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HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA
Mekong Delta, where the mighty Mekong River approaches and fans out into the sea, is a colorful and vibrant region. Deemed as the rice bowl of Vietnam, it is home to a complex system of distributaries and is dotted with countless rice fields, fruit orchards, handicraft villages and floating markets. The best way to experience Mekong Delta's endless waterways is none other than an overnight cruise.
Situated a short 2 hours' drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta offers a distinct pace of life and sights from the dynamic city. Starting with Cai Be, one of the biggest floating markets in the delta, discover the characteristics of local life in the delta region. It is a bustling wholesale market where hundreds of traders convene to exchange fresh produce and other commodities from their wooden sampans. Continue cruising through the maze of canals and waterways and experience the timeless scenery of life on the delta. As the sun sets, your boat will dock for the night amidst the tranquil delta.
The following morning, our boat will bring you to Cai Rang, another well-established floating market in the Mekong Delta. At sunrise, wake up to the bustle and see hundreds of boats of different sizes loaded with seasonal goods. Produce are tied to a tall pole placed in front of the boats to attract market-goers and let them see from afar the goods on offer.
Balancing comfort and sightseeing, a cruise of Mekong Delta offers an opportunity to witness the local daily life and lush landscapes at close range. In addition, an overnight cruise allows you to capture the beauty of the Mekong Delta at its very best - during the early morning hours when the delta comes alive. A delightful way to explore the unspoiled charm of the vast Mekong Delta, an overnight cruise will leave you with unforgettable memories long after your visit to this fascinating region.
Depart from your hotel for 2-hour drive to Cai Be. Get on Bassac cruise then explore the famous Cai Be Floating market. Enjoy your time between the wooden boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating Vietnamese Noodle, or Baguette vendors. Here, 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. Then, visit a cottage factory where rice paper, coconut candies, pop-rice are made. C
This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2 hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be. On arrival board your boat for cruise in the Delta’s waterways. Start your journey by passing by Cai Be’s floating market, once a busy place to trade fruits and vegetables and nowadays a more quiet market. Land to visit a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat and continue cruising to Dong Hoa Hiep Island; En route, enjoy the picturesque waterways the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area.Dinner and overnight on Bassac board in the Mekong Delta.
Early morning arrive in Can Tho and transfer to a smaller boat to explore the Cai Rang Floating Market, the most busy and colourfull floating market in the Mekong Delta area. Return to the port , landed to Can Tho city and return to Ho Chi Minh city.
TOUR DURATION: 2 Days / 1 Night
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Our services include:
Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Our services do not include:
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
International and domestic Flights
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Tips, Travel insurance
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