Roam the winding rivers and canals of the Mekong River system that cannot be accessed by big cruise. Let’s Apricot shows you the hidden gems of the Mekong Delta.
A newly tradition-inspired river barge, Apricot Cruise is a modern and tastefully river boat built by local ship builders following traditional designs. Wood and rattan blend seamlessly with the verdant surrounds sets the Mekong Delta discovery in an authentic and elegant in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings. Our attentive crew will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta river cruise. The captain is in charge of the technical details and the routing while the experienced service staff will take you on a comfort journey through Mekong Delta.
Embark on day trip cruises with a difference! Laidback beats, cold drink and plush daybeds for optimum comfort. Mingle as we meander down the river while enjoying a little joy of life.
Join us, board Apricot cruise and all the colorful aspects of Mekong delta’s secrets: beautiful natural landscape of fruit orchards and rice paddies, lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam and a slow tempo daily life of friendly local are being unveiled along the river in a quiet and intimate atmosphere.
The “rice bowl” of Vietnam, Mekong delta is carpeted with rice paddies, floating markets, crisscross rivers and canals. Ben Tre, popular known for coconut, attracts visitors to its fresh-aired environment of large green coconut & fruits gardens. Join us, experience the slow pace delta life, meet very friendly local, feel the generous hospitality and blow away the stresses of modern life.
- Day 1
Full Day Tour to Ben Tre, Mekong Delta
After around 2.5-hours-drive from busting Saigon, we arrive Ben Tre. Start with a rowing boat through the crisscross canals; be relaxed while observing the slow pace of Mekong Delta life.
You then board on Apricot cruise, a new boat with design open on all sides to allow the river breezes to flow freely. Sipping the welcome drink while viewing the beautiful natural landscape of the Mekong Delta.
Stop at a local market wholesale coconuts. Take chances to observe lively activities of trading boats depart from & arrive to the market filled with coconuts; and see various products from coconut are on sale here. Stop at any place and capture nice photos of busy atmosphere here.
Back on Apricot cruise, we continue our boating to some local workshops making coconut candy and local rice wine. View the whole producing process and taste their local products. You then have a short walk on the narrow village lane to a local family making honey. Chat with them about their daily routine, and why don’t you sampling their tea with honey while enjoying dried coconut.
Next is an easy cycling or motor-cart in peaceful rural road to visit a local workshop making brooms and producing coconut fiber factory. Lunch is served at a local restaurant with Mekong specialties. After a short break, the boat will take you to the pier where the waiting driver will transfer you back to Saigon.
The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.
A. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
- More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
- Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
- Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
- Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
- Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
- No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost
B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)
- Child from 1- 4 yrs: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
- Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
- Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
- Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
- Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rat