The trip to Mekong Delta
offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta
region as we wind our way through the tributaries of the Mekong Delta.
From our boats, we are able to closely observe the daily rituals of
river life and participate in the bustling commercial activities as we
buy our fruits from the floating market. Along the way, we will visit an
orchard farm, handicraft village, and a land market with an abundance of
colorful fresh fruits and vegetables.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Cantho
we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be,
well-known for it's floating market. Here we will board our private boat
for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We
will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch,
including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish', before continuing our
exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end
of the day we arrive in Cantho where we stay at lovely
Victoria Catho hotel,
right by the Mekong river.
Cantho - Ho Chi Minh City
Rising early to the sounds
of the Delta coming to life for another day, we breakfast and start our
trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams along the endless
waterway of Mighty Mekong River to Cairang and Phongdien floating
markets. There will be hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables
and fish jostling for trade. Sellers advertisers their wares by crying
out across the waters. We visit the lush orchards and are treated to a
delicious tropical fruits.
Afternoon drive to Ho
Chi Minh city.