Mekong Delta 3 Days Trip is another 3 day tour that focuses on the Mekong Delta that offers the chance to visit peaceful rural villages, busy floating markets, to experience the real life of local farmers. The 3 days tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City, finishes in Chau Doc, from there you can either continue traveling to Cambodia or travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho.
07:45 am: You will be picked up by our local team at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for Cai Be. Upon your arrival in Cai Be, you take the boat cruising through natural canal. The boat trip offers the chance to view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit Cai Be floating market. Proceed to An Binh Island. Lunch is served in the heart of the orchard. After lunch, enjoy the nice boat ride as you go through natural canal on An Binh island. Your cruise goes under the shadow of trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in An Binh Island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before going to Vinh Long by motorised boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner and overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho – Long Xuyen – Chau Doc.
After breakfast, you take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river). The boat trip takes you then to the Cai Rang floating markets, which are the most original and bustling places of the region. The trip also offers the chance to learn how Vietnamese vermicelli is made. Roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, you may try to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by bamboo. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Make a stop en route to visit the local crocodile farm. Arrival in Chau Doc, admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese – Cambodian border. Visit the caved pagoda. Dinner and overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh.
Take a 4-hour boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh (from 9am – 13h00)
Take the motorized-boat trip and go through the floating village to visit the fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating house. Visit the Cham community with their traditional weaving village. In the afternoon, drive back Ho Chi Minh City. Trip end!
Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
- Car transfers.
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Tour leader.
- Local porter(s).
- International travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.
Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.
Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.
As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).
In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.
We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.