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Mekong Waterway to Con Dao Island 7 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-C29

Duration: 7 days

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City / Ben Tre / Tra Vinh / Soc Trang / Con Dao Island

US$ 562 per person

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A classic Mekong Delta tour featuring all the best bits of the region combined with two days relaxing on one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam - Con Dao Island

trip highlight

  • Discovering Mekong Delta when ripening season comes
  • Living as local people in Ben Tre
  • Getting experienced typical cultural atmosphere in Tra Vinh
  • Visiting golden-roofed Khmer pagodas in Soc Trang
  • Relax and enjoy yourself at pristine Con Dao Island

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre

Meal provided: Lunch and Dinner


After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Ben Tre, the country of coconut. Up on arrival in My Tho you will get on boat, cruising along Tien River and enjoy the scenes of 4 islets Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix. The boat will stop for visiting My Tho fish wharf, fishing villages in Tan Long Islet.


You will disembark the boat to visit Thoi Son Islet where you will visit fruit gardens, local houses, enjoy the seasonal fruits and listen to folk music of the area. You will get on a hand-rowing sampan to explore natural water palm trees in quiet arroyos. Ben Tre province welcomes you with coconut candy firm, bee farm and jams.


Lunch at a local restaurant. We will keep driving to “Le Jardin du Mekong”, stop en-route for visiting a village of bonsai.


In the afternoon, settle in the inhabitant and free time to enjoy the natural environment and the beauty of the places.


Evening: foot bath with lemongrass leaves from the garden. Night in a wooden bungalow
Stay overnight in Ben Tre. 

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Day 2: Ben Tre – Tra Vinh

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


After breakfast, bicycle ride with owners to the local market, purchase of foods used to prepare lunch.

Afternoon: drive through Mekong Delta to Soc Trang. On arrival in Soc Trang, you will be welcomed by the warm host family. Check-in your home-stay before taking a biking/walking around the area for visiting the villages, rice paddy, gardens… Your day will finish at a Khmer pagoda before getting back to home-stay

Relax and listen to the sound of nature in the evening.
Stay overnight in Tra Vinh homestay

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Day 3: Tra Vinh - Soc Trang

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, walk or ride your bicycle through Khmer villages such Canh Dal, Tra Khao, Giong Lon to see how local people make their living or talk to the local elderly about wars that happened in the areas. After that, get on the bus awaiting at the big road to go to Cau Ke Market area where you will visit the market and the Huynh Ky ancient house. After that, drive back to the family for lunch.


Let your feeling immerse deeply in the atmosphere of Mekong Delta when driving from Tra Vinh to Soc Trang. You will pass through the fields, villages, and rivers. Arrive in Soc Trang, you will visit the Doi pagoda which is one of the most famous ones in Soc Trang with beautifully fascinating architecture and scenery. One special thing about this pagoda is there are many bats. The bats hang on the trees during the day in the pagoda garden. Next, you will visit Buu Son Pagoda. The pagoda is also named Clay because there are thousands of clay statues. It is also famous for owning very big 4 pairs of candles. They estimate that each candle can be fired in 70 years.

Check-in your hotel and relax

Stay overnight in Soc Trang

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Day 4: Soc Trang – Con Dao

Meal provided: Breakfast

You will take an early drive to the wharf for the morning speed boat to Con Dao Island. The Island welcomes you with cool weather. There might be some rain, but don’t worry, rain comes in go very quickly, in about 1 hour. The rain makes the air refresh and sunlight comes back soon and shines. It is time for you to discover the beauty of the Island as well as its history.


Enjoy your time as long as your wish.

Stay overnight in Con Dao

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Day 5: Con Dao Free

Meal provided: Breakfast


Free and relax at the beach.

Stay overnight in Con Dao

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Day 6: Con Dao free

Meal provided: Breakfast


Free and relax at the beach.

Stay overnight in Con Dao

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Day 7: Con Dao - fly back to Ho Chi Minh - Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast


Today, free until our car comes and picks up you to transfer to airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh. Connect your flight to home sweet home.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.

** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 04 nights base in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel). 
[ Superior (4 star-hotel) properties are also available upon request] 
• 02 nights at local homestay with good standard and basis services.  
• Daily buffet or set breakfast at hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges. 
• Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary. 
• Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver as specified in the itinerary. 
• Sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary. 
• Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner. 
• Boat, Sampan and bicycle as specified in the programmed. 
• Entrance fees according the above program
• Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers 
• VAT and all taxes and service charge. 

What's Excluded:

• International flight tickets and Visas stamp 
• Domestic and regional flights in the tour
• Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls 
• Personal, travel and health insurance
• Early check in and late check out 
• Single room supplement if request 
• 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 


1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour when sharing bed with parents. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price when sharing bed with parents. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price when sharing bed with parents & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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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. 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.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. 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!


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 ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and 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.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 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 3: 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 ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month 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.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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