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Taking you through the heart of the Mekong's fertile southern region, our Deep in the Delta Vietnam tour brings the cultures and sceneries of the region to life. With boat trips through winding canals, exploration of hidden islands and visits to a diverse range of villages and craft shops this four-day journey takes you beyond the tourist stops and shows you the real Delta.
Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, your Vientam tour begins with a two-hour drive to Cai Be. With its residents living half on the water and half on the land, this town is the perfect introduction to the riches of the Delta. A boat trip through winding canals takes you past a teeming floating market to a hidden island where unique local industries are created.
Continue southwards with a drive to Can Tho, the biggest city in the Mekong Delta. An early morning wake-up call rewards you with a visit to the lively morning floating market at Cai Rang. Exploring the colorful market is a highlight of any Vietnam tour. Your boat will meander its way through the throngs of vendors whose wares are displayed on tall poles so that they can be seen above the crowds.
Chau Doc is your final stop on this Vietnam tour. Nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Basaac Rivers, this vibrant town is a melting pot of culturse due to its location near the Cambodian border. A full day exploration takes you to weaving villages, Cham minority villages and floating fish farms before relaxing atop Sam Mountain to watch the sun set- a fitting conclusion to this magical Vietnam tour.
Whether returning to Ho Chi Minh city and continuing with a northbound Vietnam package tour or crossing the border to Cambodia, our Deep in the Delta Vietnam tour is sure to leave a lasting impression and create unforgetable memories.
Cai Be is an interesting place to experience not only because of its colourful traditional floating market but also because of its fertilized paddy fiels and lush back waterways. Early morning start from HoChi minh city, head to Mekong Delta for 2 hour drive, arrive Cai Be, get on a local boat then cruise to explore the floating Market where you can witness the unique way of advertising : product for sale is hung on a pole in front of boats to attract customers and make it easier for people to see from afar what is on offer.
After visiting the floating market continue to a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Then cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island, admiring the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers along the way. Lunch is typical Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Then drive to Can Tho the largest city of Mekong Delta.The rest of the day and evening is at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
This morning, Wake up early to discover the most exciting floating market of the area - Cai Rang floating market which bustles with wholesalers on big boats. During the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. Fruit and vegetables are main item sold here, as in Cai Be floating market, every boat has a long upright pole at its bow from which samples of the goods for sale are hung. Enjoy your time in a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating Vietnamese Noodle, or Baguette vendors.
Return to your hotel for breakfast then at leisure
In the afternoon, cyling around the city of Can Tho , through the quiet lanes , or small farms harvesting or planting rice, hidden temples and lots of friendly locals who will come out to greet you.
The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
Breakfast at hotel then depart for the 3-hour drive to Chau Doc. On arrival take a boat to a small mosque of the local Cham community with its distinctive architecture. Here you have opportunityto see the local people weave silk, then visit a beautiful Khmer temple and visits floating houses that works as catfish farms, now a huge industry for the country.The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Breakfast at hotel then check out hotel, visit Chau Doc’s local market situated on the confluence of three rivers then taking an 8-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will arrive late afternoon.
TOUR DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
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