5:00 am your friendly guide picks you up at hotel then transport to the pier to board boat for your morning excursion. The travel distance is 5kms by the river what takes you almost 40 minutes to reach there. Arriving at the biggest Cai Rang floating market by sampan, we tour around for catching up pretty images about the floating market at its trading time. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee and fruit at the floating market right on boat. After that our boat heads up to the main river for visiting the local noodle factory for learning the whole process of making rice noodle and you are able to make it by yourself too. Enjoy its typical food called Noodle Pizza. After breakfast, the boat follows the main river and turn into little canals for discovering Mekong Delta through narrow rivers, water coconut trees and green environment. Take a walk on beautiful country path leading to cacao plantation. You will get to know the method in making fresh cacao wine and chocolate from cacao beans traditionally. You also can taste one of the products here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar.
Start the cycling trip around the countryside area to explore the authentic Mekong region. Cross the local ferry to enjoy the local feeling then we enter into narrow roads with green trees along the way. Visit the Huge Ficus tree with full of historic stories during Vietnam war and this is the place for hiding and holding meetings during that war time. Enjoy food with delicious Mekong pancake at a local restaurant.
Minivan drives us straight to Chau Doc city. The travel distance is 145km on roads. And it might take you almost 3 and half hour to arrive there if there is no traffic jam. Arrive at around 5:00 pm to check in the hotel. Take a good rest and enjoy your stay at the hotel.
Get up in the morning and take a deep breath for feeling as local of this land. Enjoy your lovely breakfast at hotel. 8:00 am, we depart for boat trip. Board a lovely boat at pier and visit floating fish farm, Cham village to experience their daily life.
After that we head straight to Tra Su 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. The forest’s edge is quite silent while the inside is bustling and lively due to the poetic sounds of the bird’s world. What a fantastic feeling! From high tower overlooking the forest, you can easily observe daily activities of beautiful creature here. Minivan & driver pick you up again and we depart for Long Xuyen city. Have a warm lunch together at around 12:00 noon to experience the local cuisine here. Visit Long Xuyen crocodile farm which is home to thousands of crocodiles. Learn how people here bring them up and develop the business with them. Around 4:00 pm you are dropped off at hotel in Can Tho or 7:00 pm to be drop off in Sai Gon.