SOUTHERN VIETNAM ADVENTURE
* Duration: 4 days/3 nights.
* Type Of Tour: Sample for Private Group.
* Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: Saigon – CaiBe with Overnight Cruise.
At 8:00 am, guide pick up and transfer to CaiBe. Depart from Phu An jetty at 10:00 am. Stop along the way for glimpses of local handicrafts that provide a living for the river people. Observe from the comfort of your boat life as it play out on the riverbanks – the people, the stunning landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.
Before arriving at Sa Dec, go ashore to visit a pottery factory where everything is made by hand and all is recycled. Arrive in Sa Dec and take a stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the local celebrity: the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, real-life character of the novel and film “The Lover by Marguerite Duras”.
Lunch is served on cruise while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. You will pass monkey bridges and tiny villages before stopping for a visit to a Cao Dai Temple. Cycle or row in a small boat around the countryside to explore the surroundings. Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house, a “Nha Co” dating back to the 19th Century. The owner welcomes you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting. After dinner return on cruise while Song Xanh continues its cruise towards Hau River. Overnight on cruise.
Day 2: Can Tho – Tra On – CauKe with Bicycle (with Homestay).
Early wake-up for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market up at 6: 00am which only operates from 5:00am to 9:00am every day. Breakfast is served on cruise while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges laden with fruit and vegetables. Be sure to have your camera ready! Later on, an introduction and briefing before riding through shady canopy around Vong Cung loop for the morning warm up. Return to Cantho for lunch. Afternoon, shuttle half an hour to Vinh Long and get back on our bike to explore My Hoa island, Tra On, and Tich Thien. The beautiful ride leads us into enormous pomelo gardens along quiet paths, taking a number of ferries. Arrive in CauKe for the night.
Day 2: CauKe – Tieu Can – BenTre (Hotel).
Good morning locals with a traditional breakfast which is cooked by hostess. Enjoy the morning fresh-air in the lovely surrounding homestay and warm up your leg by speeding a short distance to the van. We are transferred to Tieu Can where the fabulous cycling footpaths and off-roads are waiting for our adventure.
Your cycling guide lead you through many greenery rice paddies with the zig-zag in the unknown villages under the coconut canopy. Visit the oldest Ang Pagoda and taste your lunch in Tra Vinh Town.
Afternoon ride will start in Mo Cay Nam on the easy concrete paths and a stop for sight-seeing at Dong Khoi monument with a chance to try some fresh coconut in the famous coconut homeland. Overnight in Ben Tre.
Day 3: Ben Tre – My Tho – Tan An – Saigon.
Explore the bustling market Ben Tre in the morning while our team preparing your Mountain Bicycle for your beautiful backstreets today.
We can ride a bike right at the central market of Ben Tre to Rach Mieu via quiet backstreets, villages, farm land. On arrival at the bridge, transfer to lunch at Mekong Restop and siesta for afternoon ride from Cho Gao to Tan An in the biggest dragon farmlands in Mekong Delta. We finally drive you back to Saigon around 16pm. End of services !