HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA
Situated a short 2-3 hours' drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta offers a distinct pace of life and sights from the dynamic city. Starting with Cai Be, one of the biggest floating markets in the delta, discover the characteristics of local life in the delta region. It is a bustling wholesale market where hundreds of traders convene to exchange fresh produce and other commodities from their wooden sampans. Continue cruising through the maze of canals and waterways and experience the timeless scenery of life on the delta. As the sun sets, your boat will dock for the night amidst the tranquil delta.
The following morning, our boat will bring you to Cai Rang, another well-established floating market in the Mekong Delta. At sunrise, wake up to the bustle and see hundreds of boats of different sizes loaded with seasonsal goods. Produce are tied to a tall pole placed in front of the boats to attract market-goers and let them see from afar the goods on offer.
Balancing comfort and sighteesing, a cruise of Mekong Delta offers an opportunity to witness the local daily life and lush landscapes at close range. In addition, an overnight cruise allows you to capture the beauty of the Mekong Delta at its very best - during the early morning hours when the delta comes alive. A delightful way to explore the unspoiled charm of the vast Mekong Delta, an overnight cruise will leave you with unforgettable memories long after your visit to this fascinating region.
Program in details:
Day 01 - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (L,D)
This morning, leave Ho Chi Minh City for the 2.5-hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be. On arrival, board your boat for an overnight cruise. Start in Cai Be floating market where traders have been living on the delta waters for generations. After visiting the market, continue cruising the distributaries where lunch will be served en-route. Along the way admire the scenery and daily life of the local villagers. Dinner and overnight on board your boat on the Mekong Delta. Overnight on the Mekong Delta.
Day 02 - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
This morning, cruise to Cai Rang floating market, taking in the traditional sights such as rice barges, traditional shipyards and tropical fruits drying along the river banks along the way. After a visit to the colorful floating market, check out and disembark before the return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Our Tour includes:
ü Boat accommodation in half-twin/double cabin with daily breakfast.
ü Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
ü Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
ü English/French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
ü All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
ü Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary.
Our Tour excludes:
ü Vietnam visa arrangements (a visa to Vietnam is compulsory for most nationalities).
ü International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
ü Meals other than mentioned above.
ü Camera/video entrance fees.
ü Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
ü Travel insurance.
ü Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.
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