Day 1: 6:30 am a day out to sacred & beautiful land
Let’s say goodbye to the busy Can Tho, we make a long drive, about 3 hours, to visit the beautiful Tra Su forest. Freely enjoy the wonderful nature with a range of mangrove trees, water surface full of green duckweed, cruising along little tunnels by speedboat and sampan. From a high tower overlooking the forest, you can easily get a panoramic view of the forest and its the creature.
11:00 am lunchtime, back to Can Tho town and discover its nightlife
Have your lunch with delicious local food in the middle of the forest. On the way back to Can Tho town, visit Long Xuyen crocodile farm, home to thousands of crocodiles. After the rest-stop you then ahead to Can Tho for check-in the 5-star hotel in the downtown.
5:30 pm taste amazing food on foot
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 the 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 traditions through eating and drinking. Come back to your hotel at around 8:30 pm to take a good rest.
Day 2: 5:30 am pick up at your hotel in Can Tho for a beautiful river cruise
Arrive at the pier, you will then get on a 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 hand in the traditional way.
Gather together at the restop 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 riverside with fresh air and a cool environment which will bring you a peaceful feeling of local people here. Stop along the way for having coffee at the local coffee shop, catching typical images of locals here such as growing trees, wrapping fruit, washing clothes. You may catch up with simple but lovely images of local students who come home from school on bicycles or on foot and chatting with each other on the way.
Enjoy your lunch with delicious foods at the local restaurant.
Check-in the beautiful resort Immerse yourself in a peaceful and relaxing environment by swinging yourselves on hammocks the Homestay/Resort.
2:00 pm fantastic Rowing SUP
Are you ready for exercise? Join the fantastic Rowing SUP in magnificent jungle lined tributaries and in the Mekong River. Enjoy your great moments paddling and relaxing under the shade of coconut trees along the bank; immerse yourselves in the beautiful nature
At 6:00 pm you then get back to enjoy the typical food of the Mekong region.
Day 3: 5:30 am ready to explore the authentic Phong Dien floating market and Can Tho sightseeing.
5:30 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 products. 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 heads 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 products here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar.
10:00 am time to experience Vietnamese diving system by taking Motorbike trip from rural to urban life
After visiting the cacao garden your guide will prepare all the necessary staff and give you full information on 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 moment along with your travel. Explore every corner of the region on the scooter. Cross the local ferry together with local people and ride through small villages on narrow roads. On this ride, you are able to catch up with many unforgettable images along the way. Again you will cross the river to visit the Binh Thuy Ancient House, one of the attractions in town you should never miss. Can Tho, Binh Thuy ancient house which was built in 1807 has been owned by Duong family. Unique architectural in the harmonious combination between East and West has taken Binh Thuy ancient house to become one of the must-see tourist attractions in Can Tho. The main house is a wonderful rendezvous for tourists who prefer to explore the unique architecture.
Enjoy the local's lifestyle on the picturesque on Son Islet. Being considered as a pearl in the mouth of a dragon, Son islet is one of an attractive eco-tourism destination its serene setting, fresh air, fruit orchards, floating houses, and delicious traditional southern cakes made by locals.
Visit the floating fish farm with a large number of fishes such as catfish, feather-back fish, carp (Koi fish)… and special kinds of fish that can be hardly found in other places such as Red snapper, Fire eel, Redtail catfish, Tigerfish,... have a look at “flying snake-head fish” and enjoy how people raise fish right under their floating market.
Take a short walk under green shades of fruit trees and on the rural paths to visit the fruits orchards to taste some delicious one, freshly picked from the tree and learn more about the agriculture in Mekong Delta.
Enjoy a delicious Southern meal prepared by the locals. You can also learn how to make traditional cakes such as Vietnamese pancakes, baby pancakes, etc., and try those that are made by yourself. Are you ready to give a hand to make the typical cakes in the locals' kitchen to know about traditional cakes of South Vietnam? And enjoy it!
Back for having dinner and relaxing after an incredible day out.
Day 4: 8:00 am time for exploring Sa Dec and An Binh Island
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. 11:00 am An Binh Island travel to Vinh Long province, we have a nice lunch together at a lovely, quietly Homestay/Resort with a 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.
6:00 pm end your tour and get back to Saigon downtown
After having all the amazing experience in Sa Dec, An Binh island and complete your 3 days 2 nights with unforgettable memories about Mekong Delta with super friendly people and beautiful landscapes. 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 a half hours to reach Saigon downtown, it might take a long time is depending on the traffic condition.