you get to know step by step how our local experts make fresh noodle in traditional way. You also can try your hand in making it and enjoy its delicious specialty Noodle Pizza. Continuously, our boat makes its way to navigate through stunning Mekong channels, with various plants growing along the way, really ideal way for relaxing moment. Walk on country path, we then make a nice stop at cacao garden to see the art of making fresh chocolate and other amazing products in traditional way and, the most special thing, no chemical at all. Let’s enjoy the best Mekong chocolate milk here.
On the two wheels, we will enter into every corners, in deep countryside of South Vietnam; ride through little village, cross river on local ferry; Visit a rice vermicelli making base where you see how locals make this traditional cake. Enjoy your delicious lunch with amazing local dishes in this peaceful environment. Continuously, visit the giant Ficus Microcarpa tree, enjoy nice Vietnamese coffee at local hammock coffee shop; visit a local fruit orchard, one of the should-not-miss destinations for any traveler coming to Mekong Delta. Later, ride scooter to the downtown of Can Tho city, visit some famous destination which should not be missed once arriving this area, including: wet market, Can Tho Old Market, Ong Pagoda.
Minivan and driver transport you back to Sai Gon. You probably arrive at around 6:00 pm depending on traffic condition, closing a great day out with unforgettable memories.