Explore the rice bowl of Vietnam on this 3-day tour of Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh. Experience the southern charm of the area as you visit its riverside cities, sample fruits traded in colorful floating markets, feast on a sumptuous lunch in a beautiful orchard and take an eco-tour of Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh / My Tho / Ben Tre / Can Tho
Embark on a scenic journey from Ho Chi Minh passing by stunning rice fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river and see stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the riverbanks. Proceed to the beautiful Tortoise Islet and take delight in a sumptuous lunch at an orchard.
Then, take a boat ride to An Khanh, a less-visited yet equally spectacular attraction in Ben Tre. Enjoy cruising along natural canals aboard a hand-rowed boat and enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea while listening to the sound of the Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the locals,
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as you roam around fruit plantations and villages.
Proceed to Can Tho, the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Upon arrival, take your free time to visit the bustling city market or enjoy a lovely dinner at a local restaurant at your own expense. You will then spend your night at one of the city's finest hotels.
Day 2: Can Tho / Chau Doc / Tra Su Sanctuary
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region.
See how the famous Vietnamese vermicelli soup is cooked before strolling around the village and meeting the locals. Muster your courage and experience crossing the Monkey Bridge which is built using only one stem of bamboo.
Then, visit an orchard before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant in Can Tho. Head to Chau Doc and visit Tra Su, a sanctuary which houses a variety of colorful birds and other endemic animals. Cruise along the calm waters of the river and spot storks, cranes and other tropical birds.
At the end of the day, you'll travel back to Chau Doc and spend the nights at one of the city hotels.
Day 3: Chau Doc / Ho Chi Minh
Start your day with a lovely breakfast at the hotel and then take a panoramic boat trip through the floating villages of Chau Doc. Head to a fishing farm and see how the locals raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Chams, an ethnic group in the city and see their traditional way of weaving. You will also take a quick detour at local Islamic Mosque and stop for lunch at Can Tho before travelling back to Ho Chi Minh.
Fruit / Honey tea / Mineral water / Boat ride fee
Meal (refer to the details in the schedule)
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Pick-up from Specific Hotels in District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Capital City of My Tho
Journey from the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh to the peaceful roads aligned with rice fields in My Tho. Upon your arrival, take a cruise to the Vinh Trang Pagoda while passing through iconic stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Enjoy your lunch here at the orchard in Tortoise Islet.
Boat Ride to An Khanh at Ben Tre
Continue on your boat journey by sailing through the canals aboard a hand-rowed boat as the locals perform some Vietnamese folk music. Taste some seasonal food and honey tea as you enjoy the relaxing breeze.
Observe pastoral life as you stroll around the village and meet a family whose business is an example of a peaceful rural lifestyle. Visit the factory that produces the delicious Coconut Candy.
Can Tho, the Fourth Largest City in Vietnam
After arriving in Can Tho, you are welcome to visit the busy market and have dinner at a local restaurant at your expense. Afterwards, head back to your hotel to recharge for the next day of adventures.
Scenic Tributaries of Lower Mekong
Head over to the lively Cai Rang floating market while passing through the Bassac river. See the skillful chefs prepare Vietnamese dishes before touring the village to meet the locals. While heading to the village, gather some courage to cross the thrilling bamboo bridge made using one stalk.
Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
After taking your lunch in a local restaurant in Can Tho, visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary in Chau Doc which is home to a variety of colorful birds and other endemic animals. Catch a glimpse of spot storks, cranes and other tropical birds while cruising along the river.
A Night in Chau Doc
Upon returning to Chau Doc, spend a night in one of the city hotels.
Floating Villages of Chau Doc
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before proceeding to your scheduled boat trip to see the floating villages of Chau Doc. Get to know the local culture of fish farming as you spend time with the villagers.
Traditional Way of Weaving
Visit the people of the Chams and watch the traditional methods of weaving. Have a quick pass at a local Islamic Mosque before stopping for lunch (by your own arrangement) at Can Tho and heading back to Ho Chi Minh.
Drop-off at Specific Hotels in District 1, Ho Chi Minh
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