3 Days Mekong Delta Itinerary is a classic trip that starts from Ho Chi Minh City and finishes in Chau Doc, from there you can take a speed boat and continue traveling to Cambodia. The guided tour takes you to Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Long Xuyen, Can Tho where you have the chance to visit peaceful rural villages, green paddy fields, and busy floating markets.
Day 1: Saigon – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen.
07:00 am: You will be picked up by our local team at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, then brought to to Vinh Long. Arrival in Vinh Long at about 10:00, you take the boat trip that goes along the Mekong river to Sa Dec. Make a stop at a village to see local people making brick, ancient house. Lunch is provided at local restaurant. After lunch, you keep going along small river to Long Xuyen. On the way you will view the daily activities, stop to visit villages, rice field or take a bicycle trip along countryside road. Dinner and overnight at homestay on Tiger island near Long Xuyen.
Day 2: Long Xuyen – Chau Doc.
After having early breakfast this morning, we take the boat trip at 6.30 to visit Long Xuyen floating market. This is the most bustling floating market of Mekong delta with hundreds of house boat and rowing boat overloading tropical ripe fruits for sale and exchange. Afterwards, continue our motorized-boat trip to visit the floating house village, bird sanctuary. Lunch is provided in a local café. After lunch, you take a bicycle trip that goes along the river. It is a good chance to see the countryside. You can cycle as much as you like before you take boat trip to Chau Doc. Arrival in Chau Doc, you check into a local hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh.
Early breakfast at hotel. 06h45 transfer to Chau Doc boat station. 07h30 take the Hang Chau Express boat for Cambodia (after cruising 1 hour the boat will stop for 1 hour at the border for visa clearance and then keep boating to Phnom Penh; Arrival in Phnom Penh at about 12.30). 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 – 3 Days Mekong Delta Itinerary 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.