Mekong Delta Gateway 3 days

Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Sa Dec - Mekong River

You’ve already heard about the famous “Mekong Delta”? Get to know it on this 3 day trip in which you will discover its waters, colourful markets, typical riverside villages and beautiful landscapes. The focus is on agriculture, and the pace of life follows suit. You also have chance to discover cottage industry of the region by visiting some local factories. Sa Dec is a less known town in this massive region and visiting Sa Dec is as alien to tourism. This will be an ideal "off the beaten track" place for you. 

Highlights

  • See the life of the local people, learn about their works, communicate with them to understand about the local life and their honest hearts.
  • Board a boat for a cruise through the vast waterways, glimpsing the communities that make their living here, including the colorful Cai Rang floating market.
  • Take in the historic charm of Sa Dec and its French and Chinese colonial architecture
  • Experience the romance as you go back in time to visit the house belonging to the ‘lover’ of the famous French author, Marguerite Duras.

Overview

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre

Begin your tour with a trip to Ben Tre. You’ll visit local houses and workshops to learn about traditional crafts and lifestyles, take a leisure boat drift along meandering canal and get on a motor cart riding through rice paddies and lush gardens.

Transfer to hotel in Can Tho for night stay.

Distance: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre: 90 km (1 hour drive).

Meals: L
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market

Start from the early morning, leave Can Tho to make our way up the river to the market at Cai Rang. To understand more about local lifestyle, keep on cruising into smaller canal. Disembark to visit Binh Thuy Temple and the 135 year Binh Thuy House.

Time at leisure in the afternoon.

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Can Tho – Sa Dec – Saigon

Transfer to Sa Dec town, visit Tan Hoa communal temple, a historic national culture. Then visit brick "factory" in Xeo Vat village where bricks are produced in traditional way. Explore Sa Dec market, you will know the different daily activities of the locals.

Next stop is the ancient house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. After that, visit Kien An Cung Pagoda and Trung Vuong primary school. You'll be told a despairing, sensuous love between Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and novelist Marguerite Duras.

Back to Saigon. End of service.

Meals: B, L

Price Includes

  • Transfer round trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Boat Trip on Mekong River
  • 03 Lunch and 02 Breakfast
  • 02 nights at hotel in Can Tho
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Other services not mentioned above

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre
8:00 Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and drive to Ben Tre.

We will visit some local workshops. First is a rice paper cake workshop and see how they were made by hand, then a brick kiln. Next, take a boat to visit the coconut candy workshop. Here, see manufacturing process of making coconut candies - specialty of this coconut land. It is very interesting to watch the local men peeling coconuts by hand. Friendly locals will invite you to try some delicious coconut candies. Continue cruising on the river for relax tension, see daily activities by the riverside to see how local people’s fishing on the Ba Lai river.

Stop to enjoy the lunch with featured dishes of delta region at the garden of Mr. 10 Ưa (Thuy Uyen restaurant).

In the afternoon, take a ride on local vehicle called "xe loi" on the village roads through the green coconut forest and cocoa garden to visit grapefruit and coconut gardens. Spend time in the gardens, pick and enjoy fresh coconut water. Take crowing-boat along meandering canal under the shade of palm trees on the shore. Continue to visit a milpa and feel the daily life of the people. You can try hands on picking grass, fertilizing with the local farmers. On the way you can take a rest at local home to see the local people makes sugar cane juice – you can do it yourself.

Late afternoon, transfer to hotel in Can Tho for overnight.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Activities: Begin your tour with a trip to Ben Tre. You’ll visit local houses and workshops to learn about traditional crafts and lifestyles, take a leisure boat drift along meandering canal and get on a motor cart riding through rice paddies and lush gardens.

Transfer to hotel in Can Tho for night stay.

Distance: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre: 90 km (1 hour drive).

  • Ben Tre
Day 2 Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market
Day 3 Day 3: Can Tho – Sa Dec – Saigon

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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Price Includes

  • Transfer round trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Boat Trip on Mekong River
  • 03 Lunch and 02 Breakfast
  • 02 nights at hotel in Can Tho
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Other services not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days prior: 10% of total rates.
  • From 4 to 7 days prior: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 3 days prior: 100% of total rates.
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 3 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 3-10 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 11 years up is subject to adult rate
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