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Mekong Delta a Day Trip

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Mekong Delta Day Trip

With the limited time, spending one-day tour to visit Mekong Delta you can have an experience of life as well as people and beautiful characteristic on “the land of rivers”. The sprawling city of My Tho, located on the banks of the Upper Mekong River, is one the closest cities in the mighty Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City. A leisurely boat trip will take you around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Enjoy a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province. Visit the picturesque orchards, sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers, and listen to their traditional folk music – a special art in Southern Vietnam, which tell out the daily life of people in farming work and loving life. Joining in Cai Be Floating Market will help you get more knowledge of daily activities of local people in the South.

Option 1: My Tho – Ben Tre (L)

Am: At 8.00 am, our guide and driver welcome you at hotel. Today you will leave Ho Chi Minh for My Tho Province and have a smooth one-and-half-hour drive through beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival in My Tho you will take a boat along the river to visit the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Enjoy a boat ride through natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea and Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders.

Pm: Then, sitting on the horse-drawn carriage to visit the fruit plantation and a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural life style, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life. Next you have change to visit Vinh Trang pagoda which is the greatest pagoda of My Tho city, Tien Giang Province. About 1km from the city center, this pagoda is an ancient southern architectural gem. The beautiful architecture of it is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture. Then the driver takes you to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Drop you off at your hotel. 

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Lunch, Local boat, Horse-drawn carriage& Mineral water.

Option 2: Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long (L)

Am: At 6.30 am, our guide and driver will welcome you at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be. On the road, you will have chance to survey the beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival in Cai Be, you will set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then you continue to make biking tour into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Then you continue visiting a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc Village, the green pearl of Vinh Long Town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

Pm:  After lunch, you will take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Then our guide and driver will take you to come back and drop you off hotel in Ho Chi Minh. 

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Lunch, Local boat, Bicycle & Mineral water.

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Included: All mentioned in itinerary details (Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

ExcludedTips for tour guide and driver, personal expenses, insurance & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

What to bring: Sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream, good shoes & camera.