I went on the long floating market tour (they also have a short tour as well), and even though I had to get up at 4am, it was WELL WORTH IT! For under $30, I ate noodles like a local, drank coffee like a local and saw some beautiful scenery I wouldn’t have even realized existed. My upbeat and experienced guide, Luca, was a pleasure to spend the morning with. He embodied the warm, genuine nature that is common among Vietnamese people. An experienced professional, indeed! I highly recommend Hieu’s…definite value for money.
Our friendly tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby in Can Tho downtown. After brief introduction about the whole itinerary, we then head straight to the beautiful and sacred An Giang province for exploring Tra Su forest. Along the way you can stop at anytime you would to catch up the daily life of local people on the east-north of Mekong Delta. The travel distance is 135km what takes you almost 3-hour drive to reach the forest.
Immerse yourselves in the wonderful nature of forest with green duckweed on the water’s surface as well as flocks of birds that perch on cajuput together with other animals and fish. Firstly, we take the local speedy boat cruising along small channels then move to rowing sampan boat peacefully weaving in the middle of forest. What a fantastic feeling! From high tower overlooking the forest, you can easily observe daily activities of beautiful creature here. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant with delicious typical food Mekong Delta should offer. At 1:30 pm continue your journey to Long Xuyen crocodile farm which is home to thousands of crocodiles. Learn how people here bring them up and develop the business with them; experience great feeling when trying to fish crocodiles.
On the way back to Can Tho city, pay a visit at Bang Lang Sanctuary. Arrive at around 4:30 pm, great time for watching various storks gathering together after a long day finding food. What a great moment for enjoying the sunset “if the weather is good” at the same time all the storks are flying on the sky around you. The Bang Lang bird sanctuary is known as the biggest bird sanctuary in Mekong Delta.
Seeing the night time of Mekong Delta along way back, before having a nice local dinner offered at restaurant in downtown. After that our minivan brings you back to hotel. Finish you day trip with nice memories about nature landscape of Mekong Delta.