3-day Soft adventure in the heart of the Mekong Delta

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Enjoying a boat trip to explore a lush island on Hau River with some countryside biking

  • Visiting the Cai Rang floating market
  • Exploring the river in the countryside of Can Tho with kayaking

  • Taking a boat trip to visit a Khmer pagoda and vegetable nursery suspended garden by the river

tour details

Explore the countryside and waterways at the heart of the Mekong Delta with chance to observe the unique trading way at Cai Rang floating market, the biggest one of its kind in the Delta and gain an insight into the life of local farmers as you venture deep into the labyrinth of waterways and lush islands. Your tour will mostly be done by boat, the most popular transportation mean in the region and spiced up with some soft adventure elements such as countryside biking and kayaking

Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and drive to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta located on the southern bank of the Hau River, one of the two largest branches of the mighty Mekong. The city is often dubbed as the "Capital of the Western Region" also known as the "Rice basket of Vietnam" contributing more than half of the nation's rice production.

Upon arrival in Can Tho, drop off your luggage at the hotel and then transfer to Ninh Kieu quay to embark on an island tour with cruise on the motorized Mystic Sampan. Lunch will be served aboard. Tour activities in the afternoon include a bike tour and visit to some local homes with a short break in a garden where you can taste some seasonal fruits and coconut milk. Tour around the southern part of the island back to the initial house between orchards, gardens and the river afterward catch a local ferry and get back to C?n Th? by road transport

In the evening, have dinner at Sao Hom restaurant, then you will have free time to explore the night market. Pick up at Ninh Kieu quay at 20:30 hrs for transfer back to the hotel. Those who want to have a deeper exploration of the Can Tho nightlife will arrange their own transportation back to the hotel

Accommodation at hotel in Can Tho

Meals included:
Lunch on-board
Dinner at Sao Hom Restaurant
Floating markets are the highlights of the Mekong Delta and the one in Cai Rang is the biggest. From very early morning hundreds of boats gather to trade agricultural produce brought in from all over the region. So as not to miss the chance to see the market in full swing, an early start is recommended. From your boat you will see the local farmers trading their products directly on the water as they have done for many centuries.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and then transfer to the countryside of Can Tho, about 10km away from the city centre, for a kayaking tour. It would take you up to two hours sliding on the water at your rhythm and have a look at the life on the banks.

Back to the city for lunch at Nam Bo Restaurant and then drive to Binh Thuy district to visit the famous Binh Thuy Temple and the beautiful old house of the Le family. Afterward transfer back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure

Accommodation at hotel in Can Tho

Meals included:
Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at Nam Bo Restaurant
The countryside around Can Tho City still keeps many hidden treasures that will surely take visitors by surprise. This morning you will take a boat trip cross Hau River to visit a village of the Khmer ethnic minority people where you will be amazed by the glamour of their pagoda, a real hidden treasure with beautiful sculpture works. The tour will then take you to see a unique way of farming where local people are tending to their suspension vegetable gardens along the river banks.

Return to the hotel to check out and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City with lunch at restaurant en route

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, drop off at your hotel. Optional airport transfer is available at a surcharge. Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is not included.

Meals included:
Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant

includes

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers and tours with local English or French-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hrs.
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

Tour code: WEBSGNDSCT3
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