Group Tour: Three Days Mekong Delta Trip
3 days, 2 nights
View the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit fruit garden..
The Mekong Delta, also known as the Western Region (Vietnamese: Miền Tây) or the South-western region (Vietnamese: Tây Nam Bộ) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam of over 40,500 square kilometres (15,600 sq mi).The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Đồng Tháp, Tiền Giang, An Giang, Bến Tre, Vĩnh Long, Trà Vinh, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu, and Cà Mau, along with the province-level municipality of Cần Thơ.
The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It’s a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost-soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).
Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of bird life and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reaching for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.
Day 01: HCM – MY THO – BEN TRE - CAN THO
8h00 Am Begin the trip. It takes for one and half hours by bus to drive from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho City.
A smooth pass the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start boat on the Tien River to islet. View the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruit while folk music is performed by the local people.
The cruise will lead to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconut", visit coconut candy workshop, bee house, enjoy honey tea and take a picture with snake.
The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal - fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree.
After lunch, you have freetime for biking, walking.
Next journey is Can Tho. Spend overnight in the hotel (or family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request).
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 02: CAN THO – CAI RANG – TRA SU SANCTUARY
After having breakfast, you have chance to take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river, visit Cai Răng floating market which are the liveliest in the whole Can Tho City. Your experience will be full fill when you go and see how vermicelli’s soup is made. Wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and see a "Monkey bridge" – A bridge was built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Make a stop for lunch.
Then, continue to Chau Doc, visiting Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising with a small boats to explore the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. On the way back stop by to visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda (if time permitted). Finally, return to the Town, check in hotel and spend overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 03: CHAU DOC – SAIGON
After breakfast will be served, we will cruise boat through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. After that, you have also chance to visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. End of trip and back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals: 3 Lunches, 2 breakfasts.
Including all entrance fees.
Express boat from Chau Doc to Phnompenh. (extra option).
Boat trip, biking, fruits, honey tea, candy …
2 nights accomodation: A/C room, shared room (2 person/ room), …
Hotel*** : Hậu Giang, Anh Dao Mekong.
Homestay : Ba Hung (You have 1 dinner if you overnight in homestay).
Hotel *** : Chau Pho, …
(Or other same hotel).
English speaking tour guide.
Cool-towels and mineral water.
Pick up at Hotel in Dist.1 and Dist.3
Extra for single room (3 star): 30usd/pax
Extra for 4 star hotel: 45usd/pax (WEST HOTEL CAN THO & VICTORIA NUI SAM CHAU DOC)
Extra for single room (4star): 50usd/pax
Extra for speed boat ticket from Chau Doc – Phnompenh: 25usd/pax
Personal entertainment expenses.
Meals (out of program).
Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry, drinks, …