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Mekong delta highlights and off the beaten path

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This 2 days tour is a wonderful way to explore the Mekong Delta off the beaten path, yet combining the most popular activities and famous locations.

Destinations included:
Ho Chi Minh - Cai Thia - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Cai Rang - Sa Dec - Ho Chi Minh city

Mekong delta highlights and off the beaten path

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  • Relax on a scenic cruise along the Mekong River
  • Explore the biggest city in Mekong delta
  • Become one of the family at Ut Trinh homestay
  • Visit a old house in Sa Dec
  • Stay afloat at the world famous Cai Be floating market
  • Feast on local cuisine in Mekong Delta
  • Visit unique stores and experience craftsmen creating in their local workshops

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Thia – Vinh Long city – Can Tho city (Lunch)

8:00 – Start from Ho Chi Minh City.

10:30 – We arrive in Cai Thia, get on a boat to cross the river at the local boat station.

10:40 – Disembark and view a local Cai Thia church, followed by a 15 minute walk to see the beautiful, 19th century, My Luong temple.  As we walk back, we can see the traditional brick  kilns.

11:00 – Get back on the boat to cross another river.

11:05 – Disembark and visit a local family making rice paper, taste some sweet rice paper cake. This visit normally takes 15 – 30 minutes.

11:30 – Then start a nice biking tour for 30 minutes. Photo stops are available.

(For those who do not want to bike, they can go by motorbike—with a driver—for an additional fee)

12:00 – Arrive and meet another family making “banh tieu,” a delicious Vietnamese delicacy, seeing how it is made, and tasting the nice cake with green tea.

12:30 – Short ride back to the boat.

12:40 – Get back on the boat at Hoa Loc market and enjoy lunch on the boat as we cruise along the scenic Mekong River, lined with beautiful fruit orchards to Hoa Ninh Island.

14:30 – Get on small sampan and enjoy a row along the smaller Luc Cu canals and then hop off to walk through fruit tree groves to the gardens of Ut Trinh, where we will sample local cuisine and listen to some traditional Vietnamese music.

15:30 – Return to the boat and cruise to Vinh Long.

16:00 – Disembark at the Vinh Long market, walk through the market to see them selling vegetables, fish, frogs, chickens, ducks, snakes, and more.

16:30 – Transfer to Can Tho.

18:00 – Check in to hotel.

Day 2: Can Tho City – Cai Rang Floating Market – Sa Dec – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel

8:00 – Check out and take a boat ride to visit the Cai Rang floating market. Visit a rice noodle production shop.

10:00 – Get off the boat at An Binh market and transfer to Sa Dec City.

12:00 – Visit the interesting Sa Dec market and the colorful old house of Huynh Thuy Le, which was featured in the famous novel L’Amant (The Lover) by Marguerite Duras.

15:00 – Transfer back to HCMC.

18:00 – Drop off at the hotel.

End of tour.

Tour inclusions:

All ground transport (air conditioned), boats, English speaking guide, entrance fees for tourist sites, lunch on boat, 1 night accommodation in Can Tho with breakfast, refreshment of water and wet tissues.

 Tour exclusions:

Drinks, travel insurance, tips, costs not included above.

 

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