Mekong tours are the most famous tours from Ho Chi Minh City — between finding our way out, and the traffic, it takes us more than an hour to get out of the city.
Typically, there are:
- The MeKong Tour 1Day (My Tho – Ben Tre) http://ducvuonghotel.com/mekong-delta-my-tho-ben-tre-tour-full-day-deluxe-tour/
- The MeKong Tour 2Days (My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho) http://ducvuonghotel.com/mekong-delta-discovery-tour-2-days-deluxe-tour/
- The MeKong Tour 3Days 2Nights (My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Speedboat to Phnom Penh), overnight in Can Tho (Hotel or Homestay) and in Chau Doc (Hotel). On the third day, taking Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
- Otherwise, MeKong Tour 2Days 1Night (Cai Be – Vinh Long – Speedboat to Phnom Penh), overnight in Chau Doc (Hotel). On the second day, taking Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
MeKong Tours: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho
First stop, My Tho, is an unremarkable but bustling city, and one of the main destinations for tourists on the one-day boat trip tours into the delta’s canals. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. Then we stop for a fresh drink in the pier and watch the different boats on the river carrying the tourists heading for Thoi Son Island.
While taking a leisurely boat ride along the river, viewing stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – rowing on sampan beside the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music“, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which symbolizing the rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you walk through fruit plantations and villages.
Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in hotel or homestay. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
MeKong Tours: Cai Be – Vinh Long
There is nothing much to see in Vinh Long, the interest lies elsewhere. However, that are a lot of homestay options on An Binh Island just across the river. In the middle of farmland we get our dose of rural hospitality.
Especially, An Binh island is densely cultivated with rice paddies and fruit orchards. The air smells of sweet-blossomed flowers. After breakfast we ride homestay’s bicycles and take off for the whole morning continuing our exploration of the Mekong Delta’s deep countryside. The best way to discover this quiet, picturesque, paradise is to get lost in the narrow lanes, passing by luxuriant bougainvillea bushes, cycling on small fragrant roads boarded by orchards, houses, and cute stone or wood bridges. On this peaceful morning, southern Vietnam begins to grow on me, this is my favorite part of the trip so far.
MeKong Tours: Cai Rang Floating Market – Tra Su Mangrove Forest
Take a boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market (or Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole region.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Likewise, wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Then, visiting the orchard garden.
After that, we go up to Chau Doc and continue to visit Tra Su Mangrove Forest, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising slowly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds.
Back to the town, overnight in Chau Doc.
MeKong Tours: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Visiting Fish Farm – a type of specific economic on the river. Then continuing by boat along the Vinh An canal into the village of Cham where we visit the ancient largest Mosques of Cham community in An Giang and to show a clear distinctive architectural Arabs Islam and Cham cultural living (gentle, elegance and hospitality people).
Thus, we would know much better about culture and customs, where the past is lively reappeared through pictures, exhibits and community activities.
Next, Taking Speedboat to Phnom Penh – Sisowath Wharf
Suggestion For MeKong Tours
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