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Mekong Delta – Cai Be
Best time to go: January to December
2 Nights | from £995pp
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- Cruise along the secluded waterways of the Mekong Delta in traditional Indochinese boat, the Cai Be Princess
- Explore the towns of Can Tho and Chau Doc, and their famous floating markets
Learn about the local industry by visiting business’ and witnessing local products such as rice paper and coconut candies being made
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City / Can Tho
Enjoy the scenery as you drive from Ho Chi Minh to the riverside town of Cai Be, where you’ll board the Cai Be Princess for a relaxing cruise along the Mekong Delta. Visit a floating market with vendors selling fruits and vegetables from their floating wooden boats, before stopping at a family-run business where they produce rice paper and Vietnamese style cornflakes – a key ingredient in the local cuisine.
Victoria Can Tho | Meals: Lunch
Day 2 Can Tho / Chau Doc
This morning take a boat to Cai Rang floating market, the biggest in the Mekong Delta. After visit Binh Thuy ancient house; built in the 1970s, this intriguing house is filled with many artefacts of rural Vietnamese life and features in movies such as The Lover by French director J. Annaud. Explore Tay An Pagoda before a Xe Loi ride (traditional rickshaw) to central market.
Victoria Chau Doc | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Chau Doc / Ho Chi Minh City
Today return to the cosmopolitan buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant en route.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Our office in Ho Chi Minh City is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Vietnam, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
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Best time to be there
Regional climate differences mean that there is no best time; try September to December to avoid the humidity in the north, December to April to miss the rains in the south and December to March is perfect for trips to the Central highlands. Catch the Trung Thu Moon festival in September or October for traditional lion and dragon dances.
Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)
Approximately 13 hours
GMT + 7 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area