Sai Gon

4 Days 3 Nights Mekong Delta

SAIGON - TIEN GIANG/ BEN TRE - CAN THO - CHAU DOC - SAIGON 

This is our most popular tour! We’ll provide you with a selection of activities that we think should not be missed in the Mekong Delta region. Here you can dive into local culture, browsing the markets, visiting the homes of local residents, and watching local artisans create unique art objects. You’ll be able to dine at local restaurants with our expert foodie guides, or just walk/cycle around small villages to experience street life in this southern part of Vietnam.

You will have a chance to watch the making of coconut candy in Ben Tre, experience Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, find a mix of Vietnamese and Cham in Chau Doc, and visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, famous for its almost-untouched natural beauty and magnificent flora and fauna. We will provide a route that suits your experience-level, always with your safety and fun in mind.

 Tour type: Private Tour

 Duration: 4 days, 3 nights (Homestay + Hotel)

 Departure time: 7:45 am

 Transportation: Private car, boat and bicycle.

 Itinerary:

> DAY 1: SAI GON - TIEN GIANG/BEN TRE - CAN THO (Lunch/Dinner)

7:45: Welcome by our tour guide at your hotel, then depart for My Tho, Tien Giang.

9:30: Arrive at the boat station, then transfer by boat to the island, for an unforgettable 4 days of adventure:

  • Visit a famous island in MEKONG DELTA to view farms, local orchards and rice fields, before spending time with a local family in your homestay.
  • Visit a coconut candy factory via a short trip by motorboat.  
  • Visit an apiary (bee-keeping farm) and enjoy honey tea.  
  • Enjoy a lunch of five authentic Vietnamese dishes and fruit for desert.
  • Listen to traditional Vietnamese music at a UNESCO site. 
  • Tropical fruits grow in this region – make sure you try some! 
  • Take a rowing boat on a tranquil river through coconut groves.

13:30: After exploring the island, go to Ben Tre province.

14:00: Check in the homestay, take a rest and take in your day! Now you can spend time with your hosts, enjoy some cooking time, or explore your local area on foot or by bicycle.

 

DAY 2: BEN TRE – CAN THO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Your day begins with a typical Vietnamese breakfast at your homestay. 

10:30: Departure for Can Tho city. Stop en route at a Chocolate Farm, and see how chocolate is made in a family-owned business.

13:00: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

14:30: Arrive and check in at the hotel. You’ll be free for a couple hours of relaxation or a leisurely stroll around town.

15:30: Cycle around the village to get a closer look at life in the Can Tho countryside. On the way, you’ll stop at Gian Gua historial relic (an ex-military shelter during Vietnam War).

18:30: Meet the tour guide and enjoy dinner. You’ll choose either a Food Tour or Riverside Restaurant – try authentic Vietnamese food with some of these choices below (discuss your dietary needs and desires with your tour guide!): 

  • Duck hotspotduck meat cooked with tofu cheese, paired with vegetables and taro.
  • Nem Nướnggrilled pork sausage, smothered with tangy vegetables roll with rice paper.
  • Cơm tấm broken rice with barbecued pork ribs. 
  • Bánh xèoVietnamese savory pancake.
  • Bánh tráng nướng Vietnamese pizza.
  • Xôisticky rice and smoothie for dessert.
  • ADVENTURE FOOD: Eggplant in clay pot, frog, rat, snake, etc.  Please request this option in advance with your guide.

20:00: After dinner, you’ll be free for the evening. Enjoy some ‘me’ time at your hotel, browse the night market or visit the famous Ong Temple. 

 

> DAY 3: CAN THO – CHAU DOC (Breakfast/Lunch)

5:15: We depart early to visit the famous CAI RANG floating market, the highlight of every visit and a truly unforgettable experience. A private boat trip will pass through a network of small canals, visit a traditional noodle-making company, view local fruit gardens, and enjoy traditional Vietnamese coffee and ‘Hu Tieu’pork noodle soup served for breakfast on the boat.

8:30: Back to the hotel and check out.

9:00: Head to Chau Doc and Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

12:30: Stop for lunch along the way.

14:30: We’ll arrive at Tra Su, famous for its almost-untouched natural beauty and magnificent flora and fauna which allows plenty of time for photos. To cap off this experience, you have a chance to visit the observation deck, where you’ll have a beautiful view of the mountains in the area. Here you’ll also see the expanses of mangrove forests and numerous birds.

16:00: Heading back to Chau Doc.

17:00: After checking into your hotel, you’ll have a free night to explore this lovely city and have your own dinner.

 

> DAY 4: End up back to SAI GON/ CHAU DOC/ RACH GIA (Breakfast/Lunch)

8:00: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel to start this final day of your tour.

8:30: Today’s main attraction is a visit by boat to a Floating Fish Farm to see how this unique occupation works. You’ll be able to talk with family members and learn how they are adapting to changes in river conditions.

Following this visit, we’ll walk through a nearby Cham village. This is a Muslim area, where many houses are built on stilts. Don’t forget to bring your camera! On the way back to your hotel, check out the Chau Doc market.

12:00: After hotel checkout, we will head back to Saigon or you can finish in Chau Doc. We’ll make several stops along the way, including one for lunch.

17:00: Arrive in Saigon and say our goodbyes at your hotel where the tour ends.

 

Group size

  2 people  

3 - 4 people

5 - 6 people

7 - 8 people

9 people +

Price/ person

$458

$393

$360

$335

$316

 

Including:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private car, boat and bicycle.
  • Driver and English speaking guide.
  • Food and drink as mentioned above.
  • Bottled water per person per day.
  • All entrance, parking fees and fuel.
  • 1 night at homestay. 
  • 2 nights at 3-star hotel/ Boutique.

Excluding: Personal expenses. 

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Note:

  • Your ending destination can be changed and the private tour will be very flexible.
  • Please email us for a quote if you want to book your own accommodation.

>>> About TRA SU Forest

Tra Su Forest is an untouched area of outstanding beauty and peacefulness. And you’ll never see so many natural shades of green in one place! Here you’ll find your heartrate slowing down in seconds and any worries you may have will up-and-disappear.

You can traverse the larger canals via motorboat, and the smaller ones by rowing boat. Routes change frequently to ensure the wildlife has sufficient peace in which to thrive. And thrive it does! Tra Su Bird Sanctuary is a feast for the senses, with a huge number of birds visible at close range, all making their home in the forest.

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