Tour code: GDT04D
Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Dat Mui - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (-/-/-)
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and greeted by your tour guide and taken to your hotel for check-in. Later, you will be brought to a local restaurant for dinner, and then you will stay overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Saigon ( HCMC ) - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B, L, D)
You will meet your guide at your hotel in HCMC and drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long. Upon arrival, you’ll take a boat trip to visit a brick & pottery factory, a bonsai garden or an orchard. You will enjoy some Southern traditional music performed by the local people and a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of “Elephant ear fish.” You will then drive to the heart of Mekong Delta: Can Tho and stay overnight.
Day 3: Can Tho (B, L, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will take a boat trip to visit the Cai Rang Floating market. Here, each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar cane etc. Vendors usually hang a sample from a long pole to indicate what goods they have on offer. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the most comfortable property in the Mekong Delta, Resort Can Tho, where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc (B, L, D)
You will leave Can Tho and head for Chau Doc. This amazing journey takes 4 hours, and the town is situated right on the Bassac River, close to the Cambodian border. You will stop to visit the Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary, a village famed for its production of incense and a crocodile farm on the way. In the afternoon, you will take a sampan, cruising to visit the floating fish farm and the Cham weaving village. Next is a trip up the Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a birds-eye view over the rice paddy fields, looking out towards Cambodia. You will spend the night at the Hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 5: Chau Doc - Ha Tien (B, L, D)
You’ll have time to enjoy a buffet breakfast at the restaurant, which faces the river, before departing Chau Doc for Ha Tien. Ha Tien is in the extreme south-west of the Vietnamese mainland, close to the Gulf of Thailand and the Cambodian border. It’s a busy but remote town of about 42,000 people and is approximately 100km from Chau Doc by road. Ha Tien and its hinterland is a popular destination for Vietnamese people, but few visitors from abroad venture into such an out-of-the-way corner of Vietnam. Nevertheless, for travellers seeking an authentic experience (and who are prepared for basic accommodations and infrastructure) it has a lot to offer. You can visit Hon Chong (a pagoda in the grottoes) and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the beach, before retiring for the evening in Ha Tien.
Day 6: Ha Tien - Cap Ca Mau (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Thach Dong Cave, the Vietnam/Cambodia border, Mui Nai beach and a local fishing village. You will certainly want to stop and view the verdant paddy fields, orchards and tranquil villages on the way to Ca Mau. The main attractions here are the nearby swamps and forests which can be easily explored by boat. Bird-watchers and aspiring botanists will be enthralled with the area for its stork-sighting opportunities and swamp ecology. You’ll then have dinner and an overnight stay in Ca Mau.
Day 7: Ca Mau - Dat Mui (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will take a speedboat from Ca Mau to Dat Mui. Here, you can take souvenir photos at the country’s southernmost tip, which can annually expand as much as 80 to 100 meters due to alluvion (deposited soil left by the recession of water). You can then visit other national landmarks, a miniature model village and the Mui Ca Mau forest stations, which provide views from as high as 20 meters. In the afternoon, you will take a speedboat back to Nam Can and visit the Phan Ngoc Hien Monument, before dinner and an overnight stay in Ca Mau.
Day 8: Ca Mau - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc (B,-/-)
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta around you, you will drive to Rach Gia and bid farewell to your driver as you fly to Phu Quoc Island for 4 nights of rest and relaxation. You will be greeted at the Duong Dong Airport, transferred to your resort and check- in. The rest of the day is free to unwind and enjoy the island. You will stay overnight in Phu Quoc.
Days 9 - 11: Free time at the resort (Bs)
You will have free time at the resort to enjoy its amenities, followed by an overnight stay in Phu Quoc.
Day 12: Departure (B/-/-)
You will have free time until being transferred to Phu Quoc airport for your domestic flight to Saigon and your onward flight to your final destination.
This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 30 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2017