I do not suggest you go on you own here because renting boats to go from one place to another can get really expensive really fast due to sheer amount of places you can go and things you can do.
If you are in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) you can book a trip to one of hundred places around Ben Thanh street, or you can do it via phone or online on different websites.
A one-day tour should cost somewhere between 150,000 and 300,000 dong, including lunch and a guide depending on the season or you can do a private your that can go around 2,500,000 dong.
The road to the delta will take approximately one hour and half with a few stops to favorite places to buy some souvenirs or how we would like to call this places (tourist traps), you can just go around check the places and don’t buy nobody will be forcing your hand it’s just a way for tours to be a little cheaper.
Once you arrive close to the island you will be dropped in groups of 4 and continue the trip with local villages and their small boats on a small tour towards the center of the island. This was the best part of the trip since you can enjoy a relaxing time while touring the delta.
While on the ride you will get to talk to the villagers which are pretty funny and they speak decent english, don’t forget at the end of the ride to tip them, or if you do forget they will ask you nicely 10 times to do it.
Meet the people
After you done walking around they will entertain you with a local music show while tasting some fruits and local made tea from honey and lime, don’t forget to tip the dancers. If you wish you can also buy the local tea and the fried banana.
If not you will be delighted to know that the last part of this island is taking a tour on how honey is being extracted and if you are not scared of bees you can take part in photo-shooting with a hive full of them.
Also i mentioned snakes right ? Well they have a 5m or about 200inch long snake that you can dance with. And yes it’s fun and not so cold as you would expect and yes you can get over the snakes fear at least for now.
Taste the local products
The will serve you with a sample from each type of candy and they definitely reminded me of my childhood and the way candies used to taste when i was very young.
You can also taste a few other local things but the most interesting to taste will definitely be the snake wine, made mostly from rice it had a good taste but i don’t see myself ever drinking it again.
Once there you will be served a meal based on your choosing and a small desert. After that you are free to walk around the water park but this is not like your typical water park it’s very very different, all the games are specifically Vietnamese. More Info
But definitely the most interesting one was watching the tourist Fishing Crocodiles well more like feeding crocodiles with a fishing rod. Or you can join the party on the other side of the park.
And with this we end up what you will mostly be visiting in a One Day tour in Mekong Delta.
I thank you all for taking you time to read all of this and i hope this will help you in your next adventure.