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Mekong off the tourist trail 2 days

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This day tour take you off the beaten path, explore deeper into Mekong Delta area.You’ll see and immerse yourselve into local daily life with interesting activities like cruising along fabulous Mekong river, visiting farms, checking out some local workshops, witness real life in Mekong delta area. This tour is perfect for those who love authentic adventure 

Destinations included:
Cho Gao - Ben Tre - Vinh Long - My An - Hoa Tinh - Long Ho - Vinh Long

Mekong off the tourist trail 2 days

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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
  • Cruise along the remote canals of Hoa Tinh and Long Ho
  • Walk through busting local wet market of Vinh Long

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.

Our 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– Mỹ An – Hòa Tịnh – Long Hồ – Vĩnh Long

Have breakfast and check out before we walk through the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning and arrive at some local workshops to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, and pop-rice. Enjoy some of these sweets with a cup of hot tea.

Then, we head to Mỹ An canal to see many brick kilns lining both sides of the canal.  After that, we stop in Hòa Tịnh canal, to wlak into town and experience Vietnamese traditional crafts of brick making and bamboo weaving for trays and baskets.

Our journey continues to the village in Long Hồ where we watch local craftmen make the iconic conical hats by hand and learn how rice noodles are made.

Last up is the lively Vinh Long market in the town. This is an excellent opportunity for you to take pictures of the fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables, and other curiosities in the town and market. The cruise will end at Vinh Long city around 11:30AM.

          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