This trip gives you the authentic and insightful view of the Mekong Delta. We will travel down to Mekong Delta that is over 200 years. 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 – Chau Doc – Saigon
Day 1/ Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long (B,L,D)
Morning your driver will pick you up at hotel lobby. We will enjoy a scenic drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be well-known for its floating market. Here we will board your private boat with your local tour guide and cruise the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. A local bonsai gardener will prepare a sumptuous lunch, featuring a popular dish of ‘Elephant ear fish’. With bellies full we will continue our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day we arrive at a house is built on stilts over the water. There will still be some time for those who wish to bike around the village enjoying the big smiles and “hello” from the local people. A local family will be our hosts for the night. Those who wish will be able to participate in a free cooking class to prepare the evening meal.
Overnight at homestay in Vinh Long.
Vinh Long Homestay
Day 2/ Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B,L)
We will make our way up the less travelled branches of the mighty Mekong River taking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Along the route, we will stop and learn about local industry such as brick manufacturing, coconut products, and visit fruit orchards. Arrival at Sa Dec, you will visit the local market and the Trung Vuong primary school where well known writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood…
A picnic lunch will be provided on board in an area of natural beauty away from the hustle and bustle of civilization and we can enjoy the natural surroundings. The afternoon will have us continue up the Mekong stopping at other areas of interest. In the late afternoon we will arrive at Long Xuyen which is a typically peaceful provincial town lying on the Mekong’s banks, dotted with an attractive floating market. Check in hotel. Overnight in Long Xuyen.
(Optional: You might join with the guide to explore local delicacies).
Dong Xuyen Hotel / 3 star
Day 3/ Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B,L)
After breakfast – we will visit the Long Xuyen floating market “it is amongst the biggest markets on the river which is not yet discovered by heavy tourism.” Our Sampan will continue up the river offering us glimpses of river life and offering interesting landscapes. Today we will enjoy a lunch on board prepared with traditional dishes enjoyed by the Mekong natives and after lunch time will be spent discovering the ways of a local Muslim Village. We will visit fish farms on the river and be amazed by the feeding frenzy at feeding time. The Mekong adventure will end with your arriving at your hotel. Overnight in Chau Doc. (Optional – You might join with the guide to explore local delicacies)
Hung Cuong Hotel / 2 star
Day 4/ Chau Doc – Trà Sư Cajuput Forest – Saigon (B)
After an early breakfast, we drive approximately 25 kms to visit Tra Su, a cajeput forest which is home of about 100 species of birds. A roundtrip motor-boat cruise takes you to all significant sites of this ecological forest to discover its greenery and bird sanctuary. Lunch will be arranged in Chau Doc. After lunch, we will arrange Phuong Trang Bus (or similar) back to Sai Gon departing around 14:00 (the drive takes approximately 6 hours).
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Package Tour Price In USD: $459.00 per person (private group of 2 persons)
Price is valid until September 2018.
- Tour cost included:
- Private air-conditioned transportation Saigon to Cai Be
- Public bus from Chau Doc to Saigon (quality bus with air-conditioning)
- Local English speaking guide
- 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