MEKONG DELTA RETREAT 5D4N
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Not too far from Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta or Dong bang song Cuu Long is a perfect land for your retreat. The region displays a complexes physical landscape and a distinctive lifestyle. Led by our passionate local tourist guide, you will explore a wide waterways gracefully blended with lush green jungles, a vast exotic orchard and fishing villages. Following the crisscross canals, you will find it an endless engaging journey.

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival - Mekong Delta - Cai Be

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). Our driver and guide will be waiting at the airportto assist you to your hotel in Cai Be – Mekong Delta area, which is not too far from the airport, for check-in. On the route, you’ll visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a prominent local Buddhist structure built in 1850 with unique Vietnamese architecture.
For the remainder of your day you will be free to relax and unwind.
Enjoy a warm welcome dinner with a local family or in a local restaurant.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cai Be

Vinh Trang Pagoda


Cai Be floating market

Day 2 Cai Be - Tan Phong Island - Can Tho

Savour breakfast, then you’ll go to Tân Phong island for biking/walking on village paths to see the locals’ daily life: orchards, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and maybe the ancestral ways to pick up fruit in Mekong Delta. We can make some stops to see how they make rice-paper for spring-rolls, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roofs and specially see how they weave the dried water-hyacinth to make many products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes, etc.
You will value your minutes here as the time seems to go by slowly. A rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peacefulness. Back at our boat you’ll then go across one of the longest rivers in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Bình Island. Travel on a handmade canal to a local house & have an optional lunch. After lunch, you can walk around the orchard & enjoy some cups of tea while listening to traditional music in the ancient house.
Walk around the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, popped-rice, etc. Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea.
Visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful pottery from clay.
Say goodbye to Cai Be, and you’ll be driven to the hotel in Can Tho for your stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Floating market

 

Coconut field

Day 3 Cai Rang Floating Market - Orchad - Chau Doc

Wake up early this morning and head to the famous Cai Rang floating market - a maze of hundreds of boats sailing around selling local food and products. This floating market is very different from the local markets you may see in other provinces of Vietnam - buyers can easily find the boat selling their desired products from a far distance as the boat owners will hang their items on long, vertical poles.
As we leave the floating market, we continue our boat ride to the local fruit orchards and enjoy fresh, delicious tropical fruits. Then we will visit local villages, passing along peaceful paths to visit traditional houses, observing the daily lives of local people and listening to them speak about their traditions.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

Fruit in Mekong Delta

 

 

Mangrove forest

Day 4 Chau Doc - Tra Su Cajuput - Chau Doc Floating Village

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel then get transferred to Tra Su Cajuput forest, which is known for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty, but also the diverse system of flora and fauna. Embark on a boat trip into the forest; you will be impressed by pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals. Then you can climb up to the observation post to get a panoramic view of the vast forest with birds flying around.
In the afternoon, continue your visit to Ba Chua Xu Temple, Phuoc Dien Pagoda, which was built over the Sam mountain. With its distinctive architecture, the pagoda attracts people from every corner. Not far from here is the Chau Doc floating village. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Chau Doc River. The experience is wonderful as we pass by the floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

Chau Doc Floating Village

 

Ba Chua Xu Temple

Day 5 Chau Doc - Saigon - Departure

After breakfast, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. The driver and guide will drop you off at your hotel in the city centre or to the airport. Bon voyage!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A
Goodbye & Safe travels!

Included
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Two water bottles per person/day
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Beverage during meals
Surcharge for Christmas, New year Gala Dinner and Tet holiday
Domestic flights
Cancelation Policies
Before 14 days, deposit is forfeited
50% charge for Cancellation between 7-14 days
100% charge for Cancellation under 7 days or No show

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

Cities
3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort           

Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel           

Chau Doc

Chau Pho Hotel           

Tien Giang

Ba Duc           

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