Welcome to Can Tho
The epicentre of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is the largest city in the region and feels like a metropolis after a few days exploring the backwaters. As the political, economic, cultural and transportation centre of the Mekong Delta, it’s a buzzing town with a lively waterfront lined with sculpted gardens, an appealing blend of narrow backstreets and wide boulevards, and perhaps the greatest concentration of... Read More
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Overnight Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: HCMC – Ben Tre – Can Tho Pick up at Ho Chi Minh City will be around 8am before heading towards the Mekong Delta. As you arrive in Ben Tre, you will experience the local villagers, who will serve you with tropical fruits and serve you honey tea, with fresh honey from their own beehives. You can enjoy the treats together with the local folk music played by the villagers. Continuing your journey by a small rowing boat down the streams of the Mekong River with the vibrant colors at the water banks, you will reach to a local Coconut Candy Workshop. Here is an experience of the boiling candy in pots and pans, while some of the villagers are cutting and wrapping the sweets with impressive speed and preciseness. To get to the orchard, where lunch will be served, a boat will pick you up and bring you on a fresh trip down the Mekong River. Upon booking the trip you will have a choice of either a Basic meal or Premium meal for lunch. (Please note that no beverages are included). After lunch you will get another delightful trip at the Mekong River before arriving at My Tho and by bus continue to Can Tho. When arriving in Can Tho you will be free to encounter the city by yourself. The hotel is located near by the Mekong River and the night market, where there is a buzzing life at the evening, with restaurants and cafes facing towards the mighty Mekong River. Day 2: Can Tho – HCMCAt 7am after breakfast, you will take a morning trip by boat at the Mekong River to visit the floating market. In the morning you can feel the energy of the trading and bargaining from the boat as this is the busiest time of the day, and there will be opportunities for you as well to buy beverages from the docking sales boats (Not Included). After cruising through the small channels of the Mekong River, there will be a visit to the local rice noodle workshop, where you’ll get a chance to see how rice paper and noodle are made. Continuing to a riverside location, there will be an opportunity to experience a “Monkey Bridge” and some local specialties, which are not for the faint hearted. Before leaving Can Tho, there will be a lunch break (Not Included) before boarding the bus to return to Ho Chi Minh City.
3-Day Mekong River Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
Day 1:Begin the day with pick up at your centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and then journey towards the Mekong River. Take a walk to a nearby village, where the locals will treat us with a taste of tropical fruits and sweet honey tea. This will all be enjoyed to the tunes of local folk music. Continue your journey by a small rowing boat, floating down the river in serene surroundings, which will bring you to a Coconut Candy Workshop, to experience of the boiling candy in pots and pans. After lunch at the local restaurant, head to My Tho by boat, and afterwards towards Can Tho by bus. Upon arriving in Can Tho, you have the opportunity to go for a homestay experience. From here you will be brought by boat at the Mekong River to a riverside cottage. In the evening a family will welcome you with a delicious family dinner and local folk music nearby. Day 2:Breakfast will be included at our stay. We continue our journey on the Mekong River, with a morning visit the famous floating marked for afterwards to dock at a river bank restaurant. Here we have a chance to see barbeque which is not for the faint hearted. This is also a great location to enjoy the serene surroundings of the greenery near the Mekong River. Continuing our journey by boat, we will arrive at a noodle workshop, where we have a fantastic chance to see how the Vietnamese produce rice papers and other products alike. After a boat ride back to Can Tho, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Please the advised that lunch is not included. Continuing our journey by bus towards Chau Doc, we will have a visit at the wild bird sanctuary at Tra Su. Here, enjoy a boat ride as local people will bring you around the small rivers and swamp areas to experience the nature and wildlife.When arriving in Chau Doc our hotel will be located near the local market, which will give you easy access to your own preferred experiences.Day 3:Breakfast will be served at the hotel before we continue our journey. After a short walk through the local market, be picked up at the river banks and brought to the nearby fish farms and floating village. Here you will get a chance to see the life at the Mekong River. Afterwards, proceed to the small minority of Cham people, who have built their village on wooden pillars to keep them dry and safe from floods. Afterwards continue by speedboat and arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh from where our services end.
Cai Rang Floating Market and Biking on Ben Tre Island Full Day Tour
04:00 am: We start to go to Can Tho city, the second biggest city in South Vietnam. Take a motor boat to come Cai Rang floating market ,the most fascinating floating market where we can see all trading activities in Mekong river.Enjoy breakfast in the local floating restaurant and enter some boats to enjoy some seasonal fruits. Walk around a colorful fruit garden and enjoy more fresh fruits and visit a rice noodle workshop.Visit a local market in Can Tho city. We start to go Ben Tre, is known as a biggest coconut- town in Vietnam. Around 2 hour driving in the local road way, you will see the very beautiful scenery with rice fields, vegetables plantations and the life of some farmers who work on the farms. Take a long boat trip along Ham Luong River - to enjoy the fresh air, natural environment and especially to see about the life of fishing man when they are working on their small boats. Enjoy lunch in a small local riverside restaurant. Trying a very special fish in Mekong Delta: "Elephant Ear Fish" with fresh rice noodle. Enjoy the beautiful riverside scenery when taking a sampan in small canal. Take a BIKING TRIP ( over 15 KM) around beautiful Island with coconut plantations and some small cannels along the roads. Visit a local house to learn how to climb up coconut trees, enjoy green tea & coconut juice. Have a look about little pottery collection of local people. Take a short rest on hammocks... Head back to Ho Chi Minh City.
