Journey To The Mekong Delta
Journey to the Mekong Delta
Your epic Ho Chi Minh City tour begins with a drive through the emerald landscape of South Vietnam, leading to the provincial town of My Tho. As your professional guide will share, this fertile region in the Mekong Delta region is considered the breadbasket of Vietnam's rising population.
Upon reaching the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist Temple in Vietnam, you can explore its grand facilities. Finished in 1850, the temple sits on five manicured acres filled with fruit trees. Take a moment to go inside, where beautiful large bronze statues of Buddha (Amitabha and Gautama) reside. There's also an interesting life-size statue of the benevolent Jade Emperor you shouldn't miss.
From there, you'll be whisked away for a pleasurable boat ride on the popular Tien Giang River. Feel time slow down to a customary maritime pace. Sightseeing on the water where residents fish, swim, and transport tourists is very relaxing.
Along this route, you'll visit local homes, orchards, and a honeybee farm prior to taking a sampan boat ride on the palm-shade creeks. A regional lunch and beverages will be served. Additionally, you can sample the seasonal fruit and honey tea during a performance of South Vietnamese singing. The brave may wish to try snake wine made from cobra venom, a traditional Vietnamese medicine.
Your experienced guide will elaborate on the many places you see throughout this unique adventure. Book this Ho Chi Minh City tour today for an unforgettable Vietnam experience at a low price.
Please Note: Western-style food is available upon request at the time of booking for an additional fee to be paid on the day of your tour (not included, approximately $10 US). Passengers will be granted a Vietnam visa by the cruise line. Some of the cruise lines include the visa within the cruise package. However, if a visa was not included in your cruise package, you pay may purchase one directly onboard. The cost can be up to $50 US per person, depending on the cruise line.
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