- Private 4* Mekong Delta - Ben Tre - Luxury Day Cruise - Visit Cai Rang, the biggest floating market in Vietnam - Unique Can Tho Street Food Tour - Experience real local life and family run local businesses by bicycle - Overnight in a 4* hotel
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Cai Rang Floating Market, Local life in the Mekong Delta
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
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Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Can Tho (Lunch)

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Can Tho

At 8.00am we depart for a 2.5-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 your charming Private Cruise (4*) 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 Cruises 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 Floating Market - Local Life in the Mekong Delta (Breakfast and dinner)

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Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market & Local Life

Today we’ll start early to beat the crowds! Your local tour guide will pick you up at 5:30am and take you on boat rides to visit the floating market of Cai Rang, the biggest floating market of Vietnam, to experience real local life in the Delta and to enjoy a traditional local lunch and enjoy some of the local fruits during your small boat ride. 

We furthermore take you to visit a family run rice noodle factory, we cruise through mangroves and water coconut canals and take a walk in the villages to experience real Mekong daily life. We then visit an organic cacao farm. You will see how the cacao trees grow and learn how to make chocolate Vietnamese style. Ofcourse you’ll have the chance to taste the real chocolate, fresh chocolate fruits, chocolate bars and cacao nibs before we take you back to your hotel at around noontime to relax.

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 like;

Water chestnut # Black sticky rice with coconut sesame # Barbecue rice paper # Mango salad # 3 sister bread # Barbecue pork # Get the chance to try and make spring rolls by yourself # Cupcake # A dish in clay pot (if available)

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


Transportation: Boat trips and walking

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Guide: Local English speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho (4*)

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

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Day 3: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, after breakfast, at around 8;30am, your guide will pick you for a relaxing cycling trip through some of the countryside’s villages to visit a local veggie farm, an impressive Khmer Temple so you will get a good feel of local life in the Mekong Delta. On the way we will stop at the local markets to learn a bit more and taste some of the local fruits and shop for lunch.

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 where the trip ends.


Transportation: Cycling and private A/C transfer

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

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 and dinner on day 2, breakfast and home cooking lunch and fruit on day 3
  • 4* 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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