Mekong Delta - 3 Days
A visit to Mekong Delta is one of the best ways to experience Vietnamese countryside. A visit to some of the main places along the Tien and Hau river, will give you a unique insight into Vietnamese culture. In this region, you will also have time to enjoy the peaceful life in rustic gardens, and explore the famous floating market on Mekong delta.
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• Take in life along the Mekong River and enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful, natural seaside
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
|Trip Length:||3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Daily|
All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-October)
|Type of Transportation:||Car/minibus, bicycle and boat|
|Type of Accommodation:||3-Star hotel with private bathroom and homestay with shared bathroom|
Child age: 3 – 9 years old. Infant below 3 years old.
|Included in Price:||
Meals: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
|Excluded from Price:||
● Travel insurance
- Locations Visited:
- Cai Be, Can Tho, Ben Tre
- Start City:
- Ho Chi Minh city
- End City:
- Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho. (180km)
Pick up from your hotel at 08:00 – 8:30 AM and depart for Cai Be. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the delta. On the way, you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After arrival in Cai Be, we take a sampan cruise to visit a rice paper-making workshop, pop rice cake and visit Mr Vo’s ancient house. Known as one of the most ancient houses in the Southern of Vietnam, the house was built over 100 years ago. Then we will have a motorized boat trip through cannels, stop at a local home and enjoy the local tropical fruits and listening to folk music.
After that we will change to a small rowing boat and move in a small cannel. Have lunch on island before we return to the pier. From here, we drive to Can Tho town. On arrival, we check in the hotel.
Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
Day 2: Cai Rang floating market – Ben Tre. (121km)
After early breakfast, at 07:00 you will move to visit Cai Rang Floating Market - the biggest and busiest wholesale floating market of Vietnam where not only local people but people from all over the Mekong delta come to exchange their farming products. Then we will visit a rice husking mill and rice noodle making shop to more thoroughly understand the Mekong delta life. Come to local home Mr 10 Cuong to visit a Cocoa garden. Here, we have time to enjoy a cup of cocoa milk while the host introduces the way to grow cocoa tree and produce chocolate by handmade.
Then we leave Can Tho and drive to Ben Tre. Have lunch on arrival. Then we will move to visit a coconut processing workshop. You will see each period to make production from coconut fruit and make biological fertilizer. Check in homestay. You will attend a cooking class, learn how to make simple local dishes and have dinner with some dishes it make by your hand.
Overnight at homestay in Ben Tre.
(B, L, D)
Day 3: Ben Tre Biking - Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast at homestay, we get bicycles and start biking to a morning local market. It’s best place to buy fresh vegetable and fruits after that biking around vegetable farm and shady paths. Discover the real life in village, visit coconut candy workshop and local Cao Dai temple (8 km). Get along riverside to go back the town. (3km) and have a look at many kinds of fruit for sale displayed on the sidewalk in town. Stop at farmer house for seeing mat weaving. Riding to Mr Sau Khanh ‘s house to see ancient ceramic set. Many antiques are from dynasties and French period.
Turn back homestay for relax. Cruise to Ben Tre Pier. Stop to visit a brickyard to see how local people make brick by hand. Get on land and visit Ben Tre museum to indicate Ben Tre people's revolutionary struggle and vestiges of the American War. We will have time to see Ben Tre market before driving to Ho Chi Minh City.
End of the trip.
Key: Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D
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