Coconut forests

Mekong Delta Retreat - 3 Days

Mekong Delta Retreat is a relaxing trip to the less-seen corners of the Mekong Delta in between Vinh Long and Ben Tre provinces for 3 days, 2 nights.

bike tour at Vinh LongWhile your time here is generally relaxing, the relaxation is certainly different from a beach vacation. You may want to troll by yourself on a quiet village road, or cycle amid coconut forests, or go fishing, taking part in daily activities with locals in preparing food, in harvesting sedge.... At night, you may want to chat with villagers over hot tea, or enjoy a traditional music performance...

Accommodation is at a riverside lodge in a coconut forest. Your food here is no short of sensational. The retreat is a great time for couples as well as family with kids and senior travelers.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Saigon – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia (transfer without guide) (L/D)
Day2    Tour of the Neighborhood (with local guide) (B/L/D)
Day3    Trung Nghia – Saigon (transfer without guide) (B)Collecting sedge

Inclusions:
Local guide as indicated on the itinerary;
Transportation by A/C car as indicated on the itinerary;
Luggage handling as on the itinerary;
Boat trip and biking tours as per itinerary;
Accommodation on twin/double-sharing basis with daily breakfast as indicated on the itinerary;
02 lunches and 02 dinners as indicated on the itinerary: L=Lunch and D=Dinner;
Admission fees and permit during the guided times as indicated on the itinerary;

Exclusions:Fishing on the Mekong River
Insurance of any types;
Visa arrangements;
Drinks, laundry, phone bills and other personal expenses;
Early check-ins and late check-outs, dependent on each hotel policies;
Others not clearly specified in the inclusions above.

Day-to-day itinerary

Day1    Saigon – Vung Liem – Trung Nghia (transfer without guide) (L/D)
08:00: Depart from Saigon.
11:45: Upon arrival, a host assists to the lodge.
12:00: Welcome drink and check in.
12:30: Lunch at the lodge.
14:15: Take a sampan ride through canal to experience the local life, we'll visit a pop rice factory, learn how green energy is generated...Torch from coconut palms
15:45: Biking tour around the peaceful village surrounded by rice fields and sedge fields.
17:30: Enjoy the sunset by the riverside.
18:30: Cooking class and dinner.
20:30: Promenade around the village with coco-palm torch in hand.
20:45 – 22:00: chatting with locals and traditional music performance.
Overnight at Lodge.

Day2    Tour of the Neighborhood (with local guide) (B/L/D)
07:30: Breakfast.
08:45: bike or boat trip to visit a school and Chua Xu temple.
10:45: learn to weave coconut palm to make walls and roofs for houses in the Mekong Delta.
12:30: Lunch is served at the lodge.Night music performance
14:00: Learn how to make coconut jam (candy). Then have free time for relaxation.
16:00: Cycling tour through coconut forest, dragon fruit gardens, green orchards, sedge fields at meet with locals at work.
18:00: Back to the lodge and have time for refreshment.
18:30: Dinner by the riverside.
Overnight at Lodge.

Day3    Trung Nghia – Saigon (transfer without guide) (B)
08:00: Breakfast.
09:00: Visit a Cao Dai temple.
09:45: Watch locals making torches from coconut palms.
11:00: Check out. End tour and transfer back to Saigon or your next destination.