Mekong Delta experience (3 days)
- Duration:3 days 2 nights
- Type of trip: Group tour
- Departure: everyday
- Pickup / Dropoff: our office
- Starting: 7:30 am
- Finishing: 5:00pm
Morning: We depart from Ho Chi Minh city to My Tho city for one and hafl hours by bus (90Km).
A smooth one and half hour bus ride passing the green rice fields, leads you to the beautiful rural MYTHO city. The morning trip continues on the motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). On the way, you will view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat-building workshops, the other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. The cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal to enter Ben Tre province, “the country of coconut”, to see a typical agricultural model call “Garden – Pond – Cage” then enjoy coconut candy mill and the relaxing honey tea. Then the amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree and cool breezes is something you cannot miss. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.
Afternoon: we will walk into the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruit while you are listening to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders. Here we also can join the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside.
Your expectations will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal. Then you will continue to Can Tho by A/C bus in two hours, arrived in Can Tho city – the heart of Mekong river. Check in at hotel.
Day 02: CAN THO – CAI RANG – CHAU DOC (B)
Morning: After breakfast, you first take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang floating market, which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Have you tried the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle? So, you will go and see how it is made.
Afternoon: you will trek along the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, you have a chance to experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one bamboo. Leaving the village, you will go to visit Cantho market, have lunch there. After lunch, our A/c bus will take you straight to Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau Doc, you will climb up to Sam mountain, admire the landscape, small villages among the broader. From there summit down the Vietnamese – Cambodian border, visit the Cave pagoda before you get to town and check in your hotel.
Day 03: CHAU DOC – HCM (B)
Morning: After breakfast at the hotel, visitors take the nice motorized boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm and to see how the people in Mekong Delta raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Champa minorities with their traditional towel weaving village, have a look at their Muslim temple and the Arabic class for their children.
Afternoon : The boat will return to Chau Doc and our a/c bus will take you to an Incense-stick factory for a visit then return to Cantho, have lunch there and then, our bus will transfer you back HCM City around 5.00pm. End tour. Say goodbye and hoping see you again.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Meals: 1 lunch for first day, 2 breakfast; other meals, you can set up by yourself in local restaurant
- Fruits, honey tea, candy coconut, traditional music.
- Cool-towels and mineral water
The Mekong River, the longest river in Indochina, is divided into nine tributaries within Vietnam and has spawned the vast Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta is often referred as the ‘rice bowl’ and the ‘garden of heaven’, because of its rich soil which is ideal for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. However, periodic floods have forced the local people to adapt their way of life to the vagaries of the delta and this tour allows you to experience their precariously balanced ‘life on the water’.