Chau Doc, An Giang

Ben Tre – Can Tho – Chau Doc - 3 Days

The trip to Ben Tre, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Vinh Long and Cai Be is a soft adventure bringing you deep into the verdant Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam for 3 days.

On the tour, we'll learn about the interesting life style of local inhabitants, tasting sensational local cuisine and taking part in exotic activities. The pace of travel is easy, accommodations are at mid-range hotels. Luxury accommodations are available upon request.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Sai Gon – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L)
Day2    Can Tho Floating Market/Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L)
Day3    Chau Doc – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Sai Gon (B/L)

School girls at Ben Tre, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
School girls at Ben Tre, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Inclusions:
English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
Accommodation as indicated in the program;
Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
Private boat cruise on the Mekong River (at Ben Tre, Can Tho, Chau Doc and between Vinh Long – Cai Be) as in the program;
Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
All admission fees during guided times in the program;

Exclusions:
Insurance of any types;
Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Day-to-day itinerary

Day1    Sai Gon – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L)
08:30 A.M Picked up from your hotel and transferred to Ben Tre, land of Coconut in Vietnam.
Embark on our boat at Ben Tre Pier and start our boat trip to explore the Ham Luong River filled with coconut trade on the water. We'll visit the Thanh Bach Coconut Candy Factory and learn about the manufacturing process of the specialty of Ben Tre.
Meet with local people to learn more about their life and have lunch on Son Phu Island.
Visit the countryside of Ben Tre (by bicycle or horse-cart) and stop at a sleeping-mat village to learn about the vanishing occupations. Have tea and cakes made from coconut juice. Proceed along the Ham Luong River to Ben Tre Market where we can learn about the local life from a different angle. Then join our car for the journey further to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Note: Bicycle tour can be replaced by a trip in Xe Loi (motorbike-pulled cart).

Coconut forests at Ben Tre, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Coconut forests at Ben Tre, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Day2    Can Tho Floating Market/Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L)
07:00 A.M Breakfast at the hotel and have a boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market where local people gather to trade all produce of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Spend 1 hour getting lost in the exotic floating market of Cai Rang and cruise back to the hotel to get our luggage for checking out. Then, continue further into the verdant Mekong Delta to Chau Doc border town. At Chau Doc, enjoy a trip to visit the Cham communities inhabiting on the water of the Mekong. In late afternoon, drive to the Sam Mountain to adore sunset over Vietnam and Cambodia.
Overnight at Chau Doc.

Merchants at Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho, Vietnam
Merchants at Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho, Vietnam

 

 

Boat transfer at Chau Doc, An Giang Province
Boat transfer at Chau Doc, An Giang Province

Day3    Chau Doc – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Sai Gon (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Road trip back to Vinh Long where we embark on an exotic cruise to visit the islands on the Mekong River at Vinh Long. Lunch at a local restaurant and disembark our boat at Cai Be where we take the car back to Sai Gon. We trust you had a wonderful adventure with Paradissa Travel.