On this 2-day trip, visitors can enjoy a cruise on boats and hand-rowed sampans, view the daily activities of the local people along the tributaries of the Mekong River, and taste fresh tropical fruit and honey directly from beehives on fertile islets.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 2-day journey down the Mekong River, exploring the Mekong Delta region, dubbed as a biological treasure trove due to its plant and animal life.
You will stop off in colorful villages to see how the locals live, observing them at work and at play. Visit floating markets, taste local fruits and honeys, and enjoy the natural scenery all around you.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (Meals: L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City, driving to My Tho, where you will board a private boat, that takes you to Turtle Island with its many orchards and tropical fruits. Take a short horse-cart ride to a bee farm and continue back to the boat for a ride to Phoenix Island. Back at the harbor, drive to Can Tho, a friendly, bustling city connected to most other population centers in the Mekong Delta by a system of roads, rivers, and canals. Visit the wholesale floating market and spend the night in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (Meals: B, L)
Leave the boat at 7:30 and board a motor boat along the Mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest of its kind, where a colorful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gathers for daily exchanging. Continue the cruise and 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, later enjoying a visit to the Noodle Factory or the Crocodile Farm. The boat will take you across Mekong River to Vinh Long on the other side, where you will visit the local village making incense sticks before beginning the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
- Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
- Accommodation based on 3-star hotel
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trips
- Entrance fees
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
Things to take:
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water, and comfortable walking shoes.