3 days The Treasure of Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Can Tho, Ben Tre, Ho Chi Minh City
This is the ultimate journey to experience the essence of the mighty Mekong Delta. From the lively floating market of Cai Be to the simple village life of the delta.
There are rivers to boat, bicycles to ride and hospitable local people to stay with. Join us in Mekong Delta!
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City / Cai Be / Can Tho
From Ho Chi Minh City we depart between 8.00am to 8.30am we drive to Cai Be where we board our boat 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 enjoy a delightful walk to explore around a local market, various cottage industries and fruit orchards.
Afternoon finds us driving to Can Tho. Here, we spend the night in a local family to experience their way of life. (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 then the fertile tributaries of the Mekong River.
Next we journey to Ben Tre province, home to lush fruit orchards, rivers and a former stronghold of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Here, we take a bicycling ride along the banks of Ham Luong River.
Late in the afternoon we settle in with a hospitable local family for cooking demonstrations. We make 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 waterways and flourishing farms is to boat along the Ham Luong River, and take a bicycling ride across small villages and farmlands.
Time is also spent taking a kayaking ride passing through mangroves, coconut and fruit orchards, stopping at our pleasure to savour the delta's succulent crops and bring us into contact with the local people. It is a lovely way to experience the slow pace of village life and gorgeous scenery along the river.
Following our delicious lunch in our host we board our vehicle for our return journey to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving there at around 5pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Our itinerary includes easy walks and bicycle rides on gentle terrain and a kayaking ride on peaceful waterways with:
- a 2-3 hour walk on Day 1.
- a 1-2 hour walk and a 2-3 hour bicycling ride on Day 2.
- a 1-2-hour bicycling ride on Day 3.
- a 1-2 hour kayaking 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.
- local homestays (2 nights).
Clean and comfortable homestays with mosquito nets provided.
- $195USD per person for a group from 2 to 8 people.
- $178USD per person for a group from 9 to 10 people.
- $155USD per person for a group from 11 to 12 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- meals listed on the itinerary.
- tour guides.
- all entrance fees.
- two bottles of mineral water.
- permits during guided excursions.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol and bottled water).
- admission fees during free time.
- tips and gratuities.
- 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!!!