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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: $147
Private tour: $227
Tour LengthTour 3 days / 2 nights
Tour TypeDay trips
Start FromHo Chi Minh City
Tour routeHo Chi Minh - TP.My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Phnom Penh
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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 -– Tra Su Forest – 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. 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)

Commencing at 7:30 AM from Ho Chi Minh City, the voyage unfolds as you journey towards My Tho town, a scenic drive of about an hour and a half. En route, you’ll be treated to picturesque vistas – lush green rice fields, the serene Vam Co Dong river, and the bustling Long An town. A pause at the Mekong rest stop offers a chance to rejuvenate and appreciate a bonsai garden.

Upon arrival in My Tho, a visit to the historic Vinh Trang Pagoda awaits. This ancient pagoda, the oldest in Southern Vietnam, showcases a unique blend of Vietnamese, Khmer, and European architectural styles, a testament to the region’s cultural richness.

The adventure continues with a motorized boat ride along the tranquil Tien River. As you cruise, you’ll catch glimpses of local life – stilt houses, fishing floating farms, and the enchanting Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, and Unicorn Islands.

Arriving at Thoi Son Islet on Phoenix Island, an opportunity to walk through village paths emerges. You’ll explore local homes, orchard gardens, and indulge in seasonal fruits while absorbing the sounds of traditional Southern folk music. At a honey bee farm, relish in honey tea with lemon, known for its health benefits. For the more daring, a python farm offers a chance to pose for photos with these creatures.

A serene sampan ride through creeks unveils the iconic water coconut trees that characterize the Delta’s landscape. Cruising further to Ben Tre province, a visit to a coconut candy workshop reveals the intricate process of crafting these delicious treats by hand.

Unicorn Island beckons with its crocodile farm and remnants of Coconut belief. A delectable lunch is served amidst the orchard garden, highlighted by the must-try dried Ear Elephant fish, a culinary delicacy of the Mekong Delta.

After lunch, a leisurely exploration of village paths offers the chance to savor the refreshing air and absorb the pastoral scenes. A brief stroll back to the bus signals the continuation to Can Tho city. During this journey, our expert tour guide will introduce the city’s cultural symbols, dining options, and entertainment venues.

Arriving in Can Tho, your comfortable hotel check-in awaits, complete with amenities like hot showers, towels, minibar, air conditioning, TV, and Wi-Fi in every room. The evening unfolds with leisurely opportunities – be it wandering through Tay Do night market, soaking in Ninh Kieu wharf’s atmosphere, or relishing the local culinary delights.

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

Following breakfast at the hotel, at 7:00 AM, embark on a leisurely stroll to Ninh Kieu wharf. This morning journey unveils the charm of the streets market, where an array of homemade products like fruits, vegetables, and cakes are on display along the route to the wharf.

Setting sail on the river, the next adventure leads to the bustling Cai Rang floating market, a prominent fixture and one of the largest in Southern Vietnam. The unique dynamics of commerce in this floating market area will undoubtedly captivate visitors, leaving a lasting impression.

Once the floating market exploration concludes, a visit to observe the process of crafting rice vermicelli noodles and an orchard garden tour awaits. Wandering through the village, you’ll even have the opportunity to test your skills by crossing the bamboo bridge, a single bamboo tree’s feat of engineering.

The cruise then meanders back to Ninh Kieu wharf, where a halt is made for a satisfying lunch. Subsequently, the journey continues as you catch a bus to Chau Doc(14.00 – 17.00). Your night is reserved in Chau Doc, and you’ll be accommodated in a homestay, fostering an immersive local experience.

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 147 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 383 318 277 252 239 25
Superior 370 306 265 239 227 45
Deluxe 398 334 293 267 255 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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