Had a few days to discover the fascinating beauty of Mekong Delta? Experience the highlights of My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho and Chau Doc on this short trip – Mekong Delta Discovery 3 days tour. In just three days you will get a thorough insight into the natural beauty and the diverse culture of Mekong Delta including visiting floating market, taking a boat ride, savoring fresh fruit and honey tea, exploring Tra Su forest, Chau Doc floating village and more interesting experiences. Now’s the time to book!
TNK Travel office (220 De Tham street, District 1, HCMC)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City behind to follow the National Highway for My Tho. On the way, you will realize green rice fields at two sides (seasonally). The first stop is Vinh Trang Pagoda of My Tho City; the structure will let you understand more the religious life of the locals. Then, board the boat to have a leisure cruise along the Mekong River; the cruise will be a chance for you to observe stilt houses, fishing villages, and fruit plantations at two river banks. Proceed towards Tortoise Islet and enjoy lunch in the orchard garden. It will wonderful to take a boat ride to a less touristy attraction (An Khanh) in Ben Tre.
One of the most impressive activities during the Mekong Delta tour 3 days is to take a rowing sampan to leisurely move past tiny natural canals under the shade of palm trees, bringing you a cool feeling; not only that, palm leaves naturally form a beautiful vault, ideal to take scenic photos. Later, while tasting seasonal fruit and honey tea, you will dip into the serene tune of the Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the local men and women.
Pay a visit to a family business epitomizing the tranquil rustic lifestyle, sample sweet and flavorsome coconut fudge, and wander around the fruit plantations to peer down into the pastoral landscape and the local lifestyle. Head towards Can Tho City, and stay overnight at the chosen hotel (family homestay with dinner can be provided on your request). Then, it is time to freely visit and explore the pulsating Can Tho market.
Option 1 : Stay in a hotel in Can Tho
Check in at your chosen hotel when arriving in Can Tho. Feel free to experience the city’s nightlife and stay overnight here.
Option 2 : Homestay
Be transferred to a small village in Cai Rang District by motor boat. Check in at your riverside cottage. In the afternoon, there are two activities to do: cycling or trekking around the village to perceive the peaceful life of the Mekong Delta people. Then, it is time to prepare your dinner and savor the meal with the local host. In addition to the homestay experience, listen to traditional folk music with your neighbors. Of course, stay overnight at the cottage.
Today, you will take a very early morning boat trip to visit the Cai Be floating market – the Mekong Delta’s wholesale market of vegetables and fruits; it is indeed a vibrant picture of the market culture here.
Cruise through the small channels system to visit a rice noodle-making village. Interestingly, have a try at crossing the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta region. Take a break for lunch and then continue the trip to Chau Doc Town, where you will visit Tra Su Cajuput forest – the massive nature reserve is home to the rich and diverse species of water birds, reptiles, fishes, bats, and a few endangered species. Moreover, the floral in abundance creates a miraculous spectacle deserving to enjoy. First, take a motorized boat to the area of rowing boats, and then be rowed to penetrate deep into the forest with the channel of fabulous waterways. Sitting on the boat will let your admire the phenomenal view of the region. Return to the town, and en route stop to visit Sam Mountain and Cave Pagoda (if we have enough time). Check in at your hotel in Chau Doc and stay overnight here.
After savoring your breakfast, you will embark, move past the floating village and experience the rest of the Mekong Delta tour 3 days. Pay a visit to a fish farm to observe how the river people raise fish in their floating houses. Enter the Cham minority and their traditional weaving village. Roam around a local Island Mosque to see the unique structure of the Cham community. Trip back to Ho Chi Minh City and end the tour.
Note: This program is available on a group or private tour option. The itinerary can be flexible enough to adapt to time on the private tour.