An exploration of the land formed by the mighty river

The Mighty Mekong tour

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Saigon - Cai Be - Tan Phong island - Chau Doc - Tra Su forest - Saigon.
3-day tour with a big focus on culture exploration and river cruise

Mekong Delta is the Southern part of Vietnam with the biggest rice basket. This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away. The people of southern 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. Today, the region is one of Vietnam's highest producers of rice crops, vegetables and fruits
This trip is truly an opportunity to participate in the everyday life of the Mekong Delta. We travel through beautiful areas of lush fruit orchard, endless paddy fields, lively floating market and busy canals and Tra Su forest with hundreds of water birds and animals.
Tour Highlights
  • Picturesque scenery
  • Colorful floating market 
  • Boat trip on small canals
  • Explore Tra Su forest by boat

The Mighty Mekong tour route map

TOUR AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Sai gon - Cai be
Day 2: Cai be - Chau Doc
Day 3: Tra Su Forest. Transfer back to Saigon.

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
(Valid to 31st December 2017)

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

- AC support vehicle along the tour
- Friendly English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- Homestay permission
- Twin shared rooms at 3 star standards
- Boat expenses if any
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance & Sightseeing fees
- Service charges and taxes

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp fee
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned

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Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be

In the morning we drive to Cai Be for visiting Cao Dai Temple and a boat trip to floating market and learn how to buy food and fruits for lunch. We cruise over mighty Mekong River to a beautiful island where we promenade around fruit orchards and have lunch in local restaurant. we do a stop at a local village to see how to make coconut-candy, rice-paper, rice-wine, snake-wine, pop-rice, pop-corn... on the way to floating market. Then, we have cooking dinner time and learn how to cook local food. Overnight in a homestay in Cai Be.
Transfer Saigon – Cai Be:  2 hr
Transportation:  AC vehicle, Boat
Activities:   River cruise & Culture exploration
Meal:     Lunch
Accommodation:  Homestay in Cai Be

Day 2: Cai Be – Chau Doc

Up early for cycling around Tan Phong – a charming and peaceful island beside the amazing riverside market with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors. We continue to visit daily life and manual traditional factories to make rice cake, facilities then visiting the local primary school, and enjoy tea and coffee with local farmers.  Discover fruits garden with a lot of tropical fruits and enjoys it with owners. Before lunch, we continue to learn how to make a traditional conical hat. After lunch we drive to Chau Doc, where we visit the famous Lady Chua Xu Temple, which dates from 1820, we walk up the sacred Sam Mountain with its panoramic view over the vast plains into Cambodia and enjoy Sunset in Nui Sam where you can overlook rice fields and Mekong river from Cambodia to Vietnam with mountains. Overnight in hotel in Chau Doc Town.
Transfer Cai Be – Chau Doc: 2.5 hrs
Transportation:   AC vehicle, Boat
Activities: Biking and Mountain sunset
Meal:      Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:   Hotel in Chau Doc

Day 3: Chau Doc - Saigon

An early drive to Tra Su forest and start a boat trip to where are includes an 845ha special-purpose forest surrounded by a 645ha buffer zone. It is the habitat for many colonies of water birds, bats and various others such as rare and endangered animals and reptile species. The best way to access real wildlife is via motorized boats. Enjoy your time in the real natural environment and enjoy lunch in the jungle. After lunch, we head back to Saigon. Back in Saigon around 19:00. The trip completes.
Transfer Chau Doc – Saigon:  5.5 - 6 hrs
Transportation:   AC vehicle, Boat
Activities:    Forest explore
Meal:      Breakfast, Lunch

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.