Mekong Delta Travel
Classic Tours
 
6D THE MARVELLOUS MEKONG DELTA  
6DAYS/5NIGHTS (MDT/MMD)

The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It was formed by sediment deposited by the Mekong River, a process which continues today; silt deposits extend the delta?s shoreline at the mouths of the river by as much as 79 metres per year.The land of the Mekong Delta is renowned for its richness, producing enough rice to feed the south and central parts of the country as well as some of the north. Other food products from the delta include coconut, sugar cane, various fruits and fish. The Mekong River, one of the great rivers of the world, is known to the Vietnamese as Song Cuu Long , River of the Nine Dragons. The Mekong Delta was once part of the Khmer kingdom, most of the inhabitants are ethnic-Vietnamese, but there are significant populations of ethnic-Chinese and Khmer as well as a few Chams.
 
 
Day 1: Saigon - Arrival (D)
Arrival to Sai Gon, the biggest city with the new name of HoChiMinh City that constitute the industrial and commercial heart of Vietnam. Meet your guide at Tan Son Nhat Airport and transfer to hotel. Tour the main streets before check in. Overnight in Saigon.
 
Day 2: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (BLD)
Take an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels dug during the wars. Try a crawl into the tunnels. On the way back, stop for photo at rice paper workshop and rice fields. Back to Saigon, city tour includes the Reunification Palace, the War Museum. Overnight in Saigon.
 
 
Day 3: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (BLD)
After breakfast at hotel, excursion to Mekong Delta. On arrival at Cai Be, take a boat trip to explore the floating market, typical of Mekong Delta. Continue by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc island in Vinh Long Province, the island is given to agriculture, especially the raising of tropical fruits which are shipped to markets in HoChiMinh City. Visit tropical orchards, local houses. Having lunch in the famous Bonsai garden. Continue to Can Tho, 35km away. After checkin hotel in Can Tho, leave the hotel for Thot Not Stork Sanctuary visiting. Back to Can Tho in the late afternoon. Overnight in Can Tho.
 
 
Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc (BLD)
AM: Boat ride on Mekong River, is known to the Vietnamese as Song Cuu Long. Visit Cai Rang & Phong Dien floating market and orchards, by sampan rowing along narrow canals with dense vegetation and enjoy various tropical fruits and folk music in the orchard.
PM: Proceed to Chau Doc, is a riverine commmercial center not far from the Cambodian border. Arrival in Chau Doc, check in hotel. Tour to the dry land in time to drive up Sam Mountain to watch the sunset over the Cambodian border. Overnight in Chau Doc.

 
 
Day 5: Chau Doc - Saigon (BLD)
AM: Take a boat visit Ca Be Village, where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. Continue by boat to visit the Cham minority where colourful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden looms.
PM: Return to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

 
Day 6: Saigon - Departure (B)
Downtown shopping (embroideries, lacquerware, wood - carving) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to airport for departure.


 

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