Join us with this two-day package tour as it is designed to touch the charms of Mekong Delta – a rice basket of Vietnam: spend 2 days cruising along Ben Tre and Can Tho rivers, paddle through tranquil canals, meet friendly local people, visit colorful Cai Rang floating market where local people sell, buy, exchange fruits and other goods.
Route: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Departure time: 08:00 am | Duration: 2 days | Transportation: Bus, boat
Day 1: HO CHI MINH - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO (L,D)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel (family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request).
Option 1 : Stay in a hotel in Can Tho
Check into your hotel on arrival at Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. You can also visit a village, meet the local people, have dinner with them and enjoy their music. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Cantho. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Option 2 : Homestay ( D )
Transfer by motor boat to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. In the afternoon, go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your riverside cottage
Day 2: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - HO CHI MINH (B,L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.
- A/c transfer, boat trips
- English speaking guide
- 01 mineral water/pax, 2 Lunches, 1 dinner, 01 breakfast, fruit, honey tea
- Entrance fee
- 01 night A/C accommodation at hotel/homestay ( basing on twin/dbl sharing ).
Excludes: Travel insurance, Drinks, Personal costs, Single supplement