Vietnam Homestays >> Mekong explorer home stay 3 days/2 nights
This 2-day trip offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region as we wind our way through the tributaries of the Mekong Delta. From our boats, we are able to closely observe the daily rituals of river life and participate in the bustling commercial activities as we buy our fruits from the floating market. Along the way, we will visit an orchard farm, handicraft village, and a land market with an abundance of colorful fresh fruits and vegetables.
Day 1 ~ Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc
This morning you will be met at 08.00am at your hotel by your Travel Indochina guide and driver for the journey into the Mekong Delta - the most fertile region of Vietnam. Your first destination is Chau Doc, close to the Cambodian border and approximately 6 hours drive from Saigon. En route, pass fields of rice and fruit orchards and get acquainted with the locals who have a reputation for hospitality. Upon arrival you have the opportunity to climb Sam Mountain, a place of worship for the ethnic-Chinese. From the top enjoy a cool drink and spectacular views of neighbouring Cambodia before checking in to your hotel.
Accommodation: Thuan Loi Hotel
Day 2 ~ Chau Doc to Vinh Long
This morning visit a fascinating floating fishing village, followed by a village inhabited by Cham people, Vietnam's largest minority group who now follow Islam and practice weaving. Then drive through the delta to Vinh Long, passing farmers tending their fields and drying their produce on the sides of the road. On arrival in Vinh Long take a boat to visit a small village situated on the banks of the Mekong River where you will be welcomed by a local family and learn about the ways of life of the people living in the Delta Region. This evening enjoy a sunset over this amazing river system before enjoying a family cooked meal and a night's sleep in the house of the host family. (B,D)
Accommodation: Vinh Long Homestay
Day 3 ~ Vinh Long to Saigon
This morning travel by boat through the intricate waterways and canals around Vinh Long. Wander through tropical fruit orchards, sampling exotic fruits such as longan, papaya and coconut before having lunch (not included) on an island. You'll also pass through a fascinating floating market before returning to Saigon by mid-afternoon where the tour ends. (B)
Notes: 1 Passenger is a single room, 2 Passengers is twin share, 3 Passengers is 1 x twin room + an extra bed. 4 Passengers is 2 x twin rooms in Chau Doc. Multishare at Home Stay.
Tour price includes:
- English speaking guide
- All tours and transport as specified
- Accommodation as stated with breakfast and 1 dine
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
Tour price excludes:
- Airfares & airport taxes
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
Trip price: in USD per person in the party of 2
US $268 per person
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