Over incredible three days, experience Mekong Delta on an unforgettable journey with a mix of religious locations, unbelievable natural sites, and inspiration of a local life.
Tour code : GED12
Travel style : Guided Experience & Discovery
Duration : 03 Days - 02 Nights
Route : Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Cai Rang – Chau Doc
After an early pick up at your hotel around 07:30 AM, transfer to My Tho. Chance to join activities of local people and enjoy nice scenery of lush paddy fields on the way. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Mekong delta. On arrival in My Tho, take a boat trip along Mekong river. During the boating, you can see fish cages, floating houses which are symbols of local life here.
The boat then takes you through coconut tree canal which finally leads to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark and have a short walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers.
Continue walking on the village’s road to coconut candy shops to have a try and see some handicraft made by coconut tree. After lunch head for Can Tho – the heart of Mekong river on a 2-hour drive.
After breakfast, take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of Mekong river. The boat trip later takes you Cai Rang floating market, which is the most original and bustling place of the region. Have you tried the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle? So, you will go and see how it is made.
After that, trek along the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, chance to see Monkey bridge which is built by only one bamboo. Leaving the village, back the riverside, time for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Chau Doc. On the way, stop at Long Xuyen to visit Crocodile farm if time permits
After an early breakfast, visit a village of Cham ethnic people with Muslim mosque and towel weaving. Then continue to Chua Xu Lady temple at Sam mountain. The temple is one of the holiest places in Vietnam and every year Vietnamese people make their pilgrimage to her place. According to old tales, she has brought a lot of luck, health and happiness to those who pay respect at her temple.
Leave the temple to Tra Su cajuput forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest and harmonize with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make you do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Lunch at a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, say goodbye to Mekong delta and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Please note that accommodations mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed.