DAY 1: ARRIVAL CAN THO CITY -CITY TOUR
On arrival Can Tho airport in Mekong delta, meet up our local guide and driver, next will transfer to your hotel for check in (Early check in not included).
Next will transfer for lunch at fine local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, at around 01.30 PM, we will start our sightseeing tour Can tho including of:
Visit the friendly family’s traditional noodle house. You’ll be impressed by the colorful noodles, and how fascinating the noodles are made by local. The family will serve you the yummy noodle pizza made by the owner’s wife…
Visit and walk around the local garden where the guide will tell you interesting stories about local Mekong countryside life, culture, garden and fruits.
Visit Binh Thuy Ancient House is a grand affair with colourful, ornate architecture on the outside and a period furniture and antiques crowding the rooms. The building combines elements of Vietnamese and European elements to create a lavish and elegant building. The house was built in 1870 by the Duong family, and it has been passed down through 6 generations of the family, some of whom still live in the rear part of the property. Often there will be a member of the Duong family on hand to give guided tours and show visitors points of interest around the house.
Transfer back the city and Dinner will be served at fine local restaurant, overnight Can Tho (L/D)
DAY 2: CAN THO- CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET- HA TIEN CITY (KIEN GIANG)
Start our cruise trip early this morning ( best time is around 5.30 am) to visit the famous floating market Cai Rang in the Mekong Delta
, a great chance to see daily local life, all farming products are selling on boats.
visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. This floating market is just open very early in the morning and end around 8.00 am. the cruise trip ends, we will drive back the hotel for breakfast and fresh up.
At around 09.00 am, we will check out hotel and heading for Ha Tien city of Kien Giang province, some 240 km and driving time around 6 hours.
Lunch en route.
Check in your hotel and next will have dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in town. Overnight in Ha Tien city (B/D)
DAY 3: HA TIEN CITY - PIRATE ISLAND
Have breakfast at hotel and at 08.30 am, we will take our boat trip to visit the "Pirate Island".
The Pirate Islands (Đảo Hải Tặc) lie in the Gulf of Thailand, just off Vietnam’s southwest coast, between Ha Tien and Phu Quoc. A small, rugged archipelago with calm seas and green hills, the Pirate Islands have only recently opened to foreign travellers. For centuries, the islands provided shelter for pirates, who lay in wait in the rocky coves, poised to attack commercial ships plying the lucrative Southeast Asia trade route, laden with goods.
Today, the Pirate Islands have a wild and rustic charm: electricity is limited, accommodation is basic, the population is small, and the scenery is relatively unspoiled. But change is coming. Soon the Pirate Islands will be connected to the national grid, giving residents 24-hour electricity for the first time. And this is expected to spark a tourism boom.
Lunch on the island.
At 03.00 Pm, will take boat and cruise back Ha Tien city.
Free time your own sightseeing the city and shopping.
Dinner will be served at local restaurant and Overnight Ha Tien city (B/L/D)
From Ha Tien city, you can cross the land border at Xa Xia Border gate to visit Kep Town
of Cambodia, just some 20km away and come back Vietnam on the same day.
DAY 4: HA TIEN CITY - CHAU DOC CITY
Have breakfast at hotel and next we will depart for Chau Doc city (also Mekong delta).
On arrival Chau Doc, we will visit the Tram water forest (Tra Su Forest),Just 30 km southwest of Chau Doc lies the 850-hectare Tra Su Forest, an ecosystem of cajuput trees that line dusty dirt paths and a flooded mangrove forest that is a stunning backdrop for the paradisaic park’s plants and animals.
Tra Su forest is the home to 140 types of flora, 70 species of birds, 11 types of animals, 25 species of reptiles, and 23 kinds of fish, the forest is a nature lover’s dream. We explore the area on a day trip in what turns out to be one of our most magical destinations in all of the Mekong Delta.
A short walk from the parking area takes us to the small pier where boats wait to take us into the flooded forest, the boat trip will take some 15 minute and rowing through The channels narrow and widen, and we crane our necks to peer beyond the trees, tantalizing flashes of white catching our eye. Tra Su is also a mangrove forest, flooded throughout the year. Gnarled, twisted trees add to the illusion of being on land.
Lunch your own at local restaurant.
Check in Chau Doc Hotel.
This Pm, we will continue to visit the Chau Giang Muslim village:
Chau Giang is situated on Phu Tan district, An Giang province which is separated from Chau Doc by a river. Chau Giang Cham village is the gathering place of many Cham people in the South of Vietnam. Different from the Cham in the central region who follow Ba Ni or Brahmanism religion, the Cham in Chau Giang follow Islam with the strict mores of the official Islamic. For example, women wear wimpls.
Chau Giang Muslim village is the community of Vietnamese boaters who used to live in refugee camps in Indonesia and Malaysia followed Islamic. When they came back to Vietnam, they were not back to their hometown but arrived to live in Chau Giang.
The village house is a typical architecture of the Cham in the South is their wooden stilt house in the direction of East – West. The house is located on the rows of woods at the height of 2 or 3 meters. Below the house is the room for loom storage or for common living. At present, people often build surrounding wall so it is not empty like before.
There are some distinctions in the costumes of the Cham in Chau Giang. Males wear hats, which are black for the young and white for the old. They also wear sarong. Females wear the Mat’re on their head or the very nice hair covering caps while wearing the long dress in Cham style.
Next, we will visit the Masjid mosque which has the symbols of the sun and the crescent moon, representing Islamic; doors and roof in the shape of a cone. The key color of the mosque is white. There is no statue in the mosque as they do not worship idolatrous.
Continue the trip to visit a weaving workshop (There is no girl at the workshop). The Cham girls who have not got married are often stay at home and don’t often meet with strangers. Weaving looms of the Cham are the large ones. Until now, they are still weaving by handmade wooden looms and They also weave head scarf and hair covering hats.
Tour ends, transfer back the hotel and dinner will be served at one of the finest local restaurant, overnight Chau Doc city (B/D)
DAY 5: CHAU DOC - CAN THO DEPARTURE
Have breakfast in the hotel.
Free time for your own of relaxing and sightseeing.
Next will depart for Can Tho city (Can tho airport), some 120km and driving time over 2 and half hours.
On arrival Can Tho airport, tour ends at airport (B)