HO CHI MINH CITY - CHAU DOC - CAN THO - CAI BE
Your first stop on the southern Vietnam tour is Sa Dec, at the northern reaches of the delta. Visit the Tu Ton gardens which is filled with exotic fruits and leafy foliage native to the Delta. Continue to Chau Doc where a sunset journey up Sam Mountain provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Awake in the morning for a walk through Chau Doc's riverside market. Vendors from around the region gather daily to sell fresh produce, local delicacies and handmade goods. Then, a boat journey takes you through the delta's Chau Giang district, home to the Cham minority people. Discover hidden temples and mosques, visit weaving villages and travel past floating houses- a true taste of Delta life! A short drive takes you past pastoral scenery to the bamboo basket-making hamlet of Long Thanh and on to Can Tho. Spend a night at a hotel along the Hau River, one of the many branches of the Mekong Delta, and enjoy the quiet evening atmosphere.
No southern Vietnam tour would be complete without a visit to the floating market and by staying in Can Tho, you will be one of the first to arrive at the Cai Be market. Drift among the boats as vendors and buyers negotiate for purchases of fruits and other goods, a typical Delta scene unlike anything else in the region. Continue on your discovery of the region with a tour of the cottage industries to see the locals making items such as coconut candies and rice paper. Cap off your Mekong Delta tour with a delicious lunch on an island in the middle of the waterways before returning by road to Ho Chi Minh City. Whether continuing your holiday with north-bound Vietnam package tour or departing for the journey home, you will take with you lasting memories of the wonders of the Delta.
Program in details:
Day 01 - Ho Chi Minh City - Chau Doc
This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Chau Doc. Stop en route in the charming town of Sa Dec where you will visit the lush gardens and fruit orchards of a local family. After reaching Chau Doc, transfer to the top of Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site, where you will enjoy sweeping views of the countryside as the sun sets. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 02 - Chau Doc - Can Tho (B)
This morning visit Chau Doc's busy local market where vendors come to sell fish, rice and a variety of other goods. Travel by boat to the Chau Giang District to visit a tiny mosque and weaving village of the Cham people. As you continue the cruise through the Delta's waterways, discover hidden temples, floating houses and the tranquil rhythms of Delta life. Return to land for the drive to Can Tho stopping en route to visit the bamboo basket-making hamlet of Long Thanh. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 03 - Can Tho - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Set off early this morning to visit the colorful floating market of Cai Be where vendors and shoppers buy and sell from their boats. A tour of the area's cottage industries introduces you to the creation of rice paper, coconut candies and the local delicacy of 'pop rice'. Continue cruising to Dong Hoa Hiep Island for a traditional Mekong-Style lunch before returning this afternoon by road to Ho Chi Minh City.
Our Tour includes:
ü Accommodation with daily breakfast on Bassac Cruise and selected hotel.
ü Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
ü Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
ü Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
ü Entrance fees for all sights visited.
ü Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
ü Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
ü Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Our Tour excludes:
ü International flights to and from Vietnam.
ü Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
ü Domestic flights.
ü Meals other than those mentioned above
ü All other services which are not mentioned above.
ü Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
ü Tips for guides, drivers
ü Travel insurance
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