Essence of Mekong Delta Holidays 3 days 2 nights
Tour code: SEN112 | Tour Style: Short Trip
This 3-day Mekong Delta tour is a great combination of discovering the best of Mekong Delta by both waterway and land. The itinerary takes you to discover the rustic charm of Southern Vietnam, observe the local daily life, have the unique experience of home-stay with a local family and capture the beauty of the Mekong Delta under the sunrise in an early morning waking up on the water. Let’s leave the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City behind and discover the tranquil rhythms of the Delta, you are ensured to have truly lasting memories of the wonders of the Delta.Destination: Activities: Cruising, Walking, Sightseeing
- Discovering the best of Mekong Delta by cruising to some floating markets as well as traditional handicraft villages
- Observing the daily life of the locals and experiencing their daily activities such as picking fruits, catching fish and growing vegetables, etc
- Experiencing the difference between a morning waking up among the friendly locals in the village and a morning waking up on the immense water
Starting from Ho Chi Minh City at around 7:30, our Vietnam tour begins with a short drive towards the south, leaving the city behind and entering the rural landscapes of the Mekong Delta. As heading deeper into the Mekong Dela, you will reach Cai Be Town first.
Upon arrival in Cai Be boat wharf, you'll be transferred to a sampan to start a trip through many branches of Mekong Delta. Our first stops is the colorful Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to a Coconut Farm, and then listen to the "Tai Tu Music". Finally, you will visit Tan Phong Island by boat before checking in a Home-stay at Tan Phong Island.
Lunch will be served in a local Ancient House of the village in Tan Phong Island with a lot of delicious specialties and fresh fruits. Then you will have a short time to relax or walk around the surroundings.
After lunch, you will cycle around Tan Phong Island for exploring the rural life of local people. Attending the cooking class in the late afternoon will bring you an interesting experience of cooking traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Overnight at Home-stay in Tan Phong Island.
Day 2: Tan Phong island – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B,L,D)
Wake up early to enjoy the tranquil morning and breakfast at Tan Phong Island before taking a rowing-sampan through An Binh Island to Mr. Cai Cuong’s former landlord house. Enjoy the fresh fruits of the Delta then you will visit local pop rice, rice paper workshops, bonsai gardens and fishing villages.
After that, you will be back to Tan Phong Island for checking out home-stay then embark into a sampan to reach the Mekong Boat for cruising to Can Tho. Enjoy your lunch with local dishes on boat while floating on the river and behold the immense scenery as well as the daily life of this area.
In the afternoon, you will join on-land activities such as walking around local villages, visiting fruit orchards or rice fields, meeting friendly locals and tasting the local produce and fruits.
Saying goodbye to the peaceful villages and friendly people, you will get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck. From there, you can catch the moment when the sun is setting over the magnificent water of the Mekong River. Don’t miss this chance to take some nice shots as an unforgettable memory in your life. The boat will anchor at night and you will have an interesting experience with the moon, wind and a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board - your floating hotel - in the Mekong Delta.
Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)
The sound of the river and purchasing activities will wake you up early. You will enjoy your breakfast on boat, observing the locals’ daily work – buying and selling products on boat and beholding the scenery of slow sunrise over the water.
After breakfast, you continue to explore the waterways with a morning boat ride through the bustling floating Cai Rang market where vendors line up their boat to sell their goods and products. The hustling activities as well as hundreds kinds of fruits will make you excited and enjoyable. Also, you can join these activities by buying some kinds of fruits and talking with the vendors or take photos to keep a unique cultural feature of Southern Vietnam.
After that, you will visit some of the local confectionery factories and buy something as a delicious gift for your families and friends. Or if you like, you can spend your time boating on green water to see local houses, verdant orchards and local shipyards.
In the late morning, you will taste your brunch or lunch then will be transferred to your hotel in Saigon, finish an interesting tour in Southern Vietnam.
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All meals mentioned
Mineral water, fruits, tea
Other meals not mentioned
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Drinks not mentioned in the meals
Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.
Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be, Tien Giang, Vietnam
Located in the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Cai Be Floating Market gives you a chance to observe a unique part of daily life in this watery region. Not only watching the bustling environment, you can also experience as a local by reaching the boats and bargaining for whatever you wish.
Tan Phong Island
Tan Phong, Tien Giang, Vietnam
Located facing the Cai Be Floating Market, Tan Phong Island is described as a boat filled with sweet fruit floating in the middle of the Tien River. Visiting the island, tourists not only have chance to immerse themselves in the fresh air but also have chance to taste the typical fruits of this region.
Can Tho City
Can Tho City, Vietnam
As the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is a buzzing town with a lively waterfront lined with sculpted gardens and an appealing blend of narrow backstreets and wide boulevards that make for some rewarding exploration.
Cai Rang Floating Market
Vo Tanh, Can Tho, Vietnam
A visit to Cai Rang Floating market in Can Tho city of Mekong Delta surely impresses every visitor. Not only being a place for souvenirs, the market is also the place giving you an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like.