Mekong Delta Overture 7 Days

A 7 day trip to Vietnam 
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Seven-day Vietnam vacations and holidays in Vietnam on SE Asia's famous wetland area and floating markets arranged by specialist Vietnam tour operators Highlights: Our tailor-made Vietnam vacations include Ho Chi Minh City, boat cruises, bird watching, floating markets, the Mekong Delta ecosystems, Kh'mer architecture, and the ethnic minority Cham Muslim community.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Vinh Long, Can Tho, Chau Doc

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Our Mekong Delta Vietnam vacations begin with....
.... time to recover and a night in Ho Chi Minh City. Your guide will be with you throughout your tour of the Mekong Delta, so your ‘Welcome’ dinner will be an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and chat about your tour.

Guide/escort: transfer from the airport
Meals: one dinner

Five days driving deep into the Mekong Delta.
You'll be meeting the people and experiencing the unique culture, then turning north-west towards the border with Cambodia before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Your programme begins with urban sprawl and awful traffic, but the vista soon opens up as you pass My Tho on the edge of the Delta, very commercialised and as far as most tourists venture.

At Vinh Long, you'll start to feel the laid-back pace of life, and take to the water to cruise the mighty Mekong River and the myriad of tiny drainage channels that crisscross between the ‘nine dragons’, the nine river outlets to the South China Sea. It'll be a melee of floating markets, succulent tropical fruit orchards, cottage industries, trying the local confectionery and meeting the python and elephant fish in the bonsai garden.

After a night at Can Tho and another floating market – wholesale, this time, you'll head southeast to Soc Trang and an authentic experience of a remote Mekong town. Unfortunately, it means a long return drive (there's not many roads on the Delta), but the journey is interesting and Soc Trang has a lot to offer.

After another night in Can Tho, you'll follow the Bassac River north-west to Tam Nong. En-route, you'll drop in at a forest that helped to win the war, and some houses with plenty of feathered lodgers. Eventually, you'll arrive at the Tam Nong National Park and Wetland Reserve with a night in the guesthouse in prospect. It’s hardly the Hilton, but it won’t bother you because you'll probably be quite tired.

In any case, you'll need an early night - you'll be woken at an unearthly hour to join the dawn chorus of the park’s inhabitants. After a morning investigating the Reserve, you'll continue alongside the Bassac to Chau Doc and a comfortable night.

Chau Doc is as far as you can get without being in Cambodia, but you can have a look over the fence from the top of Sam Mountains. There's also pagodas and a mosque to visit, floating fish farms, and an optional afternoon excursion to a grim memorial to the Kh’mer Rouge.

The drive back to Ho Chi Minh City is lengthy, but you should arrive at your hotel with time for sightseeing and shopping if you have the energy and inclination.

Meals: five breakfasts, five lunches and two dinners
Guide: fully escorted

Back to the normal world!
You'll have a free morning until your car arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure or transfer flight.

Meals: one breakfast


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

What's Not Included 

* International flight tickets and airport tax
* Visas
* Dinners except as specified above
* Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
* Camera fees
* Insurance