Mekong Exploration: from less touristy region to bustling floating marketBook Now

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Overview:

This tour will bring you out noisy cities and start unforgettable experience of real Mekong life. That’s the colorful pictures painted by green paddy fields, fruitful gardens or unending flows of river. The people, who are living over here, are really exciting also!

 

Destinations:

  • Cai Lay, where a very few of tourist steps and knows
  • Can Tho, where is the capital of Mekong Delta area
  • Sa Dec, a romantic and peaceful town

 

Highlights:

  • Squeeze water hyacinth to see lush rural life and immense paddy fields
  • Touch local flavors: baked sweet cake, noodle…
  • Spend leisure time through the bustling biggest floating market on Mekong river

 

Recommended what to bring:

Proper shoes or sandals, sun block, camera, insect repellent, wide brim hat, swimming suits, sun glasses and Original Passport

 

Important Notice:

  • In your tour, you will visit some religious places on day 2, you’re advised to wear pants over knees and mind your shoulders covered
  • During dry season (it may comes from December to May), almost fields will not be green at all

[Day 1] SAIGON - CAI LAY - CAN THO

Meals: lunch | Accommodation: Hotel

 

8.00am We depart from your hotel and make our way through Saigon traffic. We exit the bustling metropolis and enter the Mekong delta and its rural sceneries. At about 9.30am, we reach Cai Lay town and visit its market. We discover a colorful array of products, and stop by the fruits area to buy some for our dessert later today.

 

We then hop on a boat and transfer to our cycling playground. It is a narrow lane of about 12 kilometers going along waterways and traditional houses. Many “hellos” on the way, some stops for pictures, at crafting and rice processing workshops; and to visit a family. Our hosts will show us how to bake their local cake and give us a bite of it. We take the time to wander around and try catching fishes in the very traditional way, using the “vo ca”.  

 

We then get back on the waters of the mighty River and cruise at easy pace along the rice fields and other agricultural scenes. We reach a local home about 1pm to enjoy a home-made lunch (and the fruits we bought earlier). Follow a digestive stroll around and the visit of carpenters in their workshop. It’s time to say farewell to our hosts and hop on car ahead to Can Tho.

 

Then, spend the evening at your leisure seeing the town by foot or rickshaw, or find a quiet place for a cocktail by the river.

 

[Day 2] CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - SAIGON 
Meals: breakfast and lunch

 

After an early breakfast, we start a boat cruise to head to the bustling Cai Rang floating market – the largest and most colorful in the Mekong delta. Feel free to take photographs, talk or bargain while our boat glides slowly through the market mayhem. There are fantastic photo opportunities amidst the huge variety of agricultural bounty on sale here. Farming boats big and small trade seasonal fruits and an array of other goods in a chorus of sights and smells that you won’t soon forget. 

 

We then spend some time in the surroundings to visit a local fish market, a noodle workshop. Next, we take a leisurely stroll through the farms and houses of a nearby village to see fragrant tropical fruit orchards, cross over quiet streams on monkey bridges, and pause for a cup of tea with friendly locals. Last stop of this morning is an ancient Khmer pagoda.

 

We then make the short drive back to Can Tho for a relaxing lunch, and we start the drive back to your hotel in Saigon around 5pm.

 

Range

Tour price per person (US$)

2pax

3-4pax

5-6pax

Single Sup.

Hotel

$180

(4.230.000vnd)

$156

(3.666.000vnd)

$124

(2.914.000vnd)

$16

(376.000vnd)

Bungalow

$187

(4.395.000vnd)

$162

(3.807.000vnd)

$131

(3.079.000vnd)

$19

(447.000vnd)

 

Included

 

  • Accommodation base on twin/double sharing
  • Boat rides on the Mekong River and its arroyos, visits and bicycle rides
  • Meals as specified in the program
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 02 mineral water bottles/pax/day
  • VAT & other taxes 

 

Not included

 

  • Hotel in Saigon
  • Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)

 

 

Accommodation choices

 

Standard:

Hau Giang hotel*** (Superior room) www.haugianghotel.com

 

Superior:

TTC Premium Can Tho hotel**** (Deluxe City View room) www.ttccantho.com


*Validity: 01/01 – 31/12/2020

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