Mekong Delta and Hoi An Discovery - 10 Days

Mekong Delta and Hoi An Discovery
Overview
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  • Start/End: Ho Chi Minh city/Danang
  • Visit: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Hoi An - Danang
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic, Nature & Discover, Handicraft
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Enjoy an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Vietnam's Mekong Delta and the cultural gems of the central region. Our Mekong and Central Vietnam Tour promises a wealth of captivating experiences, from the tranquil waters of the Mekong Delta to the mesmerizing World Heritage site of Hoi An. Prepare to be immersed in the beauty and charm of these picturesque destinations, where every moment is a testament to Vietnam's rich history and natural splendor.

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Ho Chi Minh cityMon, May 27, 2024
    HCMC - transfer to airport

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby for about 30 minutes to Tan Son Nhat airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    In the rush hour (07:00 – 08:30 AM and 16:30 – 18:30 PM), it takes around 1 hour from city center to Tan Son Nhat airport.

    Included:
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,Ho Chi Minh cityTue, May 28, 2024
    Explore Cu Chi tunnel and the highlight of Saigon

    In the morning, visit the most striking place in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

    Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km long where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. The tour includes special entering some part of tunnels. You will also have a chance to visit Ben Duoc memorial temple nearby but far less touristic built in 1993 in memory of the Vietnamese killed at Cu Chi.

    Return to HCMC in the afternoon to explore the city:

    the Independence Palace, once used as the home - office of the Presidents of South Vietnam. Our visit includes the North Vietnamese tank which effectively attacked the palace in 1975 to bring the controversial Vietnam War to an end and the five-story palace with its rooms have been preserved in their late 1960s, 1970s style and a bunker basement.

    the top visited in Ho Chi Minh – the War Remnant museum. The exhibits offer you all-sided views of the Vietnam War that might bring a big surprise than you are probably used to hearing and seeing.

    the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, originally built between 1863 and 1880, evidently reflects the French colonist influences. It’s a picturesque spot in the city.

    the most famous market in the city, Ben Thanh Market, which has been opened since 1870. The market not only supplies the daily needs of local people but also excellent place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs and enjoy Vietnam’s local street foods.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can ThoWed, May 29, 2024
    Ho Chi Minh city - Transfer to Cai Be - Can Tho

    Meet our tour guide and driver for your transfer to Cai Be. Visit Cao Dai temple on route. On arrival, embark a small private boat for a cruise in a branch of the Mekong River. Experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River by visiting the canals lined with orchards.

    Visiting craft workshops of rice popcorn, coconut caramel and rice cake…Go biking or walking on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where the serenity reigns and meet the local people. Enjoy lunch in an open air restaurant where you can taste a famous local specialty, the elephant ear fish. Finally, enjoy tasting delicious fruits while rowing a small rowboat in the canals, shaded by the fruit trees.

    Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long and meet the driver at the pier for a transfer to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.  Check in your hotel and relax. Enjoy free time on your own to discover the city located on the Mekong River side.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Be
    Private transportation
    Bike: Cai Be
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel(Superior City view)
    2 Hai Ba Trung street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam
  • Day 4,Can Tho - Long XuyenThu, May 30, 2024
    Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Long Xuyen

    Meet tour guide and driver for a short transfer to the pier to take 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.

    We 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.

    Have a break for lunch in Can Tho then depart to Long Xuyen, visit the ancient house of Binh Thuy (also called the orchid house) and Bang Lang Stork garden. En-route, visit the fishing nets factory and the crocodile farm. Check into the hotel in Long Xuyen and relax.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Rang
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Chau Khuong Hotel(Deluxe Double Room)
    2 Ha Hoang Ho, Long Xuyen city, An Giang , Vietnam
  • Day 5,Long Xuyen - Chau DocFri, May 31, 2024
    Long Xuyen - Tra Su forest - Chau Doc

    Have early breakfast then transfer to 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 village. Return to the town for a transfer to Tra Su reserve, an exceptional biodiversity ecosystem with typical cajuput forest. This is also a famous bird park, known for a variety of species.

    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. Stay overnight at a hotel in Chau Doc.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Long Xuyen,Tram Chim national park,Chau Doc
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Bike: Long Xuyen
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Chau Pho Hotel(Superior Room)
    88 Trung Nu Vuong street, Chau Doc city, An Giang , Vietnam
  • Day 6,Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh citySat, Jun 1, 2024
    Chau Doc - transfer back to Saigon

    Get back to Saigon via Sa Dec where we can visit Kien An Cung pagoda and 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. Arrive in Saigon in the late afternoon.

    NOTE: It's possible to take a high-speed boat (at 7.00 AM) to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Pay extra $31/pax or arrange by yourself. 

