Saigon - Mekong delta - Phnom Penh
3 days/2 nights
Travel from Saigon through the Mekong delta then exit to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) by speed boat from Chau Doc, no more pumpy road to Phnom Penh. During the trip travelers will have a chance to enjoy the rowing boat trips under the shadow of the water coconut trees, taste the seasonal fruits in the orchard, experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong delta people.
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (Mekong delta)(L)8:00 am, travel by bus to My Tho – 9:30 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen's port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water). One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments.
Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho . Overnight in Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho - Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (Mekong delta)(B,L)After breakfast, boarding a motor boat for a long distance trip to discover the area's largest marketplace...on water! Then cruising through small channels to visit a rice noodle making village, a large rice mill, and more fruit gardens. Experience the “monkey Bridge "in the Delta. Visiting another floating marketplace and its surroundings before breaking for lunch and bus to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit crocodile farm. Arriving Chau Doc. Visit the famous and the sacred Sam mountain for its panoramic view over the vast plains into Cambodia. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (Cambodia) (B)After breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at 6:30am, Transfer to the boat station to catch the Speed boat to Phnom Penh (Cambodia). The boat leave at 7:30am and arrive in Phnom Penh at 12:00.
Includes :- Transportation
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- 2 nights at 3-star hotels (Twin or Double share)
- Boat trip in Mekong delta
- English speaking tour guide
- Sightseeing tickets
- 1 bottle of water/person/day
- Speed boat ticket: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Excludes :- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
Price: Private tour
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