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Mekong Delta

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 466

This delta is formed by the multiple tributaries of the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy colourful local markets, a stork sanctuary and much more in this lush scenic and enticing region.


The Mekong Delta is situated in South West Vietnam and is where the mighty MekongRiver empties into the South China Sea by way of a network of many small tributaries. It is a land of flat flood plains and a few hills with green fields and sleepy villages. The villages are generally only reached by river or canal rather than by road. It is also known as the Rice Basket of Vietnam.

Travelling by road from Ho Chi Minh City, stay in the largest city in the delta, Can Tho with its floating markets, pagodas, temples and happy smiling inhabitants. A boat cruise will take you to a number of typical delta villages to introduce you to the lifestyles of the local people. You will visit the best known floating market in Can Tho and visit the Khmer Pagoda and the local museum.

There is time also to visit the Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary overgrown by bamboo where thousands of storks make their home. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 466

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Day 1

Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho

Travelling by road south of Ho Chi Minh City (a journey of approximately 2.5 hours) journey into the Mekong Delta to the riverine town of Cai Be. Here you will board a motorised sampan, a traditional bamboo-covered wooden boat, and begin your exploration of one of the country’s most enchanting landscapes.
One of the Delta’s ubiquitous sights is its floating markets and your first stop will be the colourful Cai Be market. Although development of the road network means there is less waterborne trading than in previous years, Cai Be is still one of Vietnam’s most popular markets. These drifting shops each specialise in a few kinds of fruit or vegetable and samples of their goods hang from tall wooden poles allowing customers to easily identify what is for sale.
Continue across the upper reaches of the river exploring the beautiful riverine landscapes and observing typical life in the Mekong Delta. The region is rich with fruit orchards and, depending on the season, there will be the opportunity to taste some of this tasty tropical produce. Following lunch at a local farmer’s home, explore a little of the village before returning to your boat for the leisurely cruise through the maze of waterways to Vinh Long. From here, continue by car to Can Tho, the Delta's economic hub.
On arrival, check in your hotel in Can Tho and enjoy the rest of day at leisure. Dinner is on your own arrangements. Overnight in Can Tho

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kim Tho Hotel

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    Kim Tho Hotel



    The Kim Tho Hotel is a modern structure of 12 floors and is located at the heart of Can Tho City overlooking the poetic Ninh Kieu River. The cutting-edge premise of Kim Tho includes 51 rooms equipped with 3-star facilities. Its luxurious restaurant serves a ...

    The Kim Tho Hotel is a modern structure of 12 floors and is located at the heart of Can Tho City overlooking the poetic Ninh Kieu River. The cutting-edge premise of Kim Tho includes 51 rooms equipped with 3-star facilities. Its luxurious restaurant serves a wide range of Western and Eastern cuisine, including the unique specialty of the Mekong Delta.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Can Tho Sightseeing

Early morning, as the sun rises above the Mekong Delta, is one of the most captivating times to be on the river. Take a sampan ride into the heart of Cai Rang floating market where boats, laden with fruits, vegetables and all manner of groceries, jostle for space and vie to sell their wares. Returning to Can Tho town, visit the interesting museum and a Khmer pagoda before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.
This afternoon, depart Can Tho along country roads passing lush green rice fields and flourishing fruit farms to Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary. Covering an area of 13,000 square metres, the nature reserve is home to 150,000 storks from 11 different species. You will also visit Binh Thuy Ancient House, one of the very few remaining examples of 19th-century residences in the Mekong Delta. Built in 1870, the privately owned house is now managed by the sixth generation of the Duong family and combines European and Asian styles. Return to Can Tho where the rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner on your own account.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 3

Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh

This morning, return to Ho Chi Minh City by car.

Meal Plan Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers from Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Tours as described
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.  

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28 Oct 2018
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