Mekong Delta Excursion

Mekong Delta Excursion

Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Destinations
+ 4
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City → My Tho → Tra Vinh → Can Tho → Mekong Delta

Highlights

  • Visit Mekong Delta's largest floating market in Can Tho
  • Strolling through the waterways of the Mekong Delta, enjoying the slow pace of life
  • Taste lots of tropical fruit in Mekong Delta
  • Take small boat trip in to the villages, meet up local at their home
Age range
13 - 90 years old
Accommodation
3 / 4 / 5
Transportation

The 3 day package to explore the overflowing life of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s “rice bowl”. See the Delta’s largest floating market, get a great perspective of Vietnamese life on the river by leisure biking and boating around the tributaries of the mighty Mekong River, from village to village…

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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Tra Vinh.
    Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Tra Vinh.
    Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Tra Vinh.

    Meet your tour guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City then head out to My Tho in Mekong Delta. Dip into the beauty of rice fields along the way. The first stop is to visit Vinh Trang pagoda Tien Giang Province. The pagoda is an ancient Southern gem with the combination of Asian and European architecture including Renaissance period and Romanesque. Next, continue a drive to My Tho to take a boat trip on Mekong River. View the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops and islands including Dragon, Phoenix, Unicorn and Tortoise. After lunch on one of the beautiful islands, ride a horse or take a carriage around villages to see the local life; taste tropical fruits and honey tea at bee-keeping farm; listen to traditional music and visit a local coconut candy manufacturer. Roam on village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the locals to get deeper understanding about their daily life in the watery area.
    Then drive to Tra Vinh to overnight in this charming Khmer town.
    Meal: Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Tra Vinh.

  2. Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho.
    Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho.
    Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho.

    Wake up to the serene sound of the countryside. After breakfast start the morning cycle ride around the village, discovering the way of life of the local Khmer people who have settled here. Although Khmer make up the highest percentage of the population of Tra Vinh Province, there is still a number of Vietnamese and Chinese people living in the area, which can be seen by the different style of temples in the area. Visit the Chinese, Khmer and Vietnamese temples and learn how the different cultures practise Buddhism.
    You will then bike along the rice fields and witness the farmers working, before arriving at Huynh Ky ancient house combining colonial and Vietnamese architecture. The house was built in 1924 by Mr. Huynh Ky, who used to be the Head of Tra Vinh Province under the French colonial period.
    On the way back, cycle past local villages and observe their daily life. Stop by at a local wet market. Be amazed by the huge array of fresh produce on offer and snap some photos of the place.
    After lunch, pack your luggage then drive to Can Tho - the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Rest of the day, you may like to walk along Ninh Kieu Park and on a pedestrian bridge of Can Tho City.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

  3. Day 3: Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon.
    Day 3:  Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon.
    Day 3:  Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon.
    Day 3:  Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon.
    Day 3:  Can Tho - Floating Market - Saigon.

    Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market by motor boat. Experience the daily life of the Mekong River Delta as vendors from around the region gather to sell fresh fruits, local delicacies and handmade goods. Proceed your discovery of the region with a tour of the cottage industries to see people making coconut candies and rice paper.
    Return to Ninh Kieu quay, you will visit the riverside Can Tho market, the nearby Ong pagoda and Binh Thuy Communal House.
    After lunch in the city, your driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City, en route take a short break at Mekong Rest-stop.
    Tour finishes.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: N/A.

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  • Accommodation

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    1. Guide

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      English-speaking local guide.
      (Other language on request)

    2. Meals

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      As mentioned in the itinerary: Daily breakfast at hotel, 2 lunches.

    3. Transport

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      - Modern air-conditioned vehicle.
      - Motorized boat on the Mekong River.
      - Rowing sampan on small channels of Mekong River.
      - Horse cart.
      - Bicycle.

    • Flights

      There is no domestic flight included in this package


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    Price Includes

    • Accommodations with daily breakfast.
    • Service of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Service of an English speaking guide.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entrance fees, bicycle, boats for all mentioned sights visited.
    • Bottled drinking water during the tour.

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    • Tipping and other personal expenses.

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