Private tour - The best of Mekong Delta 2-Day Tour from Saigon
Step back in time with a visit to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Travel by traditional sampan boat through the river’s maze of canals where time seems to stand still. Savour the laid-back pace of life and to delve deeper in to the local culture, venturing out to explore charming villages, see traditional family workshops and meet with the friendly locals. Visiting the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta - Cai Rang floating market. Big big tour discount offered by Cyclo Travel & Leisure!
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Private car
- Private English speaking tour guide
- All private boat trips and entrance fees
- Hotel/home-stay with breakfast
- Drinking water
What's excluded :
- Drinks (Soft-drinks, beer, wines)
- Personal expenses
Day 1: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) to Cai Be to Can Tho - Stay overnight in Can Tho
Stop At: Cai Be, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta
Note: This tour can be customized to meet your own needs.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Cai Be to Can Tho
Our tour guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel for the 2-day trip to Mekong Delta. Depart from Ho Chi Minh city around 7:30 am, replacing the urban sprawl with endless rice paddy fields on this private transfer to the Mekong Delta.
We’re headed southwest to the river town of Cai Be for 2 hours drive. We board our boat to journey through Cai Be’s famed floating market. Here, we will experience how life functions on the delta, as we view the intricacies of commerce--how merchants purchase produce from local farmers.
We stop at a local working shop to see locals making their local specialties like coconut candy, rice paper, pop rice and sample some of them with a shot of local rice wine.
Now it’s time to try out local wooden sampans and pedal down narrow natural waterways. Get on land of an island to walk through fruit gardens before we taste some tropical seasonal fruits (such as longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, jack-fruit etc...) then go for lunch with delicious set menu. Relaxing on a hammock before we ride a bicycle for 30 minutes to explore the village on a small country road.
Re-board the wooden junk, sit back and relax to enjoy cruising along the canal for 30 minutes to Vinh Long local market. Back to the car where we have 1 one drive headed west to the city capital of Mekong, Can Tho city. As we go over Can Tho bridge, the largest bridge on the Mekong river we will soon get into the city. Stay overnight in Can Tho
We have 2 options:
Home-stay: staying at a local home-stay which is located about 10 km from the center of the city. Quiet place and you will experience how to make some local dishes for your dinner.
Hotel: if you want to see the city with local night market, Ong Chinese temple and walking down the river park of the city. Street foods are amazing.
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: Hotel/Local home-stay for staying overnight in Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho - Visit Cai Rang Floating Market - Back to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Stop At: Can Tho, Can Tho, Mekong Delta
Wake in the morning for a journey across the Mekong towards the township of Cai Rang by boat to see the hustle and bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market. The main items sold at this floating market are fruit and vegetables. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hanging. The waterway comes to life and transforms into a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. Watch as vendors hawk their wares from boats teeming with produce and buy a coffee from one of the floating cafes.
Leaving the floating market to visit the busy local market on land to see the difference. Hundreds of people are buying and selling in the morning with a variety of fresh veggies and fruits and everything that make you amazed including a stop to visit a local rice husking milk factory that makes rice glass noodles or “hu tieu” that served as soup with pork and shrimp.
Back on the boat for more cruising along small canals admiring the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers along the way. You might see local vendors on their boat selling fruits or vegetables that they just get from the floating market.
Drive back to Saigon (3,5 hours drive). En route we will stop at either Dong Tam snake farm where thousands of snakes, pythons are bred for meat and produce serum (snake antivenom) or visiting a Cao Dai Temple, Dadaism is indigenous to South Vietnam and the colorful and unusual murals inside will truly mesmerize. Please discuss with our tour guide. End of our services ! Cyclo Travel & Leisure sees you on your next trip !
Duration: 5 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up & drop you off at your hotel in District 1, HCMC for the tour
Departure Time :7:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.