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Mekong Delta 3 days tour with Ben Tre kingdom of coconut trees

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. The Mekong Deltaattracts 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

Group tour: $67
Private tour: $155
Tour LengthTour 3 days / 2 nights
Tour TypeTour Packages
Start FromHo Chi Minh City
Tour routeHo Chi Minh city - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh
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Tour Program

Summary itinerary

 

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – overnight in Can Tho (Meal: lunch)
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

Cai Rang floating market -– overnight in Chau Doc (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

Day 3

Chau Doc – Tra Su Forest – Ho Chi Minh (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Today you will take motorized boat cruising down to fishing village, Cham village and get small sampan to visit Tra Su  forest

 

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

07.45 am – 08.00am, our tour guide and driver pick you up on request at your hotel that locates in backpacker areas (De Tham street, Bui Vien street, Pham Ngu Lao street),Ben Thanh areas (Le Thanh Ton street, Thu Khoa Huan street, Ly Tu Trong street, Bui Thi Xuan street). Opera House area (Thi Sach street, Mac Thi Buoi street, Dong Khoi street) Other places that are not mentioned kindly come to Daily Travel sales booking office for joining the tour.

At 08.00am, 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.

Then cruising to Unicorn Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief.

Having lunch in orchard garden. Do not forget to taste dried Ear Elephant fish that is one of the special dishes in Mekong Delta (on guest’s account)

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 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 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.

Optional: Overnight at homestay in Can Tho (Meal: dinner)

Arrive to Can Tho city. Transfer to a village in Cai Rang district by motorize boat, you will meet a friendly local farmer’s house where you will stay the night at their house. In the late afternoon, wandering around the village to see orchard garden or chatting with local people to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta resident.

Having dinner with family and enjoy some of kind traditional local cuisines. Overnight at farmer’s house.

Day 2: Cai Rang floating market –  Tra Su forest – Chau Doc (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.

After having lunch, process to Chau Doc.

Arrive to Chau Doc town, 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.

Check in the hotel and leisure in the evening. Overnight in Chau Doc

Day 3: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to to pay a visit to 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.

After having lunch, heading to Ho Chi Minh city.

Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 17.00.

Group tour – Price is in USD per person
Hotel grade Cost Single supplement Hotel name
Can Tho Chau Doc
Standard 67 16 Hoa Phuong, Huy Hoang, An Thanh Nam 2, Thuan Loi
Homestay 75 16 Minh Viet homesstay Thanh Nam 2, Thuan Loi
Superior 96 29 Hau Giang 2, Asia Hung Cuong, Thanh Phat
Deluxe 102 35 Hau Giang, Sai Gon Can Tho Chau Pho, Truong Phat

 

Tour price includes: 

  • Air conditioned transport for transfer & sightseeing as per program.
  • Boat trip and hand – row sampan in the Mekong delta.
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees, fresh fruit and honey tea
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Daily lunch at local restaurant
  • Mineral water on bus (1 bottle/ person)
  • Nice and safe hotel base on two people share a double or twin room

Tour price excludes: 

  • Travel insurance
  • 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

Optional: Overnight at homestay in Can Tho (Meal: dinner)

Arrive to Can Tho city. Transfer to a village in Cai Rang district by motorize boat, you will meet a friendly local farmer’s house where you will stay the night at their house. In the late afternoon, wandering around the village to see orchard garden or chatting with local people to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta resident.

Having dinner with family and enjoy some of kind traditional local cuisines. Overnight at farmer’s house.

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

After breakfast at the famer’s house. At 06.30am, boarding on a motorized boat to Cai Rang floating market. In the way, you can see many bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. You have chance to know how local people go fishing and transport passengers as well as product by the waterway.

Approaching Cai Rang floating market, you can reappear the selling activities in the past by using a traditional “offering pole” for exchanging consumer goods.

The tourist will visit the local rice-nobble factory and learn about the traditional method for producing the rice-noble.

To understand more about lifestyle over there, you keep going into some small creeks, you will fell the pure atmosphere and enjoy the Southern countryside.

Visiting Ba Cong garden where you can enjoy some special seasonal fruits.

9:45: Cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf.

Visit Can Tho market and Binh Thuy ancient house village.

After having lunch, 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 17.00

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 319 240 189 167 155 35
Deluxe 319 240 189 167 155 35
Luxury 396 317 264 236 220 88

 

Option Hotel name in Can Tho Hotel name in Chau Doc
Homestay Hung homestay Hung Cuong, Chau Pho, Truong Phat
Deluxe Hau Giang, Sai Gon Can Tho, International Hung Cuong, Chau Pho, Truong Phat
Luxury 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
  • 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

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