3 days The Treasure of Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long, Cai Be, 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 / Vinh Long / Cai Be
From Ho Chi Minh City we drive to Vinh Long 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 delighful walk to explore around a local market, various cottage industries and fruit orchards.
The night is spent in a local family to experience their way of life. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Cai Be / Ben Tre
This morning we continue boating to explore the fertile tributaries of the Mekong River then to the floating market of Cai Be, where we observe the waterways and learn about the way of life in the delta.
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 stroll along the banks of Ham Luong River.
This evening we settle in with a hospitable local family for cooking demonstrations 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 on the Ham Luong river, and cycle along its banks, passing through mangroves 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 drive back 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 with:
- a 2-3 km walk on Day 1.
- a 3-5 km walk on Day 2.
- a 9-12 bicycle ride on Day 3.
You carry your daypack and we transport any heavy luggage for you.
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 excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
local homestays (2 nights).
Clean and comfortable homestays with mosquito nets provided.
- $168USD per person for a group from 2 to 8 people.
- $146USD per person for a group from 9 to 10 people.
- $125USD per person for a group from 11 to 12 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
meals listed on the itinerary.
all entrance fees.
- 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!!!