• Itinerary

DAY 1: SAIGON – BEN TRE – VINH LONG – CAN THO (L,D)

08:00: Pick up at your hotel and depart to Ben Tre (2 hour).

10:00: Arrive and visit Phong Nam brick kiln, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand.

Then, get on boat and will cruise along the Chet Say river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including coconut activated charcoal factory where coconut shell is put into high heat kiln to produce coconut charcoal; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products.

Then the boat will cruise through the small canal, discover the local life. The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, visit  a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself before boarding your xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) or biking into the village where you can see farm, rice field and vegetable plan  before stopping at a local house for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with some cold drinks or beers.

It’s time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals.  Take boat back to pier and continue to Can Tho (2 hours).  Dinner on your own . Overnight at hotel in Can Tho

DAY 2: CAN THO – CHAU DOC – TRA SU (B,L)

Early breakfast at hotel.

07:00 Early morning cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by motorboat, you will see the Cai Rang floating market- the busiest but nicest one with heaps of boats. See the beautiful scenery and daily activities of the locals. Walk around a village, visit a rice husking mill.

We then travel by land Chau Doc. Upon arrival, continue to Tra Su cajuput forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Taking a boat trip into the forest and harmonizing oneself with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make travelers do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones.

Check in hotel at the end of the day.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

DAY 3: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH / SAI GON (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Option 01: Boarding a speedboat which takes you to the frontier post at Vĩnh Xương for the emigration formalities. Once the formalities have been expedited, boarding back onto the speedboat and departure towards Phnom Penh.

Option 02: Boarding a local boat and cruising up Hau river to Chau Doc floating fish farm. A visit to this farm brings you the understanding of the local people’s life and how they earn living. After leaving the fish farm, you proceed to the Cham village (a Muslim village) where you can explore the Cham people’s culture and their brocade weaving.

You will return to the city center and then directly to Sai Gon.