Vietnam’s Most Legendary Floating Markets Tour
DAY 1: SAIGON –MEKONG DELTA (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Meet our tour expert and driver at hotel lobby; depart Saigon to Mekong delta by car. Upon arrival we board a local boat and cruise along the Mekong River to observe the local fishing port, where hundreds of fishing boats anchor to unload fresh fish. We continue our exploration with a pleasant rowing trip down small canals and dense palm trees, experiencing the local villages between the islands to a small islet.
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We disembark on a small island, where we take a short walk through a local village set amongst a peaceful atmosphere and fruit trees, experience how the local people make their living from fruit trees and witness the unusual yet fascinating process of coconut candy in the making.
Stroll through a local village to a family home and tantalize our taste buds with a magnificent seafood lunch prepared by the family, with a unique experience of tasting local delicacies including ‘Elephant Ear fish’ and traditional Vietnamese rice wine. A family on the island will serve us local seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst performing traditional southern music, called Tai Tu music after lunch.
We continue our journey to Vinh Long where we meet our vehicle for an hour drive and a smooth ferry ride across the Mekong, taking us to Can Tho.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Cantho
DAY 2: CAN THO –SAIGON (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
This morning we make an early rise to be captivated by Vietnam’s most legendary floating markets, ‘Cai Rang’ & Phong Dien. We board our boat and commence our journey along the Mekong River, observing ‘true life on the river’, the hustle and bustle of families carrying out their morning chores and the locals heading our way to the markets to pick up their daily supplies.
We weave in and out of the masses of floating boats selling all kinds of fascinating wares and produce and side with them to test our skills in bargaining, ‘the local way’, picking up some amazing fresh fruits to snack on whilst we sit and observe. We return to the hotel for freshen up before our return to Saigon. Overnight at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
DAY 3: SAIGON –FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP (BREAKFAST)
Have breakfast in the hotel and take the morning flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, our guide and driver will pick you from the airport for hotel in Siem Reap.
Afternoon, we visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace, Takeo and TaProhm. Lunch served at local restaurant. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng Mt.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.