MEKONG DELTA 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS (CAI BE - FLOATING MARKET - CHAU DOC - CAMBODIA OR BACK TO SAI GON)

  

 

MEKONG DELTA 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS 

 

 (My Tho - Can Tho - Chau Doc Or Express to Cambodia) 

 

Highlights:

Island tour.

Tropical fruits garden + bee farm + coconut candy workshop and small cannal.

The biggest Cai Rang floating market.

Motor and rowing boats.

Tra Su forest. 

 

DAY 1: SAI GON - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO

07.30am: This morning we will start Mekong Delta Tour from SaiGon 3 Days travel by coach transport to My Tho. We will pick you up at our tour office (we can pick you up at your hotel if you stay around backpacker area).

9:30am - 10.00am, arrive in My Tho. Board a wooden motor boat (20 minutes) to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, interesting fisherman's port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water).

From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea. After that we walk around quiet villages and watch the life of rural people in Mekong Delta.

Things get small and personal now. We are divided into many groups and get on small row boats. During this 15 minutes trip, you’ll witness all kind of interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around, while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery. Away from the city, that is it all about!

Next, let's get back to the large motor boat for something different. You'll cruise a canal whose 2 long sides are orchards. After that, we cruise to a village where the sweat smell coconut candies are in the air. To satisfy your curiosity, we'll get to a village that has many small shops that make coconut candy and handcrafted items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. It is indeed inseparable from the villagers' life.

Have a lunch at the restaurant in Mekong Delta.

One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a seasonable orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. You can enjoy the fruits for free while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.

As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho.

Check-in hotel and stay overnight in Can Tho.

Included: Coach or private transport, boat trips, entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch, 01 water bottle and accommodation in Can Tho.

Excluded: Breakfast,dinner, drinks, travel insurance, tips and personal expenses.

 

DAY 2: CANTHO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - CHAU DOC

After breakfast, around 7:00 am, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape ----  Cai Rang floating market...

This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, you'll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City.

After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factory.

The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let's go back to Can Tho for that.

After this, board a comfortable A/C tourist onward bus to the Tra Su Sanctuary Forest a fansatic ecosystem for any plant and animal species. This beautiful 840 hectares( 2075 acres) water forest of mangrove (cajuput ) trees under went restoration in 1983 and provides habitat  for water birds such as storks, as well as bats, reptiles, fish, and other animal and bird species. Wonder at the amazing tiny houses built on stilts, with their rudimentary bamboo roofs firmly tied to the overhead cajuput trees, making for unusual dwellings in the quiet ambience of the forest. Transfer to a tiny rowboat and float through rich, lush greenery into the heart of the forest, where bird nests fill the treetops and nature's silence reigns. Alright, then climb the 126 steps up a tower high above the trees and awed by a spectacular 360 view of the surrounding forest. Relax, enjoy the view and fresh air, the bus go to Chau Doc. The rest of the evening is planed as free time to explore Chau Doc city by night.

 

DAY 3: CHAU DOC - RAFT VIIAGE -  SAIGON (or express to Cambodia)

    Depart at your hotel in the morning to visit Raft Village and to learn about the history if the development of fishery, an important economic resource to the villages who live in the river. Continue by boat along the Vinh An canal into fascinating Cham Village. Visit the large, ancient mosques of the Cham minority community where distinctive architecture stands throughout the village. Enjoy the gentle, elegant hospitality of the architecture stands throughout the village. Enjoy the gentle, elegant hospitality of the local Cham people as you come to understand the culture and customs of the residents. Here you will also see the past brought to life through photographs.

    in here you have TWO options:

    Option 1: Back to Ho Chi Minh city

    Option 2:  Overight in Chau Doc and next morning at 7am, Fast boat directly to Phnompenh (4 hours).

Included:  Bus, boat, entrance fees, English speaking guide, 2breakfast, lunch and 01 water bottle.

Excluded: Dinner, drinks, travel insurance, tips, cambodia visa, and personal expenses.