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6-day Lazy Waterways Mekong

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V’Explore Travel is an established company specializing in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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6-day Lazy Waterways Mekong

Mekong Delta is known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away. The Mekong’s Vietnamese name, “Cuu Long”, means Nine Dragons for the nine mouths that terminate the flow of this great river as it is absorbed by the sea. Cruising upstream in a lazy way is very unique way to get very close view of local people in the Delta, to understand more about their cultural lives that live along with water with canals & rivers around and the richness…

DAY 1

Arrive in Saigon

Meet and transfer to hotel for check in. At leisure time. Overnight in Saigon

Saigon
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DAY 2

Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour

8:00am Guide will meet at hotel and transfer to visit Cu Chi Tunnels _ an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War by guerrilla. The Cu Chi Tunnels are located 60 km northwest of Saigon in Cu Chi district. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels. This main system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. Drivel back Saigon. Afternoon, a short tour to visit the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Pagoda (built by the Cantos congregation in the early 19th) and Ben Thanh market for shopping. Read more

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DAY 3

Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long

8:00: our driver will pick you up at hotel lobby. We enjoy a scenic drive through the Mekong Delta to Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Here we will get on board our private boat with your local tour guide. and cruise through the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long town. Stop at a bonsai garden, where the host will treat you a sumptuous lunch with local specialties and a popular dish of 'Elephant-ear fish'. After lunch, continue our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day we arrive at a house is built on stilts over the water. We can take a biking around the village, enjoying the big smiles and “hello” from the local people. Stay overnight here. You can participate in preparing dinner with the hosts or have a shower before our dinner. Lunch and Dinner Included Read more

Vinh Long
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DAY 4

Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Morning we will make our way up the less travelled branches of the mighty Mekong River. Along the route, we will stop and learn about the local industries such as brick manufacturing, coconut production, and visit fruit orchards. Arrival in Sa Dec, visit Trung Vuong Primary School where the well-know writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood… (Marguerite Duras’ famous novel is The Lover). A picnic lunch will be prepared on board in an area of natural beauty that is away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful countryside landscapes while enjoying lunch. Continue our journey by cruising up the Mekong River. Late afternoon, we arrive in Long Xuyen which is a typically peaceful provincial town lying on the Mekong’s riverbanks, dotted with an attractive floating market. Check in hotel approximately 5.00 PM. Overnight in Long Xuyen. (Optional: you might join with the guide to explore local delicacies) Breakfast and Lunch Included Read more

Long Xuyen
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DAY 5

Long Xuyen – Chau Doc

After breakfast visit Long Xuyen floating market, one of the biggest markets on the river which is less touristic. Today we enjoy lunch onboard with traditional dishes. After lunch, continue our journey by visiting a local Muslim Village. Next, visit a fish farm on the river and will be amazed by the feeding frenzy at feeding time. Back to town and check in hotel about 4.00PM. Overnight in Chau Doc. Breakfast and Lunch Included Read more

Chau Doc
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DAY 6

Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

Take Hang Chau express boat to Phnom Penh at 7:30 AM. All arrangements for your transfer to the hydrofoil to Phnom Penh will be pre-arranged. Breakfast at hotel Included. Have a safe trip!

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Saigon
Day 3
Location Vinh Long
Day 4
Location Long Xuyen
Day 5
Location Chau Doc

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be
  • English speaking guide as in program
  • Hotel accommodations on Double sharing occupancy with breakfast as indicated
  • Meals (excluding drinks) as stated in each day tour
  • Private boat fee & sightseeing fee as specified all along Mekong + bike
  • Express boat ticket Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour.

Package excludes

  • Visas to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Drinks - Private expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and Gratuities

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V'Explore made all the travel arrangements for myself and my wife for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Personal drivers, guides, accommodation and tours. All done with professionalism, friendly service and to a good standard.

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We have used V'explore for two different tours in Laos Cambodia VietnamThailand and Myanmar. Their attention to detail and extremely well organized tours made it a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend this tour Company and particularly because of their competitive rates.

Danica, Australia

I travelled with a friend and V'explore looked after us so well the entire time! All the tour guides were knowledgable and friendly. No better way to organise a trip to Vietnam than through V'explore. Highly recommended!

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