Mekong Delta

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS MEKONG DELTA CHAU DOC included.

Option 2: SAIGON - TIEN GIANG/BEN TRE - CAN THO – CHAU DOC - SAI GON.

This tour package combines a set of “don’t miss” activities as well as soaking up the vibrant local culture of the Mekong Delta. You’ll get close to nature, spend time cycling around small villages, and eat amazing local dishes, prepared from just-picked ingredients. Serious foodies can even cook side-by-side with their host family! You’ll also have the chance to check out local workshops and see how a variety of craftspeople create their unique gifts and products.

Other sights may include wildlife viewing and photography, a short visit to a local Chocolate Farm, and a trip to the French-designed Binh Thuy ancient house. 

 Tour type: Private Tour.

 Duration: 3 days, 2 nights (a night at homestay, a night at hotel)

 Departure time: 7:45am (Optional)

 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, transfer by boat to the island, then enjoy a day full of local flavour:

  • Visit a famous island to view local orchards, farms and rice fields.
  • Board a motorboat for a short trip to visit a coconut candy factory.  You’ll watch as workers make the candy for which this region is well-known and have a chance to taste the final product!
  • Visit an apiary (bee-keeping farm) and enjoy honey tea. Along the way, you’ll stop for a brief visit in a typical Mekong home.
  • Enjoy lunch of five authentic Vietnamese dishes and fruit for desert.
  • Travel in one of Vietnam’s unique motorcycle taxis (known as XE LOIto reach a UNESCO site to hear Vietnamese traditional music. Seasonal tropical fruits can be tasted.
  • You’ll board a small boat for a leisurely cruise through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Life on both sides of the creek can be observed from your boat as the owner slowly rows along this picturesque region.

13:30: After exploring the island, we’ll travel to Ben Tre province.

14:00: Check in at the homestay, relax and spend time with your host family, including cooking time or cycling round the nearby area.

 

> 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. On the way, you’ll stop at a Chocolate Farm and see how local chocolate is made.

13:00: Have lunch at a local restaurant.

14:30: Arrive and check in the hotel. You’ll be free for some relaxation time, or why not take a stroll around town?

15:30: Cycling around the village. Get a closer look at life in the Mekong countryside. On the way, you can stop at Gian Gua historial relic (a former military shelter during the Vietnam War).

18:30: Meet your tour guide for dinner! Take either a Food Tour or dine at a Riverside Restaurant. In both options you’ll eat authentic Vietnamese food with some of these choices below – feel free to discuss your likes, dislikes and wanna-tries with your tour guide!

  • Duck hotpot – duck meat cooked with tofu cheese, paired with vegetables and taro.
  • Nem Nướng – grilled pork sausage, smothered with tangy vegetables roll with rice paper.
  • Cơm tấmbroken rice with barbecued pork ribs. 
  • Bánh xèoVietnamese savory pancake.
  • Bánh tráng nướngVietnamese pizza.
  • Xôi – sticky 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. Return to your hotel to rest, walk around the night market or visit the famous Ong Temple. 

 

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

5:15: An early departure takes us to Cai Rang floating market, a real highlight of your time in Can Tho! We will then travel by private boat, passing through a network of small canals to give you a taste of local morning life. Later we’ll visit a noodle-making business and view local fruit gardens. Back on the boat you can enjoy traditional Vietnamese coffee and breakfast in the form of Hu Tieu – local pork noodle soup.

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

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

12:30: Stop for lunch along the way.

14:30: We’ll arrive 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, the expanses of mangrove forests and numerous birds.

15:30: Board a van for your return to Saigon with a stop for dinner on the way.

21:30: We will arrive in Saigon, hop out at your hotel and finish the tour.

 

Group size

  2 people  

3 - 4 people

5 - 6 people

7 - 8 people

9 people +

Price/ person

$375

$328

$290

$260

$243

                                                                                                            

Including:

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

Excluding: Personal expenses. 

 

Note:

  • Your final 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 CHAU DOC

Vietnam is a country full of cultural diversity, and this is nowhere more evident than in the pretty town of Chau Doc. Being so close to Cambodia makes for a sizeable Khmer population, alongside the long-established Chinese and Cham people. As well as the temples you’ll also find churches and mosques in Chau Doc, plus a fab local market and riverfront.

Days tend to start early and finish early in this part of the world, so if you’re looking to dine out or browse the markets, try to head out around dusk.

Find info here about our 3 day tour to Can Tho.

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