The Mekong Delta Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 5070

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Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 1: Saigon

Xin Chao! Welcome to Saigon. On arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel. ( Early check in subject to availability)

A street trader in Saigon

Days 2-5: Saigon

Today you have free time until you are transferred to the airport for your flight. (flight not included) From here you have your own arrangements until the 30th of December where we will once again meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

A street trader in Saigon

Day 6: Saigon

Today is a free day to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure. Saigon is the vibrant, cosmopolitan hub of Vietnam and the original ‘Pearl of the Orient’. In this thriving metropolis, old and new collide. Gleaming sky scrapers, expensive restaurants, bars and designer shops, stand in stark contrast to the ancient pagodas, colonial era landmarks, ramshackle markets and wandering monks. Saigon is a feast for the senses, fast paced, colourful, loud and utterly mesmerising. Whilst it hurtles head first into the 21st Century, Saigon is a city with a compelling and unforgettable history. Key sites such as the historic Reunification Palace, the Revolutionary Museum and the War Remnants Museum.

The Peoples Committee Building at night in Ho Chi Minh

Day 7: Saigon - The Mekong Delta

This morning you will be picked up by our driver and transferred by shuttle bus to Caibe town where we board the Le Cochincine. Apon embarking we enjoy a welcome drink before the LeCochinchine sets sails to Caithia while lunch is served on boat. Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. You may visit the gardens and orchards, local houses and meet with local people. Visit Caodai temple on the way to Mythuan. We continue our cruise toward Sadec where we visit the lively Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras. Acquaint yourself with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields vegetable and fish farms. We return to the boat and continue downstream.

Day 8: The Mekong Delta

Today we visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and wander through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. You will transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, and local pop-rice and sweet production. Visit old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. The Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien where we discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Returning to Le Cochinchine enjoy a complimentary drink as you enjoy the sunset. Le Cochinchine will continue its cruise to Mang Thit river.

Day 9: The Mekong Delta - Saigon

The Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day as our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals. You will be transferred to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, with water activities in full swing. We return to the ship to continue to Cantho where we dock. This marks the end of your Mekong journey. You will be picked up by our driver and transferred back to your hotel in Saigon by shuttle bus.

A street trader in Saigon by William Cho

Days 10-11: Saigon

Today is a free day to further explore Saigon. Perhaps enhance your holiday with one of our option excursions. For more information please refer to the Holiday Enhancement page of this quote. Our arrangements come to an end tomorrow with departure transfers to the airport. (2 services)