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 7,Ho Chi Minh city - Hoi AnSun, Jun 2, 2024
    HCMC - Fly to Danang - Hoi An town

    Transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Landing at Da Nang airport you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby.

    On the about 30 - 45 minute driving from the airport to your accommodation, your tour guide will introduce you about the city’s highlights and share the experiences of eating and drinking, traffic, culture....

    Drive along the beautiful coastline to your hotel, check in and relax.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Flight :VN122 (SGN - DAD) - (Direct) / 11:30 - 12:20 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    La Charm Hoi An Hotel & Spa(Deluxe Room)
    64 Dao Duy Tu, Hoi An, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 8,Hoi AnMon, Jun 3, 2024
    Discover Hoi An ancient town

    Hoi An used to be one of the most typical South-East Asian trading ports dating from the 15th to the 19th century and the Old Town is still well-preserved. The exchanged cultures is displayed on many historic buildings, religion, daily business and enriched by the authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants.

    the Hoi An city’s symbol - the Chua Cau or the Japanese Covered Bridge, built in the 17th century to allow the Japanese quarter to be accessible from the Chinese neighborhoods. The bridge’s original style has been carefully preserved for the last 400 years.

    the Cantonese Assembly Hall sits right next to the Cau Pagoda, constructed by Cantonese settlers during the 19th century for communication among Chinese residents and worshipping the Thien Hau Holy Mother. On a visit, you can admire the structure as well as the decor, which includes a striking dragon made from pottery.

    Cam Pho - one of the oldest communal houses in Hoi An. It was built in the shape of Chinese character means the country for worshipping and trading business and cultural exchange between locality and Chinese, Japanese traders.

    Hoian center market where is the best place to see the local daily life. Situated on the riverside, the large market is packed with stalls where you easily find a huge variety of food at extremely cheap prices. There is also a great fresh vegetable, meat and fish market which is worth visiting.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    La Charm Hoi An Hotel & Spa(Deluxe Room)
    64 Dao Duy Tu, Hoi An, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 9,Hoi AnTue, Jun 4, 2024
    Discover Kim Bong - Tra Nhieu - Cam Thanh villages

    Far diffrent from the famous Hoian ancient town or sand beaches, the rural countryside gives you the most authentic experience about life and people here. Cycling through the riverside villages, crossing rice fields and meeting people...

    - Gently cycling in Kim Bong carpentering village

    - Witness the landscaps from Thu Bon river

    - Sampan boat experience

    Take a boat to Kim Bong village. On the boat, you will immerse yourselves into the comfortable fresh air and enjoy the idyllic landscapes on both sides of the river.

    This village has long been known for its wood carving. At first, the artisans inherited the techniques from the northern Vietnamese. Later, from business exchange, they could successfully adopt the know-how of Chinese and Japanese sculptures and cultivate their own style. Bike around the village to understand their daily life and visit a carpenter's workshop to admire their talent. It is possible to buy some wood products as souvenirs.

    Travel to Tra Nhieu village. Immerse into the countryside in the center of Vietnam. The trip will allow some unprecedented meetings for instance, Ms Duoc with the mat weaving, Mr Kha with the bamboo sampan basket making and Mr Huynh Ri with his craftsman shipyard. A countryside landscape of palm and rice fields, buffaloes and farmers in the fields will surround you along the way.

    Finally to Cam Thanh village. Along the way the landscapes of fishing farms and water palmtrees will accompany you. Arrive in Cam Thanh and embark a small round bamboo sampan basket boat. Enjoy crab catching in the water palm trees forest. This is a relaxing moment after hours of biking.

    After that take a little rest in the house of fisherman (Mr. Phong) enjoy green tea and foot massage with medicinal herbs that planted in the family garden. Then prepare vegetables and herbs from Tra Que village, join in a small practice of cooking the typical dishes: crispy pancake (meat, shrimp, beansprouts…), spring rolls of Hoi An, Tam Huu, grilled fish in banana leaf… Enjoy the dishes you made.

    In the afternoon, return to hotel

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cam Thanh
    Bike: Kim Bong
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    La Charm Hoi An Hotel & Spa(Deluxe Room)
    64 Dao Duy Tu, Hoi An, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 10,Hoi An - DanangWed, Jun 5, 2024
    Pick up Hoi An to Danang airport

    Free and relax at your hotel until getting pick up by private driver for about 45 minutes to Da Nang airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    Included:
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Boat: Cai Be, Cai Rang, Long Xuyen, Tram Chim national park, Chau Doc, Cam Thanh
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Flight Ticket: VN122 SGN - DAD (Vietnam Airlines - Economy)
  • Meal: B: 09, L: 05
  • Bike: Cai Be, Long Xuyen, Kim Bong
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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