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Mekong Delta authentic discovery

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Experience the vibrant local culture of the Mekong Delta with our 2 days/1 night package.  This authentic discovery tour makes your feel like a local as we bike through the village of Tam Hiep, or become one of the family in our Ut Trinh homestay.  We explore the island of Tan Phong and see what daily life is like as we visit local artisans, creating and selling in their shops, and experience community life through local churches and schools.

Destinations included:
Ho Chi Minh - Cho Gao - Ben Tre - Vinh Long - Tan Phong - Cai Be

Mekong Delta authentic discovery

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  • Relax on a scenic cruise along the Mekong River
  • Visit the rare local kilns where the carbonize coconut shells
  • Become one of the family at Ut Trinh homestay
  • Discover Tam Hiep off the beaten track with our bike tour
  • Stay afloat at the world famous Cai Be floating market
  • Become a local on Tan Phong Island
  • Visit unique stores and experience craftsmen creating in their local workshops

Day 1: Chợ Gạo – Bến Tre – Vĩnh Long – Ut Trinh Homestay

Just a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, lies the picturesque Cho Gao distict of Tiên Giang province.

Mekong Travel boat takes you across the wide branches of  Mekong river, called Cửa Đại and Cửa Tiểu, 30km from the Vietnamese Eastern Sea. Stop to visit a local factory to see many kilns making coal from coconut shell in Long Thanh village.

Back to the boat to come to Tam Hiep island. Walking and biking along small village paths will bring you to the town’s huge orchards, arriving at a special farm where they plant ‘creepers’ (called Lá Sâm) to make herbal jelly. At the farm we will learn about the creeper, taste and even make your own herbal jelly.

Back to our boat for a special lunch on board as we head to Vĩnh Long. After lunch, relax, explore and enjoy the sights as we cruise down the Mekong River.

By late afternoon, we will arrive our Út Trinh homestay. Check in, relax, cook, and enjoy our homemade meals.

DAY 2: HOMESTAY – TÂN PHONG ISLAND – CÁI BÈ

We begin Day 2 with breakfast and check out of the homestay.  Join us on our boat to cruise one of the longest rivers in the world, The Mekong.  We head for Cai Be, the world famous floating market, featured in dozens of television shows and films.  There we will provide you with a row boat that will take you down the smaller canals, deep into the countryside to see traditional Vietnamese life.

Next, we head to Tân Phong island for for a bike tour of local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and the ancestral ways to harvest fruit in Mekong Delta.  On the way, we can make some stops to see how they make rice-nets for spring-rolls, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof, and how they wave the dried water hyacinth to make many products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes. We return to Cai Be Pier for the end of the tour.

          Included: Boat trip, coconut drink, fruits (on boat, at orchard), bikes, rowboat, pop-rice, coco-candy, traditional music and tea, cooking, dinner, breakfast, private fan room at homestay, sightseeing fees, the excellent local guide (English or French) and VAT

          Excluded: Drinks, lunch, personal expenses, shopping

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed