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Discovery Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh

(3 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)

Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh

 

Exploring the waterways of the mighty Mekong Delta. This trip includes visits to various markets around Vietnam, giving you the opportunity to engage in some spirited haggling for local handicrafts. Enjoy a delightful journey down the Bassac River to the Mekong, taking in serene countryside, spotting temples and observing the ins and outs of local river life on the way to Phnom Penh.

 

** All our tours are Exclusive Private Tours, so you will not be put together with other guests **

 

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho

Your guide will meet you at 8am at your hotel. Leave the city and drive south to Cai Be in the Mekong delta, a journey of approximately 2 hours. The Mekong Delta is Vietnam's 'rice bowl' - a fertile region of flat farmland interlaced with thousands of waterways and tributaries of the Mekong. The delta's waters are interspersed with rice fields, colourful floating markets and isolated villages accessible only by boat. On arrival in Cai Be embarkation on Cai Be Princess junk boat, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colourfull floating market. We will proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice popcorn, coco candies, and longans drying processing. You will then return on board Cai Be Princess to proceed the excursion to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be during a 40 minutes cruise to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the last century where the family descendants will welcome you with a cup a warm green tea. Back on board Cai Be Princess for a 20 minutes cruise to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be beautiful church.

 

Lunch will await you at Le Longanier restaurant, a superb Indochine style two storeys villa decorated with several antiques and furnitures from the 1930’ period, located in a lush tropical garden by the river among pomelo, longan, mango, and coconut and banana trees. After a short walk along a beautiful canal, the excursion will end at approx. 3.30pm at Ba Bon Bridge. Disembark and continue by road to Can Tho, a journey of approximately 2 hours.

 

Accommodation: Stay 1 at the Victoria Can Tho Resort (Superior Room)

 

Day 2: Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc

Early morning, explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats laden with fruits, bargaining and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards and local markets in full swing. Depart Can Tho for Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Upon arrival to Chau Doc, check-in and have lunch at the hotel.


In the afternoon, take a boat trip to Phum Soai, a Cham village where you also visit the nearby mosque. Continue walking through other small Cham villages with traditional houses and get in close contact with the local people. You may stop by a local house to see Cham women weaving. Later, drive up to Sam Mountain, one of the holiest sites in Southern Vietnam. The view across the border into Cambodia is breathtaking. Visit the Tay An Pagoda located at the foot of the Sam Mountain.


Accommodation: Stay 1 at the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel (Superior Room)

 

Day 3: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh / Cambodia

Have an early breakfast. At 07:00 hrs board the speedboat to Phnom Penh. Arrival in Phnom Penh is at about 13:30 hrs (accommodation and transfer in Phnom Penh is not included).

 

 

Inclusive of: 

• Accommodation as specified above

• Private transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle – Toyota, Honda or Ford

• Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary including entrance fees

• Boat cruise as specified above

• Meals as specified in itinerary

• Professional English Speaking guide

• 02 bottles of mineral water per person

VAT and all taxes and service charge

 

Exclusive of:

Drinks, meals and any other incidental expenses not mention above

Personal, travel and health insurance

• Tips

 

 

Price

 

1 pax

2 pax

3 – 4 pax

5 – 6 pax

> 6 pax

12 years and  older

$ 788/pax

$ 435/pax

$ 386/pax

$ 355/pax

$ 323/pax

Children 7-11

N/A

$ 325/pax

$ 285/pax

$ 258/pax

$ 245/pax

Children 3-6

N/A

$ 305/pax

$ 265/pax

$ 238/pax

$ 225/pax

Children under 3

Free of charge

 

 

For information on this or our other tours please email us at: info@globaltravel-asia.com