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Can Tho / Cai Be / Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the raw beauty and unique traditions of the Mekong Delta. Take an overnight cruise, exploring a maze of waterways buzzing with life during the day and falling quiet at night. Head ashore for a bike ride through rice paddies and villages and see a different side of Delta life.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Highlights for Aboard Bassac and at the Victoria Can Tho
Experience the Delta’s quieter side

Experience the Delta’s quieter side

Spend two nights by the water, appreciating the solitude of the Delta in the evening and early morning hours. 

Bike through South Vietnam’s countryside

Bike through South Vietnam’s countryside

Pedal quiet laneways that criss-cross villages, farms and dikes getting a true sense of the Delta’s rural beauty.

Explore a floating market

Explore a floating market

See Cai Rang’s market ‘aisles’, a maze of boats laden with fruits, dry goods and even with floating noodle shops. 

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ITINERARY

Aboard Bassac and at the Victoria Can Tho - 3 Days / 2 Nights

DAY 1 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cai BeMealsMEALS [L|D]

Exo TravelHCMC to Cai Be (100km): 2 hours

This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Cai Be. As you board ‘The Bassac’ and depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River, enjoy a delectable lunch on the boat’s upper deck.  Along the way, visit a local village, fruit orchard, and rice field where you can learn more about the way of life here in the Delta. As the sun sets, sit back, watch the scenery, and enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

Overnight aboard the Bassac.

DAY 2 - Cai Be - Can ThoMealsMEALS [B]

An early breakfast will be served while the boat cruises on the way to Can Tho. Here, you will disembark and travel by a small local boat to explore the Cai Rang floating market.  The waterway becomes a maze of boats packed with different produce depending on the season - mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating coffee sellers and pho vendors. A short drive will then transfer you to the Victoria Can Tho Hotel, your riverside accommodation for an overnight stay.

After taking some time to refresh and relax in the heat of the day, this afternoon head out to discover another side of Can Tho. Depart from the hotel at approximately 2pm on a traditional boat with the local guide and bicycles on-board. Cross the Hau River then continue to cruise along one of the many canals to visit a local brick factory. Next start cycling through the lush countryside on village paths, rough trails and dikes along the rice fields. You will see the rustic charm and simplicity of the farmers’ daily lives and experience first-hand the friendliness of the locals in an area away from the city and where tourists rarely visit.  Afterwards return to the boat and relax as the boat journeys back to the Victoria, arriving back at around 5:30-6pm. Note that the cycling is on a join-in basis and is leisurely on flat terrain and is graded easy. Distance is approximately 8 kilometres, although it can usually be adjusted to longer duration on request.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure to explore or take advantage of the hotel’s pool or recommended spa. Overnight at Victoria Can Tho.

DAY 3 - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City MealsMEALS [B]

Exo TravelCan Tho to HCMC (180km): 4 hours

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours to relax at the resort or explore the city of Can Tho at your own pace. The name of the city comes from cam thi giang - river of poems, and it’s the largest city in the Mekong Delta, and said to be the fourth largest city in Vietnam.

Depart Can Tho in the early afternoon for the 4-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program. 

 

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All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam Tour to your individual specifications.

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