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)
Around 8.00am, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrival 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. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of 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 the fruit plantations and villages.
Proceed to Can Tho. Free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.
Overnight in the hotel in Can Tho.
Alternative: Homestay (D)
Transfer to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them. Overnight in your riverside cottage.
Extra activities for private tour: Go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors.
Day 2: Can Tho – Chau Doc – Tra Su Sanctuary (B)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (& 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 pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch.
After lunch, proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Back to the Town, hotel check in.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque.
Trip back to Ho Chi Minh city.
End of the tour.
Tour price includes :
- Transfer & sightseeing as per program.
- Boat trip on Mekong river.
- English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees.
- Meals as mention (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- Accommodation mentioned.
Tour price excludes :
- Personal expenses