Mekong Delta – the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam is such a wonderful place that offers domestic and overseas tourists a chance to take in an amazing Vietnam adventure holiday. 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 pamper yourself with mouth-watering local specialties and exciting experience in the water world. Welcome to our Mekong tour and enjoy your best time.

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Long Xuyen – Can Tho
9 Days/ 8 Nights
No fixed dates
Start/ End: 
Saigon/ Saigon
Adventure Activities:
Cycling, Boat Trips, Vespa Tour
Tour Customizable: Please advise if you have any other requests
Tour Categories: Mekong Delta Tours, Adventure Tours to Vietnam

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Day 2: Saigon – Ben Tre
Day 3: Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia
Day 4: Phu An – Trung Nghia – Vung Liem
Day 5: Phu An – Trung Nghia – Long Xuyen via Tam Nong bird sanctuary
Day 6: Long Xuyen – Floating market
Day 7: Long Xuyen – Bang Lang bird sanctuary & Binh Thuy ancient house – Can Tho
Day 8: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating market – Saigon
Day 9: Saigon Departure

  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
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Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)

Welcome upon arrival at the airport then transfer to hotel and relax. Tonight, enjoy our welcome dinner on Saigon River cruise.

dinner on saigon river cruise

Day 2: Saigon – Ben Tre (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Ben Tre of Mekong Delta and start exploration in 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. Next, stop by one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal then turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to the village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits and tea.

mat weaving house in mekong delta

Later, 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 the tropical culture from peasants. Lunch will be at Hai Ho house. In the afternoon, take a sampan along the canal, before back to Ham Luong pier, find our bus waiting and take us to get Duyen Que homestay where you will join a cooking class with the local family and have dinner. Overnight at the homestay.

boat tour in mekong delta

Day 3: Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the homestay, participate in a short bike tour to discover the local market, a factory of rice cakes and Phu Nhuan temple. Later, 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.

visit cai be floating market by boat

Afterward, go deeper into the canals to see the daily life of local people. Stop for lunch at a local home-stay before spending the afternoon walking and biking around. End of the day, check-in the lodge in Vung Liem then join some interesting outside activities or relax. Dinner and overnight in Mekong Delta.

vung liem lodge vinh long

Day 4: Vung Liem (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the lodge, begin the second day in Vung Liem by a rowing boat to visit the home of Mr. Cong who will show you the traditional way to make pop rice and popcorn. He also tells you more about pigs, cow feedings and how he uses his waste to generate green energy to create biogas for free cooking. Before lunch, cycle (or travel by boat) to visit a local school and temple.

making pop rice in mekong delta

In the afternoon, 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 the beautiful sunset, have dinner and relax.

Day 5: Vung Liem – Long Xuyen via Tam Nong Bird Sanctuary (B, L, D)

This morning, visit impressive Cao Dai temple and learn more about Caodaism. After that, transfer to Long Xuyen and stop to visit Tam Nong Bird sanctuary by boat on the way. Within 2 hour boating, you will see how birds build their “house” and their daily life with bird parents and their babies…. Overnight in Long Xuyen

temple of cao dai temple

Day 6: Long Xuyen – Floating Market (B, L, D)

The second day of adventure in Long Xuyen starts by a boat trip to the local small, authentic floating village. Stop at Cu Lao Ong Ho (Tiger Island) for biking and discovering the daily life of Khmer people villages. Overnight at a home-stay in Long Xuyen.

cu lao ong ho tiger island

Day 7: Long Xuyen – Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary & Binh Thuy Ancient House – Can Tho (B, L)

Today, farewell with local home-stay in Long Xuyen then driver to Can Tho. On the way, visit Bang Lang bird sanctuary by boat and see a must-see Binh Thuy ancient house, listen to many history stories for rich people living in the 19th century. Upon arrival in Can Tho in the afternoon, check-in hotel and relax. The rest of the day is your leisure to explore Can Tho City. Overnight in Can Tho

bang lang sanctuary

Day 8: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B, L, D)

Start our day earlier than usual 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 goods of normal market food, grocery sales, repairing service, fuel station…

noodle making family in can tho

Later, visit a traditional house of making noodle and see how fascinating the noodles are produced by local people. Then you will have a chance to taste yummy noodle pizza for breakfast. Afterward, get on a bike and travel around untouched peaceful villages and tropical orchards. On the way, pass the unique some “monkey bridges” and small canals. Lunch at a local restaurant.

cycling tour in Can Tho

In the afternoon, travel back to Saigon and join in a Vespa tour to discover hidden corners of this vibrant city with mouthwatering street foods and unique coffee shops. Overnight in Saigon

Day 9: Saigon Departure (B)

After breakfast, feel free until the vehicle takes you to the airport for departure flights. 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
  • Vespa tour

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:

Cities3 stars4 stars5 stars
Ho Chi Minh CitySaigon hotelCentral Palace hotelGrand Saigon hotel
Ben TreDuyen Que HomestayViet Uc HotelViet Uc Hotel
Vung LiemCoco Riverside LodgeCoco Riverside LodgeCoco Riverside Lodge
Long XuyenMs. Mai HomestayMs. Mai HomestayMs. Mai Homestay
Can ThoKim ThoWest HotelVictoria Can Tho Hotel
Can ThoHomestayHomestayHomestay