Mekong Delta tour – 2 days / 1 night
- Duration:2 days
- Destinations: HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – HCM
The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It's a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).
Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of bird life and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reach for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
DAY 1: HCM - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO (L)
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.
The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho. Your leisure. Overnight in Can Tho (centrally located hotel/countryside-homestay).
Accommodation: 1 ROH room at Hau Giang hotel or similar hotel (centrally located hotel/countryside-homestay).
DAY 2: CAN THO - CAI RANG MARKET (B / L)
Breakfast at the hotel/homestay in early morning. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit to Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region.
Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory.
Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure.
Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
80 USD/ person Overnight at 2star hotel
85 USD/ person Overnight at homestay
90 USD/person Overnight at 3star hotel
35 USD/ person Overnight at homestay
25 USD/ person Overnight at hotel 2 star
55 USD/ person Overnight at hotel 3 star
- Single room plus 20-25 USD/person
Include: A/c transfer, English speaking guide, boat trips, 02 lunches, 01 breakfast, fruit, honey tea & all entrance fees, 01 night hotel, 01 mineral water/pax/day
Exclude: Travel insurance, drinks, other meals not mentioned, personal costs