Hanoi – Saigon – Ca mau – Bac Lieu – Soc Trang – Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market (5 days, 4 nights)

(5 days, 4 nights)

Ca Mau province is located in the southern tip of Vietnam with 307 kilometers long coastline. Ca Mau has great potential in developing ecological tourism thanks to the salt-marsh ecological system and diversified flora and fauna system. Ca Mau is well-known for U Minh cajuput forest and Nam Can mangrove forest. Besides, there is also a historical vestige, Khoai Island, which is closely related to the insurrection led by hero Phan Ngoc Hien. Visiting Ca Mau, the southernmost of Vietnam, tourists will meet friendly southerners and join in the peaceful living atmosphere there.

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DAY 01: HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY                                                                                          (D)

In the morning, Hanoi Tourism’s car and guide will meet you at your hotel. Then we will transfer to Noibai International Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, we will move to our hotel for check-in registration.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) – the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It is known as the famous historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. The building now functions as a museum, where visitors can view the F5E fighter plane which bombed the palace on 8th April 1975 and tank 843 which led the final assault through the palace gate at 11.30 am on 30th April 1975.

After that, we will continue visiting some of the French-architectual-style buidings like: Sai Gon Notre-Dame Basilica, Sai Gon Central Post Office and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Then you have free time for shopping at Ben Thanh Market, before we going back to the hotel.

Dinner, free discovery and overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 02: HO CHI MINH CITY – CA MAU                                                                 (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will leave Ho Chi Minh City, passing Phu My Hung Urban area – one of the new luxury urban areas in the south of the city. We will take turn to take a short visit to Long An, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Can Tho then Rach Gia – the charming west coast city.

In the afternoon, we will move to Rach Soi along the national route 63, reaching Tac Cau Ferry and heading along Xeo Ro Canal to Miet Thu. We will arrive in Ca Mau Province for hotel check-in registration, dinner, free exploration and overnight stay.

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DAY 03: CA MAU – BAC LIEU                                                                                  (B, L, D)

We will start our trip to Nam Can mangrove forest in the early morning, conquering the last kilometers of Thien Ly Viet Nam Road. Then we will continue passing Cua Lon, Ong Trang and Rach Tau river via canoe.

Coming to Cape Ca Mau National Park, it means that you are stepping on the southernmost of Vietnam. This National park was originally covered in natural mangrove forest but the vast majority was destroyed during the Second Indochina War and, later, by conversion to aquacultural ponds and agricultural land. Most of the aquacultural ponds have been abandoned, and now support extensive areas of re-colonising mangrove forest. There are extensive mudflats, which are also being colonised naturally by mangrove. Here you can wander around the Cape Ca Mau site, or take photos with the national boundary stone and the symbol panel of Cape Ca Mau.

In the afternoon, we will depart for Bac Lieu Province, visiting Tac Say Church – where worships Father Buu Diep. Dinner, free discovery and overnight stay in Bac Lieu.

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DAY 04: BAC LIEU – SOC TRANG – CAN THO                                                     (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will stop over at the locally famous House of Bac Lieu Dude (now Bac Lieu Dude Hotel), the memorial house of musician Cao Van Lau (the original composer of the song vong co which started a new genre of cai luong music in the 1920s), Phat Ba Nam Hai, Xiem Can Pagoda (the most beautiful and the largest pagoda in the region).

After lunch, we will transfer to Soc Trang via the route Vinh Chau – My Xuyen, passing through many Phum Srok and ancient Kh’mer pagodas. Coming to Soc Trang Province, we will proceed to visit Bat Pagoda, Clay Pagoda and Nga Bay Town.

In the evening, you can take a walk along Ninh Kieu Pier, or take a boat on Hau River and enjoy tranditional folksongs named “don ca tai tu”. After that, you will be taken to Tay Do night market or Cai Khe Trading Center, the places with the most exciting ngiht activities in Tay Do.

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DAY 05: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY – HANOI                                                    (B, L)

After breakfast and hotel check-out, we will proceed to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, located at about 6km from Can Tho City. This is the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc. Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. We will also have a chance to visit the fruit orchards, rice noodle-making families and enjoy the pure atmosphere of Vietnam’s rural landscapes.

We will have lunch after tasting the tropical flavor of South Vietnam’s fruits, then we will return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

We will transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for departure flight, ending your unforgetable trip with Hanoi Tourism.

PACKAGE PRICE: USD/PAX

SIC tour

305

Private tour

1pax

2-3pax

4-7pax

8-12pax

13-15pax

16 pax (1 FOC)

Price

1,110

627

434

302

266

259

Inclusions:

  • Car/Van in tour.
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing room
  • English  speaking guide.
  • Mineral water on the car
  • Meals at restaurant as mentioned.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Boat in tour
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions:

  • All airfares, transfers & visa arrangements.
  • All services not clearly included.
  • Flight ticket
  • Tip for driver and guide.
  • 10% VAT tax.

Notes:

–          Child policy:

  • Children under 5 years old: free (sharing with parents)
  • Children 5 – 10 years old: 50% tour fee and sharing with parents
  • Children from 11 years old and above: as adult

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