Explore Mekong River Life

Duration: 4 Days
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Saigon
This 4 day tour is recommended to tourists, who have accommodation in Saigon already and wish to discover the Mekong delta, its exciting life, and stay away some days from the noise and rush-up of hectic center of busy Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 1: Saigon - Vinh Long (/L/)
    Morning: The car and guide of Vietnam Tour pick up from your hotel and depart for Vinh Long, 130 km southeast of Saigon to begin the exploration of Mekong. Take a boat through the narrow waterways to witness the daily river life of the southern people and visit the family factories producing fish sauce, tofu and rice paper. Overnight homestay in Vinh Long. 
  • Day 2: Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L/)
     
    Carry on to Can Tho, the economic and administrative centre of the Mekong Delta. Check-in your hotel and take another wooden boat for a cruise crossing a complex of river ways to visit local orchards along the river and stop for an enjoyable traditional Vietnamese lunch. Have a relaxed walk through scenic villages before back to the hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
  • Day 3: Can Tho - Chau Doc (B/L/)
     Drive further 6km to reach Cai Rang morning Floating Market where a colourful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging. Transfer to our car and driver another hour to Chau Doc, located on the Cambodian border, a riverine mix of people of Viet, Khmer, Cham and Chinese nations. Visit the village of Muslim people in Chau Doc in the afternoon. Overnight in Chau Doc.
  • Day 4: Chau Doc - Saigon (B/L)
    Morning drive to Mt. Sam, a popular pilgrimage site of the Vietnamese Buddhists. A climb uphill to the peak of the mountain will offer stunning panorama of the nearby Vietnamese and Cambodian regions. Afterward drive about six hours to return to Saigon. End of the tour.

Tour Includes:
  • English or French speaking tour guide, other language speaking tour guides are available on request
  • Land transfer by air-con vehicle
  • Double or Twin-shared room
  • Meals as mentioned in the program ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch)
  • Boat trips and admission

Tour Excludes:
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa arrangement
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  • Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program