3 days in total
Homestay, meals, transport included
Pick up at your hotel
What To Expect
The Mekong Delta, aka the Western Region, is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries.
The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies.
Boats are the main means of transportation, and tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) or Can Tho, a bustling town in the heart of the delta.
Day 1: Cai Be - An Binh island - Vinh Long - Vung Liem
The program will start with a visit of Cai Be floating market. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how they make some special products: rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn, etc.
The best lunch will be served at Ut Trinh home. After lunch, we can walk around the fruitful orchard to see many kinds fo tropical fruits. Arrive Ut Binh old style house to enjoy the local music.
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood or palm leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.
Boat to Vinh Long city, your car awaits to take us to Vung Liem, cross the local ferry to enthusiastic homestay located in the other island (LONG ISLAND is famous for orchard and sedge field as well as the products making from sedge). Check in, make friend with the members of the family. You will have a chance to practice making pancake – the speciality of the Mekong people.
After having diner, we have a warm conversation with local people about their life. Overnight at local house.
Day 2: Homestay - Long island - Vung Liem - Vinh Long
You will be waked up by the country music of the cock. After having breakfast, we start an interesting day to explore the island where there are beautiful landscape, friendly local people, ancestral jobs.
Biking along the village to visit the sedge field which used to make sleeping mats. Also, we will see the whole process to cut, slice, dry and wave the sleeping mats.
On the way, we can visit the oldest tombs of parents-in-law of Thoai Ngoc Hau who was one of the first people coming to Mekong Delta.
Return the homestay, we say goodbye the local family.
Taking the ferry, we will go back Vung Liem. Here, we will have the chance to visit an ancient Khmer pagoda which was built in 632 and rebuilt in 1377.
On the way back to Vinh Long, we will see a vast expanse of rice field with an opportunity to see the whole process of harvest.
Arrive Vinh Long city, we can visit Vinh Long market. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables, etc.
Continue to Can Tho from Vinh Long. Stay at a hotel.
Day 3: Cai Rang floating market
The boat pick up you at your hotel for floating market where hundred boats exchange goods everyday.
Visit garden fruit Ba Cong, Hu Tieu noodle workshop, visit seafood market
Go to a Cai Rang village, ride bike around the village. Lunch on the way back Saigon (optional).
- Homestay, hotel (4stars)
- 1 dinner at homestay
- Entrance fees
What's not included
- Dinner on second night
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