Get on a boat ride through the fertile islands of The Upper Mekong river, Feel the rowing boat trips under the shadow of the water coconut trees, Taste the seasonal fruits in the orchard, Enjoy your homestay experience with the locals, Take “Kodak moment“ pictures at the Phong Dien & Cai Rang floating market which is at its busiest at this time of day.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L)
At 08:00, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden.
After lunch, a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho.
Check into your hotel on arrival at Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own and visit a village on your own, meet the local people. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho.
Alternative: Homestay (D)
Transfer by motor boat to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. Go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your riverside cottage.
Day 2: Phong Dien – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Tour price includes :
- Transfer & sightseeing as per program.
- Boat trip in the Mekong delta.
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Meals as mention (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Accommodation mentioned.
Tour price excludes :
- Personal expenses