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The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, and the Delta is where the mighty river is fractured into a hundred rivers, rivulets, side channels and canals soaking into the earth of Vietnamese farmland enriched by the river’s passing. In the Exotic Mekong tour you will experience first hand the rich culture of the Delta, with visits to local households, colorful floating markets, bountiful fruit orchards and handicraft villages.

Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc – Saigon


  • Floating Market in Mekong Delta
  • Mekong Delta Trading
  • Mekong Delta
  • Mekong River
" My heart was delighted upon arriving at Mekong Lodge. It was so interesting to travel from village to village on boat, took part in fruit & vegetables picking and shop at floating villages… " Mr. Gavin Rossdale .
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  • Glide along the chestnut waters of the Mekong river, appreciating the river scenery
  • Visit Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle islets on your way down the Xep canal
  • Listen to Vietnamese folk music performed live whilst trying traditional foods and drinks
  • Visit the vibrant Cai Rang floating market
  • Witness an exotic Mekong sunset at Mount Sam in Chau Doc
  • Discover sacred religious sites at Chau Doc
Detailed Itinerary
  Day 1: Saigon – My Tho - Ben Tre – Can Tho (L, D, G):   
Beginning the day with an early 7hr30 collection from your hotel, we drive to Tien Giang. Upon arrival you will board a vessel to allow you to explore the 4 mythical islets of the Dragon, Unicorn and Paradise located in the Mekong Delta

As the journey progresses from islet to islet, you will experience a range of unique cultural activities. Share lunch with some local people, try the local herbal tea or the infamous snake-wine, listen to traditional Vietnamese folksong and sample seasonal fruits.

The boat will travel along the xep canal, where we will make stops at the coconut candy factory, the local bee-farm and the opportunity to take a horse drawn cart along the village path to Ben Truc orchard. Continue to Cai Be for the night.
  Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market - Chau Doc (B, L, D, G):   
After breakfast, the day’s activities start with the colourful famous Cai Be floating market. A large collection of sampans from all around the Delta gather here and are laden with a rainbow of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables.

We cruise to Dong Hoa Diep island where we will be welcomed with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before wandering around the shady fruit orchards. Other activities include a stop at a brick and tile factory.

Have a sumptuous lunch featuring the best of Southern hospitality before heading to Chau Doc where you will enjoy a fiery sunset at Mount Sam before checking into your hotel.
  Day 3: Chau Doc – Saigon (B, L, G):   
Rise bright and early to visit the traditional Cham village, whose female residents have been following the weaving tradition for generations, producing beautiful handicrafts. Discover the sacred Mubarak Mosque and Lady Chua Xu Temple, an important and revered holy site for many of the local residents.

Begin your return to Saigon where your tour will conclude with a drop off at your hotel. Your tour will then be over.

Prices per person in USD from 1st Oct, 2014 to 30th Sep, 2015

Number of pax 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 Over 16 SGL
Superior 654 367 316 250 216 202 201 70
Deluxe 877 479 428 362 328 314 313 182
Tour prices include:
  • Breakfast and 2 nights’ accommodation in twin or double shared room basis
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary
  • Boat cruises if specified in the program
  • Experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entry and sightseeing fees if any
  • Lunches and dinners (if specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants
  • Taxes and services charges
Tour prices do not include: 
  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Insurance
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Trip note
Guests should note that this is a cultural tour; therefore there will be visits to various places of worship, which may require respectful dress and behavior. Female visitors must often wear clothes covering much of their skin – and nothing too revealing.

Attention: The itinerary may be subject to change due to the unfavorable weather conditions


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