SOC TRANG - BAC LIEU - CA MAU - CAN THO
Departure from: TP Ho Chi Minh
Destination: Ca Mau
Day 1 SAIGON – BEN TRE – SOC TRANG – BAC LIEU (Lunch, Dinner)
Morning: Pick you up and depart for My Tho city by air-conditioned bus. The bus takes you to peaceful village and far away from city life.
Arrive in My Tho city:
Overview floating fish houses by boat.
Motorized boat ride to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) of Ben Tre province. The province is home of coconut, you can buy handicraft made from coconut trees.
Have lunch on the island with delicious local dishes: deep fired Elephant ear fish, Fried Sticky Rice Ball
After lunch is the time to explore amazing Mekong canals:
Motorized boat cruise along natural creeks and quiet villages in Ben Tre province.
Visit orchards, bee-keeping house, enjoy honey tea, seasonal tropical fruit and Don ca Tai tu traditional music - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam officially recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. .
Take horse cart along peaceful village.
Rowing-boat ride along small mangrove palm creek (mangrove palm or Nypa-frutican known as "dừa nước" in Vietnam)
See coconut candy production process
Afternoon: Continue to Bac Lieu. Stop in Soc Trang to sightsee Clay Pagoda, KơLeng Pagoda. Arrive in Bac Lieu to stay overnight.
Day 2 BAC LIEU – CA MAU (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6:00 AM: Have breakfast. Leave for Ca Mau. Stop to see the villa of Cong tu Bac Lieu – a legendary rich playboy who lived in the early 1900s, famous for his wealth and lavish spending, once burned money to boil bean. Visit the memorial of Musician Cao Van Lau - Author of “Da Co Hoai Lang”, the predecessor of Vong Co nowadays. Continue to Ca Mau, stop to visit the Phat Ba Nam Hai, Nha tho Cha Diep (The Father Diep Church) in Ho Phong.
Checkin hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, sightsee the touristy site Hon Da Bac, CM12 Victory Memorial Monument, Lang Ong Nam Hai, bird park in the central city. Have dinner and free time in the evening, overnight in Ca Mau.
Day 3 CA MAU – NGOC HIEN – CAN THO (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast. Go to the Nam Can port by bus, take a canoe to explore Khu Can Cu Rung Duoc (Mangrove Forest Base). The natural scenery full of mangrove forests of birds, wild animals, and fishes gives Ca Mau a very distinctive beauty. Continue to Vung Dat Mui. Ca Mau cape is the Southernmost location with the last milestone of Vietnam mainland. After having photos taken, standing by milestone 0 you can contemplate the forest and sea swelling in the distance and feel the heat mixed with the salty air.
Go back to Can Tho. Have dinner and listen to traditional music on boat in Ninh Kieu wharf (excluded, you chose your meal by yourself on the boat restaurant). Stay overnight at the hotel in Can Tho (homestay will be arranged as your request).
Day 4 CAN THO – SAI GON (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, take the bus to Ninh Kieu wharl. Take a motorized boat trip to see daily activities of villagers trading on the floating market Cai Rang. Numerous small boats full of seasonal vegetables and fruits: mangoes, durians, bananas, oranges, coconuts.... gather for buying and selling. Some boats are covered with roofs, some are not. Foods and drinks on small boats are also available to serve hungry sellers and buyers. Enjoy tropical fruits.
11:00 AM: Go back to Saigon by bus, stop to see Vinh Long market. Take a rest at the Mekong rest stop before heading to Saigon. End of tour.
9 - 10 pax
- A/C bus
- English speaking guide (other languages are available upon request with a little extra fee, please contact us for detail).
- Entrance fees
- Meals as the program (10$/meal)
- Boat trips, canoe ride
- Fruits, honey tea
- 1 wet tissue/day
- water (2 bottles 500ml/day/pax)
- Travel insurance
- Vietnam Destination hat
- Tips, personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary
- MY THO – BEN TRE (1D) $36
- WATER PUPPET SHOW (2 hours) $8
- HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS... (1D) $43
- DA NANG - HOI AN - HUE -... (5D-4N) $328
- CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY (by canoe) (Half day) $122
- NHA TRANG: ISLAND TOUR - VINPEARL LAND (4D-3N) $260
- CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNELS (1D) $41
- THE CENTRAL WORLD HERITAGE ROAD (5D-4N) $311