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Lush Mekong Delta Tour 5 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-MK5D

Duration: 5 days

Destination: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Tra Su - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh City

US$ 331 per person

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Boating along innumerable rivers canals and arteries to see the lush greens of mighty Mekong Delta and see the locals live along the banks and even on the rivers in a 5- day tour.

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Day 1: Can Tho arrival

Meals: No

Welcome to Vietnam.
On arrival obtain your Vietnam visa ( with pre-approval letter) , and then clear Immigration and Customs.
After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside our driver. He/she will be holding a sign with your names on it. We then head straight to your hotel.
Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Can Tho

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Day 2: Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the early morning at 05.30 AM, you will take a boat through a beautiful small canals to reach Cai Rang floating market – the biggest whole sale tropical fruits on floating market.
After experiencing floating market, you will visit a local family who made noodles by handmade with 3 generations and you can try to learn how to make noodles with them. You will have a light breakfast on local restaurant beside beautiful and quiet canals.

Back to your hotel, check out and we proceed to Binh Thuy ancient house which was built in 1807 has been owned by Duong family. The house seems to be much brilliant in the sunlight with its sophisticated French architecture

Our next stop will be Bang Lang Stork Garden, surrounded by immense rice paddies as well as the interlacing canals of Can Tho, is one of the Mekong Delta’s best stork sanctuaries. Visitor can join a cruise on Hau River, or cycling past the orchards, craft villages and green fields to access the garden. It is a vast area, flood with water under the shady trees. Inside, a watching tower of 3 metres allows visitors to look around the gardens and learn peaceful scenes of the of the Mekong Delta’s countryside, fiddled by the chord of storks. There are various species of storks living at Bang Lang Stork Garden and other species of bird also make their home

Goodbye Can Tho, we move to Ha Tien province, have lunch at a local restaurant.

This afternoon we proceed to Mui Nai which is beautiful and dreamlike with brown sand and blue sea. You can enjoy sunbathing without being disturbed. There is also a mini water park for the children nearby the beach. Your children can play games, swim together and you do not have to worry about them as the water is very safe.

Next destination will be Thach Dong mountain appearing like the head of a majestic general looking to the sea, but it looks peaceful with green forests if seen from the border. At the base of the mountain lie pristine houses while far away are the immense golden rice fields and sugar palm trees stretching out towards the sky. From here we will enter Thach Dong Cave pagoda. You will see large and small caves formed from geological changes. Inside Thach Dong is Tien Son pagoda, believed to be built in the late 18th century to worship Shakyamuni Buddha and Bodhisattva Avalokitevara.

Then we go straight to Chau Doc.
On arrival, check in your hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Chau Doc

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Day 3: Tra Su Canpunjut forest – Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

This morning visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds.

After that, visit Raft village, and to learn the history of development of fishery (a type of specific economic on the river). Then continue by boat along the cannal into the village of Cham where we visit the ancient largest Mosques of Cham community in An Giang and to show a clear distinctive architecture and customs of residents here.

Then going straight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival, take a boat trip to explore the local life on the river. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Cai Be through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Mekong Delta.
Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made.
Enjoy a traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden.

Get back on private car and we head to Ho Chi Minh.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 4: Cu Chi tunnels & Halfday city tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Start our trip to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. The Cu Chi Tunnel system had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth.
During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors.
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City.

Visit Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City.
Our next stop is the War Remnants Museum. Operated by the Vietnamese government, an incipient form of museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the "Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes, located in the premises of the former United States Information Agency building.

Accommodation: Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 5: Ho Chi Minh departure

Meals: Breakfast

Free time until your drop-off time at airport for your flight back home. Have a safe and sound flight. We do look forward to seeing you again!

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Paddle along narrow channels & arteries
Visit vibrant Cai Rang Market and see unique ways of selling goods.

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.

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