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Mekong Delta Vietnam – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc Island

Price from: $155
Tour LengthTour 3 days / 2 nights
Tour TypeDay trips
Start FromHo Chi Minh City
Tour routeHochiminh city - TP.My Tho - TP.Ben Tre - Can Tho - TP.Rạch Giá - Phu Quoc island
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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

Phong Dien floating market – biking around the village – overnight in Can Tho (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Early visit Phong Dien floating market, biking around the village for seeing more local people daily life, the beautiful landscape
Day 3

Can Tho – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc (Meal: Breakfast)
Transfer to Rach Gia for the express boat to Phu Quoc Island

Detailed itinerary:

 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Detla – Can Tho city (Meal: lunch)

07.45 am ~ 08.00am, our tour guide and driver pick you up 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, 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 travellers 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 around  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. Leisure in the evening for exploring Tay Do night market, Ninh Kieu wharf or taste these delicious local dishes.

Overnight in Can Tho.

 Day 2: Can Tho city – Phong Dien floating market – biking around the villages (Meal: breakfast, lunch)

At 05.00am, Cruising to Phong Dien floating marking which is considered as a retail market. This is 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 biking 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. Guest cycling through the ferry, arrive to Ba Lang and have lunch there. 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.

Transfer back to your hotel. 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 3: Can Tho – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc island (Meal: breakfast)

Having breakfast at your hotel. At 08.00am, pick up at your hotel and depart for Rach Gia by bus. Arrive to Rach Gia pier boat around 11.00am, then catch the afternoon express boat to Phu Quoc island (13.00 – 15.00). End of the tour.

Group tour – Price is in USD per person
Hotel grade Cost Single supplement Hotel name
Superior 155 35 Hau Giang, Sai Gon Can Tho, International

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
Superior 339 258 201 173 161 30
Deluxe 355 274 217 189 177 40

Option Hotel name in Can Tho
Superior Hau Giang, Sai Gon Can Tho, International
Deluxe Ninh Kieu Riverside, TTC Premium Can Tho

 

Tour price includes:

  • Air conditioned transport for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
  • Transfer from  Can Tho – Rach Gia
  • Express boat ticket: Rach Gia – Phu Quoc
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trips and hand – rowed sampan in Mekong Delta
  • Entrance fees, bicycle
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch on Day 1 & Day 2
  • Hotel accommodation based on two people share a double or twin room
  • Clean and safe accommodation arrangement for homestay option

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Personal costs
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program

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