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Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta
Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta

Southern Vietnam - Life on Mekong Delta

4 days
4.9 (12)
460+ booked
Start Ho Chi Minh City
Destination +7 Destinations
End Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Immerse yourself in the vibrant life of Southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta on this 4-day Cultural Holiday to Vietnam. Cruise along the Mekong River, visiting charming towns like Ben Tre and Can Tho. Witness the transformation of coconuts into everyday products, and soak up the lively atmosphere of Cai Rang Floating Market, overflowing with fresh produce. Additionally, you will get a chance to discover the region's history and hidden gems in Chau Doc. This customizable Vietnam tour is perfect for travelers seeking an authentic Vietnamese experience, combining cultural immersion with stunning scenery and delicious local cuisine. Let's join this exciting journey with Asia Links Travel!

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the making of coconut products in Ben Tre
  • Explore the authentic delta village life
  • Indulge in the bustling market in Cai Rang
  • Visit some famous attractions in Chau Doc

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B,L)

From Ho Chi Minh City, we will start off the trip to Ben Tre, a lovely countryside province of the Mekong Delta which is 130 km away and takes 2.5 – 3 hours driving. At Phong Nam Pier, you will take a boat ride on the river of Chet Say (Mekong’s part). 

Before reaching the destination, the boat will stop at some indigenous workshops for tourists to experience the making of traditional products. One of the most interesting workplaces you are about to visit is the coconut factory, where every single part of it is used and processed into different products like coconut charcoal, sweet, handicraft, or hat. 

To bring the local life closer to the tourists, the boat will stop at a local village located on a small canal. When you set foot in the weaving house, you can observe how the straw mats are made and even experience yourself weaving one.

Leaving the weaving workshop, you will find yourself on Xe Loi (a motorized rickshaw vehicle) or riding a bike if you like to get into the deeper villages of the region. On beautiful rice paddy fields and green growing lands, farmers are harvesting, and plowing the soil with simple tools, enjoy the site yourself.

Then, let’s take a short rest and have lunch at a local house, tasty local dishes that are cooked from elephant - ear fish, river shrimp, and some glasses of cold drinks would make you pleased.

You have enjoyed your time there, now let’s sail back to the Pier through the channels and travel to Can Tho. Have dinner by yourself. Staying one night at the hotel.

Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Market – Chau Doc (B,L)

Set off on a boat at Ninh Kieu Quay, you will be taken to Cai Rang market - a vibrant and lively market that floats on the river.

On the flowing slow boat, the images of floating boats trading goods and tropical fruits of mangosteen, bananas, mangos, star apples, or the sweet-smelling longans and the king of fruit: durian. After tasting the flavors of fresh fruit at a cheap price, you will have a relaxing time cruising around Can Tho. During the trip, observing local simple life and their daily activities, you will fall for the plain beauty of this rustic countryside.

Chau Doc is your next destination. The town with the diverse cultures of Chinese, Cham, and Khmer is situated on the river banks. Through the vast rice paddy fields, the highest mountain of the area - Sam (690 feet in height), and the Mubarak mosque appear magnificently in your sight.

Check-in at your hotel. Dinner at your expense. Staying one night at the hotel.

Day 3: Chau Doc Sightseeing (B,L)

Having your breakfast done, let’s travel by boat to the easy and calm rural life of Cham/Khmer fishing villages in the area, which is close to the Cambodian border. Then, you will go back to the hotel to have lunch.

Rest for a while till afternoon, you will be taken to Sam mountain and contemplate many gorgeous architecture of the worship place, which makes it a favorite destination of pilgrimage. The sites include Ba Chau Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda, and the Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb. Dinner on your own and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After finishing your breakfast, you will travel back to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals at your expense.

End of services with Asia Links Travel.

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Local English speaking guide
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Vietnam visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (12)

Mekong Magic

(5.0)
“This tour was a fantastic introduction to the Mekong Delta!  The boat trip on the Chet Say River was beautiful, and I loved learning about traditional crafts like coconut processing and mat weaving. Lunch at the local house was delicious and a great way to experience Vietnamese hospitality.”
Review Mekong Magic
Stella.M
United Kingdom

Unique Experiences

(4.5)
“This tour offers some truly unique experiences, like visiting the Cham/Khmer fishing villages and exploring Sam Mountain. These were definite highlights of 4 days in the Mekong Delta”
Review Unique Experiences
Blueming
United States

Great Value

(5.0)
“This tour offers great value for the price. Most meals and transportation were included, and  activities were all interesting and unique. The hotels were clean and comfortable. Thankyou very much Asia Links Travel”
Review Great Value
Annani
India

Active Adventure

(5.0)
“I enjoyed the variety of activities on this tour, from the boat rides to the bike ride through the countryside.  It was a great way to experience the Mekong Delta in a more active way.”
Review Active Adventure
Elias
Australia

Active Adventure

(5.0)
“I enjoyed the variety of activities on this tour, from the boat rides to the bike ride through the countryside.  It was a great way to experience the Mekong Delta in a more active way.”
Review Active Adventure
Elias
Australia

Cultural Crossroads

(5.0)
“Chau Doc was a pleasant surprise! The mix of Chinese, Cham, and Khmer cultures was interesting to see, and the visit to the Mubarak mosque was a highlight. The views from Sam Mountain were stunning. My whole family had fun times thanks to Asia Links Travel!”
Review Cultural Crossroads
Baron
Canada

Delicious Local Food

(5.0)
“Memorable trip with Asia Links Travel! The lunch at the local house in Ben Tre was a highlight!  Trying all the fresh, local dishes and learning about Vietnamese cuisine was a great experience.  Be warned though, durian isn't for everyone!”
Review Delicious Local Food
Bronson
Germany

Beautiful Sights, Simple Pleasures

(4.5)
“This 4-day trip was a great escape from the busy city. I loved the boat rides on the Mekong Delta, seeing the rice paddies and the floating market in Can Tho. The visit to the Khmer villages near Chau Doc was fascinating, and the Sam Mountain temples were beautiful. Highly rcm!”
Review Beautiful Sights, Simple Pleasures
Missan
United States

Relaxing Pace

(5.0)
“While there was some travel time between locations, the overall pace of the tour was relaxing.  There was plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and soak in the atmosphere. Great tour! Thanks Asia links Travel”
Review Relaxing Pace
Jelly
England

A very worthwhile way to experience the Mekong Delta

(5.0)
“I have never seen so many coconuts in my life! I love Ben Tre! Highly rcm tour is for those who want a true experience of the Mekong Delta! Thank you Asia Links Travel for 4 wonderful days!”
Review A very worthwhile way to experience the Mekong Delta
Olivia
United States

Beautiful place, beautiful people

(5.0)
“Thank you Asia Links Travel for 4 wonderful days with interesting memories and lovely companions throughout the journey. Sitting on a boat on the floating market is really interesting. I feel like I have become a true Vietnamese hahaa”
Review Beautiful place, beautiful people
Michey
France

Excellent holiday in Southern Vietnam

(5.0)
“A great trip with first time experiences! The floating market on the river is truly a beautiful cultural feature. I have many photos and beautiful memories with my family. Thank you Asia Links Travel for 4 wonderful days in Mekong delta!”
Review Excellent holiday in Southern Vietnam
Olivia
United Kingdom
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