The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam’s two rice baskets. This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away. From its source, the river makes its way through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam before flowing out into the Sea. The Mekong’s Vietnamese name, Cuu Long, means Nine Dragons for the nine mouths that terminate the flow of this great river as it is absorbed by the sea.
Cruising upstream with a lazy way is very unique way to get very close view of local people in the Delta and to understand more about their cultural lives along with canals & river system…
Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen – Saigon
Day 1/ Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long (L,D)
08:00am Driver pick you up at hotel lobby and we enjoy a scenic drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be. Upon arrival in Cai Be, boarding your private boat and start the upstream over Mekong river toward Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Picnic lunch will be arranged onboard. There will be bicycle on board and you might be interested in biking through villages along the river, enjoying the big smiles and hellos from the local people. Cruise the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. Towards the end of the day we arrive at homestay of a local family. You can join in cooking with the hosts to prepare for our dinner.
Homestay in Vinh Long
Day 2/ Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B,L)
8:00am We make our way up the less travelled branches of the mighty Mekong River. Along the route, we visit local workshops such as brick and coconut factories and fruit orchards. Arriving in Sa Dec, we visit the local market and Trung Vuong primary school where Marguerite Duras, author of the famous novel “The Lover”, spent her childhood.
A picnic lunch will be served on board. We enjoy lunch in the scenic countryside away from the hustle and bustle. In the late afternoon we arrive in Long Xuyen which is a typically peaceful provincial town lying on the Mekong’s banks, dotted with an attractive floating market. Check in hotel approximately 17:00. Overnight in Long Xuyen.
Dong Xuyen hotel / 3 star
Day 3/ Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B,L)
After breakfast, we visit Long Xuyen floating market, “amongst the biggest markets on the river which is not yet discovered by heavy tourism.” Our sampan continues up the river offering us glimpses of river life and exotic landscapes. Back to hotel and then catch the public sleeping bus (Phuong Trang Bus) back to Saigon. Arrival in Saigon, transfer to the bus station in District 10 and take taxi to your hotel.
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Package Tour Price In USD: USD 335.00 per person (private group of 2 persons)
Price is valid until September 2018.
- Tour cost included:
- Private air-conditioned transportation from Saigon to Cai Be
- Bus ticket Long Xuyen – Saigon + taxi from District 10 to hotel downtown.
- Local English speaking guide (from Cai Be to Chau Doc)
- Hotel accommodations on Double/Twin sharing as indicated with breakfast
- Meals (excluding drinks) as stated (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- Private boat & sightseeing fee as specified
- Biking fee
- Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
- Tour Excluded:
- Private expenses
- All types of bank fee for payment
- Tips and Gratuities
- Other services not mentioned in the Included