Off the beaten path Mekong Delta 5 days 4 nights

Cai Rang floating market,  Untouched Mekong delta 5 days 4 nights

Tour code: GDT11E
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
  • Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
    • Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the Museum. Our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Free time in the rest of day.
      Saigon Vietnam
      Saigon post office
  • Day 2 Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)
    • In the morning, driver and tour guide pick you up at your hotel then head to Tay Ninh Province. After 2 hours, arrive in Tay Ninh, visit Cao Dai Temple - the sacred temple of Caodaism - Vietnam's own religion incorporated aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. You have a chance to understand more about Vietnamese religion. Mid day, have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi. Watch a short video introducing about soldiers’ lives during wartime and take a look at the system of the underground tunnels, where supplies were transported, the injured was treated and people were living during some of the most strategic operations in the war. After visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, drive back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
      Cao Dai Temple
      Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 3 Cai Be Floating Market (B/L/D)
    • Transfer from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be. Board at Bassac Cruise at noon. Enjoy welcome drink, Introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabin. Have lunch while cruising towards Cho Lach in Tien Giang. The Bassac slips into the Chợ Lách canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water. Visit of a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby. Back on board, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river. The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On Floating Market, for the night.
      Floating Market
      Floating Market
  • Day 4 Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market (B/L/D)
    • You may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise the Tra On Floating Market, an off the beaten path destination. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. Arrival in Cai Rang Floating Market, transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning. Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route. Tour near Cai Rang Floating Market. Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit River and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants. Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night. The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit.
      Cai Rang Floating Market
      Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Day 5 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
    • You Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks. The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and board of a smaller boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and local handicraft workshops. After touring Cai Be market, disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Minh.
      Monkey Bridge in Mekong Delta
      Cai Be market

Accommodation List
Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
West Hotel
Address: 88-90-92 Hai Ba Trung, Can Tho
Located in Can Tho, West Hotel offers elegant and stylish accommodations with free WiFi access in public areas. The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center and free on-site parking.

The hotel is just 100 meters from Ninh Kieu Wharf and 300 meters from Can Tho Museum. Cai Rang Floating Market is 6.2 km away, while Rach Gia Airport is approximately 72 km away. Featuring river/city views, air-conditioned rooms come with a wardrobe, safe, minibar and flat-screen satellite/cable TV. The private bathroom comes with shower facilities, slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

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