Conquer Mekong Delta | Two days in three cities, why not?

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For most foreign people, I have talked so far, the idea of an existence of a wetland called Mekong Delta only popped up when they happened to sort out a tour outside of Saigon. This is seen as one of the best tours in Vietnam when visitors are led to the ending domain of this S-shaped country and get to know deeply about the spectacular and interesting stories that are only found in the Mekong, along with people’s unique lifestyle in a land with an immense network of rivers and canals. If you want to be a part of this country rather than just a tourist, here is one of many Mekong Delta tour options that you can choose to explore within only two days.

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A rice paddy field

Arrive in Tiền Giang on the first day

Cái Bè is the very first destination to kick off your tour. This is a large district belonging to Tiền Giang, which takes you only 2 hours from Saigon. Cái Bè Floating Market is the most ideal site to visit in the morning. By having an insight of this special market, you then get to know how a local market is organized, and why dwellers happened to trade on the surface of a river rather than a regular corner on land.

Coming next are a chain of several native long-established factories. The locals’ method of creating handicraft merchandise will capture your attention. Some can be taken into account include the making of green rice, coconut candies, honey and so on. Not to mention, transforming into these artisans yourselves is going to be an interesting idea. Tasting honey tea and selecting your favorite products are what you can choose to do at the end of a visit here.

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Cái Bè Floating Market

Next up, embark on Tân Phong Islet, one of the four biggest islets in the intersection of Tiền Giang and Bến Tre Provinces. If signing up for a Mekong Delta group tour or in case you are a part of a Mekong Delta cruise, chances are that you will be heading to this islet after spending half a day on the mainland. Afterward, sneak through the little canals enclosed by the shady coconut trees on both sides of the river banks. On the islet, a real image of how Mekong citizens enjoy their daily life is going to be revealed. An absolute contrasting picture of what you have normally seen back home. This is how you can experience a day in the life of a peasant, a fisher or simply a Vietnamese wife raising their kids at home, cooking in the kitchen or feeding roosters in the front yards. Other than that, visiting a greenish shady fruit garden, picking bunches of tropical fruits on your own and enjoy the absolute sweetness released from these freshly picked rambutans, durians or longans are what you can be offered next.

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The making of Coconut candies

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The serene space of life

After that, head straight to Cần Thơ City when the Sun starts to disappear and spend the rest of the night freely wander off Cần Thơ Downtown with your families and friends.

Return to Saigon on the next day

When breakfast time is over, you will have a chance to witness the biggest floating market across the Mekong Delta, Cái Răng. A huge area on the surface of the river is packed with full of wooden boats. Your excursion in this morning will be surrounded in the chit-chats of lady sellers and the aromatic smoke of the hot bowls of soup noodles. Even coffee, fruits of all kinds, household merchandise or electric devices can be spotted out here.

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The Mekong Islet

When the Sun is at its peak, start heading to local rice noodles and rice paper factories before having lunch in a local restaurant. During the very last hours of your second afternoon, follow a local guide back to Saigon and start exploring the rest of the country as planned.

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The making of rice paper

Mekong Delta group tour is what many people choose to discover this wetland in the most basic way. However, you can consider to have a private tour for a better understanding or feel free to request a customized tour to this land with your given ideas and suggestions.

Visiting Can Tho to experience garden tourism through My Khanh Tourist Village

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Can Tho has long been known to many as a “capital” in Western Vietnam, also known as another name “Tay Do”. But the biggest question of tourists during their Mekong Delta tour is where they can play and enjoy the beautiful nature in Can Tho. Therefore, today we will introduce one of the most interesting tourist destination – My Khanh Tourist Village, which has always been recommended by many Vietnam local tour operators.

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My Khanh Tourist Village

Where is My Khe Tourist Village?

Being in a district with many tourist sites in Can Tho, My Khanh Tourist Village is located at no. 335 Lo Vong Cung, My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District. The way to this ecotourism village is also not difficult. You just need to follow Trung Luong Expressway or from Phu Lam roundabout, you go along the Highway 1A to Can Tho. In these ways, you can go to My Khanh Village by motorbike or car.

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A corner in My Khanh Tourist Village

Another way to travel to this tourist site in Can Tho is to get to the Western Region Bus Station and buy tickets or you can book it online through the phone number. The ticket price from Saigon to Can Tho ranges from 80,000 to 100,000 VND. If you choose this option, it would be more relaxing because you do not have to worry about the time and traffic.

How to get to My Khanh Tourist Village?

From Can Tho City, there are three options for you to choose in this situation. The first one is to take a taxi to go straight to the village, the second one is to ride a motorbike taxi, and the last is to get on a bus. Depending on your financial capability, you decide which option suits you. However, it would be better to remind you that if you choose the third option for your Mekong Delta tour, you had better buy a map of Can Tho City.

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Fresh fruit gardens

Currently, the infrastructure is well developed, plus Can Tho is a large city, so the road system is invested very carefully, suitable for tourism development. One of the important notes you need to pay attention to when visiting My Khanh Tourist Village in Can Tho is you have to know exactly where you are going to avoid getting lost. If not, do not hesitate to ask the “villagers”, they are always willing to help.

What is the ticket price to visit My Khanh Tourist Village?

Currently, an entrance ticket for one adult (taller than 1.3m) costs 60,000 VND, while children (1m – 1.3m) cost only 30,000 VND and those under 1m are free. But that is only the ticket for you to enter the village. Once you get into the My Khanh – Can Tho Tourist Village, you will spend one whole day playing and exploring the village such as the rivers and lakes, fresh fruit gardens or simulated traditional games. And each of the services has its different price that you should find out before having a Can Tho tour.

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Feeding crocodiles

What to play in My Khanh Tourist Village?

One of the activities known as the highlight of this village is to become a “wealthy” landowner. That means you will have your own private cart, visit your own land, have a tour guide, private umbrella and fan. Moreover, if you have never experienced the feeling of living in a large house with a precious wooden table and chairs, then this definitely is a good opportunity for you.

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Pig racing a unique game in My Khanh Village

In addition to the main activity mentioned above, many simulated outdoor games in the village also make you feel interested and relaxing, for example trying to be a farmer boat rowing boat, catching fish, digging ditches or learning how to grow rice. In particular, My Khanh Tourist Village is suitable for all people at the different age such as the older, the middle-aged, teenagers, children and even couples. With the natural advantage of the green environment and fresh air to rest, you will find this Mekong Delta group tour certainly worthy. Thus, if you have any intentions to stay overnight, it would be also convenient because there is a high-quality resort inside the My Khanh – Can Tho Tourist Village.