MEKONG – CHAU DOC & CAN THO FLOATING MARKET

Code
SBSG11
Tour route
HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – CHAU DOC – CAN THO
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Start/End
HO CHI MINH CITY – CAN THO
Tour type
City Breaks

Explore the floating markets of the Mekong on a 3-day tour of Can Tho and Chau Doc. This tour gets you up close and personal with rural life as lived in the legendary Mekong Delta. You will interact with villagers and cycle along rural trails, as well as cruise the quiet channels of Can Tho by boat. 

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – CHAU DOC (Lunch/Dinner)

Morning we drive to My Tho town. Take a boat trip on Tien river to get to the other side (Ben tre land).  Sight-seeing fish farms, floating fish market along the Dragon island on the way. Through Xep canal in Ben Tre (land of coconuts) to see coconut collection set and how the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music. Take the horse-cart on village path and stop at Mr Nam Ngo orchard, taste honey with tea or wine. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes under longans tree. Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. Lunch on an islet. Boat to see local people make coconut candy, taste candy (special products of Ben Tre  province), then back to pier. Then rejoin the car and transfer to Chau Doc. Upon arrival at Chau Doc we drive to Sam Mountain to view Cambodia border at sunset. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 2 CHAU DOC – CAN THO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Morning we check out and transfer 25 km to Tra Su Cajuput Forest and from there we take a boat trip to visit Tra Su ecological forest in the area of over 800 ha. There are so many of bird kinds here above the evergreen Cajuput trees living almost around the year in water. We can take rowing boat to travel deeper inside the forest to study about the rich fauna and flora here. Have a lunch at Chau Doc. Afternoon transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority, and a fish floating village on Mekong River. Pick up by car and driver to transfer to Can Tho city, the central city of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 3 CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY (Breakfast/Lunch)

Boat trip in early morning on Lower Branch of Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products…they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. After leaving the market, we are going to visit a luxuriant orchard of Mr Ba Cong and enjoy fresh fruits which are picked by you. Transfer back to Hochiminh City. Stop to see a Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be town and have lunch enroute. Following your tour head back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour.

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