Mekong Delta 3 Day Tour is a private tour we arrange from Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, taking you deep in the Mekong Delta. You travel through My Tho, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Dong Thap to visit green paddy fields, floating markets, rural villages…
Day 1: Saigon – Vinh Long.
8.00 AM: the car will come to your hotel and pick you up, and then head to My Tho (2 hours drive). Arrival in My Tho, take a 3 hour boat trip to visit coconut candy mill, fruit gardens, snake farm, bee farm, and taste honey tea and tropical fruits. Drive to Vinh Long. Take boat trip to reach An Binh Island. Arrival in An Binh Island at about 5pm, check into a local home for dinner and overnight (homestay). You have the chance to cook with family.
Day 2: Vinh Long – Soc Trang – Can Tho.
After breakfast, take a bicycle trip (2 hours) on one islet inside the village. You follow small roads that are shadowed by coconut and banana trees. Stop to see some locals working along the way and learn about these tropical trees (Those who do not wish to ride a bike can have a short hike). The boat takes us around the village to view some traditional local industries such as the brick factory, floating fish farm, and pay a visit to a local. We head then to Can Tho. Lunch is served at local restaurant. Then drive to Soc Trang where you will visit Bat Pagoda, Khmer Museum, and the Clay Pagoda before heading back to Can Tho (arriving at 5PM). In the evening, at about 19.00, we have dinner in a floating restaurant that makes the tour along the Hau River.
Day 3: Can Tho – Dong Thap – Saigon.
Take a boat trip to see Cai Rang Floating Market and see how the local people make local products such as rice wine and chopsticks. You have the chance to participate in making Vietnamese rice papers at a local house. Continue the day activities having a boat trip in small beautiful canals lined with fruit trees. Travel back to Can Tho, and drive to Dong Thap. Arrival in Dong Thap, you take a rowing boat to see the Cajuput Forest. 13PM: Enjoy lunch, and then take the car to get back to Saigon. Arriving back at your hotel in Saigon at 5PM. Trip ends.
Mekong Delta private tours
Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity holidays in Vietnam. Options include countryside cycle, biking, road cycling, jungle trek, trekking homestay, mountain hiking, peaks climbs, motorbike, scouter touring, camping, caving expeditions, kayaking, boat trips, cruise, street food, sightseeing, culture tours. Most of our trips are private customized, and specially designed for small group tours, family vacations. The itinerary above – Mekong Delta 3 Day Tour is only a sample that can be further customized to fit your requirements better. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect adventure in Mekong Delta Vietnam.
Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
- Car transfers.
- Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
- Entrance fees.
Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.
- Flight/Train tickets.
- Tour leader.
- Local porter(s).
- International travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.
Our drivers don’t speak English. It’s possible that a few of them might know some basic words, such as telling time, stop, and lunch. If you’re looking for effective communication throughout the journey, we highly recommend booking a tour guide.
Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, Lotussia Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.
Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.
Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.
As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).
In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.
We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.