Mekong Hideaway 3 days 2 nights Full Board 2020
Day 1 - Saigon to Cai Be and Can Tho
Meals: Lunch - Dinner
Overnight: Saigon Can Tho Hotel with Superior Room (3 star). Iris Hotel with Superior Premium City View (4 star). Can Tho Ecolodge with Superior Room (4+star). For VPK000001-VPK000004.
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning travel south into the heart of the Mekong Delta. En route, visit a unique Cao Dai Temple and pass farmers tending their fields and drying their produce on the sides of the road. Arriving at Cai Be Port, board your boat for your first look at Delta life as you pass traditional house boats and a small floating market. Visit a local coconut candy workshop then continue along the narrow waterways, stopping to admire the impressive architecture of a century-old house. Stop for lunch with a local family and visit a nursery before disembarking and continuing onto Can Tho. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a late afternoon walking tour including a visit to the bustling local market and the riverside Central Tourist Market. Free to finish the day with a cocktail by the river.
Day 2 - Cai Rang floating market, Tra Su, Chau Doc
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Overnight: Chau Pho Hotel with Superior Room (3 star). Victoria Nui Sam Lodge with Superior Room (4 star). Victoria Chau Doc Hotel with Superior Room (4+star). For VPK000004.
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Arrive Chau Doc. Visit Sam Mountain, with its breathtaking views over the rice paddies to the Cambodian border. Finish the day with a boat trip to fishing village and visit local Cham community. Return to your hotel.
Day 3 - Chau Doc to Saigon
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Overnight: None of accommodation
This morning rise early for a visit to the bustling riverside market of Chau Doc. Visit Sam Mountain, with its breathtaking views over the rice paddies to the Cambodian border. End Chau Doc trip with a boat trip to fishing village and visit local Cham community. Check out Chau Doc and transfer to Saigon. Arrive Saigon in late afternoon.
Accommodation with daily breakfast, tax and service charge, at selected hotels
Meal plan as specified in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees and sightseeing fee as per itinerary
Local licensed and experienced English speaking guide (other language speaking guide on request)
Mineral water and tissue served on coach
Boat/Cruise trip as per itinerary