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Mekong Delta Tour 6 Days

Duration: 6 days 5nights

Tour Type: Private Tour

Destinations: Saigon, Can Tho, Cai Rang, Cai Be, Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Cu Chi, Xeo Quit

The trip gives you a complete picture of the fertile Mekong Delta. Beginning with a boat trip through beautiful Mekong River to witness the peaceful daily life of local people, the tour continues to bring you to Can Tho, the city bearing a simple, poetic beauty. Then, you will be greeted by diversified products of floating markets that are extremely colorful and worth visiting. Together with Islamic culture and farming activities of Cham minority in Chau Doc, the friendliness of local people will leave you a purely cultural experience.

 

 

Highlights

  • Visit colorful floating markets on the banks of the Mekong
  • Visit the authentic local villages in Mekong Delta Vietnam
  • Dine the best Vietnamese and Khmer cuisine

 

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1:

HCMC Arrival

(B)

Day 2:

HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels & The City Tour

(B)

Day 3:

HCMC – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho

(B)

Day 4:

Can Tho – Long Xuyen – Chau Doc

(B)

Day 5:

Chau Doc – Xeo Quyt – HCMC

(B)

Day 6:

HCMC Departure

(B)

 

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Welcomed at Tan Son Nhat International airport Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax after a long journey. Overnight stayed in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Accommodation       : In Saigon

Meals           : Breakfast  

This morning take a step back in time and revisit the military history of the area. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the Vietnam War. Part of a larger network, the tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat. They also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. Then, drive back to HCMC. Your afternoon city tour begins at the century-old Reunification Palace, which witnessed the growth of Ho Chi Minh City during peacetime and throughout the Vietnam War until its end in 1975. Continue to the nearby French colonial area, including a stop at the impressive Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a famous cathedral located in Paris Square. Discover the magnificent neo-Romanesque architecture as you take in the tranquil atmosphere inside. At the opposite Central Post Office, one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, learn about this significant landmark — the busiest post office in Vietnam. Admire the neoclassical-style of the post office interior as your guide points out the painted maps of former Saigon, once the capital of South Vietnam. To round off the day we visit to Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, where your guide can help you barter for goods. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel by private vehicle. Overnight stayed in HCMC.

Accommodation       : In Saigon

Meals           : Breakfast 

 

In the morning, you’ll drive to Cai Be. On the way to Cai Be, you can see green rice fields stretching towards the horizon. Upon arrival in Cai Be, we take a sampan (local transport) cruise to visit the Cai Be floating market which is one of the biggest and famous floating markets in Mekong Delta. Next, we walk to visit a coconut candy, a crispy rice cake factory and you might buy coconut candy and hand-made items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta for souvenir

After that, we will get the boat for enjoying something difference in An Binh Island. It is famous for fresh fruits the whole year. You have a chance to enjoy the local tropical fruits while listening to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders. We then continue our drive to Can Tho, where we check-in at our hotel. In the evening you will have dinner and time to explore the area by you self. Overnight stayed in Can Tho.

Accommodation       : In Can Tho

Meals           : Breakfast  

After breakfast at hotel, you will depart Can Tho for Chau Doc with an en route visit by boat to the Bang Lang stork sanctuary in Thot Not, which offers also the view of the local people’s vivid life on the water. Checks in hotel for relax.

In the afternoon, visit Sam Mountain, Lady Xu Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple, floating fish farm and boat trip to Champa Village. Overnight stayed in Chau Doc.

Accommodation       : In Chau Doc

Meals           : Breakfast  

The return trip begins as we depart this border town. A part of the pleasure of travelling in this region is the simple joy of seeing the rice fields and the smiling faces of the people. On arrival we board a boat for an exploration of the Xeo Quyt Forest which was once a stronghold of the communist troop during the American wartime. This boundless cajuput forests are dissevered by numerous narrow canals surrounded by aquatic grass and plants, tall trees and vines. The cool and humid air mixing with the fragrance of flowers as well as the beautiful song of bird in the quiet environment makes for an unforgettable excursion. After the boat trip, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, passing through the charming countryside. Stay overnight at hotel Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation       : In Saigon

Meals           : Breakfast  

After breakfast, you have time to relax or go sightseeing until transferred to airport for your ongoing flight. End of the service.

Accommodation       : Not available. Standard check out time 12.00 (noon time)

Meals           : Breakfast 

 

Tour price includes

  • Accommodation in double/twin shared rooms
  • Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner),
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Transportation by private car with A/C
  • English or French-speaking guide 
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

 

Tour price excludes

  • International airfare;
  • Airport taxes,
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
    Meals not indicated,
  • Personal expenses 
  • Peak season surcharge and Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinners.

 

Remarks

  • We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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