SAIGON - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO - TRA SU - CHAU DOC
Discover renowned cultural destinations of Mekong Delta region. This is an opportunity to learn more of the beautiful Vietnam and its friendly residents.
Explore cultural villages as well as floating market and pagoda.
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho - Tra Su Nature Reserve - Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc - Saigon
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Boat Ride - Can Tho
8:00, You will be picked up at your hotel in the central city by our guide and then depart for My Tho Town in Tien Giang Province; dip into the beauty of rice fields along the way. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda which is the “must visit” site in Tien Giang. The pagoda is an ancient Southern gem with the combination of Asian and European architecture including Renaissance period and Romanesque style.
Next, arrive in My Tho, take a boat trip on Mekong River to visit farmer’s house and garden. View the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and four islands including Dragon, Phoenix, Unicorn and Tortoise. The boat continues to a village in Ben Tre, to see the local life and taste tropical fruits and honey tea at bee-keeping farm; listen to traditional music and visit coconut candy manufacture. After that, roam around villages to get deeper understanding of local life. Later depart to Can Tho. Transfer to your hotel in the center for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Tra Su Nature Reserve - Chau Doc
You are going to visit Cai Rang floating market in the morning after having breakfast. The landscape is very beautiful with hundred sampans which are full of rice, fruits and handicraft products…they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit rice cake factory and explore the local activities. Next, transfer to Tra Su forest which will show a wide variety of colorful birds and other animals can be found here: storks, bats, snakes, turtles… Particularly, you will enjoy interesting boat ride to watch birds that can walk on water: because of their low body weight they do not fall through the densely grown floating habitats. The locals in this area built their houses with bamboo canes and fastened the roofs in trees. During the Vietnam War, the Tra Su forest Cajuput was a base of revolutionaries. Finally, head out to Chau Doc. Check in hotel and overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc - Cham and Floating villages - Saigon
After breakfast at hotel, visit Sam Mountain which gives you a beautiful view of the rice fields as far as the eye can see and the two countries: Vietnam and Cambodia. Board on a boat to visit floating houses, craft village to learn the history of development of fishery. A visit to the Chau Doc floating village in An Giang Province is truly a fascinating excursion, providing provocative insight into the lives of the Khmer people, one of the oldest ethnic groups in Vietnam. Next, continue to Cham ethnic minority villages where you visit the ancient largest Mosques of Cham community and see the unique architecture and customs of the locals. Also, you will have an opportunity to meet and to discover the daily life of the hospitable locals. Finally, transfer back to Saigon. Check in hotel and overnight in Saigon.
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