Mekong River Tour can be purchased from any travel agent in HCMC.
We only paid USD9 per person for the tour starting from 0800-1700, so cheap right..
The weather was really HOT on the day of our tour, however, I would still recommend you peeps to join the tour as it was truly quite an experience that we city kids won’t have a chance to enjoy!
Our first stop – Souvenir shop with handicrafts made by the Disabled
Actually the handicrafts are really nice! Too bad I don’t have a house of my own yet..so I didn’t get any
Got bored after a while in the shop, testing effects of my camera
First boat that we took!
Check out the fisherman’s boats painted with an eye, our tour guide told us this serves as a purpose to scare the crocodiles off
Villagers’ house along the river
Other boat passing by…
Going further into the unknown….
Soon enough, we arrived at the coconut production factory!
Our tour guide explaining the process to produce coconut candy
The end product, I think Malaysia also has so I didn’t buy any, plus I am not a fan of sweets!
Another activity: You can choose to take picture with Python….GELI! I refused to do that..
They also do bee keeping there for its honey
Me and the Indonesian Tycoon wannabe! :p
Finally on our way to lunch!
Very basic lunch provided but I was hungry so don’t care already!
Then our tour guide recommended us to order Elephant Fish, priced at RM30+ I think.
Presenting to you: THE ELEPHANT FISH!
The fish is then wrapped in the paper roll
Check out the video above, pretty Vietnamese girl wrapping our fish! I really love the fish, so crispy and fresh! YUMMM….
After lunch, we proceeded to our last destination: The tropical fruit farm, it doesn’t sound interesting but the interesting part is we are going by this tiny wooden boat!
By now I was really EXCITED! How authentic can this tour get?!
And we get to wear this HAT!
This Vietnamese lady rowed our Boat, she is so strong!
Artistic shot of the Vietnamese lady
Fruits offered, all available in Malaysia, haha…
While enjoying the tropical fruits, we get to listen to Vietnamese folk songs.
After visiting the tropical fruit farm, we went back to the city itself.
If you are visiting HCMC soon and have some time to spare, I would recommend this tour to you.