Best of Mekong Discovery
Best of Mekong Discovery - 10 Days
You will discover
- Day 01Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh city) – arrival (-/-/D)
- Day 02Saigon city Tour (B/-/-)
- Day 03Saigon – Ben Tre (B/L/D)
- Day 04Ben Tre – Cho Lach – Tra Vinh (B/L/D)
- Day 05Tra Vinh – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B/L/-)
- Day 06Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B/L/-)
- Day 07Chau Doc – Tra Su – Chua Hang – Ha Tien (B)
- Day 08Ha Tien – Can Tho (B/-/-)
- Day 09Can Tho – Saigon (B/-/-)
- Day 10Saigon – Departure (B/-/-)
You will be interested in:
- Discover the beauty of Mekong Delta River.
- Exploring the bustling floating markets and traditional craft villages.
- Biking through the idyllic landscapes.
- Visit the orchard and taste the tropical fruits.
- Experience activities of homestay in the local villages.
DO YOU KNOW? THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR AND AUTHENTIK TRAVEL COULD CUSTOMIZE IT TO FIT YOUR TRAVEL PLAN AND EXPECTATION!
Day 01 : Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh city) – arrival (-/-/D)
Our Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you at airport and transfer to Hotel in the city center.
Get some first briefing information about our country and enjoy a welcome dinner in a finest local restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 02 : Saigon city Tour (B/-/-)
After your breakfast, Enjoy a full day Saigon city tour.
Meet our tour guide and driver at your htoel to enjoy a full day city tour.
Visit the Reunification palace (or the war memorials Museum), Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office inspired by Orsay Station in Paris.
Then, transfer to Cho Lon District to discover its old quarter, Binh Tay Market and the colorful Quan Am pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in the city. Its architecture and decorations have remained since its construction.
Return to Saigon city for a walk in the city center visiting sites like the former Catinat streets, the Opera house, City Hall as well as Ben Thanh market.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 03 : Saigon – Ben Tre (B/L/D)
Our tour guide and driver meet you at your hotel for your transfer to Ben Tre, a beautiful region in the Mekong Delta River, famous for making coconut candy.
Arrive at Hung Vuong pier, then take a boat trip on the Ben Tre River to discover the daily local life.
Stop to visit the brick kiln of Mr Tu Lo and discover the craft methods of making bricks.
Next, visit the coconut factory and meet Mr Vo Van Ba. He is a man passionate about traditional music and has spent all his life making a collection of fifty folk instruments. Here, you can attend a show to appreciate his passion.
Continue your boat trip on a canal to Nhon Thanh Village. This will be an opportunity to taste the fresh fruits.
Take a bike ride (or Tuk tuk) on a small path through the villages and enjoy views of the coconut ranges, rice fields and vegetable gardens. A lunch of Elephant ear fish is served in the village. A short walk will help you to discover the local life in depth. This is followed by a boat ride on the small canal shaded by the wild palm trees.
For those who wish to ride a bike, you can go to Mr Sau Khanh’s house to admire his collection of ancient objects, then continue through the rice fields and meet the locals and join them in their work.
Dinner and overnight in Ben Tre.
Day 04 : Ben Tre – Cho Lach – Tra Vinh (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Cho Lach and Tra Vinh with a stop to visit a Bonsai garden on the way. Cross the Mekong River by Ferry. Arrive at the Cau Ke villages of Khmer people. It belongs to Tra Vinh province.
Check into the homestay.
Lunch is served at the homestay, then enjoy a bike ride through Ba Mi village. Visit the surrounding area and meet the local farmers who work on the garden (vegetable or fruit garden). This is an opportunity to witness the local life and the hospitality of the people in this region. Continue to visit the cathedral and Ba Mi School (closed during the summer holiday)
End your bike ride with a visit to Khmer pagoda before returning to the homestay for refreshments.
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Sounsia homestay.
(Note: there are 1-2 motorbikes for those who cannot ride bike)
Day 05 : Tra Vinh – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the homestay. Take a bike ride through the nursery fields. Continue to visit some Khmer villages, Canh Dai, Tra Khao, and Giong Lon, then depart by car to Huynh Ky's family house, dated back to the beginning of the 20th century, which has preserved a mixture of oriental and western architecture.
Transfer to Long Xuyen via Sa Dec where we visit Kien An Cung pagoda, and visit Huynh Thuy Le's house from the novel by Marguerite Duras “ L’Amant – the Lover”, Discover the local market in Sa Dec which is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Continue to Long Xuyen, visit Cao Dai temple and a crocodile farm on route.
Stay overnight in Long Xuyen.
Day 06 : Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (B/L/-)
Have breakfast then visit the animated and authentic floating market and village in Long Xuyen on a small tributary of the Mekong River. Discover the daily activities of people living by the river.
Then take a short walk (or 1 hour biking) on Cu Lao Ong Ho Island.
After that, go back to the car for a transfer to Chau Doc. On arrival, visit Chau Doc Market and enjoy a boat trip to the floating fish village and Cham island village.
Return to Chau Doc to discover Sam Mountain (287m) with colorful temples and Pagodas (Xu Lady Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau temple, Tay An pagoda). It's possible to walk up to the top of mountain or take a motorbike taxi to enjoy the awesome sunset over the border between Vietnam and Cambodia
Overnight at Hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 07 : Chau Doc – Tra Su – Chua Hang – Ha Tien (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Tra Su reserve, an exceptional biodiverse ecosystem with a typical indigo forest.
This is also a famous bird park, known for a variety of species.
Continue to Ha Tien along the border road between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Arrive at a small beach in Kien Giang, stop to visit Chua Hang pagoda and the ancient fairy rocks which are a symbol of Ha Tien, named “ Phu Tu” (father and son). Unfortunately, the father rock fell the sea few years ago.
Continue to Ha Tien and check into your hotel.
If time permits, visit Mac Cuu temple dedicated to a governor of the region in the 18th century.
Then to Thanh Van Cave.
Overnight in Ha Tien
Day 08 : Ha Tien – Can Tho (B/-/-)
After breakfast, keep driving to Can Tho.
On the way, enjoy the beauty of rice field in the Mekong Delta River and meet the local people working in the fields. Stop to capture the idyllic countryside landscapes.
Arrive in Can Tho, check in hotel and relax.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 09 : Can Tho – Saigon (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, a largest and lively marking in Mekong Delta.
There are so colorful and many smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products …all is shown to sell from the early morning.
We leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit gardens (or replace the garden by the nursery field by the river)
Transfer to Saigon in the afternoon.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most lively market in the Mekong Delta.
There are so many colors and smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products. Everything is shown to sell from the early morning.
Leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit garden (Option - replace the garden with the nursery field by the river)
Head back to An Binh Market which is full of fish, fruits and vegetables.
Stop at Binh Thuy ancient house which contains the orchid garden where “The Lover” was filmed.
Transfer back to Saigon and arrive in the late afternoon.
Day 10 : Saigon – Departure (B/-/-)
Enjoy your last minutes in the most vibrant city in Vietnam before transfer to airport for your flight to next destination or flight home.
Private tour price
The prices are quoted on USD and based on per pax (Twin/double sharing - 3 star accommodation)
Valid to 31 December 2019
|Group size||1 pax||2 pax||3 - 4 pax||5 - 7 pax||>8 pax|
|Grand total price/pax||1530||830||660||545||Contact us|
- Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- Private transfer
- Student bikes on tour
- Boat trip
- All entrance fees
- Water on tour
- Vietnam Visa approval letter
- Service charges and Tax
Service Not Included
- Your international flight from/to your country
- Travel insurrance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping and Gratuities.
- Other not mentioned in the program