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To the south of Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong River unravels, spreading into innumerable tributaries, alive with floating markets and small villages surrounded by rice paddies. View Buddhist temples and mangrove forests teeming with bird life as you immerse yourself in Vietnamese life alongside one of Asia’s greatest rivers.

This holiday extension is available to add to the end of our Highlights of Vietnam holiday.

Day 1

Can Tho, 2 nights 

Rice Paddies Mekong Delta Vietnam

After bidding a fond farewell to our travelling companions, we leave Ho Chi Minh City this morning and head to the idyllic small town of Cai Be, famous for its rural floating community. Our waiting boat will take us through the lazy waters before we disembark to pay a visit to some cottage workshops and home industries making sweet treats and local artefacts. Later, we board a sampan where our guide will expertly row us through a maze of narrow canals before we enjoy a cookery demonstration of banh xeo, a Vietnamese speciality, followed by a late lunch. We travel back to Cai Be by boat before our onward drive to Can Tho. Our home for the next two nights is the delightful Can Tho Ecolodge.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 2

Chau Doc

Local Vietnamese lady steering boat on the Mekong Delta, An-Giang, Vietnam

After breakfast, we drive to Chau Doc, on the border with Cambodia. Home to verdant forests, bustling riverbanks and striking Khmer temples, Chau Doc is a melting pot of many cultures. We cruise on the Bassac River, past floating fish farms, to a local village, where we hear about the lives of the local minority ethnic Cham people. Sam Mountain is the highest mountain in the Mekong Delta, and we visit one of its many impressive temples. After lunch we travel by sampan through waterways flanked by mangroves to Tra Su Forest, an eco-reserve and ecological haven, with more than 100 species of water birds and colonies of bats. Our busy day ends with a climb to a vantage point with breath-taking views over the forests below, before returning to Can Tho.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh City, Overnight

An early start today as we visit Cai Rang floating market. Boats teeming with fruit, vegetables and household goods ply the waters which bustle with activity. We then cruise to a lush orchard, where we disembark to stroll through the tropical fruit gardens and enjoy the natural beauty. Vietnam’s French colonial past is reflected in its striking architecture; a notable example of which is Binh Thuy. Built in 19th century, this grand house’s classical French style is blended with design guided by the principles of Eastern feng-shui. Binh Thuy was used as the filming location for ‘The Lover’, a film based on the novel of the same name by French novelist Marguerite Duras. Later, we arrive at Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay at the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 4

Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Busy Vietnamese street full of mopeds and street vendors

As our flight departs in the evening, there is further time to explore Ho Chi Minh City or to purchase any last-minute souvenirs. Our flights operate via Singapore with Singapore Airlines.

Included meals:

Breakfast and in-flight meals and drinks

 

Day 5

Arrive UK

Vietnamese Farmer in Rice Paddy at sunrise

This morning we arrive into our chosen UK airport. Filled with amazing memories to cherish, our Vietnamese adventure comes to an end.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

 

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Finish your Highlights of Vietnam tour with a fabulous 3-night Mekong Delta extension.

 Departure date Price (pp)
 2023
 All Dates From £695
 2024
 All Dates From £725
 2025
 All Dates From £745

 

Prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement
From £225.

Minimum numbers
A minimum of 2 guests from the tour is required for this extension. If only one passenger is taking the extension a higher single supplement may be applicable.

Important information
Prices are subject to availability. The correct price will always be confirmed before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases. For full terms and conditions see our Booking Conditions page.

So much included

  • At Distant Journeys, we offer a leisurely and flexible extension to your tour of Vietnam with so much included in the price. Transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, and many amazing excursions are all included.

Carefully selected hotel

  • Superior hotels in a great locations
  • Hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals

  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Three Lunches

Unforgettable experiences

  • Tour of Cai Be cottage workshops
  • Cookery Demonstration
  • Tra Su Forest
  • Local Orchard

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced guide and driver
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

100% confidence

  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise and is fully ATOL protected

Can Tho Eco Lodge, Can Tho

Can Tho Ecolodge stands on the tranquil banks of the Ba Lang River, a restful location reflecting the Lodge’s commitment to preserving the environment of the Mekong and its people. The thoughtfully designed guest accommodation is in thatched bungalows made… Find out more >
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Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

On the edge of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, overlooking the Saigon River, the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside hotel offers four-star accommodation and a stylish base for your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. This hotel is well-placed… Find out more >
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