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Homestay
1 day
Bicycle
Boat
Car
Tour guide
 

Overview

What if you only have a short time in Mekong Delta and happen to be in Can Tho in the first place and have to move to Ho Chi Minh City after that within 1 day? What if you want to visit the floating market in the Mekong Delta and still want to get a bite of Mekong rural life where it still is not being touched by tourism? Then this tour is for you. It will take you to the journey from the bustling capital of the Mekong Delta to the lush and peaceful land called Coconut Kingdom- Ben Tre and then drop you off the heart of the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. It is promised to deliver you the one-of- the kind experience including a bike ride through the greenery area, sampan under the shade of mangrove palms or delicious home-cooked food, etc. which all help you to dive into the Mekong culture.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Vibrant floating market and breakfast on the river

A visit to Ben Tre, the largest wholesale and retail market for agriculture products

Fresh tropical fruits and tasty meals with a Vietnamese family.

A visit to the local farmers’ home, their place of worship, and craft workshop where they make their living.

A 40-minute bicycle ride through the village ( Be ready for cheerfully saying "Hello!" from the Vietnamese kids).

A motorized boat trip and hand-rowed sampan trip through the peaceful canals

SCHEDULE DETAILS

DURATION

1 day

TOUR TYPE/SIZE

Mekong Delta Private tour (Minimum group size is 2 people and the maximum is 8 people)

MEETING/ENDING POINT

Your hotel. Please note that we only offer free hotel pickup in Ninh Kieu District and free drop off at District 1, 3 (some exclusions apply) in HCMC.

DEPARTURE/ENDING TIME

07:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Itinerary

7:00 - 8:30 AM

We will start our day with a visit to Cai Rang floating market to join in the famous water trading in Mekong Delta. Boats filled tropical fruits and plants waiting for the buyers to take them to all over places even the remote areas. Then we filled our stomachs with signature hot soup “Hu Tieu” of the South of Vietnam. Next, there is no better place than local land markets for you to see the busy life of local people than land markets where most of Vietnamese go for food.

8:30 - 11:00 AM

We will travel from Can Tho to Ben Tre Province, home of the coconut industry in South Vietnam. A place that you will be embraced by these green tropical plants.

11:00- 2:00 PM

Xe lôi (a motorized cart, a form of local transportation that is more comfortable than the traditional ox-pulled car) will pick us up to the next exploration. Ben Tre Province is a leading province in coconut producers. It would be missing if we didn’t take you to a coconut-processing factory and explain to you how the locals make a living from coconuts and the variety of products that come from coconuts.

It will stop at the local house where we can enjoy the sweet and refreshing fruits to get our energy back to be ready for the 40-minute cycling trip through the small village roads among the friendly residents.

We will come back to the house for lunch, it will be a feast with a lot of delicious Vietnamese food and make sure that you can eat much as you can because it would be great if the cook knows that you enjoy their food. And don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, let us know and your needs will be accommodated.

After having enough good food, we can board on a hand-rowed sampan to discover the waterways surrounded by palm trees. Then switch to the boat going down the Mekong River to watch the daily going-one of the locals.

2:00 PM-5:00 PM

We will hop in the car again and head to Ho Chi Minh City. This tour ends when you arrive back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 5:00 PM

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Prices & Offers

COMBO TOUR

You will receive the $10 USD off per adult for the 2nd booking tour with Innoviet

 

COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT PICKUP

To avoid taxi scams & make your journey across the city as comfortable and easy as possible. Each group of minimum 2 ADULTS, that book any of our Mekong Delta tour by minimum 90 days of your departure date, will receive a free airport pickup to your hotel in District 1. (T & C apply)

PRICE

  • Rates are in USD per group.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1;   Sep 2;   Dec 31, 2020 &  Jan 1, 2021

FEATURES & INCLUSIONS

Included:

  • Free hotel pickup in Can Tho and drop off in District 1,3 in Ho Chi Minh City (some exclusions apply)
  • Transportation: Private minivan, boat, rowing boat, xe lôi.
  • The first canned of Beer or soft drink
  • 2 small bottles of water/ passenger
  • Meal (cater to vegetarian, food allergies, etc): breakfast and lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Fresh tropical fruits
  • Entrance fee  
  • Beverage (Except the first one)

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
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Important Notes

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING

When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you don't hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via info@innoviet.com or call us at (+84) 834391331. Thank you!

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION

1. We only offer free hotel pickup and drop off as long as your hotel is located in District 1,3 (some exclusions apply). Pickup/drop-off outside of this area and airport transfers are subject to extra charges

2. The trip concludes at around 5:00 PM in downtown. Please take this into account when making onward travel arrangements.

3. Although children under five are free of charge. 50% of the adult price will be charged for the second child (if there are more than 1).

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER

Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers' comments and our own research.

The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

TOUR FAQs

What to prepare for the trip?

Bring?

Hat

Sunscreen

A small backpack

Sandals or similar

Mosquito repellent

Wear?

We do not have a dress code for our tours however, dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Is cycling safe and children-friendly?

Yes! Our tour is kid-friendly. We design the tour to be entertained and suitable for guests from 4 years and older.

However, for safety reasons, we do not provide small bikes for young children who are under 12 years of age, as local traffics behavior is quite different from that from the West or developed countries. Children are under 12 are REQUIRED to sit on the back of the bike, baby seat for a bicycle is provided for children from 4-5 years.

What is the riding like?

We cycle mostly on flat concrete paths and small paved, rural roads. Anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this ride.

Please note that our tour includes a short cycling trip (around 40 minutes) as a sightseeing activity. It is NOT a cycling type of tour, therefore the bikes which provided on the tour are typical Vietnamese student bikes.

I can not/ do not like riding a bicycle. Do you provide an alternative option?

If you join a small group tour we cannot change the activities out of consideration for our other guests. Therefore, you can instead relax on the hammock or walk around the village while others are on a bike trip.

Otherwise, you will have to take a PRIVATE tour and we will provide a 4o-minute boat trip as an alternative.

Is tipping customary in Vietnam?

Although our trips are inclusive of all costs and we ensure our guides and local staff are paid fairly, if you're happy with the services provided a tip - though NOT compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and inspires excellent service. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier.

The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:

  • Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
  • Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for a few days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however, we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
  • Your Tour Guide: We suggest US$3-US$5 per day for your tour guide for outstanding service throughout your trip.

Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is NOT compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. However, please DO NOT tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded as culturally as an insult.

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