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  • The Treasure of Mekong Delta

    Duration: 3 Days
    Start: Vietnam | Finish: Vietnam
  • This journey will experience the essence of the mighty Mekong Delta. From the non-touristy and completely tranquil villages in Vung Liem and Sadec to the hidden paths of the Mekong delta on a unique charming river sampans. Fully private overnight cruise allows a deep discovery of the delta, its numerous canals, and arroyos.

    Highlights:

    • Visit tranquil and picturesque villages,local markets, sedge , mat production, school of Vung Liem.
    • Ancient house of the “Lovers” novel, cottage factories, temples, Cai Rang Floating market.
    • Benefit from the knowledge of our local guides 
    • Candlelit dinner at an authentic countryside restaurant.
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Vung Liem (-/L/D)

    After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Vung Liem. Upon arrival, visit the orchards  while learning about the area’s history and customs. After lunch, we start our biking trip for an interesting exploration on the island through the narrow lanes but should be lots of fun awaiting. Visit the neighbor families who are busy on sedge fields, study about their mat production from this special grass, from cutting, drying to slicing and weaving. Many fascinating stops for photo shoots around this non-touristy landscape. Afterward visit the local school, market, community house and tomb of the land’s ancestor before driving to the hotel in Ben Tre for overnight.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hotel in Ben Tre

    Day 2: Vung Liem - Cai Be – Sa Dec – Can Tho (B/L/D)

    After having breakfast, we leave for Cai Be to embark on Song Xanh Sampan and begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10 :00am. From the sampan, observe life as it plays out on shore - people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit Cao Dai temple.

    Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film « The Lover » by Marguerite Duras.

    Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.

    Your last stopover before sunset is an ancient house Binh Thuy (“Nha Co – Binh Thuy” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting. After dinner, return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards Hau River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Overnight on Song Xanh Sampan

    Day 3: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B/-/-)

    Can Tho – Cai Rang- Saigon: 250 km, ~4h30m drive

    Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we have breakfast and start our day with a boat cruise along the seemingly endless waterway of Mighty Mekong River. We arrive amongst Cai Rang floating market, the biggest and most famous floating market in the Mekong Delta. View hundreds of boats which are packed with mango, bananas, papaya and pineapple, etc. all for selling, buying and exchanging. We visit the lush orchards and are treated to a delicious tropical fruits. After the market, you then visit noodle and rice paper producing family. Then coming back to Saigon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Inclusion:

    • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles with water bottles
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance as mentioned in the program
    • Candlelit dinner at an authentic countryside setting restanrant.
    • Complementary water
    • Service charges and government taxes

    Exclusion:

    • Travel insurance
    • Other meals, beverage & alcoholic drinks
    • Personal Expenses, Bar, Drinking
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenditure such as telephone, shopping and other services not clearly mentioned
    • Pre-post accommodation in Saigon
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