MEKONG RIVER DELTA TO PHU QUOC BEACH RESORT 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS
|Transport||Private car, flight|
|Tour route||Hochiminh city - Mekong river delta - Cantho - Phuquoc|
Follow the twists and turns of the mighty Mekong river on this tour designed to give you a real insight and understanding into how life is lived along the banks and in the Vietnam Delta region. Explore markets, pagodas and local villages, ending this unique trip with some down time on one of Vietnam’s most least developed, beautiful beach destinations.
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL (No meal)
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 2 : HO CHI MINH CITY - MYTHO - CAN THO (B, L, D)
After breakfast our driver and tour guide will pick you up start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer you to Cantho. Overnight Cantho.
DAY 3: CAN THO - CAI RANG - CAN THO (B, L, D)
Make an early start this morning to visit the lively and colorful floating market of Cai Rang which is in full swing by 07:00 am (recommended early start for this day). You’ll take a small boat and explore the waterways where hundreds of vessels congregate with a piece of fruit or a vegetable attached to a pole at the bow signifying what is for sale on each. During the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple and other types of produce. After the market return to Can Tho by boat through the back canals and waterways where you’ll get a view of everyday life of the locals who live along the delta’s watery arteries. Look for the 'monkey bridges': narrow, flimsy bamboo bridges that span the canals. Return to land and have lunch in Can Tho.
This afternoon, spend time cycling around the quiet lanes and dirt paths of Can Tho. Biking is the perfect way to discover the countryside. The roads are flat and the sites are amazing: cottage industries, small farms harvesting or planting rice, hidden temples and friendly locals who will come out to greet you. Then, transfer to your hotel for overnight. Dinner is free for your own discovery. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 4: CAN THO - PHU QUOC (B)
In the late morning, depart for your flight at 11:50 am to Phu Quoc. On arrival, the resort shuttle bus will welcome and transfer you to resort. The island of Phu Quoc is one of Asia’s least developed beach destinations. The island’s clear waters, undiscovered beaches, forested interior and charming local character make for an ideal holiday escape. In general, dining and entertainment is confined to the resorts and while the lack of infrastructure may frustrate some travelers for most visitors this is one of Phu Quoc’s attractions.
Activities in the area (optional extras): Phu Quoc is a snorkeling and diving paradise. Outlying islands and reefs make for fascinating exploration for either a half or full day trips. In the centre of the island are tropical forests, perfect for day hikes. Vietnam’s favorite ingredient Nuoc Nam (Fish Sauce, can be found here in abundance and a visit to a local factory is a must. The rest of day is free to relax by the pool or on the beach. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
DAY 5 - 6 : PHU QUOC (B)
A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
DAY 7: PHU QUOC - HO CHI MINH CITY (B) - No guide
The morning is at leisure before checking out. The resort shuttle bus will transfer you to airport for your departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City. End of our services.
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