MEKONG DELTA OVERVIEW 3 DAYS TOUR
My Tho is dotted with serene Buddhist pagodas and surrounded by vast paddy fields and dense fruit gardens. Visitors can enjoy a cruise on boats and hand-rowed sampans viewing the daily activities of the local people along the tributaries of the Mekong River and taste fresh tropical fruit and honey directly from beehives on fertile islets.
Chau Doc is a riverside commercial centre not far from Cambodian border. The city was once known for its dugout canoe races. Chau Doc has quite sizable Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities, each of which has built distinctive temples that are worth a visit.
Known as the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is located on the right bank of the Bassac River, the lower branch of the Mekong. This friendly, bustling city is connected to most other population centers in the Mekong Delta by a system of roads, rivers and canals. The most prominent feature of this area is the image of wholesale floating markets where buyers and sellers move around by boat, presenting typical activities of the locals living in the Mekong Delta.
|Day 1||HO CHI MINH - MYTHO - BENTRE - CHAU DOC (B/L)|
|Day 2||CHAU DOC - CAN THO (B/L)|
|Day 3||CAN THO FLOATING MARKET - HO CHI MINH (B/L)|
We drive to My Tho, where we get on our private boat, which shall start off by driving us to Turtle island, a beautiful island with many orchards. Here we can enjoy a variety of tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists.
Then, we are going on a short horse cart ride to a Bee Farm, where we can play with the pythons, try some honey tea, and taste local confectionery.
Finally, we will have a short rowing boat ride to our main boat, which in turn will take us to Phoenix island where will have our lunch. Departure to Chau Doc. On arrival, stay at Chau Pho Hotel in Chau Doc.
Morning take a boat cruise on Hau River to visit a Floating Fish farming, where you can see local families breading fish underneath their houses. Then we keep going to a Cham-minority village. There you can see women waving their Sarongs. Later, we drive to Sam Mount, a popular pilgrimage site of the Vietnamese Buddhists. A climb uphill to the peak of the mountain will offer stunning panorama of the nearby Vietnamese and Cambodian regions.
Drive to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
7:30AM: We leave the hotel, board a motor boat along the Mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating market, the largest of its kind, where a colorful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging. Then we continue the cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine (visit the Noodle Factory or the Crocodile Farm). Late morning, the boat takes us across Mekong River to Vinh Long on the other side drive back to HCMC.
Stop for lunch en-route. Arrive back Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon. End of service.
Rates (PER PERSON IN USD)
|Accommodation||1 pax||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax||7 pax||8 pax or more||Single supplements|
Departure from: HCMC
Return to: HCMC
Activities: Walking, boating
Trip highlights: My Tho & Ben Tre, Cai Rang Floating Market, Chau Doc border town.
|Standard Class:||Chau Pho / Saigon Can Tho / Ninh Kieu|
|Deluxe Class:||Victoria Chau Doc / Victoria Can Tho|
What to take: We suggest a small, lightweight day pack for cameras, spare film, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes.
- Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
- Accommodation based on twin share
- Sight-seeing & Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Meals as specified
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
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