5 days Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc Island
Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Phu Quoc Island, 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 / Ben Tre
Departing Ho Chi Minh City between 7:45am to 8:00am we drive to Ben Tre 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.
In the afternoon we drive 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 delightful stroll along the banks of Ham Luong River and we settle in with a hospitable local family for a cooking demonstrations. Tonight we stay in a local home to experience river life. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Ben Tre / Can Tho
Our discovery of the delta's waterways and flourishing farms is to boat on the Hau river, and cycle 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 local people.
Following that we board our vehicle and journey to Can Tho for the night in a hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
Day 3 Can Tho / Phu Quoc Island
This morning we continue boating to explore the fertile tributaries of the Mekong River then to the floating village of Cai Rang, where we observe the waterways and learn about the way of life in the delta.
Following that we take a short flight to Phu Quoc Island. Tonight we stay overnight in a resort. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Day 4 Phu Quoc Island
Enjoy leisure time on Phu Quoc Island. The night is spent in the same resort. (Breakfast is included).
Day 5 Phu Quoc Island / Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy leisure time on Phu Quoc Island. Early in the afternoon we board our return flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
The trip ends on arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (approximately 4pm). We are dropped off at Ho Chi Minh City airport or our hotel. (Breakfast is included).
Our itinerary includes an easy bicycle ride on gentle terrain with:
- a 2-3 km walk on Day 1.
- a 9-12 bicycling ride on Day 2.
- 4 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 and friendly Tour Guides speak fluent English.
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- local homestay (1 night).
- hotel (1 night).
- resort (2 nights).
A clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito nets provided.
- $525USD per person for a group from 2 to 5 people.
- $485USD per person for a group from 6 to 8 people.
- $416USD 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!!!