Mekong Delta 3 Days Tour

INTRODUCTION

Tour Departure Time: 8:00 AM ( 3 times a week)

Tour Length:  3 days / 2 night 

Transportation:  Speedboat & Cruise Ship

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Mekong Delta 3 Days Tour combines an adventurous speedboat journey through the waterways of the Delta, relaxing stay at a boutique hotel on one of the islands of My Tho, a cruise to Can Tho aboard a vintage Bassac ship and much more… It is a perfect choice for those who want to explore the Mekong Delta thoroughly and also appreciate the comfort and excellent service from the hotel pick-up to drop off.

By speedboat, slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a colorful riverside market, visit local houses, various workshops and a Buddhist temple; take a ride around the village on a local vehicle Xe Loi and explore a small canal by traditional rowboat.

Arrive at a beautiful boutique hotel The Island Lodge, where you can relax by the river with a glass of wine, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees. Have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef. In case the Island Lodge hotel is fully booked, we will offer you a stay in one of the bungalows of Mekong Riverside boutique hotel with its own 7-hectare organic garden and a fish farm, located in Cai Be area.

In the morning of the second day, after having breakfast and visiting Cai Be floating market, you will board one of the vintage Bassac cruise ships. All vessels are entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta according to the local marine traditions, and adapted for discovery cruises, offering passengers an easy contact with surroundings.

You will be taken into the greener areas of the Mekong Delta and explore the local countryside, enjoy the sunset with a drink on the deck. You will spend overnight in one of the comfortable and well-equipped yet authentic cabins, while the ship is parked in the middle of Mang Thit River.

All meals are cooked by the boat chef and are different depending on the time. You will be served a Vietnamese lunch at noon, will try local Delta specialties for dinner and a western breakfast will wait for you in the morning of the third day of your tour. Shortly after breakfast you will arrive at a floating market in Can Tho and change your vessel to a smaller boat to be able to pass between the market traffic. You will visit a noodle factory and disembark at Can Tho central pier.

After lunch, Les Rives mini van will pick you up to bring you back to your hotel in Saigon.

ITINERARY

8:00 am: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Tan Cang Pier.

8:15 am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.

9:00 am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!

10:00 am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.

10:30 am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.

12:00 pm: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.

12:30 pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used in the villages of the Mekong Delta.

1:00 pm: Have a delicious lunch at a local riverside restaurant.

2:00 pm: Continue your xe loi ride and visit a weaving workshop. Board a boat and go through small canals to reach a coconut candy workshop.

3:00 pm: Arrive at the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees.

In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef of the Island Lodge or enjoy a traditional dinner prepared with the products from the organic garden and the fish farm of Mekong Riverside boutique hotel.

Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.

Dress code: Proper wear is strongly recommended when visiting Cao Dai Temple and pagodas.

9:00 am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart The Island Lodge to continue exploring the Delta.

9:45 am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.

11:30 am: Board Bassac wooden cruise boat in Cai Be. Enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your cabin, while departing towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.

12:00 pm: Enjoy Vietnamese lunch on board cooked by Bassac chef. Relax on the deck after lunch.

2:00 pm: The boat slips into the Chợ Lách Canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle river, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the colorful and active life on the river and its banks.

3:00 pm: Explore a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, observe the way of life and experience hospitality of the locals before visiting a nearby orchard or rice fields.

4:00 pm: Board back and enjoy a complimentary drink, watching the sunset on the deck.

6:00 pm: The crew will serve dinner of Mekong specialties, while the boat is cruising Mang Thit River.

7:00 pm: Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.

6:30 am: Have an early breakfast while passing by the Tra On floating market. Then the ship will depart to Can Tho.

8:30 am: Arrival to Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer to a local boat to slide between the market vessels.

10:00 am: Visit a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho.

12:00 pm: Lunch at Sao Hom or Nam Bo restaurant.

If you wish, you can also add one of the extensions to your tour: it can be either a lunch cruise to a Khmer pagoda or a cycling tour along Trà Ôn river. (In this case, a surcharge will be applied).

1:00 pm: Les Rives minivan will pick you up after lunch and bring back to Saigon. There will be a 30-minute rest stop on the way.

4:30 pm: Drop off at the hotel in HCMC.

Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.

