DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY – CAI BE – CAN THO
Meals: lunch | Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
8:00 – 8:15 AM – Pick up from the city center for an approximate 2.5 hour drive to our exploration area. We will leave the touristy spots behind and travel beyond, where very few visitors have the chance to go.
We will arrive at Cai Thia pier at about 10h30, where we will hit the waterways on a boat which will bring us to the village of Hoa Loc. We will cycle through the villages on the winding countryside to visit local houses en-route, with opportunities to learn about their local crafts and/or be invited for a cup of tea with some local snack.
We will later meet our boat again and ride further to a less busy area of th Mekong, where a bamboo sampan (rowning boat) will be waiting to take us deeper into the countryside of the Delta through its networks of small canals.
In the afternoon, we cruise toward Vinh Long with more stops at local workshops. 16:00 – a quick transfer from Vinh Long pier to Can Tho, where you check-in your hotel and enjoy the night in this “mega city” of the Mekong Delta.