The Mekong Delta, known to many as Vietnam’s “Heartland,” has always been an incredible draw to tourists as it celebrates the modest beginnings of the country. Beyond the picturesque natural beauty of the area, its warm and friendly local people paint a true portrait of happiness, hard work and community that is lacking in many parts of the world today.

The price mentioned is per person for 2 people.

Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Dong Hoa Hiep – Phu An – Ho Chi Minh City

Pick-up according to voucher time for the 1.5-hour drive towards Cai Be where the crew is set to welcome you aboard with cold towels and a refreshing drink while the Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise towards Tan Phong Islet.

From the boat’s unique vantage point, observe life as it is lived along the river – endless boats both big and small, people working the and brilliant landscapes in every shade of green. Once at Tan Phong Islet, take a short cycling trip through the villages and fruit gardens, looking out in particular for the red, spiky rambutan with its deliciously sweet the specialty of the islet. Make stops along the way to visit local cottage industries where families make everything from rice paper and rice cakes to roof panels from water coconut fronds and homewares from water hyacinths.

From the islet, travel via rowing sampan through the peaceful, narrow canals, back to the cruise where you’ll continue on to the village of Phu An. Your cruise ends at the restaurant. Lunch is served in this elegant colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of how the privileged class lived in Indochina times.

After lunch at approximately 14:30, we take a short walk along the canal towards Ba Bon Bridge where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you back to Ho Chi Minh City or ongoing to Can Tho (surcharge).

  • Private return transfer from and to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sightseeing as programmed
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • 2-hour boat trip on luxury cruise
  • Lunch at a wonderful restaurant at the river (excluding beverages)
  • Cold towels, seasonal fruits and hot tea
  • English speaking guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense 

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

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!