Duration: 4 days 3 nights

This 4-day tour will provide you with the best of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. The region is dotted with a variety of immense agricultural fields and multiple water canals emerging from the Mekong Delta, forming a mosaic of colors. Its floating markets are enchanting and its handcrafts are stunning. The majority of the tour will take place on water.


  • A short tour for an overview of the Mekong Delta and an interesting visit of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Quiet boat trips on the Mekong Delta
  • The lively and colorful floating markets
  • Discovery of Sadec, a charming little town made famous by Marguerite Duras


Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour (L, D)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City– Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L, D)
Day 3: Can Tho – Sadec – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)


Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour (L, D)

Early morning arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. You will be picked up at the airport and transported downtown. We will start the visit by a walk down Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as Catinat Street. We will go to the Central Post Office (build in 1886 by Gustave Eiffel), Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall, and Municipal Theatre (Opera).

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Reunification Palace, Chinese Market in Cho Lon – the “Chinatown” of the city -, Thien Hau Pagoda, and Phuong Nam lacquer factory.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City– Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L, D)

Depart for the Mekong Delta in the morning.

Upon arriving in Ben Tre, the “country of coconut trees”, we will board a boat for a cruise through authentic landscapes and discover the customs and traditions of locals. Stop to visit a traditional brick workshop and a coconut candy factory. Then, the boat will sail towards the Cai Son and Thanh Nhon creeks, places where local families are specialized in manufacturing mats. There, you will also have the chance to taste seasonal exotic fruits before having lunch with locals.

In the afternoon, stroll in Cai Coi cove on a rowing boat. After that, head to Cho Lach across Cai Mon district, well-known for its fabulous bonsais and orchards. There, we will stop to visit a Catholic church and a bonsai garden.

We will reach Can Tho in late afternoon.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Can Tho – Sadec – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)

Today, we will take a boat trip to explore the amazing Cai Rang Floating Market, a place where people do business from boat to boat and where each merchant hangs samples of their products on a long pole (“beo”) so buyers can see from a distance.

Then, travel to Sadec and lunch in an old house. This charming little town Sadec was made famous by French writer Marguerite Duras, thanks to her novel “The Lover”. There, we will visit Huynh Thuy Le’s old house (where the French author lived), Kien An Cung Pagoda, and the bonsais in the town.

Along our drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will stop to visit a Cao Dai temple.

Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

Enjoy free time at your own leisure until the bus picks you up and transports you to the airport for your flight.

Please contact us for more information about this tour or to customize this itinerary.


  • All transportation (private) 
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation (twin or double room) 
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for Lunch, D for dinner) 
  • Boat visits in the Mekong Delta
  • All entrance fees

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals
  • Drinks
  • Supplement for single room

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