The most valuable Tour to Mekong Delta is designed for departure from Saigon to must-do of Mekong Tourism including Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho and Chau Doc. This 3-Day-2-Night Vietnam Tour Package is the ideal choice for those who wish to have a real experience on the landscape, local people, and rich culture of the Mekong Delta. Cycling on narrow road along small side canal to visit the local traditional handicrafts, cruising in the sunrise time to Cai Rang floating market, watching birds in the sunset time at Tra Su mangrove forest… are highlights of the trip.
A 2-hour drive southwest from Saigon will take you to the Mekong Delta, the largest rice basket of the country with friendly farmers who always wave hello when you come across. This tour will offer you a chance to explore the unique lifestyle and culture at the Cai Be land as well as traditional handicrafts on Tan Phong Island. The most special thing about this tour you will feel relaxed and excited while cruising along the river is to take a deeply insight into the great combination of local cultures and sceneries in this gorgeous water way region. It’s all sure to bring you unforgettable moments ever. Board your wooden charming boat, the Mekong Queen, at Ba Ton’s local pier and start cruising on Mekong River while sampling local fresh fruits, letting the cool breeze touch your hair, you will find the place a truly destination to spend the day relaxing.
Leave the boat for a while to visit the local business where you can interact with the local people to learn more about their daily life. Continue with your boat through the “heart” of the town’s trading activities with lots of lots of floating vendors lining up their boats in the middle of the river with their agricultural products hung on bamboo poles. This is not the biggest floating market but it is good to understand the life of the river, one of the tourist magnets of the Mekong Delta. Disembark the boat when reaching Tan Phong Island where you will start a very interesting cycling tour through small village shady road. You will be surprised by the way the locals trade and advertise their local products. Ride along the concrete road of 1m width, you will take the opportunities to visit local families of making traditional products such as handicraft items made from water hyacinth; house roof made from palm leaves; hammock made from coconut ropes; rice papers; and local hats. After a sad farewell to your crews, enjoy a home-hosted lunch with Mekong Delta specialties at an ancient house.
Note: Motorbike will be an option for those who can’t bike. Guests ride as passenger behind a safe motorbike driver.
Bid farewell to the family then drive to Can Tho – the capital city of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Morning take the early boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people whole sale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. The boat will take you around the floating market 2 times to make sure that you will have enough opportunities for taking photos here. Then the boat will take you to visit the local bustling inland market where you can see all local products of Mekong Delta selling here. From the market, take the short ride on boat to the small local alley that you can walk along and experience the real daily life activities of local people here. Take the pleasant walk along the local village by the river bank and integrate with local people there before getting to local Rice Processing Factory. You will know exactly how the white rice had been made from paddy rice in here. You will meet the car then transfer to Chau Doc – the charming town by Mekong River next to Cambodia border. Upon arrival to Chau Doc, enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Then take the short drive to visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a protected National Park in the Mekong Delta region. About an hour’s drive away, you will enter a beautiful and well preserved flooded forest area. Take a boat ride to the middle of forest to observe various kinds of birds like Stork, Heron, Waterhen or Kingfisher. Head up to a 23 m high observation tower where you can have a panoramic view of canopy trees and flocks of birds. Drive back to Chau Doc and take a walk to visit the local market and central area of the city. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Morning is free at leisure till departure time to take a boat to Cambodia. End of 3-Day Tour to Mekong Delta.
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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