Mekong Delta – the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam is such a wonderful place that offers domestic and overseas tourists a chance to take in spectacular panoramic view and sense the full taste of southern Vietnam. As an Indochina tour specialist including Vietnam for over 10 years, Viet Vision Travel understands your needs and concerns involving the desire to experience the very best of amazing Mekong Delta. Regardless of your wants – culture, history, scenery or adventure - we are here to help you create a special and unforgettable Vietnam Vacation highlighted with a unique Mekong Tour in which you can get an opportunity to experience top appealing attractions encompassing Ben Tre, Cai Be, Long Xuyen, Can Tho and so on where markets, boats and houses float upon unaccountable canals, rivers and streams, accompanied with a high likelihood to pampered yourself with mouth-watering local specialties and exciting experience in the water world. Welcome to our Mekong tour and enjoy your best time.
 

Duration: 9 days
Date:
At anytime
Start/End:
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Tour type:
Landscape, Nature, Culture and Light Adventure
Tour Customizable: Please advise if you have any other requests

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre (B, L, D)
Day 3: Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia (B, L, D)
Day 4: Phu An – Trung Nghia – Vung Liem (B, L, D)
Day 5: Phu An – Trung Nghia –Long Xuyen via Tam Nong bird sanctuary (B, L, D)
Day 6: Long Xuyen, Floating market (B, L, D)
Day 7: Long Xuyen – Bang Lang bird sanctuary and Binh Thuy ancient house – Can Tho (B, L)
Day 8: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating market (B, L, D
Day 9: Can Tho – Saigon (B)

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
Welcome up on arrival at the airport, we transfer to hotel and relax. Tonight, we enjoy our welcome dinner on Saigon River cruise.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre (B, L, D)
Today we drive to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. We start our exploration Ben Tre river from Ham Luong pier with many daily activities such as fishing, water transferring, brick making in handy traditional style by printing and baking….
We then stop by one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal; Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits and tea.

Coconut candy workshop in Mekong Delta

Coconut candy workshop in Ben Tre

Get ready for riding a motor cart (tuk tuk) or bike under shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on daily life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Lunch will be at Hai Ho house.
In the afternoon, we take a sampan along canal, before back to Ham Luong pier, find our bus waiting and take us get Duyen Que homestay; Join cooking class with the local family and have dinner. Overnight at homestay.

Day 3: Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia (B, L, D)
After breakfast at homestay, we have a short bike tour to discover the local market, a factory of rice cakes and Phu Nhuan temple. Later, we take a car to get Cai Be to explore Cai Be colorful floating market. We cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables; stop at local workshops to see how rice paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, popcorn is made. Then we take rowing boat deeper into the canals to see the daily life of Mekong people. Stop for lunch at a local home-stay before we have an afternoon tour walking and biking around. End of the day, we check in our Lodge in Vung Liem; join some outside activities and relax. Dinner and overnight in Mekong Delta.

Cai Be floating market

Cai Be floating market

Day 4: Phu An – Trung Nghia – Vung Liem (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the lodge and we join the second day activities in Vung Liem. The rowing boat take us to the home of Mr Cong who will show us the traditional way to make pop rice and pop-corn. He also show us more about pigs, cow feedings and how he uses his waste to generate green energy to create biogas for free cooking. Before lunch, we bike (or boat) to visit a local school and temple.
In the afternoon, we continue on biking to discover to see fruit farms with coconut tree, dragon fruits… chat with local farmers or take nice photos…. Back to the Lodge to enjoy beautiful sunset, have dinner and relax.

Biking in Mekong Delta

Biking through the Mekong Delta lush green orchards

Day 5: Phu An – Trung Nghia –Long Xuyen via Tam Nong bird sanctuary (B, L, D)
This morning, we visit Cao Dai temple and visit the spoon sticks place. After that, we transfer to Long Xuyen where we stop to visit Tam Nong Bird sanctuary by boat. Within 2 hour boating, we will see how birds build their “house” and their daily life with bird parents and their babies…. Tonight, we stay at a home-stay on Tiger Island.

Boat trip to discover Tam Nong Bird Sanctuary

Boat trip to discover Tam Nong Bird Sanctuary

Day 6: Long Xuyen, Floating market (B, L, D)
The second day activities in Long Xuyen that we boat to a the local small, authentic floating market. Stop at Cu Lao Ong Ho for biking and discovering daily life of Khmer people villages. Overnight at a home-stay on Tiger Island.

Boat trip through the canals of Mekong in Long Xuyen

Boat trip through the canals of Mekong in Long Xuyen

Day 7: Long Xuyen – Bang Lang bird sanctuary and Binh Thuy ancient house – Can Tho (B, L)
Today, we farewell with local home-stay in Long Xuyen then driver to Can Tho. On the way, we visit Bang Lang bird sanctuary by boat and visit a must see Binh Thuy ancient house, listen to many history stories for rich people living in 19th century.
Arriving in Can Tho in the afternoon, we check in hotel and overnight.

Binh Thuy ancient house

Binh Thuy ancient house

Day 8: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating market (B, L, D)
We start our day earlier than usual at 6h00AM to transfer to Cai Rang floating market which is only 5 km far from the city center. Besides of agricultural products such as seasonal fruits, this market has many kinds of good of a normal market food, grocery sales, repairing service, fuel station…
Then we back to hotel for breakfast and check out for our new experience of Can Tho home-stay. Full day joining activities and relax.

Boat full of bananas for sale in Mekong Delta

Boat full of bananas for sale in Mekong Delta

Day 9: Can Tho – Saigon (B)
After breakfast, we enjoy our nice morning and farewell with local people to driver back to Saigon for our departure flight. Trip ends.

What’s included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • English speaking tour guide during the trip
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food: 08 lunches and 09 dinners
  • Boat excursions
  • Bike
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Recommended Hotel List:

Cities 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Ho Chi Minh City Saigon hotel Central Palace hotel Grand Saigon hotel
Ben Tre Duyen Que Homestay Viet Uc Hotel Viet Uc Hotel
Vung Liem Coco Riverside Lodge Coco Riverside Lodge Coco Riverside Lodge
Long Xuyen Ms. Mai Homestay Ms. Mai Homestay Ms. Mai Homestay
Can Tho Kim Tho West Hotel Victoria Can Tho Hotel
Can Tho Homestay Homestay Homestay
 
 

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