This tour is recommended to tourists, who already booked the accommodation in Saigon and wish to discover the Mekong delta, its exciting life, and stay away some days from the noise and rush-up of hectic center of busy Ho Chi Minh City.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc – Saigon
Day 1: Saigon - Vinh Long (/L/)
Morning depart for Vinh Long, 130 km southeast of Saigon to begin the exploration of Mekong. Take a boat through the narrow waterways to witness the daily river life of the southern people and visit the family factories producing fish sauce, tofu and rice paper. Overnight homestay in Vinh Long.
Day 2: Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L/)
Carry on to Can Tho, the economic and administrative centre of the Mekong Delta. Check-in your hotel and take another wooden boat for a cruise crossing a complex of riverways to visit local orchards along the river and stop for an enjoyable traditional Vietnamese lunch. Have a relaxed walk through scenic villages before back to the hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho - Chau Doc (B/L/)
Drive further 6km to reach Cai Rang morning Floating Market where a colourful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging. Transfer to our car and driver another hour to Chau Doc, located on the Cambodian border, a riverine mix of people of Viet, Khmer, Cham and Chinese nations. Visit the village of Muslim people in Chau Doc in the afternoon. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4: Chau Doc - Saigon (B/L)
Morning drive to Mt. Sam, a popular pilgrimage site of the Vietnamese Buddhists. A climb uphill to the peak of the mountain will offer stunning panorama of the nearby Vietnamese and Cambodian regions. Afterward drive about six hours to return to Saigon. End of the tour.