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Mekong Delta tour and finishes in Phnom Penh 3 days 2 nights

Embark on an enchanting adventure as you glide along the canals beneath the lush canopy of water coconut palm trees, propelled by hand-paddled boats. Indulge in the flavors of the season as you sample the bounty of fresh fruits within the orchards. Witness the vibrant liveliness of the floating markets in Can Tho, a truly immersive experience that brings you closer to the heart of local commerce. Engage in the unique sensation of crossing the “Monkey Bridge”, an iconic feature of the Delta’s landscape. The journey extends to spending a night within the village, sharing moments with the local farmers and gaining insights into their way of life.

A remarkable highlight awaits as you embark on a boat excursion into the captivating Tra Su forest. Here, an immediate connection with nature is forged, enveloping you in a serene harmony. The tranquil cruising leads you along the Tonle Sap river, guiding you towards the vibrant city of Phnom Penh.

Group tour: $154
Private tour: $237
Tour LengthTour 3 days / 2 nights
Tour TypeDay trips
Start FromHo Chi Minh City
Tour routeHo Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Phnom Penh
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Tour Program

Taking a handed paddles ride along the canals under water coconut palm trees, taste seasonal fresh fruit in the orchards, see the lively floating markets in Can Tho, experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta, Spend the night in the village with the local farmers. Take a boat trip into Tra Su forest, you will immediately feel like you are harmonizing with nature. Cruising up the Tonle Sap river to Phnom Penh.

Summary itinerary

Day 1

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

Cai Rang floating market -– Tra Su Forest – overnight in Chau Doc (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Early visit Cai Rang floating market, wandering around the village to see the make noodle, orchard garden and try your best on bamboo bridge. Cruising small sampan to visit Tra Su  forest
Day 3

Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (Meal: Breakfast)
Transfer to the ferry for the express boat to Phnom Penh

Group tour itinerary:

Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh city –My Tho city – Ben Tre province – Can Tho city (Meals: lunch, dinner)

At 07.30am, leave Ho Chi Minh city. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town. One the way, travellers 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

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.

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

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. Then catch the bus to Chau Doc (14.00 – 17.00). Overnight in Chau Doc. Overnight at homestay

Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (Meal: Breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel. At 7.30am, getting on the express boat to Phnom Penh. End service.

Group tour – Price is in USD per person

Hotel grade Cost Hotel single room supplement Hotel name
Can Tho Chau Doc
Standard 154 14 Phương Nga hotel, Holiday 2 hotel Mekong homestay

Tour price includes: 

  • Air conditioned transport for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
  • Mineral water on bus (1 bottle/person/ day)
  • Bus ticket: Can Tho – Chau Doc
  • Express boat ticket: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • English speaking tour guide for sightseeing
  • 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
  • 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 in Can Tho (Three stars hotel)
  • Homestay arrangement in Chau Doc

Tour price excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Single supplement
  • Cambodian visa (US$35/person)
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.

Private tour itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Can Tho city (Meals: 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 – Tra Su sanctuary bird – Chau Doc (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

Have breakfast at the hotel. 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-noble 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 Lang 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.

Then proceed to Chau Doc and visit 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.

Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Chau Doc

Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (Meal: Breakfast) 

After breakfast. At 07.00am, transfer to the ferry for boarding the speed boat to PhnomPenh.

Arrive in Phnom Penh around 13.30pm at the Sisowath tourist dock.

 

Private tour – price is in USD per person
Hotel grade 2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people 9 – 11 people Hotel Single room supplement
Homestay 393 328 287 262 249 25
Superior 380 316 275 249 237 45
Deluxe 408 344 303 277 265 65

 

 

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

Tour price includes: 

  • Private air conditioned transport for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
  • Express boat ticket Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • Hotel picking  up and drop off service
  • Mineral water on transport (1 bottle/ person/ day)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private boat trips in the Mekong Delta
  • Private hand –rowed sampan
  • All entrance fees, seasonal fruits, honey tea
  • Southern folk music show
  • Meals as per indicated in the tour program
  • Clean and nice hotel base on two people share a double or twin room
  • Clean and safe accommodation for homestay option
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2

Tour price excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Cambodia visa on arrival (US$35/person)
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program

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