2-day Small-group Luxury Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City on Mekong Delta
Meet in the hotel lobby by 8:30 AMPickup at hotel: 8:30 - 09:00 AMArrival back at hotel: Approx. 2:00 PM(*)Day 1: Caibe - Cruising to Can ThoAfter departing Saigon you'll head to Vinh Long. Lunch will be served while cruising into Cho Lach canal among scenery of fruit drying facilities. Visit a village on the banks, with orchards and rice fields nearby. Back aboard, you can rest on the deck while enjoying the sunset. Lunch and dinner will be served on board. Day 2: Sunrise Cruise – Cai Rang Floating Market - CanthoBreakfast will be available at 7:00 AM, while cruising the Tra On Floating Market. At Cai Rang Floating Market, there will be an 8:30 AM checkout and transfer onto a local boat to visit the nearby arroyos and gardens. Arrive at Can Tho for a 10:00 AM drive back to Saigon, with a scheduled arrival of about 2:00 PM. (*) (B)Note: Itinerary may be reversed depending on departure date. (*) Price and policy based on the cruise policy. Light luggage is recommended. Drop off time depends on itinerary.
Private Overnight Mekong Homestay and Floating Market Tour
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Vinh Long( Lunch, Dinner) 08:00 am: We start to go Ben Tre, is known as a biggest coconut- town in Vietnam. Around 2 hour driving in the Express way, you will see the very beautiful scenery with rice fileds, vegetables plantations and the life of some farmers who work on the farms. Take a long boat trip along Ham Luong river - to enjoy the fresh air, natural environment and especlly to see about the life of fishing man when they are working on their small boats. Visit the local brick factory to know how to make brick with the very -old -style- working. Visit the local coconut candy, coconut wine, dried coconut flesh factory. It's really local one. Take a short walking in local street to go to mat weaving work-shop to see local people using water -grasses to make their products. Take a bike ride ( over 15 KM) around beautiful Island with coconut plantations and some small canals along the roads. Visit a local house to learn how to climb up coconut trees, enjoy green tea & coconut juice. Have a look about little potery collection of local people. Take a short rest on hammorks... Enjoy lunch in a small local riverside restaurant. Trying a very special fish in Mekong Delta:" Elephant Ear Fish" with fresh rice noodle. Enjoy the romantic and beautiful riverside scenery when taking a sampan in small cannel. Get back car to go to another province - Vinh Long. On the way to Vinh Long, you can see some Bonsai villages along the streets, pass a river by a public ferry with the local people. Take a short boat trip to go homestay which located in a small, beautiful and quiet town. Go fishing for dinner. Join in local cooking class to make your dinner with Vietnamese food. You could learn how to cook some Vietnamese foods. Enjoy your time. Day 2: Vinh Long - Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market- Phong Dien Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast, Lunch) 5 am : We start to go Can Tho to get Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating market, the biggest floating market in the South Vietnam, where we can see all trading activities in Mekong river. Enjoy breakfast in the local floating restaurant and enter some boats to enjoy some seasonal fruits. Walk around a colourfull fruit garden and enjoy more fresh fruits and visit a rice noodle workshop.Visit a famous pagoda in Can Tho city. Enjoy lunch in delicous restaurant in the central market in Can Tho city. Get back Ho Chi Minh city. On the way, we will stop to visit a famous Cao Dai Temple on Cai Lay Town.04:00 pm : Finish tour
3-day Mekong Delta Experience from Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Chau DocDeparture for My Tho, where you will enjoy a boat cruise as well as rowing sampans (rowboats) up the river. We will stop for lunch and then leave My Tho for Chau Doc. Along the way we will stop for a visit at the Crocodile Farm where we will have the chance learn about crocodile incubation and other interesting facts about crocodiles and their hatchlings. We will then check into a hotel before visiting Sam Mountain and the Cave Pagoda. We will stay overnight in Chau Doc.Day 2: Chau Doc - Can ThoWe begin with a morning boat trip to visit the Floating Fish Farm, the Floating Village and the Cham Weaving Village. After experiencing the floating village and floating fish farm, we will leave Chau Doc for Can Tho. There, we will check-in at a hotel before having dinner at a nice restaurant. We will spend the night in Can Tho.Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh CityAfter breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and travel by boat to Cai Rang Floating Market. Floating markets are a staple of life in the Mekong. This is where many of the natives make their living by selling or bartering their goods. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snake Farm, the largest of its kind in Vietnam. Departing Can Tho, we will have lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.