Mekong Delta Overture 7 Days Package
Seven-day Vietnam vacations and holidays in Vietnam on SE Asia’s famous wetland area and floating markets arranged by specialist Vietnam tours, the Vietnamese Private Tours. Our tailor-made Vietnam vacations include Ho Chi Minh City, boat cruises, bird watching, floating markets, the Mekong Delta ecosystems, Kh’mer architecture, and the ethnic minority Cham Muslim community.
7 day Mekong delta vacations begin with time to recover and a night in Ho Chi Minh City. Your guide will be with you throughout your tour of the Mekong Delta, so your ‘Welcome’ dinner will be an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and chat about your tour.
Note: We do have a private tour in Ho Chi Minh city depending on your arrival time.
Your programme begins with urban sprawl and awful traffic, but the vista soon opens up as you pass My Tho on the edge of the Mekong Delta, very commercialized and as far as most tourists venture.
At Vinh Long, you’ll start to feel the laid-back pace of life, and take to the water to cruise the mighty Mekong River and the myriad of tiny drainage channels that crisscross between the ‘nine dragons’, the nine river outlets to the South Sea. It’ll be a melee of floating markets, succulent tropical fruit orchards, cottage industries, trying the local confectionery and meeting the python and elephant fish in the bonsai garden. Overnight in Can Tho
After a night at Can Tho and another floating market – wholesale, this time, you’ll head southeast to Soc Trang and an authentic experience of a remote Mekong town. Unfortunately, it means a long return drive (there’s not many roads on the Delta), but the journey is interesting and Soc Trang has a lot to offer. Overnight Can Tho
After another night in Can Tho, you’ll follow the Bassac River north-west to Tam Nong. En-route, you’ll drop in at a forest that helped to win the war, and some houses with plenty of feathered lodgers. Eventually, you’ll arrive at the Tam Nong National Park and Wetland Reserve with a night in the guesthouse in prospect. It’s hardly the Hilton, but it won’t bother you because you’ll probably be quite tired. Overnight at Tam Trim
We cntinue alongside the Bassac to Chau Doc and a comfortable night. Chau Doc is as far as you can get without being in Cambodia, but you can have a look over the fence from the top of Sam Mountains. There’s also pagodas and a mosque to visit, floating fish farms, and an optional afternoon excursion to a grim memorial to the Kh’mer Rouge. Overnight stay in Chau Doc
The drive back to Ho Chi Minh City is lengthy, but you should arrive at your hotel with time for sightseeing and shopping if you have the energy and inclination. Overnight Saigon
You’ll have a free morning until your car arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure or transfer flight. End of the Mekong Delta Overture 7 Days Package