||The Mekong's Vietnamese name, Cuu Long, means Nine Dragons for the nine mouths that terminate the flow of this great river as it. is absorbed by the sea The people of south Vietnam are often very proud of the richness and vastness of this land. When referring to the rice fields in this area, they often say, "co bay thang canh", meaning the land is so large that the cranes can stretch their wings as they fly.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho (L/D)
Early start in the morning from your hotel to CaiBe the heart of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in Cai Be board a sampan for a cruise on the Mekong River and its multiples canals to Vinh Long. Visit Cai Be floating market, an Old Colonial House, a rice corn factory. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process, etc
Taste local specialties for lunch in the garden local restaurant. A nice chance for listening a traditional country music.
Optional: bicycle riding, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops.
In the afternoon, continue to Can Tho, the main town of the Mekong Delta. Check in homestay in Cantho. Enjoy a peaceful country life in Mekong Delta with many activities such as fishing, river bathing, farming. At a dinner, you can learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes.
Day 2: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer by car to Cai Rang floating market. Board a sampan to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Then drive back to Saigon. A stop at Mekong Restop for lunch.
Back to Saigon late in the afternoon.
- Private car/mini van
- Private boat
- Entrance fees
- English Speaking Guide
- Meals as indicated
- Mineral water.