Mekong Delta Tour: After a full day Cu Chi Tunnels tour and Ho Chi Minh City Tours with the best travel agency in ho chi minh city Vietnam – Palm Vietnam Travel, you will start your Mekong delta tours by bus to My Tho Province on the way to Can Tho, you will get on a boat on Mekong River to visit attracting islets and taste seasonal fruits as well as enjoying traditional folk songs.
Arrival at Can Tho, you will have an opportunity to visit and stay with local farmer, joining their daily life and become a real Vietnamese farmer. Your Mekong Delta day trip will be end with the boating to Can Tho floating market and visiting the hand made noodle workshop.
Day 01: Ho Chi Minh – Welcome to Vietnam
Meals: 1 Dinner on cruise
Arrival in Ho Chi Minh, You will be met our local guide at the airport and transfer to down town for for check in and dinner on boat along Saigon River with entertainment. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Pick up at hotel, transfer to visit Cu Chi. Sightseeing on road such as; rice field and potter’s kilns. Visit the underground village, which used to be a bitter battle ground for a long period during the Vietnam War. The amazing network of over 200 km of underground tunnels will offer you impression of the former fierce war in South Vietnam.
After lunch, then embark for city tour. The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates. Close to the Palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 03: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho – Homestay
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, a two hour drive to My Tho will expose the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Upon arrival, get on a boat trip up Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs.
Then, visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. An adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks will be the next experience of the riverside region, lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty – Deep Fried Elephant ear fish.
Direct to Can Tho, arriving home stay, find your most favorite place, rest. The landlord will guide around the neighborhood and visit the garden. You could walk around the village, visit the rice paddy, talk to local farmers or join their daily activities. One of the highlight points is try to be a farmer by doing real farming work such as bailing water into rice paddy with a four-stringed bucket which you have to balance a bucket of water by four strings or catch fish, crab for your own dinner.
Another interesting activity is ploughing and seeding vegetable. You can learn to cook simple local dishes with fresh ingredients collected in the garden or a small market nearby for their own dinner under the landlord’s instructions. After dinner, the landlord may need your help to make sticky rice cakes for breakfast and enjoy the traditional folk songs while enjoy some cups of rice wine. Overnight in Can Tho Homestay.
Day 04: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, you will visit the biggest and busiest wholesale floating market of Vietnam where not only local people but people from all over Mekong delta come to exchange their farming products. Finishing the market, you can visit handmade noodle workshop or shipyard to deeply understand the Mekong delta life. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Lunch on the local restaurant before transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure, with sweet memories and hope to see you again!