Tour of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

There are endless tours that you can take from Saigon to the Mekong Delta.  They all seem to include a crowded bus, a boat ride, detour to watch people make coconut candy and taste snake wine.  This all seems fine, but we wanted something a little more personal and flexible since we had little ones.  Plus organized tours usually don't work with our toddlers.  So we opted for a private tour with Jason Super Star.

Jason is from Cai Be on the Mekong Delta so he knows the area inside and out.  We were picked up at our hotel in a very comfortable SUV and driven to Cai Be where his guide met us.  We caught a boat and headed to the floating market and then toured the mainland market.  From there we visited a pagoda and learned how to make rice paper.  We took several more boat rides including a sampan boat along the canals.  We enjoyed the best home cooked lunch at a private residence and even got cooking lessons.  Jason was hosting another tour, but we were able to meet up with him for a short time during lunch.  The kids got to fish and play.  We loved touring the houses and seeing how everyone lived.

Overall, we had a great time and so very glad we chose a private tour instead.  We loved having the flexibility with our kids.  Our guide, Ms. Huong, had a great sense of humor and was excellent with our kids.  Everyone spoke perfect English.  Our tour cost around 3,150,000 Dong.  A bit pricey, but worth every penny!

Anyone else take a fun tour of the Mekong?

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