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Can Tho / Cai Be / Ho Chi Minh City

Delve into the Mekong Delta’s melange of markets, canals and villages for a memorable family holiday. Be immersed in this vibrant region, traveling by bike and boat for an intimate look at local culture. A night on a riverboat adds a touch of adventure that kids and adults will enjoy.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Highlights for Mekong Delta Family Holiday
Get an in-depth tour of the Delta

Get an in-depth tour of the Delta

Spend two full days exploring the delta, seeing its floating markets, coconut groves, cottage industries and more.

Take an overnight cruise

Take an overnight cruise

Sleep on-board a riverboat and enjoy the tranquillity of the Delta at night and in the early morning.

Cycle the Delta’s countryside

Cycle the Delta’s countryside

Take an easy bike ride around Can Tho, passing through farms and fields and stopping to meet the locals.

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ITINERARY

Mekong Delta Family Holiday - 4 Days / 3 Nights

DAY 1 - Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival

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. A range of activities can be arranged for your family such as city tours, cooking classes, museum visits and so on.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 2 - Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be - Overnight CruiseMealsMEALS [B|L|D]

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

This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2.5-hour drive to the delta town of Cai Be.

The brilliant colors and bustling markets of the Mekong Delta will delight kids as well as adults.

Arrive in Cai Be at noon, then board the Bassac. A welcome drink will be given on arrival followed by an introduction to the ship and crew. Depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River and enjoy lunch on the upper deck while en route. Rest on the deck while the ship branches into the Cho Lach Canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, past fruit drying facilities and around wooden ship building yards.

Visit a village on the banks of river Mang Thít, where you can appreciate the way of life here in the Delta. Visit the orchard or rice fields nearby.

Back on board the Bassac a complimentary drink will be served, so why not sit back and enjoy the sunset overlooking the Mekong’s magical waterways.

Dinner will be served whilst the Bassac cruises the Mang Thit River towards the Bassac’s anchorage for the night, downstream from the little market of Tra On. 

Overnight aboard the Bassac Boat.  

DAY 3 - Cai Rang - Can Tho MealsMEALS [B|L]

A delicious breakfast will be served from 0630 whilst the boat cruises past Tra On towards Can Tho. Upon arrival in Can Tho area check out of your cabin and transfer onto a smaller local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market,

Cruise through the floating market with wholesalers on big boats. Here, during the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of.

The main items sold here are fruit and vegetables and every boat has a long upright pole at its bow from which samples of the goods for sale are hung. The waterway becomes a maze of boats packed with produce depending on the season - mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors.

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 with your family. The roads are flat and the sites are amazing: cottage industries, small farms harvesting or planting rice, hidden temples and lots of friendly locals who will come out to greet you.

Then, transfer to a small hotel in Can Tho. This cozy modern hotel is a comfortable place to stay after a long day.

Overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 4 - Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City - DepartureMealsMEALS [B]

Exo TravelHCMC to Can Tho (180km): 4 hours

After your breakfast, the morning is free at lesiure to further explore Can Tho at your own pace, or to relax and enjoy the swimming pool and facilities at your charming riverfront resort.

Early afternoon it’s time to drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. The journey takes around 4-hours.

Upon reaching Ho Chi Minh City you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight or to a hotel in the city (accommodation tonight is not included – at own arrangements).

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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 and a national guide 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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