Experience Mekong River Delta in 3 days, cruise along the river and visit the largest floating market of the region. Travel to a bordering town between Vietnam and Cambodia, explore a cajuput forest and so much more to discover with local life!
Saigon – Ben Tre – Can Tho
Depart from Saigon city at 8am and go straight to Ben Tre and arrive at the boat station. Cruising along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) to see the colorful and vibrant region then stop at some local workshop, including a brickworks factory where locals still make bricks by hand, a coconut candy workshop and a mat weaving house. This is time for you to taste local coconut candy and even try making mat yourself.
The boat then arrives at a quiet village where you explore the real local life by “xe loi” (motorized cart) or cycle to visit fruit orchards, enjoy seasonal fruits before stopping at a riverside restaurant to taste delicious specialties.
In the afternoon, we board a sampan along narrow canals, back to boat station then get on a bus heading to Can Tho. You will spend the evening at your leisure time to discover the town by foot or rickshaw, find a quiet place for a cocktail by the river.
Ham Luong river Visiting Site/Activity
The boat takes cruising along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) for sightseeing and stop at various local workplaces to present you the delta local life.
Mekong Delta village Visiting Site/Activity
The Mekong Delta is abundant in agricultural productivity all year round, the region owns profuse in the number of tropical orchards with variety of fruits as mango, longan, coconut, pitaya, pomelo, orange, etc
Kim Tho hotel Accommodation
Situated along the banks of Can Tho River, Kim Tho Hotel features a 24-hour front desk, indoor hot tub, and sauna facility. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire property, while parking is provided at no charge
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Can Tho – Tra Su cajuput Forest – Chau Doc
After having breakfast at hotel, we take a boat cruise heading to Cai Rang floating market – the largest and most colourful floating market in the Mekong delta. The boat glides slowly through the market, you can take photos, interact with locals and explore a real authentic life on river. Hundreds floating boats of different sizes loaded seasonal goods, the sound, and the smell, all the local experience will be in your long lasting memory. We then take a leisurely stroll through the houses of a nearby village to see fragrant tropical fruit orchards, cross over “monkey bridges”, built on single bamboo tree and enjoy a cup of tea with warm locals. The trip continues to visit a noodle workshop and an ancient Khmer pagoda before driving back to Can Tho for lunch.
After lunch, we travel to Chau Doc – a bordering town of Vietnam and Cambodia- to discover wildlife in Tra Su cajuput forest. Cruising along the canals to see different kinds of tropical birds and ecological forest then continue to Chau Doc check in your hotel accommodation.
Cai Rang Floating Market Visiting Site/Activity
the largest and most colourful floating market in the Mekong delta. The boat glides slowly through the market, you can take photos, interact with locals and explore a real authentic life on river.
Chau Doc Visiting Site/Activity
Chau Doc is a bordering town of Vietnam and Cambodia- to discover wildlife in Tra Su cajuput forest.
Chau Pho Hotel Accommodation
Located in downtown Chau Pho Hotel is one of the most beautiful three-star hotels in Chau Doc. From the high floors, overall picture of Chau Doc town appears tranquilly and peacefully.
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Chau Doc – Sa Dec – Saigon
Early departure after breakfast, you’ll take another boat trip to visit a floating fish farm and learn about how local people farm here. We also stop by a Cham village with their intriguing mosque then drive to Sa Dec for lunch at nice restaurant.
Depending on the time and on your preferences, we may visit bonsai gardens, a Cao Dai temple, an ancient pagoda or the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, made famous by the novel The Lover.Hop on the car again for the last stretch to Saigon. Arrival should be expected around 5-6pm.
Floating fishing farm Visiting Site/Activity
Visit a unqiue floating life and learn about how local people farm here
Cham village Visiting Site/Activity
The village used to be the Kingdom of Champa people, the nation once harbored some of the world’s most exquisite and vibrant Hindu cultures.
Cao Dai temple Visiting Site/Activity
The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was begun in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions of Cao Dai Religious.
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