Mekong Delta is a green land with lush gardens, river and channels. This trip will take you to discover less touristy parts of the large delta and living of local people.
Wake up early to transfer from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City at 7.00am for a 2 hour driving to Cai Be. Up on arrival in Cai Be, you will take a short visit to Cao Dai Temple which is symbolized for the local unique religion and then the Cai Be Cathedral.
After that, you will embark on the boat to visit the inland and floating markets of Cai Be to observe the daily life of local people as well as to know how the two markets different from each other.
You will buy fresh tropical fruits right at locals’ own boats and have chance to talk to them for exploring more their own culture value along with their daily life.
Leaving the market, you will continue with a hand-rowing boat tour to discover the exciting Mekong river life. The small boat will travel through the tiny canals and lead you to the mysterious spots.
Back to the main tourist boat and transfer to Tan Phong Island. Take a short rest, have a drink and taste the local fresh fruits.
Next, we will cycle around Tan Phong Island. If it is on school day, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savor a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens.
Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop if they open.
Lunch will be served at a local family in Tan Phong.In the middle afternoon, embarking on boat to leave Tan Phong Island for Can Tho.
Arrive in Can Tho, you will check in a lodge and relax.
Overnight in Can Tho
In the early morning, you will take a boat to Cai Rang floating market and have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. You back to hotel for check-out and have light breakfast or you can choose breakfast during visiting floating market.
Then, you can visit the local family who made noodles by handmade or relax in fruits garden next to the lodge before check-out.
At 12:00, you will check out and you will drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes
01 night at Mekong Rustic lodge with breakfast on a private double/twin sharing room
·Meals mentioned in the itinerary
·Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
·Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced and safe driver
·Boat trip, biking and all activities as in program
·Private English speaking guide with legal license
·01 bottle of mineral water/pax/day
·VAT, all taxes and service charge
·Hotel in HCMC
·Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls
·Personal, travel and health insurance
·Single room supplement
·Drinks during meals
·Meals that are not specified
·Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff
·Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Eve
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.
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 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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