Mekong Delta 3-Day River Life Adventure
* Discover the floating market, one important life style of the people in Mekong
* Visit ancient houses, delightful flower gardens and orchids and savor tropical fruits
* Explore local traditional coconut candy, rice paper and pop-rice manufacturing workshops
* Walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to experience local people’s daily activities
Day 1: HCM City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L/D)
Stop At: Vinh Trang Temple, My Tho, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta
After an early pick up at your hotel around 07:30 AM, transfer to My Tho. Chance to join activities of local people and enjoy nice scenery of lush paddy fields on the way. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Mekong delta. On arrival in My Tho, take a boat trip along Mekong river. During the boating, you can see fish cages, floating houses which are symbols of local life here.
The boat then takes you through coconut tree canal which finally leads to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark and have a short walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers.
Continue walking on the village’s road to coconut candy shops to have a try and see some handicraft made by coconut tree. After lunch head for Can Tho – the heart of Mekong river on a 2-hour drive.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc (B/L/D)
Stop At: Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho, Mekong Delta
After breakfast, take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of Mekong river. The boat trip later takes you Cai Rang floating market, which is the most original and bustling place of the region. Have you tried the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle? So, you will go and see how it is made.
After that, trek along the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, chance to see Monkey bridge which is built by only one bamboo. Leaving the village, back the riverside, time for lunch. After lunch, our drive takes you to Chau Doc. On the way, we will stop at Long Xuyen to visit Crocodile farm (If time permit).
● Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Hotel in Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc – Tra Su Cajuput Forest – HCM City (B/L)
Stop At: Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Chau Doc, An Giang Province
After an early breakfast, visit a village of Cham ethnic people with Muslim mosque and towel weaving. Then continue to Chua Xu Lady temple at Sam Mountain. The temple is one of the holiest places in Vietnam and every year Vietnamese people make their pilgrimage to her place. According to old tales, she has brought a lot of luck, health and happiness to those who pay respect at her temple.
Leave the temple 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 and harmonize with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make you do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Lunch at a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, say goodbye to Mekong delta and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all of travelers at the hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Entry/Admission - Vinh Trang Temple
- Entry/Admission - Cai Rang Floating Market
- Entry/Admission - Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate