Mysteries of Mekong Waterways Vietnam
This Vietnam tour begins in Ho Chi Minh City and from here we drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Here we board our boat enabling us to view this amazing area much as the locals do. Gliding on the bustling waterways we shop at floating markets, eat tropical fruits in lush orchards, discover the art of Bonsai growing and have tea in a typical boathouse.
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Day 1: HCMC- Chau Doc (L)
Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and drive to Chau Doc with a visit and stop along the way. This evening you will be in the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 2: Chau Doc - Can Tho (B/L)
In the morning you will take a sampan cruising to visit the floating fish farm and the Cham weaving village. Transfer heading up the Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a birds-eye view over the rice paddy fields toward Cambodia and visit Lady Xu temple. After lunch in Chau Doc you continue down to Can Tho where we are staying overnight. Stop to visit the Bang Lang bird sanctuary, the incense stick village, and the crocodile farm. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho - Soc Trang - Can Tho (B/L)
An early morning starts today as we travel by boat to the Cai Rang floating market, complete with its many fully-laden boats selling fresh, local produce. You then drive to Phung Hiep floating market where seven tributaries of the Mekong River converge, before heading out to Soc Trang. Here you explore the Clay pagoda and Bat pagoda. Drive back to Can Tho for overnight.
Day 4: Can Tho - Vinh Long homestay (B/L/D)
This morning you set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to Vinh Long. Here you will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals of Vinh Long. You will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals. Toward the end of the day, you arrive at the home of a local family whose house is built on stilts over the water. These people will be our hosts for the evening and will share tales with us of life in the delta. Homestay overnight.
Day 5: Vinh Long - Cu Chi Tunnels - HCMC (B/L)
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we have breakfast and then board our riverboats once more for a cruise to the wonderful Cai Be floating market. You will stop along the way to visit some local cottage industries. Following these visits, you will travel by road to the town of My Tho, where you will visit Dong Tam snake farm. You then continue to the Cu Chi tunnels for a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Later we drive back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Cam on a Chao tam biet.