Three-Day Mekong Delta Tour
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Day 1: Cai Be - Boat Trip - Overnight in Chau Doc
You will be collected from your hotel at 7:30am ready to begin our amazing adventure. Our first stop is the Cai Be Pier along the mighty Mekong River. Sit back and relax as our sampan (a traditional motorised boat) takes you along the serene canals. These hidden waterways are engulfed in lush vegetation and local villages where you can admire the colors and culture alike.
Next up we get back on dry land of the Tan Phong island. After a quick stop-off at a tasty fruit orchard, we will experience the enchanting music of Vietnam as guests of a local performance and take a guided bicycle tour of this marvelous island. Along the way we will visit native families and learn how these locals use the land to craft everything from delicate rice paper to the sturdy roofs of their homes. A local family will treat us to Mekong delicacies for lunch which include freshly made spring rolls, fried pumpkin flower, and beautiful braised pork soaked in coconut juice
** Scooter accommodation can also be provided**
After our special Mekong lunch, we’ll transfer back to our boat and into the smaller canals of the delta. Here we can get up close and be a part of the daily life of local people and farmers. We will see the handicraft of local merchants preparing delicious coconut candy, rice-wine, unique hand-crafted pottery and bricks made from scratch. Then we’ll head to the Vinh Long Pier and market where you can see even more of the specialties Mekong has to offer.
Finally we will board the bus to drive to Chau Doc to reach your accommodation. Once we arrive we can head out for dinner at the marvelous night market or you can have some time to relax at your chosen hotel.
Day 2: Chau Doc - Tra Su Mangrove Forest - Overnight in Can Tho
This morning we will check out early ready for a scenic drive to the amazing Tra Su Mangrove Forest. At this peaceful, tranquil location we will pass through canals in the forest, to observe wading birds. Prepare to be dazzled by this enchanting place, filled with mossy green waterways lined with beautiful cajuput trees. Keep your eyes out for some of the amazing wildlife that abounds here including birds of paradise and storks.
After Tra Su, we will drive to visit the impressive Ba Chua Xu temple set at the foot of the Sam Mountain. Once we have completed our visit here we will take a unique Xe Loi bicycle rickshaw trip through the surrounding villages. We will end at Ba Sa fish square before driving to Can Tho for our overnight stay. Once we arrive here we will drive you to your chosen hotel. If you’re still energetic enough to see and do more, we’ll take a visit to a local night market!
Day 3: Cai Rang Floating Market - Vinh Trang Pagoda - Ho Chi Minh City
On day three we’ll get up early and head straight out to make the most of the day. We’ll board our own private boat to head to Cai Rang, the biggest floating market in the whole of Asia. You will get to experience local produce being sold first-hand from boat to boat. You’ll get the chance to buy produce of your own and you can even sip your morning coffee at one of the awesome floating coffee shops.
After the market we will head back to the hotel for some well-deserved breakfast. Having checked out, we’ll head to My Tho to visit the breathtaking Vinh Trang pagoda. Here your guide will show you around the incredible five acre site. After what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable day, we’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh City and drop you back to your accommodation.
You did a great job looking after all of our family of 7. The kids enjoyed all the tours and especially the Mekong cruise …as did we……because the kids were so happy we got to enjoy some time to ourselves too. I would recommend Maika Tours if your thinking of visiting Vietnam
The positive things with Maika tours is smooth booking, on time pick-up, private car, good safe driver, excellent tour guide and they plan the trip so you don't have to wait in line with other tourists. Our Guide was Long, excellent guide, English level and friendly!
So good, informational, lovely tour guide good value for money. Explained in detail and allowed questions and allowed interaction