Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
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
Option 1: Take a 4-hour boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh (from 9am – 13h00)
Option 2: 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!