Depart Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and embark on a 3-day adventure to the world famous Mekong Delta. First, discover the Cai Be floating market with local people exchanging goods from their boats. Then go to a riverside village to taste honey tea and learn about coconut candy and rice paper making. Enjoy local traditional music while having lunch and leave for Chau Doc, visiting the beautiful Chua Xu Lady Temple on the way. On day 2, view authentic floating fish farms and explore a Cham Muslim village. Continue on to the lush Tra Su Cajuput Forest, renowned not only for its untouched natural beauty but also for the diversity of its flora and fauna, before heading to Can Tho City. On your last day, visit the Cai Rang floating market, which is the biggest and most colourful floating market in the Mekong Delta. Then go by motor boat through small leafy creeks to a local orchard and enjoy tropical seasonal fruits (included). Head back to Ho Chi Minh City with a stop-over at the Vinh Long market.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long - Chau Doc (L, D)
07:00AM depart from Saigon to Cai Be by air-conditioned bus. Take a boat trip to discover Cai Be floating market with local people selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Go on to riverside village to visit orchard, taste honey tea, see coconut candy and rice paper production process. Have lunch at Xeo May riverside restaurant and enjoy Mekong delta traditional music. Cross the great Mekong river to Vinh Long city by boat and leave for Chau Doc town by bus with a visit at Chua Xu Lady temple.
Enjoy dinner at Bay Bong restaurant which is recommended by Lonely Planet. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 2: Chau Doc Floating Houses - Tra Su Cajuput Forest - Long Xuyen - Can Tho (B, L, D)
6:30AM have breakfast at the hotel. Go along the river by rowing boat to see floating houses with fish breeding cages, a village of Cham ethnic people, Muslim mosque, towel weaving. Go on to Tra Su cajuput forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonising with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of the flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed & comfortable. From the observation post, you can overlook the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Have lunch in the forest, relax on hammock or experience monkey bridge. Head to Can Tho city. Check in upon arrival. Have dinner and enjoy free time for sightseeing (bus transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf and back hotel). Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Vinh Long - Saigon (B)
06:00AM have breakfast at the hotel. 07:00AM transfer by bus to the wharf, then board a motorboat to go for a sightseeing in Cai Rang which is the biggest and more colourful floating market on the Mekong delta. Since early in the morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc... Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Then take a motorboat along small leafy creeks until a local orchard and enjoy tropical seasonal fruits (included). Around 10:30 come back to the hotel, have free time for sightseeing or cycling around. 12:00 check out and have lunch (excluded). Return to Saigon with a stop-over at Vinh Long market.
Please note: Itinerary subject to change without prior notice due to climatic and river conditions. In very rare cases, this tour will not depart due to insufficient bookings (departures require a minimum of 8 people). In this instance, you will be offered our 2-Day Mekong Delta Package + an extra night in Saigon.
What to bring: lightweight and quick dry clothing, sandals for walking, sun-hat, sun-glasses.
2-nights Private Room Accommodation (1N Chau Doc, 1N Can Tho)
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