PRICING

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2017 Price

  • Adult

    Minimum 2 pax**

    VND 14,999,000*
  • Child

    Under 12 years old

    VND 10,499,000*
  • Infant

    0 - 3 years old

    Free of charge
  • Single supplement surcharge

    VND 5,199,000*

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

** Single supplement surcharge is applied for single traveler or bookings that consist odd number of adult participants

Includes: All meals, overnight stay at The Island Lodge or Mekong Riverside boutique hotel, overnight stay on Bassac cruise ship; unlimited refreshments and local fruits; complimentary drinks on board Bassac ship; English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.

Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 

2018 Price

  • Adult

    Minimum 2 pax**

    VND 16,499,000*
  • Child

    Under 12 years old

    VND 11,499,000*
  • Infant

    0 - 3 years old

    Free of charge
  • Single supplement surcharge

    VND 5,999,000*

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TOUR MEMORIES

WHAT TO EXPECT

Experience Life in the Mekong Delta 3 Days Tour…

The Vietnamese have a saying that people who live by the river and live with the river. Not only is the delta a place of shelter for its people, it’s also a provider.

Many villages and towns depend on the countless canals, tributaries and markets in the region for produce. As well as fish, produce yielded by the Delta’s rich alluvial soil includes rice, sesame, peanuts, cashews, pineapples, dragon fruit and durian.

As part of the tour, you will visit a bustling riverside market overflowing with Delta produce, which you can sample. There will be lots interesting and colorful photos opportunities!

You will then visit a brick atelier, a coconut candy and a weaving mat workshops. Then you’ll explore small canals of Ben Tre by boat.

Your Les Rives chef serves you a traditional Vietnamese lunch includes fresh spring rolls, caramelized pork, chicken with ginger, and the Mekong Delta delicacy, Elephant Ear fish.

HELPFUL TIPS

What to know in advance of the Mekong Delta 3 Days Tour

There are two main routes for the tour after you depart the market, depending on the tour guide and water level.

Bring your camera! The Mekong Delta is one of the most beautiful regions of Vietnam, and there many opportunities to capture classic images of rural Vietnamese life as you travel.

Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note for Halal food a $10 surcharge will be incurred.

Soft drinks ( Coke Zero), matcha green tea, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.

Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.

When visiting pagodas and temples it is respectful, but not mandatory, to cover exposed skin.

We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.

In November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.

Home made products are available for purchase as souvenirs from the producers.

We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with Les Rives, and as result scheduled times can vary slightly.

All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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FAQ

Why does your price seem higher than some others?

We price all of our tours according to the value we provide. Most tour companies have hidden fees and don’t provide high quality services. When traveling with Les Rives , you won’t be reaching for your wallet as everything will be covered in the tour price ( except for bullet fee in Cu Chi Tunnels). Each tour also helps out the local families we work with, who we also help out with sustainable business practices.

Why do I need to provide passport number ?

Travel insurance is covered in the tour price. However, in order to buy it, we need to have your passport details. In case you’ve already had travel insurance and do not need another one, you can skip this part.

What if I don't have passport number when I book the tour ?

You can book the tour first and provide your passport details later, please kindly send us an email to [email protected] as soon as you have your passport number.

Are these tours safe for any age?

Whether you’re 7 or 70, our tours are great for all ages ! Our speedboats are extremely comfortable and safe. All of our boats have complete international standard safety equipment and rain protector to cover you during the wet season in Ho Chi Minh City.

How many people you can transport per boat ?

The maximum capacity of our speedboat is 20 people per boat. However, as we want to ensure you will have the most comfortable and safe experience, we only transport 14-15 people per boat.

Your tours sound interesting !! How can I make a reservation ?

You can make a reservation and process the payment directly on our website by using credit card ( Visa, MasterCard) or PayPal. Alternatively, you can come to our office at Me Linh Point Tower – 2 Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City – during the office hour to make a reservation.

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WHY LES RIVES ?

We Only Operate Small Group Tour

Carefully Time Our Tours To Avoid Large Bus Crowds

Only Authentic Tours With Unique Experiences

Friendly, Knowledgeable & English Proficiency Tour Guides With International License

Traveling By Speedboat Is Quicker And Way More Fun Than By Bus

All Boats Have Complete International Standard Safety Equipment

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