A Taste of Life on the Mekong

3-Day Mekong Delta Tour - Vietnam

Prices from £316 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights

LocationHo Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Suitable for families

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Overview

Leave the honking scooter horns and rapid pace of the city behind, and head into a completely different world of riverbank villages, jostling floating markets and small local producers of coconut candy, honey, rice crackers and exotic fruit. Spend a night in the home of a local Vietnamese family to learn about their way of life and, perhaps most importantly, how to cook those delicious Delta specialities.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Lunch on Day 1
  • All meals at the homestay
  • Breakfast at Can Tho hotel
  • Sightseeing along the Mekong by boat
  • Transfer with guide between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong
  • Cycling Trip

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Homestay

You’ll leave Ho Chi Minh City bright and early this morning for the drive to the Mekong Delta. Sailing between small islands marooned in the Mekong, visit a rice paper factory and cycle along canals and pathways for a couple of hours before continuing on to your homestay. Your room may be simple, but this unique glimpse into Delta life is more than worth it.

Wooden boat sailing on Mekong Delta

Mekong Homestay to Can Tho

This morning you’ll be awoken by the tantalising smell of a home cooked breakfast. Your guide will take you on a walk through the rice fields and the local market in the village. After lunch it’s time to wave goodbye to your hosts and journey to Can Tho. Can Tho may be a little touristy, but it’s the perfect base to discover the floating market from. You’ll spend the night in a modern hotel in the centre.

Woman cooking on the Mekong Delta

Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City or Phu Quoc

This morning, you’ll rise bright and early to hop aboard a local boat to the floating market of Cai Rang. Although you’re not going to be the only traveller here, there’s a good reason for that! It’s by far the largest and most interesting floating market in the Mekong Delta. Finally, you’ll travel back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the afternoon. It’s also possible to travel onwards to Phu Quoc Island instead.

Floating markets on the Mekong River in Cambodia
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Speak to our Vietnam specialist, Miles

“Vietnam is as chaotic as it is calming, which is precisely why I love it! I’ve been spoiled for choice with its incredible landscapes and phenomenal pho"

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