3-Day Mekong Delta and Tra Su Sanctuary Tour staying at homestay and hotel

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of Mekong Delta region and explore the local floating market, the most unique type of market that you cannot find anywhere in Vietnam. In addition, experience the rural life when staying in a local house you may and learn how to cook some Vietnamese delicacies.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Tien Giang province
  • Visit family business and listen to their stories
  • Take boat trip under water coconut trees
  • Southern Vietnamese folk music
  • Enjoy fresh season fruits and honey tea
  • Explore Cai Rang floating market
  • Visit the fish village and learn more about the local's job
  • Tra Su Sanctuary

ITINERARY

Day 1: HCMC - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L, D)

Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. This pagoda has many interesting architectural  features. You will find a perfect combination between Western and Eastern features. From outside, the pagoda looks like a caste with many pillars. However, when you go inside the pagoda, it will see the horizontal lacquered board and statues. 

Then, you will a take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. 

        Overnight at home-stay (private bungalow in homestay).

Take a boat to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. Free for exploring the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people by going cycling or trekking around the village. Time to self-cooked and enjoy dinner together with the local host. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk music with your neighbors. Overnight in your riverside cottage.

 

Day 2: Can Tho - Chau Doc - Tra Su Sanctuary (B)

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating market, which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

You will continue to move through the small channels to visit a rice noodle making village. This is similar food in Vietnam which you will see many combination of rice noodle and other ingredients. You will see noodle in many restaurants in Vietnam. Come to the village, you can learn about the progress to make it as well as a signature job of the local. Then, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

Visit the orchard garden before lunch then proceed to Chau Doc to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary. Cruise smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Back to the town, on the way back stop to visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda (if time permitted). Heading back the town to check in hotel in Chau Doc.

Day 3: Chau Doc - HCM (B)

After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. 

Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1: HCMC - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L, D)

7.30 – 8.00: Pick up and transfer to My Tho

  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda
  • Proceed to Tortoise islet
  • Have lunch in the orchard garden
  • Visit a family business
  • Transfer to a small village in Cai Rang district
  • Time to self-cooked dinner
  • Stay overnight at hotel/homestay

Day 2: Can Tho - Chau Doc - Tra Su Sanctuary (B)

  • Have breakfast

5.30: Take a boat trip to explore the Lower Mekong River

  • Proceed to Cai Rang floating market
  • See how Vietnamese vermicelli soup is made
  • experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge"
  • Visit the orchard garden
  • Cruise to discover the arrays of splendid canals
  • visit Sam Mountain
  • Heading back the town

Day 3: Chau Doc - HCM (B)

  • Take a boat trip through the floating village
  • visit a fish farm
  • Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village

17.30: Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

SCHEDULE:

  • Duration: 3 days 2 night from 7.30 a.m to 5.30 pm
  • Pick-up point: Your hotel in De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Bui Vien Street (District 1)
  • Drop-off point: Returning to the departure point.

Include

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Bui Vien Street;
  • Professional English speaking guide;
  • Meals as indicate in the itinerary (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch, D = Dinner);
  • Entrance fee;
  • Boat trips in Mekong delta;
  • Fruits, honey tea, and mineral water on the boat;
  • Accommodation one night in Home-stay and one night in 2-star hotel.

Exclude

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Bui Vien Street;
  • Tips, personal expense and others not included in the package.

Please Note

  • To locate your hotel, please visit Booking.com or Agoda.com\ Filter by Neighborhood\ Ho Chi Minh city\ District 1;
  • Hotel pick up time will be varied from 7:30 to 8:00. We will inform you the exact time as receiving your hotel address. The pickup time depends on traffic jam, weather and other customers in group tour. Therefore, the driver and tour guide take time to collect all customers. If they come late, we hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience and patiently wait them;
  • We offer hotel pick-up and drop-off outside De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, Bui Vien Street in District 1 with surcharge;
  • The price is not applied in holidays;
  • Hotel pick-up time will be varied depending on your hotel address;
  • Accommodation based on Twin/Double room share basis;
  • Single supplement for private bungalow in homestay and hotel for 2 nights: 10USD/pax;

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