Immense Mekong Discovery 4 days 3 nights
Tour code: DCY113 | Tour Style: Vietnam Discovery
Operated through the best of Mekong Delta, the Mekong tour shows you the real delta with great combination of cultures and sceneries. The itinerary has all its takes to ensure you unforgettable moments from boat trips through winding canals to exploration of hidden islands as well as visits to floating market and traditional handicraft villages. Don’t miss this chance to take a deep insight into the typical beauty of this region with our Mekong Delta tour!Destination: Activities: Cruising, Walking, Sightseeing
- Discovering the best of Mekong Delta by cruising to some floating markets as well as traditional handicraft villages
- Visiting Cai Be and Cai Rang floating markets, and totally soak into the busting and hustling markets
- Observing the daily life of the locals and experiencing their daily activities such as picking fruits, catching fish and crossing the monkey bridge, etc.
We will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 8:00 am and you will embark to a 2-hour drive to Cai Be. Then, a small boat is ready to take you along canals to visit its islands with some handicraft villages and the ancient house on two banks of Mekong River as well as enjoy Đờn ca tài tử (Southern amateur music) show – one of the unique cultural values of this area. In the afternoon, you will move to Tan Phong Island and taste your lunch there.
After lunch, you continue floating on a sampan wandering small creeks among islands and enjoy fresh cool air, peaceful landscapes with many lush fresh fruit gardens along the banks. During this 1-hour boat trip, you will surely have nice photos and taste fresh fruit as much as you can then disembark to come back to Can Tho City.
Arrive in Can Tho, after checking-in your hotel, you will be free to explore city after dinner. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market (B/L/D)
The second day of this Mekong Delta tour will bring you the most interesting experience that you have never had before – trading on the river. You will get up early for breakfast, and then our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart you to Ninh Kieu Wharf where you will embark on a sampan to visit Cai Rang floating market.
Let the bustling atmosphere, the vast of fruit, the sounds of rowing boats and trading activities, and the traffic on the river show you how interesting Cai Rang floating market is. Especially, you can also join these trading activities by buying some kinds of fresh fruits, and you can select and bargain whatever you want like a real local person. After that, the sampan will take you along small creeks to visit large lush fruit gardens.
At noon, you will return to the wharf and lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Can Tho.
In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to a local house in Can Tho. Come there, you will have a chance to become a real farmer by joining the locals’ daily activities including going through monkey bridges, catching crabs and fish, picking coconuts,… Or if you want to, you can take a bike and freely discover the surroundings and talk with locals to learn more about their culture. Then you will taste your dinner with traditional dishes in the local family. Additionally, if the weather is fine, you can take a chance to watch fireflies at night.
Overnight at the home-stay.
Day 3: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L/D)
Following to breakfast, you will visit Chau Doc after 3-hour drive and spend all your day discovering this beautiful and friendly commune. Firstly, you will have a boat trip floating along villages of Cham people on two river banks and learn more about their traditional silk weaving. Next, you will continue moving to Chau Giang to visit the biggest mosque of the Cham community. In the afternoon, your next stops are a Khmer’s temple, a floating fish farm and Sam Mountain respectively. Prepare your camera to catch the sunset moment from this mountain’s peak.
Spend your night at a local hotel Chau Doc.
Day 4: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
On the last day of this Mekong Delta tour, you are totally free for visiting and discovering the Chau Doc market after having breakfast. Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your beloved or you can talk with locals to learn more about the local culture in particular and Vietnamese culture in general.
Goodbye Chau Doc, you will stay on an 6-hour drive to come back Ho Chi Minh City. This tour will come to an end in the late afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City.
Trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Private English speaking tour guide
- Transportations mentioned
- All meals mentioned (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip
- Mineral water placed in your cabin.
- Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries
- Visa arrangement
- Alcohol drinks
- Personal expense
- Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
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.
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.
Phong Dien District
Can Tho City, Vietnam
Phong Dien District is a rural district of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta Region. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most famous Can Tho's attractions with its fruit gardens and the famous floating market.
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.
Chau Doc City, An Giang Province, Vietnam
Lying about 6km to the west of Chau Doc Town, Sam Mountain is the highest mountain in the Mekong Delta. With the high of 230 meters, the mountain is blessed with beautiful landscapes and many historic remains. On the way up to the mountain, the two rice fields along the road and a small Khmer village will allure every visitor.
Chau Doc Market
Bach Dang, Chau Phu A, An Giang Province, Vietnam
Chau Doc Market is famous for its Mam (Mắm – salted fish), which become a specialty of An Giang Province. Mam is one of the most popular dishes of the Southern Vietnam; however you find out all the variety of Mam only in Chau Doc Market. Visiting there, ones can buy Mam as gift for their beloveds.