Experience Mekong Delta once in a life time
The Mekong River runs through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is the longest river in the southeastern Asia region. Deep in history and rich in culture, it’s one of the last travel frontiers with stunning natural beauty and incredible cultural diversity.
Three days on the complex maze of the Mekong Delta is hardly enough for some people, but this tour gives you a brief insight into life on the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries. You will be taken along the vast network of canals and tributaries to see how people go about their daily lives. Gliding on the busy waterways we have the opportunity to interact with the local people at the floating markets, eat tropical fruits in lush orchards, look into the art of Bonsai and sip tea on a typical boathouse.
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be Floating Market (L)
7h00 am you set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark the Cai Be Princess sampan to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing. The trip continues along the Mekong canals to Dong Hoa Hiep Island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. Lunch awaits you at Le Longanier restaurant at La Residence de Phu An resort, a superb Indochine style resort. Drive to Can Tho city. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho - Phong Dien - Thot Not - Chau Doc (B/L)
8h00 cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the unique Cai Rang - Phong Dien floating market. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily life in Mekong River and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. You now travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way you will pass Thot Not to visit Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary (Stork Garden) or Crocodile Farm. You continue your journey to Chau Doc, close to the Cambodian border. While here you head up Sam Mountain for a birdseye view over the rice paddy fields toward Cambodia. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day. A boat trip to visit the floating fish breeding farms reveals the amazing highlight of Chau Doc, a Cham minority village, whom still again employment from traditional weaving. The last stop in Chau Doc is to a local Islamic Mosque. You have lunch at local restaurant before going back to Ho Chi Minh City. Cam on a chao tam bit!