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Highlights on Mekong Delta Cruise

6/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 SaigonCai BeCan ThoCai BeSaigon
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$752 $602
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Mekong region is known for variety of physical landscape, rice paddy fields, small canals, floating markets - the unique market of Vietnam and so on. Taking tour highlights on Mekong Delta Cruise, you will have opportunity to learn about the values of Mekong Delta such as the beautiful natural landscape, daily life of friendly local people and traditional culture. You will also discover the outstanding beauty of Saigon city (the formerly name of Ho Chi Minh city) and visit Cu Chi tunnel.

Highlights

  Discover many historic landmarks: the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Cu Chi Tunnel.

  Relax on Mekong Eyes Cruise and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people

  Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits

  Take a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively market

  Explore small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Saigon Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, airport transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh...
Day 2 Saigon Discover Cu Chi Tunnels, Join Ho Chi Minh city tour B, L
Day 3 Saigon, Cai Be Transfer to embarkation of the cruise, get on board watch the... B, L, D
Day 4 Cai Be, Can Tho Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market and noodle... B, L, D
Day 5 Can Tho, Cai Be, Saigon Check-out of cabin. Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small... B, L
Day 6 Saigon Check out of hotel, transfer to airport for your flight departure. B
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, airport transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh for your check -in

Welcome to Vietnam - Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel in the downtown. After doing the check in, you will be free on your own to walk around the city center to get acquainted with the liveliness of this young city. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Discover Cu Chi Tunnels, Join Ho Chi Minh city tour

08.30 AM: After breakfast at hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. 

After the lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post OfficeChinatown and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.

About 04.30 PM, the tour finshes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Unique Experience in Legendary Cu Chi tunnel

If you are around Ho Chi Minh City and wondering how to spend a day in this fascinating city, why don't get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime by visiting the Cu Chi tunnels ? Hiding the the secrets of underground Vietnam, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels trip will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as weapon store, military bunkers and base . Don't miss the chance to crawl inside the tunnels and fire several different weapons in the shooting range.

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Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. Don't hesitate to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day city tour. You will gain fascinating insight into rich culture and history with our knowledgeable guide when going to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Moreover, haggling for lovely gifts at Ben Thanh market and feasting your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine will remark your trip in Saigon.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Transfer to embarkation of the cruise, get on board watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people, enjoy the sunset on the top deck.

At around 8:00- 8:30we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon (the former name of Ho Chi Minh city) and take you to Cai Be. You board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.

In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.

Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Pleasant river cruise trip in Mekong Delta

Desiring to get out of the city for a couple of days? Looking for authentic atmosphere when exploring the local culture? Mekong Delta is truly your choice! Joining a Mekong cruise trip is highly recommended among great ways to explore the mighty delta. You will have comfortable time to relax in very pleasant boat, with attentive staff on board and excellent local meals. In addition, land excursions around the small delta villages, traditional workshop or floating markets to meet welcoming locals and get up close and personal with life on the Mekong will definitely highlight your holiday in Vietnam.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Activities:

    Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market and noodle producing family, walk to a rural village or cooking class on board.

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively market. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.

Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.

The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.
Night on board, dinner served on board. 

Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper, brooms, sticky rice cake… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

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Amazing floating market in Mighty Mekong Delta

About 02 driving hours away from the bustle and hustle of Ho Chi Minh City, you will arrive at the peaceful Mekong Delta. If we have time in the early morning, why don't we visit the floating market?Cai Rang floating market is the location where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Seat on local trading boat, witness boasting activities in market, find out local life in stilt house along river will be a joyful memory in your Vietnam Holiday.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Check-out of cabin. Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family.Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals

At 6:30, morning cruise and morning tea break served on board. After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river ,at 8:30, check out of cruise. Then we will visit another floating market by a long sampan. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.

Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started.

The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. You will have lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop on the way back to Saigon. 

Amazing floating market in Mighty Mekong Delta

About 02 driving hours away from the bustle and hustle of Ho Chi Minh City, you will arrive at the peaceful Mekong Delta. If we have time in the early morning, why don't we visit the floating market?Cai Rang floating market is the location where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Seat on local trading boat, witness boasting activities in market, find out local life in stilt house along river will be a joyful memory in your Vietnam Holiday.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Check out of hotel, transfer to airport for your flight departure.

Today is totally free time until our driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer to airport for your flight departure. 

  • Meals:

    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
5 Breakfasts 4 Lunches 2 Dinners
Accommodation
Hotel (3 nights), Cruise (2 nights)
Transport
Car, Cruise, Walking
Included Services
  •   Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  •   Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Mineral water placed in your cabin
  •   Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries

Exclusions

  •   International flights to/from Vietnam
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals not mentioned
  •   Drinks not mentioned
  •   Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers
  •   All other services not mentioned above