ITINERARY BY DAY
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (-/L/D)
This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2 hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be. On arrival board your boat for cruise in the Delta’s waterways. Start your journey by passing by Cai Be’s floating market, once a busy place to trade fruits and vegetables and nowadays a more quiet market. Then, continue to a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat for the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island; along the way admire the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Dinner and overnight on board your boat on the Mekong Delta.
Overnight on the Mekong Delta.
Distances and journey time: HCM city to Cai Be (100km): 2hrs
DAY 2: MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/-/-)
Crossing the Mekong on the way to Cai Rang Floating Market, you’ll take in traditional sights such as rice barges, wooden ship building yards and even fruit drying along the Mekong’s banks. After paying a visit to the colorful floating market check-out and disembark before the return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Distances and journey time: Can Tho to HCM city (190km): 4hrs