Cu Chi Tunnels - Stork Sanctuary - Can Tho City (hotel or homestay) - Cai Rang Floating Market
This is one of the best combination tours to discover the South of Vietnam which dedicated to travelers who have only limited time in Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon).
Just 2 days, you will have opportunities to see several beauties this land has to offer. From its incredible natural scenery, cool floating area, spectacular rice fields view, the beautiful sunset, amazing historic monument, and glorious fruit orchards.
DAY 1: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – CAN THO CITY (Lunch,….)
At 7:30 am, Hana Tourist Car will offer a convenient pickup at your designated hotel or location in HCMC. Just grab a window seat as you take a 1,5-hour ride out of town for Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the greatest works constructed by Vietnamese people as a place to live and hide from being attacked during wars.
After visiting Cu Chi, we head to Mekong Delta. This land is a water world where boats, houses, and markets float upon the numerous rivers, canals, and streams that traverse the landscape like channels. Incredibly lush, with paddy field vistas and mangroves, and full of local life, with chaotic floating markets to explore by boat, the delta is one of the most interesting regions for travelers to discover. Our destination is Can Tho, the most popular town to visit as a base as it’s close to the floating market of Cai Rang. The Mekong Delta province of Can Tho is best known for its endless green rice fields and abundant orchards. You will then be served lunch at a nice local restaurant.
It would be impossible to visit or live in Can Tho or Mekong Delta and not be exposed to one of the country’s most beautiful scenery, Bang Lang Stork garden, in Thot Not district, 60 kilometers from Can Tho city, is one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in the Mekong delta. The path to Bang Lang crosses through vast rice fields under the shade of green bamboo trees. With a large number of travelers and researchers every day, Bang Lang stork garden has become an attractive Eco-tourism site in Can Tho City. It is ornamented by thousands of storks spreading their wings against the sunset sky. Thousands of birds on the bamboo tree could be seen from 16:30 to 18:00 pm as the birds return home from a hard day looking for food. This place is so picturesque with dazzling views that you would want to take pictures every single minute.
From Bang Lang Stork Garden, the van shall take 01 hours to your hotel/(Home-stay Optional) checking in.
- Option 1 stay in a hotel: free time at night and have dinner on your own
- Option 2 stay in home-stay: you can take a bike around the village if time permits, have fun and have dinner with local people.
Free time to explore Can Tho city at night time and small night market!
DAY 2: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – SAIGON (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, we shall pick you up at the hotel at 06:30 for an early floating market trip. It takes about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape —- Cai Rang floating market.
This is the largest floating market on the Mekong River. This beautiful merchant boat cruise offers a spectacular experience, you’ll have a chance to board a that sells pineapples we will eat some fruits at the top of the local boat. Your experienced skipper will give a commentary on the habits, lifestyle, and cultural facts of the area and its people. Amazingly stunning photographs are there!
After that, our boat goes on to reach a noodle and a rice paper factory. This 3-hour visit shall let you realize that almost all the families and villagers are professional, and skilled to develop their family traditional business. Another 10-minute boat ride shall take you to a fruit orchard where we will have 30 minutes of biking around the countryside. This is the very time to leave the main tourist trail and go off-grid to discover local life. Tropical fruits and tea, together with the fishing activity shall be the next part to recharge after the biking time.
The time now should be around 11:00. Let’s head back to Ho Chi Minh City and we will Enjoy our Vietnamese food lunch at a local restaurant.
And even if you don’t plan to buy, it’s worth visiting Kimmy Chocolate, Southern’s largest handcrafted chocolate manufacturer is located in Tien Giang which provides the stable cocoa raw material. Cocoa trees are carefully planted and taken care of by local farmers of Chợ Gạo Cooperative in Mekong Delta following Japanese UTZ standards. This is a rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process.
Snap a few priceless photos before you are conveniently transferring back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tour ends with a memorable experience.