MEKONG RIVER 2 DAY TOUR - EXPLORE 4 ISLES IN MEKONG DELTA
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.
The Mekong Delta area marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
Tourist will enjoy the scenic journey along the Express Trung Luong Highway and take a leisurely boat trip around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Get on a rowing boat ride in the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province and experience the traditional rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta inhabitants.
- Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda
- Visit 4 isles: Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise and Unicorn
- Visit Thoi Son Isle to experience local life such as enjoying fruit gardens and traditional Southern music
- Visit bee farm and python farm
- Visit Phoenix Isle to visit crocodile farm
- Bicycle tour
- Cai Rang Floating Market
- Enjoy foods at floating market in the early morning
- Experience Monkey Bridge
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO BEN TRE – CAN THO (L/D)
The morning: 8:00am. Let join Mekong River 2 Day Tour - Explore 4 Isles In Mekong Delta. Our car and tour guide will pick up you at your hotel, departure to Mekong Delta. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town in Mekong Delta. One the way, travellers will have a chance to see these beautiful landscape along the road such as the green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river and the busy Long An town. End route, Our bus will stop at Mekong rest stop where you can take a rest and see bonsai garden.
Mekong River 2 Day Tour - Explore 4 Isles In Mekong Delta for rowing boat.
Arrive to My Tho town, visit Vinh Trang pagoda an oldest ancient one in Southern Vietnam. Known as the largest pagoda and the most special architecture in Mekong Delta. It’s architecture was influenced by Vietnamese culture and Khmer’s culture as well as European’s architecture.
After visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, the bus will take tourists to the pier boat for getting on a motor boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands: Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn
After take the boat about 30 minute, we will arrival Thoi Son Island, the biggest island of four islands. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music. Take a hand- rowing boat through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas. The local people will give you the “ nón lá” the Vietnamese traditional hat.
After that you can try to row the boat by yourself. After 20 minutes we will arrival the bee keeping farm, then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.
Return to the motor boat then cruising to Ben Tre province (know as country of coconut in Mekong Delta), visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand. The highlight of the trip is take a sightseeing through the peaceful villages by horse cart. And then the tourists go back to motor boat to visit the Phoenix Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief. Having lunch in orchard garden. Do not forget to taste dried Ear Elephant fish that is one of the special dishes in Mekong Delta (on guest’s account)
After lunch, riding on bicycle through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life. Then take a short walking through the narrow village path to the boat. Return to the boat and take you back to bus, then the bus will take you back to Can Tho. Check in hotel and overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 2: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)
After breakfast, the bus will take you to the Ninh Kieu Wharf. Then you will visit Cai Rang Floating market by boat. The market is around six kilometers from Can Tho, or a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.
Cai Rang Floating market by boat
Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you tidbits of information about Cai Rang Floating Market as you weave through the hordes.
You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.
Have you tried the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle? Now, you will see how it is made. After that you will trek along the village to get in touch with the locals. You will have the opportunity to cross a “monkey bridge”, built with one bamboo tree. Leaving the village, you will visit Can Tho market and have lunch there. Then, our car will take you back to Saigon.
The ends Mekong River 2 Day Tour - Explore 4 Isles In Mekong Delta.
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