Mekong river cruise - small sampan ferry at ChauDoc market

Mekong delta tour 3 days | CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho

Mekong Delta Tour 3 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho.

With Mekong Delta Tour 3 days to ChauDoc and CanTho, you get close to life on the Tonle Bassac, and visit the ethnic villages who call the Mekong Delta home.

Tour code: SBL7A

Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – VinhLong – LongXuyen – ChauDoc (Lunch included)
We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural district of Tien Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Arriving at around 10:30am, we board our motorized boat to journey through Cai Be floating market. Here, we will experience how life functions on the delta, as we view the intricacies of commerce – how merchants purchase products from local farmers. During our cruise the town’s secluded canals, we will stop at some local factories to see locals making pop rice cakes, rice paper cakes, coconut candies and products from coconut trees. We also enjoy sampan ride and pedal down narrow natural waterways. Stopping at a local home to try seasonal fruits (such as longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, papaya, jackfruit etc…). Continue walking through the village to get back to our boat which is waiting to bring us to another local house for lunch served with many Vietnamese’s delicious dishes.
We board the boat again to keep on to the quay in Vinh Long province. We will transfer by car to LongXuyen and on to ChauDoc.
Overnight in ChauDoc.

Day 2: Chau Doc to CanTho (Breakfast included)
Up early for a cruise through the floating village with tons and tons of fish farmed underneath hundreds of shelters. Continue the boat cruise to Da Phuoc, a Muslim Cham village across the river on Con Tien island from Chau Doc’s center. Here, discover the village with its famous Mosque and watch the locals go about their traditional weaving.
We keep moving to Cambodia border area, visit Tra Su mangrove forest, an ideal ecotourism site. The second boat trip through Tra Su nature reserve will show you a unique natural habitat conservation site of the wetland ecosystem in the Mekong delta. Tra Su is home of 140 species of plants and 70 of birds, cajeput trees are green all year round.

Then we hike up to the sacred Sam Mountain with its panoramic view over the vast plains into Cambodia. Our guide will tell you the history of VinhTe canal which connected HaTien to ChauDoc. This canal brings fresh water from the Bassac river into the immense delta area,  so it plays an important role as a border canal between Vietnam and Cambodia. Descending down Sam mountain, we will see the famous Lady Chua Xu Temple (1820) and Thoai Ngoc Hau tomb. Thoai Ngoc Hau was a Vietnamese military administrator of the Nguyễn dynasty who conducted the digging of ThoaiHa (1818) and VinhTe canal (1819).
Lunch break at a local place.

In the afternoon, we travel to CanTho, with a stop  to visit BinhThuy community temple, built in 1783 with recently renovated but remained traditional features of Southern style. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 3: CanTho – SaiGon (Breakfast included)
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. Then we have a long distance cruise to Phong Dien & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. There are options to visit both markets in different time, please discuss with your guide and find out what is best for you.

Our van pick us up and transfer to VinhLong. There is a scenic beauty of CanTho suspension bridge over “Hau” / Tonle Bassac river stretching northwest to Cambodia. We will visit PhuLy pagoda. It is one of the ancient Khmer pagodas in Vinh Long province. The pagoda was built in 1672, great combination of Indian, Thai and Cambodia architecture. There are Khmer classes for young teachers and children in the village. We will walk around the village and the rice paddies in the surrounding of the pagoda.

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.
Note : For those who have to catch the flight in Saigon at the end of the tour, please keep us informed.

Tour price:

Standard hotel:
13,400,000 vnd (US$ 580) / Solo trip
6,900,000 vnd (US$ 299) / person ( group of 2 people).
6,000,000 vnd (US$ 260) / person ( group of 3 people).
4,850,000 vnd (US$ 210) / person ( group of 4 to 8 people).

Single supplement: 1,040,000 vnd (US$ 45) .

Deluxe hotel:
18,820,000 vnd ( US$ 815) / Solo trip
10,280,000 vnd (US$ 445) / person ( group of 2 people).
8,660,000 vnd (US$ 375) / person ( group of 3 people).
7,970,000 vnd (US$ 345) / person ( group of 4 to 8 people)

Single supplement: 3,930,000 vnd (US$ 170) .

Services included:
All boat trips in ChauDoc, TraSu mangrove forest and in CaiRang floating market.
Entrance fees.
Transport : A/c bus with cold drinking water. (Two 0.5L bottles per day per person)
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Hotel with breakfast. (Deluxe: Victoria ****, Standard***: HungCuong/ChauPho, Fortuneland Cantho).
one lunch on first day.

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