Welcome to Chau Doc
Draped along the banks of the Hau Giang River (Bassac River), Chau Doc sees plenty of travellers washing through on the river route between Cambodia and Vietnam. A likeable little town with significant Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities, Chau Doc's cultural diversity – apparent in the mosques, temples, churches and nearby pilgrimage sites – makes it fascinating to explore even if you're not Cambodia-bound. Taking a... Read More
Top experiences in Chau Doc
Chau Doc activities
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.
3 Day Mekong River Song Xanh Serenity Cruise
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - SA DEC You are picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh CityStep back in time as you board your sampan for a journey along the winding waterways of the Mekong Delta. Start your journey at the Cai Be floating market, filled with barges teeming with fruit and vegetables. Then go ashore to visit an ancient house dating back to 1890, to meet the owner and hear stories of the past. Back on the water, see the home-based factories that dot the riverbanks as you cruise to a stunning Indochinese villa for lunch. Pass by picture-postcard scenery as you cruise towards Sa Dec, the ‘little Venice’ of the Mekong Delta. Experience the romance as you go back in time to visit the house belonging to the ‘lover’ of the famous French author, Marguerite Duras.Meals: Lunch / DinnerOvernight: Song Xanh Serenity overnight cruise Day 2: SA DEC - CHO MOIWake to the sound of the river and after breakfast take a stroll and explore this quaint town with its heritage French architecture and Chinese temples. Then head back to your sampan and cruise towards Cho Moi. Along the way stop off at Tiger Island and visit the Ton Duc Thang Museum, dedicated to the second president of Vietnam, where photos depict his role in the military and his internment on Con Son Island. Explore the riverside villages by bicycle and tonight enjoy dinner in one of the last remaining ancient houses.Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch / DinnerOvernight: Song Xanh Serenity overnight cruiseDay 3: CHO MOI - HO CHI MINH CITYCruise to the sleepy riverside town of Chau Doc arriving late in the morning. Say goodbye to your boat crew and hello to Chau Doc. Disembark at Chau Doc main city pier 11am. Get on your awaiting vehicle for a 7-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.Meals: Breakfast
From Saigon to Phnom Penh
08h00 am Our guide & driver will collect you at your hotel in Saigon. Then transfer to Caibe. Upon arrival Caibe, embarkation on a junk boat, clients are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be floating market. We will proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice popcorn, coco candies, longans drying processing...You will then return on boat to proceed the excursion to Dong Phu, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, crisscrossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people. Lunch will await you at a fruits orchard where family descendants will welcome you with a cup a warm green tea. After lunch and a short walk to visit the orchard, and take boat trip for a 45 minutes cruise to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. After crossing the Co Chien large river, the excursion will end at Vinh Long pier. Then get on car drive to Chau Doc - Border with Phnom Penh. Arrival in Chau Doc around 19h30.
Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh ChauDoc CanTho Saigon 3days
Day 1: Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. We reserved the boat ticket for you from Phnompenh to ChauDoc. You should transfer from Phnompenh city to boat landing “International floating port – 103 Sisowath Quay” before noon time. Boarding on HangChau speed boat at 12:00 for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Vietnam. Then a little more cruise to Chau Doc. Our guide will pick you up at Con Tien boat pier and transfer to hotel for check in. We stay tonight in Chau Doc. Day 2: Chau Doc to Can Tho. (Breakfast, lunch) Up early for a boat through the amazing riverside market with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. Then we cruise through the fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes. Discover the ethnic Cham village with its famous Etsan Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving. We transfer to Tra Su cajeput nature reserve in Tinh Bien district. TraSu cajuput forest is home of 140 species of plants and 70 of birds. In the afternoon, we will leave for Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Before checking in the hotel, we visit Binh Thuy ancient house, built in 1870 with French style architecture but still remained traditional features of Southern style. Overnight in Can Tho. Day 3: Can Tho to Sai Gon (Breakfast, lunch) An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, the largest wholesale market in the Mekong Delta. It starts at 5:00am and runs until midday. Of course now this market is not crowded and busy as it was before, but still interesting experience for people who do not live in Mekong delta area. Then we have a long distance cruise to Phong Dien in winding natural waterways. Our guide will stop in between for you to walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery, see several kinds of fruit tree and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Our van pick us up and head back to My Tho to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, located in a large garden in My Phong commune. Here, you can also visit a village making vermicelli (noodle). There is also a DongTam snake farm in the suburb, please let our guide knows if you are interested in it. We keep on driving through the rice fields in Ben Luc to return to Saigon. If the sunset light is still on the field, and you are interested in rice growing technique? Our guide will show you different ways of rice planting and you may have a chat with locals all about the rice.Tour ends around 6:00pm.
Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon 4 days
Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner)Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you up at Chau Doc boat pier and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant. O/N ChauDoc Day 2: ChauDoc to CanTho. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Up early for a boat through the amazing riverside market with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. Then we cruise through the fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes. Discover the ethnic Cham village with its famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving. Visit Sam mountain then mount our bikes for Tri Ton (40km). Get on our van, transfer to Long Xuyen for lunch break. In the afternoon, we cycle on country road to Cantho. Free time for promenade along city quay or more cycling along Can Tho river bank (if time permitting). Overnight in Can Tho. Day 3: CanTho to VinhLong to BinhHoaPhuoc island (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market and cruise in natural waterways before turning up a quiet canal and, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meet the locals (many on bicycle too). Start cycling from Ba Cang to Tam Binh, Cai Nhum (Depends on group cycling ability, our guide will tailor a special route for this day : passing villages of brick kiln, terracotta and pottery kiln or riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages). From Long Ho, take a ferry on the might mekong river (approx.1.5km wide) to Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh Island. Great sunset view from Mekong. Dinner and overnight guesthouse on island. Day 4: BinhHoaPhuoc to CaiBe to SaiGon (Breakfast, lunch) Sightseeing on island: cycling through fruit orchards, local market etc… Boat cruise to CaiBe floating market. Lunch break at an ancient house. Leisurely afternoon bicycle ride 2 hours on small dirt road, walking bridges, ferry crossing to Cai Lay. Late afternoon we take bus drive the busy highway –1 back to Sai Gon.
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.