Mekong Delta tour 3 days by Speedboat

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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.

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Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

 Mekong Delta tour 3 days by Speedboat via Vietnampackagetravel

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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 “Chợ 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.

Day 3

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.

Mekong Delta tour 3 days by Speedboat via Vietnampackagetravel

What’s Included

  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • 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

What’s Not Included

  • Tips for crew and tour guide
  • Other personal expenses during the trip

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