Be immersed in stunning tropical scenery on an overnight Mekong Delta tour, exploring local sites as you drift from Sa Dec to Cai Be.

2 Days, 1 Night     FROM US$ 360 PER PERSON

On this remarkable journey you’ll travel by car, boat and bicycle to see the unique sites and culture of the Mekong Delta region. You’ll visit floating markets, cycle through local villages, and sample traditional delicacies in a 100-year-old house. From the bustle of Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) to charming riverside towns, you’ll uncover hidden treasures on this overnight Mekong Delta tour.

As you meander through the Mekong Delta, you’ll visit the charming riverside town of Sa Dec. Jump aboard your cruise here and tour fish farms, flower gardens and floating houses. You’ll even have the chance to see a traditional hand-woven mat workshop and visit one of the largest brick factories in the Mekong Delta. Spend a balmy, atmospheric evening as you overnight at the picturesque Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa.

Rise early for a sunrise cruise to a local river market before cycling through quaint villages well off the tourist trail. You’ll see locals crafting spring-roll paper out of turmeric spice and making roof thatching out of water palm trees. Take the rare opportunity to visit a former veteran and be shown around his farm. Before heading back to Saigon you’ll have the chance to sample regional delicacies in a 100-year-old house with an architectural twist.


“This tour is a fantastic way to explore the Mekong Delta. You’ll get to expierence life on and around the river and explore the uniqueness of this region.”

Nguyen Thi Tam, Backyard Travel Vietnam Specialist


Explore the charming Mekong Delta town of Sa Dec
Discover the beautiful Kien An Cung Pagoda
Watch bricks being hand-made in one of the largest brick factories in the delta
Stay at the stunning Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa

Daily Itinerary


  • Daily Itinerary
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Sadec – Cai Be

    Welcome to your overnight Mekong Delta tour! Early in the morning you’ll depart from your hotel for the delta town of Sa Dec on a 3.5-hour drive.

    Escaping much of the modernization that has influenced the rest of Vietnam, Sa Dec is a charming and authentic Mekong Delta town. The French writer Marguerite Duras spent 4 years here in the early 1920s. In 1984, her famous novel The Lover, set in Sa Dec, won the Prix Goncourt prize for literature. You’ll have lunch at the old home of the main character in Marguerite Duras’s novel after your stop at the beautiful Kien An Cung Pagoda.

    Sit back and enjoy the tropical landscape of the Mekong Delta as you embark on a post-lunch cruise to Cai Be. Along the Mekong River, visit fish farms, flower gardens and floating houses. You’ll also have the opportunity to see a traditional hand-woven mat workshop. (Note: For an alternative option, after lunch drive in your own private car to Vinh Long where you will hop on board the cruise to Cai Be. Talk to your Travel Specialist to make sure you choose the option that suits you best.)

    Explore one of the Mekong Delta’s largest brick factories in the town of Vinh Long, where bricks are skillfully made by hand.

    Your onward cruise takes you across the Co Chien River where the Mekong River branches towards An Binh and the Binh Hoa Phuc Islands. You’ll continue to the Dong Phu Canal and on to Cai Be, the boat’s final destination. At a branch in the river overlooking the mighty Mekong is the spectacular Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa.

    Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa

    Meals included: Lunch

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  • Day 2: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City

    On the second day of your overnight Mekong Delta tour, you’ll take a sunrise river cruise to a little floating market where produce is suspended on the boats’ poles to attract buyers. Many sellers have been living at this part of the river for generations.

    Take a relaxed cycling trip a short stretch further along the Mekong to an area fairly untouched by tourism. You’ll peddle through tree-covered roads and over flowing canals, and pass luscious fruit gardens and quaint rural villages. Alternatively, you can catch a ride on a xe loi (bicycle with a trailer), which is unique to this region. Whichever option you choose you’ll be able to stop en route at their local wet market and some traditional workshops.

    Visit a former veteran and his family who own a farm growing a large selection of tropical fruits. He’ll let you pick and sample some of the fruit and tell you stories from his life as a soldier.

    Hop back in the saddle and peddle to our lunch spot, an impressive 100-year-old house built with a blend of Vietnamese and European architectural designs. Before you return to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) you’ll tuck into tasty local delicacies found only in the Mekong Delta region.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

    A boat with Fruits on the floating market,Mekong-DelThe casting people living along the Mekong River to Thailand.Street food vendor in the street of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

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Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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