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Mekong Delta 3 days tour (My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Cai Rang – Chau Doc)

Borderline with Cambodia by a river, Chau Doc town is known not only a big gate for exchanging goods on land of the both countries but also the gate for tourist who want to enter or exit Vietnam through the lower Mekong Delta.
Price from : 135 USD
Duration : Tour 3 days / 2 nights
Tour route: Ho Chi Minh city –My Tho city – Ben Tre - Chau Doc- Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market
Departure from: Ho Chi Minh City
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The Mekong Delta attracts tourists by these picturesque landscape of the floating houses, fishing farms, orchard gardens along the banks specially is the floating markets take place every early morning.

A three days trip to My Tho, Ben Tre ,Can Tho with the highlight is Cai Rang floating market and Chau Doc town assuredly give you many new experiences of the Mekong Delta region.

Summary itinerary 

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – overnight in Chau Doc (Meals: lunch, dinner)
Start the tour from Ho Chi Minh city and proceed to Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip along the river, seeing local people, orchard and fruit plantation. Getting on hand rowed sampan along canals where you can immerse yourself in nature
Day 2 Chau Doc – Tra Su Forest – overnight in Can Tho (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Today you will visit Xu lady temple, Tay An pagoda and get small sampan to visit Tra Su  forest
Day 3 Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Early visit Cai Rang floating market, wandering around the village to see the make noodle, orchard garden and try your best on bamboo bridge

Group tour itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Chau Doc (Meals: Lunch, dinner)

At 07.00am, leave Ho Chi Minh city. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town. One the way, travelers will have chance to see these beautiful landscape along the road such as the green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river and the busy Long An town. En route, Our bus will stop at Mekong rest stop where you can take a rest and see bonsai garden.

Arrive to My Tho town, visit Vinh Trang pagoda an oldest ancient one in Southern Vietnam. Known as the largest pagoda and the most special architecture in Mekong Delta. It’s architecture was influenced by Vietnamese culture and Khmer’s culture as well as European’s architecture.

After visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, our bus will take travelers to the pier boat for getting on a motorized boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands (Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn)

After passing Rach Mieu bridge, we disembark at Thoi Son Islet that locates on Phoenix Island. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music.

Then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.

Take a hand- rowed sampan through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas.

Return to the motorized boat then cruising to Ben Tre province, visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand.

Having lunch in orchard garden. Do not forget to taste dried Ear Elephant fish that is one of the special dishes in Mekong Delta

After lunch, wandering through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life.

Then take a short walking through the narrow village path to the bus and process to Chau Doc.  Overnight in Chau  Doc

Day 2: Chau Doc –   Tra Su forest –  Can Tho (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

After breakfast, visit Xu lady temple, Tay An pagoda

Then transfer to Tra Su cajuput forest, which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonizing with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of the flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed and comfortable. From the observation post, you can overlook the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones.

After that, proceed to Can Tho city.

Arrive to Can Tho city, check in at the standard hotel that has hot shower, towers, mini bar, air conditioner  tivi, wifi .etc. in each room.

Leisure in the evening for exploring Tay Do night market, Ninh Kieu wharf or taste these delicious local dishes

Day 3: Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

After breakfast at the hotel. At 07.00am, take a leisurely waking to Ninh Kieu wharf. Tourist will have chance to see morning streets market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake… are sold on the way to the wharf.

Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Rang floating market, one of the biggest floating market in Southern Vietnam. Visitors will be surprised to explore “the method of the business” in the floating market areas. It is really impressed.

After exploring the floating market, visitors will visit the place to see how they make rice vermicelli noodle and the orchard garden. Wandering in the village and  try your best to cross the bamboo bridge which is built only one bamboo tree.

Cruise back Ninh Kieu wharf.

Stop for lunch.

Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 5.00pm. End service

Group tour – Price is in USD per person
Hotel grade Cost Single supplement Hotel name
Can Tho Chau Doc
Standard 135 28 Hau Giang hotel, Holiday 2 hotel Hung Cuong hotel, Chi Nguyen hotel

Tour price includes:

Air conditioned transport for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program

Mineral water on bus (1 bottle/person/ day)

English speaking tour guide

Boat trips in the Mekong Delta

Hand –rowed sampan

All entrance fees

Seasonal fruits, honey tea

Southern folk music show

Lunch on Day 1 &  Day 2 & Day 3

Dinner on Day 1 & Day 2

Breakfast at hotel on Day 2 & Day 3

Nice and clean hotel base on two people share a double or twin room

Tour price excludes:

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Single supplement

Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.

