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VIETNAM TOUR - MEKONG DELTA - CAN THO AND CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET 3D2N (Private)

- Private Mekong Delta Cruise - Visit Cai Rang and and a hidden gem Floating Markets with no other tourists - Local market and Street Food Tour - Experience real local life
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh, Cai Be, Can Tho, Cai Rang Floating Market, Phuong Dien Floating Market
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
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Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho (Lunch)

Picture of Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho

At 8.00am we depart for a 1.5-hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, situated in the Delta of the Mekong River.  Take in the highway as you leave behind the busy city. Pass Rach Mieu Bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Get on a tri-motor cycle (xe loi) ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads.

Arrive at the waterfront where we board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying some fresh coconut juice. The first stop we make is to visit coconut processing. We return to your cruise and make our next stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. A bicycle trip will take you around Phong Nam village, around 4km, through gardens with a stop at a rice noodles factory, “hu tieu”, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region. Walk about 3 minutes to visit Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan; be paddled by a personalized rowing trip to discover the maze of small canals.

We row you back to your mango boat and head to the Mango Home restaurant where you can enjoy your 5 course lunch and freshen up before we switch to bicycles for a 500m ride (about 4 minutes, or  7-10 minutes walk) through village roads, past green gardens and local houses. We stop at another local house, of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. 

Now he and his wife live on making rice paper, which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made. After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city from where your private transportation will take you to the hotel in Can Tho.

 

Transportation: Private A/C transportation

Meals: Lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho (4*)

 

Day 2 : Can Tho – Cai Rang – Phuong Dien Floating Markets (Breakfast)

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Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang (floating markets)

Today we’ll start early to beat the crowds! Your local tour guide will pick you up at 5am and take you on boat rides to visit the floating markets around Cai Rang to experience real local life in the Delta and enjoy some of the local fruits during your small boat ride. This day will mainly be a combination of visiting the floating markets by small local boats and cycling through the area to give you a perfect feel for local life in the Delta. 

We take you out for a typical Vietnamese breakfast and visit a local rice noodle factory. We make our way back through the canal and take you on a relaxing walk through a village to experience local life in the Mekong before we take you back to your hotel at around noontime to relax and have lunch. 

Your local tour guide will meet you again at your hotel at 6pm to take you for a Walking and Food Tour with a local guide. Tonight, you’ll get the chance to try at least 7 typical local dishes.

After the tour your guide will bring you back to your hotel where the further evening will be at your own interpretation.

 

Transportation: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

Guide: Local English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho (4*)

Day 3 : Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast and fruit)

Picture of Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, after breakfast, at around 8am, your guide will pick you op for a thrilling cycling trip around the countryside and to visit some of the local markets to learn a bit more and taste some of the local fruits. We finish the day with a home cooking class for lunch before returning to your hotel. At around 2pm your driver will pick you up to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City where we will drop you off at your hotel.

The further day and evening will be at your own interpretation.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast and local fruit

Guide: English speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

 

Daily departure

What’s included?

  • Private A/C comfortable transfers
  • Meals: lunch on day 1, breakfast on day 2, breakfast and simple lunch and fruit on day 3
  • 3* Hotel
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • English speaking local knowlegable guide

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, taxes or service charge
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring?

  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing. During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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