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This amazing journey in the Mekong Delta will take you through small villages, cruise along the mighty Mekong river on your private boat. Be escorted by an experienced tour-guide, listening to shared stories from local villagers and dive in the local culture.

Saigon, Mekong Delta

6Days/5Nights, from $USD1200pp

Private

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Overview

Experience the best 6 days of the Mekong expedition with amazing boat trips, coconut trees and cycling through sleepy Mekong villages. Row the sampan into the heart of the island surrounded with palm trees, stilted houses reflecting a truly authentic life of the local people. Dine the local delicacies, cook your favourite dishes and there are a lot more to experience on this private trip.

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise along the mighty Mekong river on your private boat
  • Experience the local living with gardener’s home visit
  • Cycling through small sleepy villages with rice fields on the road side
  • Dine like  king with local chef’s selected authentic dishes
  • Visit ancient houses, workshops run by multi-generational family
  • Learn the art of culunary through mini cooking class with locals

JOURNEY

Itinerary

DAY 1 | HO CHI MINH 
Upon your landing at Tan Son Nhat international airport, be met and greeted by our tourguide holding the signage with your name. Transfer to the hotel for check in, spend the rest of your day as you wish.

For over a hundred years, Saigon was the capital – first under the French colonizers, and later the regime of South Vietnam. Following the end of the Vietnam War, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, though locals still refer to it by its old name. Today, Saigon is the industrial and commercial heart of the country, attracting green youth and seasoned businessmen alike with its rapid expansion and numerous opportunities. While development is rampant, the city still retains infrastructure from its days as the colonial capital – with quaint, European-style architecture alongside newly-constructed commercial buildings.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Caravelle Hotel

DAY 2 | MEKONG DELTA 
This morning, take 1.5 hour scenic transfer to Bentre – the land of coconut trees. Enjoy your private cruise along the river, stop by local home to taste some fresh fruit and traditional music. Walk along the garden to the sampan station for a rowing trip through small canals with palm trees growing alongside. Experience the coconut candy and rice paper making with traditional style of a multi-generational family. Lunch at a local home with multi authentic dishes prepared by local chef.

In the afternoon, transfer to Can Tho where you will spend your overnight at a famous colonial French resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accomodation: Victoria Cantho Hotel

DAY 3 | MEKONG DELTA 
Depart from the hotel on an early private cruise to Cai rang floating market where local boats trade fruits, food, vegetables amongst themselves from boat to boat. Stop by a pineapple boat for a break and take some nice photos of small rowing sampans going around to find needed goods to trade in the village. Back to the hotel, breakfast at leisure till check out time.

Afternoon, transfer to the pier to embark your wooden cruise where you will have time to relax and enjoy your life with a cocktail on the sundeck. Lunch is served on board with chef’s selected menu while cruising to Tra On. Your choice of taking a walking tour to the village, visit the local homes or stay on board to enjoy the greeneries and daily life of locals along the river. Dinner served on board, the rest of the night is at your leisure on a tranquil river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accomodation: BASSAC Cruise

DAY 4 | HO CHI MINH CITY 
Wake up and enjoy the breeze on the sundeck, sip a cup of hot latte. Breakfast is served while the your cruise continue to Cai Be where you will disembark a 2 day 1 night trip on the amazing waterways of the Mekong river. Transfer back to the city in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast
Accomodation: Caravelle Hotel

DAY 5 | CU CHI TUNNELS
Depart your hotel, quickly get out of the city on your private vehicle to the countryside of Saigon, passing historical sites of the city. Feel the rush of motorbike waves in the morning on the way to Cu Chi district, the outskirt of the city. Upon reaching to the peaceful rural parts of Cu Chi after one hour drive, continue the journey on your private jeep to Cu Chi tunnels with a quick stop by the rubber plantation. Learn history lessons through the local guide’s explanation while walking around the old battle field or formerly called the free fire zone, Ben Dinh tunnels. Sightsee the war relics: B52 bomb craters, the guerillas secret entrances, termite mounds, hidden booby traps and interact with the local guerillas. Test the precision by shooting a few rounds of different riffle types at your wish before delving yourself in the underground network to experience the life of Viet Cong during the war. Taste some steamed tapioca at the underground Hoang Cam kitchen before returning to your jeep. Enjoy the breeze and icy cold local beers/mineral water/soft drinks chilled on board on the way to a local riverside restaurant. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel or drop off at your desired location in downtown of Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Caravelle Hotel

DAY 6 | DEPARTURE FOR HOME 
Breakfast is at your leisure. After breakfast, your choice of taking a panoramic tour of Saigon or free time for last minute shopping. In the afternoon, transfer to the international airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: None

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