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DAY 1: HO CHI MINH - MY THO - BEN TRE - HOMESTAY (L, D)
A smooth one-and-half-hour bus ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong.
Take a motorboat to enter My Tho city through natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho's colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce.
The Mekong Delta Tours take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to Tortoise Island. End route, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively named Islands - Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch served right in the heart of the orchard to the accompaniment of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the islanders.
After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconuts", to see a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond - Cage". Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Then you arrive your home stay, check in and relax. About 4:30pm, take a walk to the river bank, a rowing boat will transfer you to the fishing farm near by. You will have the chance to enjoy the fresh grill fish and the beautiful sunset there. Dinner & overnight at the home stay in the island.
DAY 2: MY THO - DONG THAP - TAM NONG - TRAM - CAN THO (B)
Breakfast, check out the home stay, 7:00am back to My Tho and departure to Dong Thap province to visit Tram Bird in Tam Nong district. The Tram Bird National Park from My Tho city 100 km is a miniature of the Dong Thap Muoi region, featuring a broad and diverse range of animals and plants in the South of Vietnam.
From My Tho you will travel by Cao Lanh by road, during mid-afternoon, a boat cruise will take you through the channels and eucalyptus woods to spend time observing the many species of water birds in the National Reserve - home to over 200 resident and migratory species, including endangered species such as the Sarus Crane, Oriental Darter, lesser Adjutant, Painted Stork and Asian Golden Weaver. Other species include Cotton Pigmy Goose, Pheasant-tailed Jacana and Greater Painted Snipe. Between January and May, you may be lucky enough to encounter the rare red-headed cranes that migrate between Tam Nong and Cambodia.
In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Can Tho by road. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 3: CAN THO - CAI RANG - PHONG DIEN FLOATING MARKET - CHAU DOC (B)
Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets , which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people experience how to pass a “ Monkey bridge model” which is built by only one bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Then visit My Khanh Tourism Village. It is a worthy representative of the ecological tourist system in this “Nine Dragons” land. My Khanh Tourism Village occupies 50.000m2 and features more than 20 species of specialty fruits of South-West.
Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit the crocodile farm. Check in on arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam mountain summit down the Vietnamese - Cambodia border, visit the Caved pagoda. Overnight in Chau Doc.
DAY 4: CHAU DOC - HO CHI MINH (B)
After breakfast, Visitors then take the nice boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Tour Price Includes:
ü Private car
ü Boat trip My Tho, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Chau Doc
ü English speaking tour guide
ü Accommodation (01 night at home stay, 02 nights at hotel)
ü Bottle drinking water
ü Meals: 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 03 breakfast
ü Fruit, honey tea
ü All entrance fee