Mekong Delta Three Day Tour combines an adventurous speedboat journey through the waterways of the Delta, relaxing stay at a boutique hotel on one of the islands of My Tho, a cruise to Can Tho aboard a vintage Bassac ship and much more… It is a perfect choice for those who want to explore the Mekong Delta thoroughly and also appreciate comfort and excellent service from the hotel pick-up to drop off.
Have a delicious dinner specially cooked by a French chef
Experience an adventurous speedboat journey through the waterways of the Delta
Visit a colorful riverside market, local houses, various workshops and a Buddhist temple
8:00am: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Tan Cang Pier.
8:15am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
9:00am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
10:00am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
12:00pm: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.
12:30pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used in the villages of the Mekong Delta.
1:00pm: Have a delicious lunch at a local riverside restaurant.
2:00pm: Continue your xe loi ride and visit a weaving workshop. Board a boat and go through small canals to reach a coconut candy workshop.
3:00pm: Arrive to the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees.
In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef.
9:00am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart The Island Lodge to continue exploring the Delta.
9:45am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.
11:30am: Board Bassac wooden cruise boat in Cai Be. Enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your cabin, while departing towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
12:00pm: Enjoy Vietnamese lunch on board cooked by Bassac chef. Relax on the deck after lunch.
2:00pm: The boat slips into the “Cha�? Lách” Canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle river, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the colorful and active life on the river and its banks.
3:00pm: Explore a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, observe the way of life and experience hospitality of the locals before visiting a nearby orchard or rice fields.
4:00pm: Board back and enjoy a complimentary drink, watching the sunset on the deck.
6:00pm: The crew will serve dinner of Mekong specialties, while the boat is cruising Mang Thit River.
7:00pm: Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.
6:30am – Have an early breakfast while passing by the Tra On floating market. Then the ship will depart to Can Tho.
8:30am: Arrival to Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer to a local boat to slide between the market vessels.
10:00am: Visit to a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho.
12:00pm: Lunch at Sao Hom or Nam Bo restaurant.
If you wish, you can also add one of the extensions to your tour: it can be either a lunch cruise to a khmer pagoda or a cycling tour along Tra On river. (In this case a surcharge will be applied).
1:00pm: Minivan will pick you up after lunch and bring back to Saigon. There will be a 30-minute rest stop on the way.
4:30pm: Drop off at the hotel in HCMC.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
All entrance fees
Overnight stay at The Island Lodge
Overnight stay on Bassac cruise ship
Unlimited refreshments and local fruits
Complimentary drinks on board Bassac ship
Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner