MEKONG DELTA FLOATING MARKET 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS - BACK TO HCMC OR EXIT CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre – Can Tho (/L/)
Departing at 8:00 AM, from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, heading to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. During the 1.5 hour drive, pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Your morning trip continues from here by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise Islet). On the way, see the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet.
Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Here you also can join daily activities of the local people and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Visit the bee house, and take the picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.
The boat cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — "the land of coconuts." Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden - Pond – Cage,” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop.
Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the car. You will arrive in Can Tho City at around 5:00 PM, check in hotel
Day 2: Can Tho – Floating Market - (B)
To start the second of this tour, After breakfast at the hotel. At 7:00 we get on the boat cruise on Can Tho river to explore the picturesque secenery as well as local daily life both sides of the river in the morning. Then you will see the floating market, rice noodle producing, fruit orchard. Then the boat will take you back to the boat station. Relaxs then have lunch in Can Tho ( lunch on your own at the hotel or local restaurant )
After noon can do kayaking ( free of charge if can book Bamboo Eco Village), or cycling thru the village ( very nice area ). Dinner includes at Bamboo Eco Village . ( Please note if this accommadation not available, then dinner is not included) . Overnight in Can Tho.
Highlights about Mekong Delta Tour Day 2:
- Private boat
- Cai Rang floating market - one of the largest, liveliest in the region – see lots of boats from the local villages selling tropical fruits and vegetables, even foods
- Have some pieces of pineapple on the top of the local trading boat
- Rice noodle Producing process - see from the rice husking mill to how the rice is cultivated for consumption
- Ba Cong fruit orchard - see and find out many different types of fruit tree and enjoy some delicious fruits
- Monkey Bridge
- More special about Mekong Delta tour 2 days.
Day 3: Can Tho – Tra Su Cajupt Forest - Chau Doc (B)
Morning after breakfast transfer to Chau Doc . On the way we will stop to vist Tra Su Cajupt Forest.
What to do in Tra Su
A journey to explore Tra Su cajuput forest starts aboard a long small motorboat which called “tac rang” by the locals. It is a very common mean of transportation in Mekong Delta region. Along the small canals lining the forest, you will admire the lush greenery of lotuses and water lilies on the water. To reach the heart of the forest, you will be switched to a small wooden rowing boat, just enough space for 4 people. Gently drift along the water and go deeper, through small canals, you will be in awe of different kinds of birds scattering all around. You can observe a thousand of white storks and other colorful species of birds flying above or perching on the branches. The further you go, the more peaceful you feel. The sampan rower will help you to understand more about the forest and show you where the birds are.
After the boat tour, climb up to a 14m high watchtower where you can enjoy a fantastic panorama of the vast Tra Su cajuput forest, dotted with birds in the silhouette of the Forbidden Mountain (Nui Cam) in the background. In particular, there is also a telescope for those who wants to get more details of the bird nests or a closer look to the birds underneath when they are finding food or building nests. The forest rhythm of life seems to be exposed to the visitors and even become more vivid and lively. Get there when the sun is about to go down, it will be the most memorizing scene of this trip.
Vietnam’s longest bamboo bridge, added recently by Chau Doc tourism authority, is a must do in Tra Su forest. Stepping on each span of this unique 10-kilometer bridge, you will be immersed in the nature of white cajuput flowers with a delicate scent, which is far different from the busy city life. It is also the world’s longest bamboo bridge as of today. Sound interesting, isn’t it?
Finish boat trip in Tra Su, then head to your hotel in Chau Doc
Day 4: Chau Doc - Phom Penh By Speed Boat (B) / Or comback to HCMC
7h30 AM after breakfast , you will depart to Phnom Penh from CHau Doc by speed boat ( 6 hours ). End services
- English speaking guide
- Transportation: Car or minivan depends on group size
- Meals as the program: 3 breakfast, 1 lunches, 2 dinner
- 3 Boat tour as program : My Tho /. Can Tho / Tra Su
- boat ticket From Chau Doc to PP
- 2 nights Accommodation: Bamboo Eco Village or similar hotel standard
- Entrance fees
- 2 bottles of water/ day
- Visa fee
- All things are not mention in the program
- Dinner at homestay/ Dinner on your own if you stay at the hotel in Can tho
- Tip for our guide & driver