Day 1: Panorama cruise and land excursion
We pick you up from your hotel in Saigon (District 1) and take you to the pier where you board your comfortable river cruiser. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong Delta people. In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner before you retire to your cosy cabin for the night.
Meals: lunch, dinner
Day 2: Floating market or sampan excursion
On day 2 you wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards.
Depending on the booked tour, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. After the excursion to the market it is time to start the journey back to Saigon. From Can Tho we travel by road back to Saigon. If your tour started in Can Tho, you will board a small rowing sampan to explore the small canals around Cai Be or explore the surrounding area by foot.
Meals: breakfast, lunch near My Tho/Vinh Long
N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand.
50% surcharge when travelling solo.
COMPASS TRAVEL VIETNAM – We accompany you on every journey!