Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Price from: $299
Discover the breath-taking landscapes of Mekong Delta:cruising among narrow canals, rice fields, villages and lush orchards of tropical fruits, daily life of local people, Cai Rang floating market, Sa Dec - land of flowers and home of Marguerite Duras with famous novel "the Lover", Tra Su forest,named ecotourism resort in land...
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc - Tra Su forest - Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Saigon
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be (-/L/D)
08:00AM meet our local tour guide at the lobby of your hotel. Depart for Cai Be.
The program will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables by the luxury boat of Mekong Travel
Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn...
It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof...
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.
Then, we visit nursery garden for you to contact the real famous farmers – Mr Tiger or his son who is very successful in Vietnam agriculture.
Have some fruits and tea when enjoying the traditional music at Ut Trinh home.Check in Ut Trinh home-stay.
One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta.
Cooking some dishes with the owners. We enjoy diner and have cup of tea or rice wine when talking together. You can ask the locals about the culture, people, history of this Island. They do not mind to answer some personal questions. Overnight in a private room of local house
Day 2: Caibe – Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Chau Doc (B/L/-)
Have a breakfast and walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning
Boat trip to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay.
Our boat will go along the floating village. We will learn how to farm catfish on Mekong river
Continue to visit Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...
The cruise will end at Vinh Long city.
We leave Vinh Long for Sa Dec. Sa Dec was home to Marguerite Duras - author of "The Lover". Visit her ancient house and flowers gardens.
Afterwards, we head out to Chau Doc.
Visit Sam mountain and admire sunset over Cambodia border if time permits. Check - in at hotel. Free time. Overnight in Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc – Tra Su forest - Can Tho (B/L/-)
Today we explore Tra Su forest, located 30km approximately from Chau Doc town. The forest has been designated as a special restoration zone since 1983, with the target of becoming a renowned scientific forest and nature reserve with 845ha special-purpose forest surrounded by a 645ha buffer zone. It is the habitat for many colonies of water birds, bats and various others such as rare and endangered animals and reptile species.
Drive back to Chau Doc. We continue our journey to Can Tho.
On arrival, check-in at hotel. Free time. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L/-)
Morning, enjoy a boat cruise to explore Cai Rang floating market and observe the daily life of local people. This market is bustling with retails and wholesales for all kind of products and tropical fruits.
Drive back to Hochiminh city. Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends.
Accommodation in Hochiminh city is excluded.
Extension tours to Angkor Wat temples, Siem Reap or to Sapa Discovery are available.
PLease contact our Tour Managers for more details
Prices: from US$ 368 per person. Please contact our Tour Managers for best prices.
Mekong Delta Eco Tour is designed to who love to discover Mekong Delta deeply: lush and green orchards of tropical fruits in Cai Be, extensive rice fields a long the way from Sa Dec to Chau Doc, bustling floating market in Cai Rang, authentic landscapes of Mekong Delta
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