Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of Mekong Delta region and spend time to explore the local floating market at its nicest time and most exciting of the day. Enjoy the atmosphere, the calm and quietness of the nature of the wetland forest and have a homestay experience with the locals and cruise up the Tonle Sap River through Vinh Xuong border.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho Leave Ho Chi Minh city and enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields (seasonally).visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet and have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh - a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight at the hotel. Free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.Option 1: Stay in a hotel in Can Tho Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho.Option 2 : Homestay (D)Check into your riverside cottage. In the afternoon, go cycling or trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Time to self-cooked dinner and enjoy it together with the local host. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your riverside cottage.Day 2 Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating market - Chau Doc - Tra Su SanctuaryTaking very early morning boat trip (5:30am usually recommended) to visit the Cai Rang floating market which is wholesale market of fruit and vegetable at its busiest at this time of the day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Head towards Phong Dien for the smaller, quieter floating market (optional for private tour). Break for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc and continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. On the way back stop by to visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda (if time permitted).Back to the Town, hotel check in. Overnight in Chau Doc.Day 3 Chau Doc - Phnom PenhAfter breakfast, take a rowing boat trip through the floating village and visit the fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish from their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village. Transfer to a speed boat for the final part of the journey to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh at around 2pm. End of services.