- Tour code: PTK- MK2004
- Length : two days
- Start from: Ho Chi Minh city
Highlights: The tour takes visitors deeper into the Mekong Delta to observe the vast rice fields and waterways of My Tho, Ben Tre & Can Tho. It gives a close insight into the fascinating rural life on the Mekong River. Explore the aspect of trading on a river with Cai Rang& Phong Dien floating markets. The water is teeming with boats of all shapes and sizes and the Mekong comes alive as you cruisepast fishing boats, cargo vessels &even floating houses, traditional junk &Vietnamese/Western dinner.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho ( L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. Take a short cycling tour (applied for private tour/ if time permits) then enjoy seasonal fruits & honey tea to sound of “ Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in a hotel ( family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request). Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Day 2: Can Tho – Floating market – Ho Chi Minh ( B)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets ( Phong Dien is optional) which are liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “ Monkey bridge” which is built by only on the stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden.
Stop for lunch, then back to Ho Chi Minh city.
( optional for private tour visit to Mangrove forest which was a former Vietcong base used by the guerillas during the War can be arranged on request).
Describe the tour:
- Departure time: 7.45 AM
- Come back: 5.00 PM
- Group size: maximum of 20 pax
- Transportation: Van/Bus
A/c or van/bus pick up (centrally located hotel), transfer & sightseeing as per program.
Boat trip in the Mekong Delta.
English speaking guide (guide speaking other languages upon request)
All entrance fees
Meals as indicated in the program (L = Lunch)
Tipping is at customer’s discretion