Discover Mekong Delta's Floating Markets

Ho Chi Minh CityLong AnBen TreTien GiangVinh Long
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Trip code: MK3A

Departure Point: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Travel Styles: Cruising

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Trip overview

Mekong Delta Three Day Tour combines an adventurous speedboat journey through the waterways of the Delta, relaxing stay at a boutique hotel on one of the islands of My Tho, a cruise to Can Tho aboard a vintage Bassac ship and much more…
It is a perfect choice for those who want to explore the Mekong Delta thoroughly and also appreciate comfort and excellent service from the hotel pick-up to drop off. By speedboat, slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a colorful riverside market, visit local houses, various workshops and a Buddhist temple; take a ride around the village on a local vehicle Xe Loi and explore a small canal by traditional rowboat.
All meals are cooked by the boat chef and are different depending on the time. You will be served a Vietnamese lunch at noon, will try local Delta specialties for dinner and a western breakfast will wait for you in the morning of the third day of your tour. Shortly after breakfast you will arrive to a floating market in Can Tho and change your vessel to a smaller boat to be able to pass between the market traffic. You will visit a noodle factory and disembark at Can Tho central pier. After lunch, Les Rives mini van will pick you up to bring you back to your hotel in Saigon.

Trip Inclusions

    • Breakfast (=B), lunch (L), dining (=D)
    • Overnight stay at The Island Lodge or Mekong Riverside boutique hotel
    • Overnight stay on Bassac cruise ship
    • Merida or GT mountain bikes
    • English-speaking guide 
    • mechanic support (for a group from 5 guests)
    • Complimentary drinks on board Bassac ship
    • Unlimited refreshments and local fruit
    • Tissues
    • Pick-up and drop off at the hotel in Saigon central
    • All entrance fees

    * Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

    ** Single supplement surcharge is applied for single traveler or bookings that consist odd number of adult participants

    ***Please note we only pick-up and drop off at hotel located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 

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    Tour itinerary

    Day 1 Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Giuoc - Unicorn Island (B/L)

    8:00am: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Tan Cang Pier.

    8:15am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.

    9:00am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!

    10:00am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.

    10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.

    12:00pm: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks. 12:30pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used in the villages of the Mekong Delta. 1:00pm: Have a delicious lunch at a local riverside restaurant.

    2:00pm: Continue your xe loi ride and visit a weaving workshop. Board a boat and go through small canals to reach a coconut candy workshop.

    3:00pm: Arrive to the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees. In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef.

    Day 2 Cai Be - Cho Lach Canal - Mang Thit River - Tra On (B/L/D)

    9:00am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart The Island Lodge to continue exploring the Delta. 9:45am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.

    11:30am: Board Bassac wooden cruise boat in Cai Be. Enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your cabin, while departing towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.

    12:00pm: Enjoy Vietnamese lunch on board cooked by Bassac chef. Relax on the deck after lunch. 2:00pm: The boat slips into the Chợ Lách Canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle river, between markets and churches established in 1731 by Spanish missionaries, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the colorful and active life on the river and its banks.

    3:00pm: Explore a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, observe the way of life and experience hospitality of the locals before visiting a nearby orchard or rice fields.

    4:00pm: Board back and enjoy a complimentary drink, watching the sunset on the deck.

    6:00pm: The crew will serve dinner of Mekong specialties, while the boat is cruising Mang Thit River.

    7:00pm: Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.

    Day 3 Tra On - Cai Rang - Can Tho - Khmer Pagoda - Saigon (B/L)

    6:30am – Have an early breakfast while passing by the Tra On floating market. Then the ship will depart to Can Tho.

    8:30am: Arrival to Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer to a local boat to slide between the market vessels. 10:00am: Visit to a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. 12:00pm: Lunch at Sao Hom or Nam Bo restaurant.

    If you wish, you can also add one of the extensions to your tour: it can be either a lunch cruise to a khmer pagoda or a cycling tour along Trà Ôn river. (In this case a surcharge will be applied).

    1:00pm: Les Rives minivan will pick you up after lunch and bring back to Saigon. There will be a 30-minute rest stop on the way.

    4:30pm: Drop off at the hotel in HCMC. Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.

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