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Unbeaten Road to Mekong Delta

Description: The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam's two rice baskets, the other being the Red River Delta in the North. This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away. From its source, the river makes its way through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam before flowing out into the Sea. The Mekong's Vietnamese name, Cuu Long, means Nine Dragons for the nine river mouths that terminate the flow of this great river as it is absorbed by the sea.
The trip is a chance for tourist to get very close view of local people in the Delta, to understand more about their lives that live along with water with canals & river around.
The people of South Vietnam are often very proud of the richness and vastness of this land. When referring to the rice fields in this area, they often say, "co bay thang canh", meaning the land is so large that the cranes can stretch their wings as they fly. Today, the region is one of Vietnam's highest producers of rice crops, vegetables and fruits.

ITINERARY | DETAILS

SAIGON - CAI BE - VINH LONG - SA DEC - RACH GIA

Day 1 /                          Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long - Sa Dec (Lunch, Dinner)

08:00 AM Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and drive to Cai Be (about 2 hours).Our day will start with a visit of Cai Be colorfull floating market while cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegretables. Then we can make a stop at some local workshops and handicrafts villages, where you can see how people make rices paste, coconut candy, rice-paper for spring-rolls, fish sauce & soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof...
The best lunch will be served at local house. After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see local farmers catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.. Then you have a short biking on village paths to see the local farms, houses,«monkey bridge».Proceed to Vinh Long town and drive to Sa Dec. Overnight in Sa Dec.
Overnight in Sa Dec town.

 

 
Day 2 /                         Vinh Long – Rach Gia U Minh Thuong National Park (B,D)
Have a breakfast  - visit of Sa Dec charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets through the main local market and beautiful old houses dating from the last century, among some old Chinese temples, ancient communal house, including the primary school of Marguerite Duras famous writer. (See Marguerite Duras novel turned into a famous movie, "The Lover").
Leave for Rach Gia (U Minh Thuong National Park) The drive is really a unbeaten road as you will pass by villages deeper to Mekong Region, a chance to see the real lives of local villagers. Upon arrival National Park, take a private boat ride the Park to observe the Mangro forest and wild birds and giant bats… continue the drive for homestay in a small village. One more interested thing is the owner of the house will accompany you to the village market to buy things to for a simple cooking class for dinner, back to home-stay you will join with the host to make dinner for your own- there is a chance for your to learn some authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Overnight at local house

Day 3 /             Rach Gia– Saigon (Breakfast)

Have a breakfast at home-stay. Then drive back Saigon. The trip finishs in Saigon approx 5:00pm. 
End of services.

 

Included
- Air-condition transportation in good condition as in program
- Local English speaking guide
- Accommodation in Sa Dec + local house in U Minh Thuong (based on twin/double room)
- Meals as in program (excluding drinks)
- Sight-seeing & boat fees as specified on a private basis
- Rowing boat, bikes, traditional music…

Excluded:

- Private expenses other than program
- Travel insurance
- Gratitude for guide and driver
- 2% bank services if payment by credit card (Visa or Master)

 

 

 

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