Explore the lush waterways and green rice fields of one of the most fertile areas in the world; the Mekong Delta.Cruise floating markets amid a maze of ships selling a dizzying range of produce. See Cham artisans who first populated the area nearly 2000 years ago; and walk the pilgrim’s trail to Sam Mountain.
Leave Ho Chi Minh for Cai Be. At the floating market see traders hang their produce on poles to attract customers. Cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and try out some local Mekong specialties for lunch. Cruise to Cai Rang floating market, where hundreds of boats thread through the water between larger anchored boats which create ‘lanes’.
Visit Chau Doc's market which overlooks the confluence of three rivers; and take a boat to the Cham minority area of Chau Giang District. If you’re lucky you’ll see Cham artisans weaving their famous silk products.Afternoon climb to the summit of Sam Mountain to witness the stunning views of Cambodia.
Sleeping and meals
Mid-range to luxury hotel. Some meals included.
|Until 31 Dec 2013||US $452||US $1,203||in US Dollars per person (first class option)|
|31 Jan 2014 – Sept 2014||US $472||US $1,317||in US Dollars per person ( superior option)|
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Backyard Travel is an independent online company specializing in tailor made tours to seven destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and China. Launched in mid February 2012 with headquarters in Bangkok Thailand, Backyard Travel is staffed by locals and expats with many years of experience in the travel industry, who are committed to sharing their deep knowledge of, and passion for the region. Clients travelling with Backyard Travel will explore hidden places and see the classics with a unique twist, connect on a deep level with local people and ultimately gain a genuine understanding of the countries and cultures they visit.