3 days Mekong Delta Explorer
Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Can Tho, Ben Tre, Ho Chi Minh City
The Mekong Delta, with its meandering waterways and flourishing daily life, is a place not to be missed. Riverbanks are laden with coconut palms, rice fields, orchards and stilted houses.
The water is teeming with boats of all shapes and sizes and the Mekong comes alive as you navigate past fishing boats, cargo vessels and even floating houses.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City / Cai Be / Can Tho
From Ho Chi Minh City we drive to Cai Be where we board our boats to venture into the green, watery world of the Mekong Delta.
River banks are laden with coconut palms, rice fields, orchards and stilted houses and the water is teeming with boats of all shapes and sizes.
The Mekong comes alive as we enjoy our boat trip past fishing boats, cargo vessels and even floating houses. We visit bonsai gardens, various cottage industries and fruit orchards.
We arrive in the township of Can Tho. Time is spent wandering around the town before we settle in a hotel in Can Tho for the night. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Can Tho / Ben Tre
This morning we take an early boat trip to explore the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, where we observe the waterways and learn about the way of life in the delta.
This is followed by our journey to Ben Tre province, home to lush fruit orchards, rivers and a former stronghold of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Upon our arrival we take a kayaking ride along peaceful and lush canals. This is one of the best ways to experience the waterways in the Mekong Delta.
This is followed by our settlement with a hospitable local family for making authentic Vietnamese food, such as succulent Coconut Cake, zesty dipping sauce, fresh Spring Rolls and other dishes.
We then enjoy the family’s gracious hospitality as they share dinner with us.
The night is spent in their home to experience their way of life. and an overnight stay to experience river life. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
Day 3 Ben Tre / Ho Chi Minh City
Our discovery of the delta's flourishing farms and waterways is to take a delightful stroll around a local market and boat along the Mekong River.
Time is also spent cycling along its banks, passing through mango groves and fruit orchards, stopping at our pleasure to savour the delta's succulent crops and bring us into contact with the local people.
Delicious lunch is served in our host before we board our vehicle for a return journey to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving there at around 5pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Our itinerary includes an easy bicycle ride on gentle terrain and a kayaking ride on peaceful waterways with:
- a 2-5 km walk on Day 1.
- a 1-3 hour kayaking ride on Day 2.
- a 1-3 hour bicycling ride on Day 3.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
A wide variety of food is commonly available in local restaurants, markets and family homes, using fresh local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
All of our experienced, friendly and professional tour guides speak fluent English.
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- hotel (1 night).
- local homestay (1 night).
A clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito nets provided.
- $178USD per person for a group from 2 to 6 people.
- $155USD per person for a group from 7 to 8 people.
- $136USD per person for a group from 9 to 10 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- meals listed on the itinerary.
- tour guides.
- entrance fees.
- permits during guided excursions.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).
- admission fees during free time.
- other personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, small day pack for cycling, walking and hiking.
We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.
Have a great journey!!!