Pick up/ Drop off location: the Port gate of Saigon port.
Guests have to walk out or take a port shuttle bus (if available) about 100m -700m (depend on the terminal). If you wish to be picked up inside the port please contact us or note on your booking form. It will cost 22 USD/ pax surcharge for pickup permit.
Depart the ship upon arrival for the 2.5-hour journey along a well-paved road to the Mekong Delta area.
Upon arrival in Cai Be, transfer into a motorboat for a cruise along the Mekong River, passing fish cages and floating houses along the way, and enjoying views of classic Mekong Delta landscapes.
Cai Be Floating Market: Following the drive through villages and small towns, arrive at a branch of the Cai Be River. Here, board a local longboat for an interesting ride past villages and lush vegetation to the floating market. Cruise between the many boats from which vendors sell their wares. Rising above the busy Cai Be village, you can spot the bell tower of a Catholic church built in the 19th century when the French tried to spread Christianity in the delta region.
Scenic Canal Cruising: Continue cruising along the river and through smaller canals to Tan Phong Island. Observe local sampans full of fruits and flowers being rowed to the market and children on their way to school. The scene offers some great photo opportunities and vivid impressions of life along the canals. Cross the Mekong River and stop for a visit at a local farm. Stroll through a garden of bonsai, flowers and fruit trees and then enjoy a refreshing cup of tea with your host.
Next, the boat brings you to the finest resort in the area for a tasty meal of spring rolls and freshly caught Mekong fish.
After dining,re-join the van for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City and the ship.
Note: Our tour guide will pick you up at the port gate. If you wish to be picked up inside the port please contact us or note on your booking form. It will cost 22 USD/ pax surcharge for pickup permit.
Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking. All areas visited are wheelchair accessible; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the van via steps and manoeuvre on and off the local boat with little assistance.
This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
Lightweight, comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
Transportation is by van, and you must ready for a long drive. The drive from the pier to the Mekong Delta is approximately 2-2.5 hours in each direction and timings can be affected by traffic.
Bring local currency for any purchases; US dollars and credit cards are accepted in many stores.
The mighty Mekong River, originating in Tibet and flowing through several countries before its 120-mile (193-kilometre) course through Vietnam, divides into nine river mouths, aptly called the Nine Dragon Delta by locals. This flourishing region is criss-crossed by numerous natural and man-made canals serving the local traffic.
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