TOUR CODE: GL- SG012
TOUR TYPE: Small group tour
Duration: 2 days, 1 ngiht (approx.)
Departure: Daily from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center
Return point: Your hotel or somewhere else in the center
The Mekong Delta with its own unique heritage is a highlight to tourists. You will have a chance to recognize that this land not only is rich and vast but also welcomes to every one with smiling faces of the local people
- Roundtrip shuttle bus from/to Saigon
- English-speaking guide
- 1-night accommodation in twin/double bedded cabin
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Side trip on sampans as mentioned in the program
- Mineral water in cabin
- Personal expenses, drinks
- Other services not mentioned in the program
- Our cruise boat tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be (on odd dates, e. g. Jan 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho (on even dates, e. g. Jan.
2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). Daily departures.
- Pickup service is only for hotels in District 1. Some hotels in other districts are subject to extra fee.
- Emergency contact: +84 979 398 242
In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Day 2 (B/L)
Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast. After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region‟s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets. On even dates, you will have lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop. On odd dates, lunch is served in Vinh Long City.