The Mekong Delta is Vietnam’s most vibrant hive and mouth to one of Asia’s great rivers, as well as home to millions of people in the busy towns and markets in between. Called the ‘rice basket’ of Vietnam, the region enjoys diversity dotted with green fields and sleepy villages intertwined by canals and rivulets, and self-sustaining river life. See longtail boats darting up and down the river, as well as dodgy smaller wooden ones used by floating market vendors. Can Tho, the largest city on the Mekong Delta, is a buzzing town with an animated waterfront edged with manicured gardens, narrow backstreets and wide boulevards. It is famous for floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food and fresh produce.
Rice Basket of Vietnam
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Places: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2 days) → My Tho / Mekong Delta (7) → Siem Reap (3)
Tour Highlights: French Colonial Buildings, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple, Mekong Delta, Fish Markets...
Included activities in Bassac Cruise – 1N (Can Tho-Cai Be)
On a 1N Bassac Cruise, visit Saigon-Can Tho. Check-in, sip a Welcome drink, meet your crew. Cruise downstream on the Hau River. Enjoy lunch while cruising along the banks’ life as is; visit areas near Tra On floating market; float into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers amid scenic views of rice and sugarcane fields along the banks. Visit a village on river Mang Thit’s banks; observe local life; visit nearby orchards/rice fields. Enjoy a sunset dinner while cruising the Mang Thit before retiring for the night on board on the river Mang Thit. Thus ends your 1 night Bassac Cruise from Saigon-Can and back to Saigon. (Half Day; Evening Activity; Duration: 3 hrs; Shared Activity; Private Transfer; Meal included; Fitness level: Easy)