 

Private tour detailed itinerary

 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – overnight in Can Tho city (Meal: Lunch)

  • At 08.00am, our tour guide and driver meeting you at your hotel and leave Ho Chi Minh city. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town. One the way, travelers will have chance to see these beautiful landscape along the road such as the green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river and the busy Long An town. En route, we will stop at Mekong rest top where you can take a rest and see bonsai garden.
  • Arrive to My Tho town, visit Vinh Trang pagoda an oldest ancient one in Southern Vietnam. Known as the largest pagoda and the most special architecture in Mekong Delta. It’s architecture was influenced by Vietnamese culture and Khmer’s culture as well as European’s architecture.
  • After visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, our driver will take you to the pier boat for getting on a motorized boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands ( Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn)
  • After passing Rach Mieu bridge, we disembark at Thoi Son Islet that locates on Phoenix Island. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music.
  • Then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.
  • Take a hand- rowed sampan through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas.
  • Return to the motorized boat then cruising to Ben Tre province, visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand. 
  • Having lunch at Mien Tay riverside restaurant.
  • After lunch, take a sightseeing through the peaceful villages by horse cart.
  • Then cruising to Unicorn Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief.
  • Getting on the boat and return to the ferry for proceeding to Can Tho city.
  • On the way, our tour guide will introduce to travelers the symbol of culture, dining and entertainment places in Can Tho city.
  • Arrive to Can Tho city. Check in at the hotel.
  • Leisure in the evening for exploring Tay Do night market, Ninh Kieu wharf or taste these delicious local dishes.
  • Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Can Tho

Day 2: Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

  • After breakfast at the hotel. At 06.00am, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf. Tourist will have chance to see morning streets market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake… are sold on the way to the wharf.
  • Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Rang floating market, one of the biggest floating market in Southern Vietnam. Visitors will be surprised to explore “the method of the business” in the floating market areas. It is really impressed.
  • Then transfer to Cai Son village paths to look at: the rural activities of the local people, through the canal, rice paddies, orchard. Stop at Mr Ba Cong’s orchard, walk around the garden and enjoying fruit, drinking tea, chatting with the local people to see the Mekong inhabitants’ life. Having lunch in orchard garden. Then continue running along the village access the river, visitors sometimes saw the rural activities of the local people… You feel like relaxing at the peaceful and quite garden.
  • Return the city, visit Can Tho market and Binh Thuy ancient house village.
  • Proceed to Chau Doc. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Chau Doc

Day 3: Tra Su sanctuary bird – floating village (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

  • Having breakfast at the hotel. At 07.00am, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque.
  • Then proceed to Tra Su sanctuary bird which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonizing with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of the flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed and comfortable. From the observation post, you can overlook the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones.
  • Have lunch in the forest. Relax on a hammock or experience Monkey Bridge.
  • Return to Ho Chi Minh city. The tour end around 18.00
Private tour  – Price is in USD per person
Hotel grade 2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people 9 – 11 people Single supplement
Homestay 395 320 274 245 230 56
Superior 379 305 259 230 215 42
Luxury 438 364 318 288 274 102

 

Option Hotel name in Can Tho Hotel name in Chau Doc
Homestay Mekong Farmtay hotel Hung Cuong hotel, Chau Pho hotel
Superior KP Boutique hotel, Hau Giang hotel Hung Cuong hotel, Chau Pho hotel
Deluxe Ninh Kieu Riverside, TTC Premium Can Tho Victoria Chau Doc, Victoria Lodge

 Tour price includes: 

Private air conditioned transport for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program

Hotel picking up and drop off service

Mineral water on car (1 bottle/ person/ day)

English speaking tour guide

Private boat trips and hand –rowed sampan in the Mekong Delta

All entrance fees

Seasonal fruits, honey tea

Southern folk music show

Fishing show, traditional handmade cake lesson

Meals as indicated in the tour program

Nice hotel base on two people share a double or twin room

Clean and safe accommodation for homestay optional

Tour price excludes:

Travel insurance

Personal expenses

Single supplement

Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program

Notice:

Private tour is always available on request. We highly recommend you do private tour for more privacy as well as more convenience.

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