Day 1: SAIGON - SA DEC - AN BINH - CAN THO CITY (L, D)
7:00 am, are you ready to find out why Mekong Delta is an amazing place to visit?
Our minivan and professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for exploring this piece of heaven!
What a wonderful day to get rid of the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and get back to nature. Only located 3hours away from ho Chi Minh City, there is a piece of heaven you can’t miss to visit.
10:00 am, Visit Sa Dec Flower Village & Ancient House
Let’s go to the Wet Market to understand more about the daily local life, and see how people trade any kind of goods as in the past. What a great immersion into the local life and catch up pictures of the hustle and bustle of a typical morning market in Vietnam.
Later on, we depart for Dong Thap Province on country roads. Perfect moment to catch up pictures of the busy morning life our beautiful Mekong Delta with stretching rice fields, vegetable gardens, poultry, and other daily life scenes.
The driver then brings you to Sa Dec Flower village where you will deeply understand how important flowers are in this region.
Don’t miss the Ancient House and its incredible love story between Huynh Thuy Le and French-writer Marguerite Duras.
12:00 Explore a charming Island near Vinh Long City.
Around noon, we will another city named Vinh Long, at a local pier, you will be welcomed by our friendly boat driver, and his lovely boat, destination: An Binh Island. You will enjoy a typical lunch in a local Homestay/Resort.
At 1:00 pm, you will visit a traditional coconut candy workshop and rice popcorn workshop where they are holding traditional family techniques to produces their goods and trade it on local markets. Of course, you will also have to opportunity to taste those products right at the production lines along with a Vietnamese coffee or tea! Yummy!
4:00 pm, Depart for Can Tho.
Arrive at your 5 Stars hotel around 4:00 pm, check-in, and take a short rest before discovering Can Tho City’s Nightlife!
5:30 pm, get ready for the city tour!
5:30 pm, Get ready and we will pick you up at the hotel, begin a city tour on a lovely electric car with amazing local typical street food offered at food stalls and local restaurants in Can Tho town. Visit famous sights of the city as Old Market, Ong Pagoda, Ninh Kieu Quay, Food Street. Relaxing 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 the local culture and traditions through eating and drinking. Come back to your hotel at around 8:30 pm to take a good rest.
After breakfast at the hotel, we pick you up at 6:30 am then transport to pier, board boat and visit the largest Cai Rang floating market in Vietnam, get to know how people here do trading on river cleverly.
6:30 am time to discover river life with authentic Cai Rang floating market
Arrive at 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 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 hand in the traditional way. Enjoy its specialty Noodle Pizza right there.
10:00 am, Experience the Vietnamese hospitality and lifestyle by going to a local Homestay/Resort.
This luxury and authentic Homestay/Resort is located deep in the countryside surrounding Can Tho city. There, you will join a funny cooking activity with your host, and for sure, you will become a Chef!
After an authentic and hearty lunch, get ready for some exercise!
Join the kayaking trip in magnificent jungle tributaries, and enjoy a relaxing moment paddling under the shade of coconut trees along the riverbank.
Finally, get on your bike for a last ride, cycling through a picturesque village, to get an insight of how life goes in this part of the country. On the way, 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.
Stay overnight in this peaceful Homestay/Resort,
You will have the opportunity to help the local family to prepare fabulous dishes from Mekong Delta and enjoy them for dinner in the peaceful atmosphere of our Homestay/Resort.
Then, get a well-earned rest with all the comfort of quality Homestay/Resort, and get ready for the next day!
Check out at the Homestay/Resort then at 5:00 am you depart for visiting Phong Dien floating market, leave your luggage on the boat. The floating market is very small but peaceful which will give you another feeling compared to that in the big market.
After that, we 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.
9:00 am Van/Car takes you to Rach Gia To Depart For Phu Quoc Island
9:00 am, from Can Tho, a private car will pick you up to depart for Rach Gia Port to catch up on the last ferry at 1:10 pm. It might take you almost 2 and a half hour drive. After arriving at the station, you then get a ferry ticket to explore amazing Phu Quoc Island. Goodbye Mekong Delta with a great memory and unforgettable trip ever with us.