Let’s say good bye the busy Can Tho, we make a long drive, about 3 hour, to visit the beautiful Tra Su forest. Freely enjoy the wonderful nature with range of mangrove trees, water surface full of green duckweek, cruising along little tunnels by speedboat and sampan. From high tower overlooking the forest, you can easily get a panoramic view of the forest and it’s creature.
Have your lunch with delicious local food in the middle of forest. On way back to Can Tho town, visit Long Xuyen crocodile farm, home to thousands of crocodiles. Learn how people h bring up and develop business with them. Spend time at Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary, watch various storks gathering together after a long day finding food. Enjoy local food & Overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
Arrive at the the pier, you will then get on boat to visit Cai Rang floating market, the biggest floating market in Vietnam. What a fantastic experience to explore how the local people are living on their boats as they considered their second home for cooking, sleeping and trading on the river. You are able to catch up many incredible images of their trading times to local vendors. Sometimes you can see the rosters and puppy dogs on their boats as much similar as people who live on land. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee, typical breakfast purchasing right at the market; climbing up to a fruit boat for enjoying fresh pineapple, so nice! Visit a local rice noodle factory to learn how Mekong people make noodles by hands in traditional way. Enjoy its specialty Noodle Pizza right there. At around 10:00 am, we get back to the boat and travel around 1 hour to reach the real local, ecological and non-touristic Hieutour Home Stay located in a peaceful area in Hau Giang where people still try to earn their living by agricultural production. The homestay is plenty of fresh fruits growing around what you can grab any fruits you would. Enjoy your lunch with delicious foods at the homestay. Immerse yourself in the peaceful and relaxing environment by swinging yourselves on hammocks the homestay.
Are you ready for exercise? Join the fantastic Kayaking in magnificent jungle lined tributaries. Enjoy your great moments paddling and relaxing under the shade of coconut trees along the bank; immerse yourselves in a peaceful rural life of South Vietnam. Gather together at the homestay then take the bicycles for the trip around the area. Cycling on the country roads along the riverside for exploring may kinds of fruits and plans with their great uses. Furthermore, it is along the river side with fresh air and cool environment which will bring you a peaceful feeling of local people here. Stop along the way for having coffee at local coffee shop, catching typical images of locals here such as growing trees, wrapping fruit, washing clothes. You may catch up simple but lovely images of local student who come home from school on bicycles or on foot and chatting with each other on the way. At 5:00 pm you then get back to the home stay and join the cooking activities to help local family cook typical food of Mekong region.
Check out at the home stay then at 5:00 am we depart for visiting Phong Dien floating market on the boat, leave your luggage on the boat. When arriving at Phong Dien floating market, we will move to the local small wooden boat for your real experience the local life of people here who still get used to adding boats as part of their life. A very different authentic sight will come to your view with local rowing and motorized boats gathering here for trading local agricultural product. The floating market is very small but peaceful which will give you another feeling compared to that in the big market. Our sampan boat then head to small, long and narrow canals to see the daily activities of people living around there. Take a short walk around the countryside to enjoy the peaceful environment there. After around 30 minute walk, we stop to visit the Cacao Garden where you will get to know how to make fresh chocolate and wine from cacao fruit in an organic system. You also can have a chance to taste one of the product here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar.
After visiting cacao garden your guide will prepare all the necessary staffs and give you full information of the itinerary together with the traffic system in Vietnam for the motorbike trip. You can ride your bike if you have an international motorbike driving license, otherwise our guide will ride you on their behind for safety. What a great idea that you can capture every single moments along your travel. Explore every corner of the region on scooter. Cross the local ferry together with local people and ride through small villages on narrow roads; stop to visit the historic Huge Ficus trees where Vietnamese communist used for training and holding meetings in the war. Have lunch with local cuisine at a local place then get back to downtown to visit the wet market where you can experience the land market trading and exchanging goods. Taste some local snack and coffee before check in at your 5 stars hotel to relax before taking the evening food exploration.
Get ready and we will pick you up at hotel, begin a city tour on lovely electric car with amazing local typical street food offered at food stalls and local restaurant in Can Tho town. Visit famous sights of the city as Old Market, Ong Pagoda, Ninh Kieu Quay, Food Street. Relaxing yourself at local café-music house, where you can enjoy the local drinks and local musical band performance. What a great way to learn quicker and deeper into local culture and traditional through eating and drinking. Come back to your hotel at around 8:30 pm to take a good rest.
After your breakfast at hotel, at 8:00 am minivan pick up at the hotel then depart for Dong Thap province. Travel on the country roads on the way to Dong Thap. You are able to catch up typical images of local life here in Mekong region with stretching rice fields (in its season), vegetable gardens. Visit Sa Dec flower village where there are many kinds of beautiful flowers. One of the most typical features of Sa Dec, which is different from other flower growing villages, villagers in Sa Dec grow flowers all year round. Thanks to a favorable climate and fertile soil together with the great passion of locals for flowers, the trade of growing flowers has strongly developed and turned the village into the largest flower growing area in the south, bringing a great economic benefit to the locals. The travel distance is 70km what takes you almost 2 drive on the country roads.
Travel to Vinh Long province, we have a nice lunch together at a lovely, quietly homestay with peaceful environment. Board boat and travel around the island, visit coconut candy factory, rice popcorn factory and taste its products right there. What a great moment to learn how the local people are still maintaining their traditional techniques to produce coconut candy and rice popcorn as nowadays, we only can buy at the supermarket but without seeing every single step for making them.
After having all the amazing experience in Sa Dec, An Binh island and complete your 3 day 2 nights with unforgettable memories about Mekong Delta with super friendly people and beautiful landscape. The minivan brings you back to Sai Gon, drop off at your hotel around 6:00 pm. The travel distance is 145km what takes you around 2 and half hour to reach Saigon downtown, it might take longer time is depending on the traffic condition.