Mekong Boat and Bike UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
• Explore the Mekong Delta’s verdant waterways on a converted rice barge • Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a fun cooking class • Observe life in floating villages in the Mekong Delta • Learn about the Cham ethnic minority group • Haggle with the locals in floating markets
Depart Ho Chi Minh City early in the morning by private car for the journey to Can Tho. On arrival at the Victoria Can Tho Resort, you may like to relax by the swimming pool or participate in a fun cooking class and learn about various Vietnamese spices and herbs. This wonderful opportunity to learn the art of Vietnamese cuisine can be done in a variety of locations such as a rice paddy, the Binh Thuy ancient house or on the converted rice barge, the ‘Lady Hau’. At the end of your class you will get the chance to feast on your gourmet creations.
Ho Chi Minh City can tho cai rang
Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho
VI E T N AM HANOI Halong Bay
Ho Chi Minh City
Can Tho - Cai Rang – Can Tho
This morning, enjoy a unique breakfast cruise on the Lady Hau. The vessel will take you from the resort to the nearby Cai Rang floating market. Observe traders and river vessels jostling for the most favourable positions in a scene that has changed remarkably little over the years. You will then be transferred to a local traditional boat to venture further into the market. Continue cruising along narrow creeks to visit a local noodle factory and a fruit orchard. The fertile delta region is justly famous for its variety of delicious produce, including many exotic fruits. After sampling some local fruits, you will be escorted back to the hotel by local boat through the myriad of verdant canals.
Ho Chi Minh City
SUMMARY This three day experience allows you to venture deep into the Mekong Delta and get a real taste of local life. Enjoy a comfortable cruise on the ‘Lady Hau’, followed by a boat and bike adventure that will take you deep into the countryside of the delta.
Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
P Phan Thiet Extension Fam Famous for its vast sand dunes and water sports facilities, Phan Thiet is only a short drive from frenetic Ho Chi Minh City. During your stay in this peaceful resort you may wish to go kitesurfing, make a trip to the area’s vast sand dunes or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the delicious seafood on offer.
Depart from the hotel jetty on a traditional boat with bicycles on board. Make the short crossing over the Hau river, before cruising along Cai Von canal. On disembarkation you will pay a visit to an interesting incense making community. Continue by boat before beginning your cycling adventure through the verdant countryside. Observe the simplicity of rural life as you pass ‘monkey bridges’, water buffalos in the rice paddies and fishermen tending their nets. Later on, return to the resort and be transferred in a private car back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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