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The Waterways of the Mekong Delta (Scheduled Departure Tour) 3 Days / 2 Nights

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Vietnam  
Specialty Categories: Barging   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 490 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 490 US Dollar (USD)

Destinations to Visit: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho. Encompassing a large portion of Southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 km2, the Mekong Delta region is richly abundant with water, fruit orchards and most importantly, rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output and is the place where you can best experience the timeless sceneries of farmers planting and harvesting rice.

On this two night tour, take a nights' cruise aboard 'The Bassac' for a wonderful and leisurely exploration of the Mekong Delta. Following your journey, spend a night at the charming Victoria Hotel Can Tho which is situated on the banks of the Mekong River."The Bassac" is built entirely of wood with the hull made from go sao, a now rare timber used traditionally for building quality ships. Aboard this boat, you will travel from Cai Be to Can Tho (or reverse). Well-equipped cabins and attentive staff will provide you with all the necessary comforts to suit all of your needs.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be. This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Cai Be. As you board "The Bassac" and depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River, enjoy a delectable lunch on the boat's upper deck. Along the way, visit a local village, fruit orchard, and rice field where you can learn more about the way of life here in the Delta. As the sun sets, sit back, watch the scenery, and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Overnight aboard "The Bassac". Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Can Tho. An early breakfast will be served whilst the boat cruises the Tra On floating market on the way to Can Tho. Here, you will disembark and travel by a small local boat to explore the Cai Rang floating market. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. A short drive will then transfer you to the Victoria Can Tho Hotel, and the rest of your day is at your leisure to explore or take advantage of the hotel's recommended spa. Overnight at Victoria Can Tho, Can Tho. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours to explore the city of Can Tho. The name of the town comes from cam thi giang - river of poems, and it's the largest town in the Delta. Depart Can Tho in the early afternoon for the 4-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Includes: (B).

- This program is based on either a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday departure.
- The program will be reversed on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.
- The tour will start and end in Can Tho each Friday.
- This tour may also be subject to change depending on weather conditions and The Bassac Boat is on a non-private basis unless chartered.
- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability. The price is based on two people traveling together during high season and sharing a twin cabin.
- Bassac boat cruise can accommodate up to 12 passengers in 6 cabins.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation with daily breakfast on Bassac Cruise and selected hotel
- Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
- Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers
- Entrance fees for all sights visited
- Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
- Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips for porters.

Price Excludes:
- International flights to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
- Domestic flights
- Meals other than those mentioned above
- All other services which are not mentioned above
- Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc.
- Tips for guide
- Travel insurance.

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