Discover the incredible beauty of southern Vietnam. This exciting tour takes you from the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh to the green meandering rivers of the Mekong Delta and the blissful beaches of Phu Quoc Island.
This twelve-day trip allows you to discover the Mekong delta in all its glory, exploring the local cultures and winding waterways, before ending your odyssey with a relaxing stay on Phu Quoc Island.
Tour code: BB 75E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Sai Gon, Vinh Long, My Tho, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Ha Tien, Phu Quoc, Southern, Vietnam.
Duration: 12 days
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: Saigon ( HCMC ) - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Day 3: Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho - Chau Doc
Day 5: Chau Doc - Ha Tien
Day 6 : Ha Tien - Cap Ca Mau
Day 7: Ca Mau - Dat Mui
Day 8: Ca Mau - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc
Day 9 to 11: Free time at the resort
Day 12: Departure
Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and greeted by your tour guide and taken to your hotel for check-in. Later, your guide will collect you for dinner in a local restaurant. You will spend the first night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Saigon ( HCMC ) - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B, L, D)
You will meet your guide at your hotel in HCMC and drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long. Upon arrival, you’ll take a boat trip to visit a brick & pottery factory, a bonsai garden or an orchard. You will enjoy some Southern traditional music performed by the local people and a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of elephant ear fish. You will then drive to the heart of Mekong Delta: Can Tho where you will stay overnight.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will take a boat trip to join in the Cai Rang Floating Market. Here, each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples or sugar cane, and in order that the customer knows where to shop, they hang that item from the highest part of the boat. The afternoon is free, so you may enjoy the most comfortable property in the Mekong Delta, Resort Can Tho, where you will spend the night.
Can Tho - Chau Doc (B, L, D)
Today, you will leave Can Tho and head for Chau Doc. This amazing journey takes 4 hours and the town is situated right on the Bassac River, close to the Cambodian border. You will stop to visit Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary, a village famed for its incense production and a crocodile farm on the way. In the afternoon, you will take a sampan, cruising to visit the floating fish farm and the Cham weaving village. Next is a trip up the Sam Mountain for a great sunset and a birds-eye view over the rice paddy fields, looking our over Cambodia. You will spend the night at a Hotel in Chau Doc.
Chau Doc - Ha Tien (B, L, D)
You’ll have time to enjoy a buffet breakfast at the restaurant, looking out over the river, before departing for Ha Tien which sits very near to the Cambodian border. This bustling and remote town is popular with domestic tourists but is yet to be discovered as a destination for foreign tourists. This little-known yet beautiful area is perfect for those wanting an authentic Vietnamese experience away from the tourist-centric areas. You can visit Hon Chong, a pagoda hidden in the grottoes and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the beach, before retiring for the evening in Ha Tien.
Ha Tien - Cap Ca Mau (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Thach Dong Cave near the Vietnam/Cambodia border, Mui Nai Beach and a local fishing village. You will certainly want to stop and view the verdant paddy fields, orchards and tranquil villages on the way to Ca Mau. The main attractions here are the nearby swamps and forests, which can be easily explored by boat. Bird-watchers and aspiring botanists will be enthralled with the area for its stork-sighting opportunities and swamp ecology. You’ll then have dinner and an overnight stay in Ca Mau.
Ca Mau - Dat Mui (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will take a speedboat from Ca Mau to Dat Mui. Here, you can take souvenir photos at the country’s southernmost tip, which can annually expand as much as 80 to 100 meters due to soil deposits left behind by the receding water. You can then visit other national landmarks, a miniature model village and the Mui Ca Mau forest stations, which provide views from as high as 20 meters. In the afternoon, you will take a speedboat back to Nam Can and visit the Phan Ngoc Hien monument, before dinner and an overnight stay in Ca Mau.
Ca Mau - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc (B)
Rising early to the sounds of the Delta stirring into action you leave behind the green, tropical waterways and head to Phu Quoc Island. You will spend the next 4 nights relaxing on the island and exploring the many sandy white beaches. You will be greeted at the Duong Dong Airport on the island and transferred to your resort where you can check- in. The rest of the day is free and you will be able to unwind overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 9 to 11
Free time at the resort (Bs)
You will have these days to explore the island and enjoy the resort at your leisure.
After 4 nights full of sunshine, relaxation and delicious food, this will be your last morning on Phu Quoc. You will have free time until being transferred to Phu Quoc Airport for your domestic flight to HCMC and your onward flight to your final destination.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 11 breakfasts
- 6 lunches
- 7 dinners
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Hotel (7 nights)
- Resort (4 nights)
Clean and comfortable hotels with air-conditioning provided.
RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Tour Price includes
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transportation
+ The best available accommodation
+ Experienced English or French speaking guide.
+ Boat trip
+ Domestic flights Rach Gia - Phu Quoc and Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh
+ Meals as stated in the program
+ All sightseeing tickets,
+ All activities, kayak , biking, boating,
+ Tissues and water on coach.
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour Price Excludes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ International flights to and from HCM City
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade…
Have a good journey!