Deep into the Mekong
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Travel deep into the Mekong Delta to the charming town of Chau Doc on the Cambodian border. See the stunning view from Sam Mountain, enjoy the enchanting, friendly atmosphere of the surrounding villages, then travel to the market town of Can Tho in the heart of the Delta. In both towns, stay at the comfortable Victoria Hotels, the ideal location to explore, and a tranquil retreat at the end of the day.
DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY TO CAN THO( L)
This morning travel south into the heart of the Mekong Delta. En route, pass farmers tending their fields and drying their produce on the sides of the road. On arrival at Can Tho check into your beautiful French colonial style hotel situated on the banks of the Mekong River. After lunch, take a walk around Can Tho town with your guide, before returning to relax around the Victoria Can Tho's swimming pool, on the tennis court or at the terrace bar.
Overnight at Victoria Cantho hotel
DAY 2 CAN THO (B,L)
This morning board your boat for a visit to the fascinating floating market at Cai Rang. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. Continue on to a fruit orchard where you can sample some of the tropical fruits grown in this region and try some local tea. In the afternoon relax and enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool, games room and tennis courts) or take the complimentary shuttle boat into Can Tho town.
Overnight at Victoria Cantho hotel .
DAY 3 CAN THO TO CHAU DOC (B,L)
This morning drive deeper into the Mekong Delta with a visit to a local village
which specialises in making bamboo baskets. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Continue on to the nearby Stork Sanctuary where you can see thousands of storks nesting in a beautiful natural environment. Arrive in the riverside town of Chau Doc around lunchtime, enjoying typical rural scenery en route. After lunch, take a walk around the town and see the bustling market, then continue to Sam Mountain, with its breathtaking views over the rice paddies to the Cambodian border. Overnight at Victoria ChauDoc hotel.
DAY 4 CHAU DOC TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
This morning board a small sampan for an exploration of the Hau River waterways. Life in this area is still dominated by the Mekong as it has been for centuries. Experience first-hand the bustling waterborne trade and commerce, houses perched on stilts above the water, and floating fish farms. Follow the river into a Cham village and visit the community mosque for an insight into the simple lives of these people who formerly ruled much of southern Vietnam. Late morning depart the Mekong for your return drive to Saigon.
- All tours and transport as specified
- 3 nights superior accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated.
- All tours and transport as specified.
- All tours and sightseeing with local guide and entrance fees.
- Pre/post trip arrangement (can be arranged upon request)
- Travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
Package price: in US$ per person from 2 persons onward
US$485 per person