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Rainforest Symphony, Mekong Delta & Secluded Beach

  • cai rang floating market (8)
  • tour 9 day 2 - market visit
  • tour 9 day 4 - lunch on the boat
  • phu quoc island and beaches (7)
  • phu quoc island and beaches (1)

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Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City - Nam Cat Tien - Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc
Starts in/Finishes in: Ho Chi Minh City/Phu Quoc
Highlights:

  • Indulge your nature and wildlife passion with 8km walk along the ecologic route in Nam Cat Tien National Park
  • Take a pleasant motor-boat trip along the Dong Nai river to view the wildlife on the riverbank
  • Pay a visit to the Bear Sanctuary where they rescue and take care of hunted bears in Vietnam
  • Head to Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town, famous for its flowers and bonsai plants, and where the French Writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood
  • Embark on board L’AMANT cruise and enjoy a delectable lunch on the Mekong River

Duration: 10 days

Travel Style: Honeymoon & Romance
Suitable: Couple

TRIP IN DETAILS

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, pick up by driver and transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The remainder of the way will be your own!

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

A morning drive and a short ferry across the Dong Nai River will take you to Nam Cat Tien National Park. After lunch, your nature and wildlife experience begins with 8km walk along the ecologic route. In the late afternoon, take a pleasant motor-boat trip along the Dong Nai river to view the wildlife on the riverbank. Stop at the grassland area to search for Peafowl, Jungle Fowl and birds that prefer a more open habitat. At around 20.00, a Jeep/Truck equipped with a spot light will transfer you to Ta Lai buffer zone for wildlife spotting. Typical wildlife seen at night includes deer, civet, guar, mongoose, macaque, snakes and other small animals. Today your accommodation is either in a Guesthouse in the Park’s centre or a comfortable thatch bungalow located next by a big and beautiful stream in the forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Local Guesthouse
Transportation: Private vehicle

In the morning, you will take a canoe to visit Tien Island, walk 800m to reach the centre of island, where E.A.S.T Centre (U.K) is located. There we will see many rare primate species which are available in only two countries of the worlds (Vietnam & Cambodia) and their daily lives. Enjoy interesting talks with E.A.S.T members about daily primate care. Hike 800m back to take a canoe and return to the park center for lunch. In the afternoon, 9km transfer by jeep inside the park takes you to T-junction where you turn off the main route for 5km hiking to Crocodile lake station (Bau Sau). Bau Sau is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodiles. After a short break at the lake watching tower, do some optional activities: rowing on the lake for 1 hour, watching biodiversity. Luckily, you may see crocodiles, various birds living in the lake. You will hike back to the T-junction and transfer back to the park center by jeep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Local Guesthouse
Transportation: Private vehicle

After breakfast, you will visit the Bear Sanctuary where they rescue and take care of hunted bears in Vietnam until their health get well enough to be released into the wild. After lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City by road, arriving in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Meeting point is at 09h30 at the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel. Coach transfer to Cai Be in the very heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival, embark on board L’AMANT and enjoy a delectable lunch and get acquainted with the crew, while the vessel starts its way to Vinh Long. In the early afternoon, embark on a small boat for a journey towards An Binh islands. On arrival, continue the tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and discover the everyday life in the Mekong Delta. Continue to visit a traditional house and enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Anchorage near Sa Dec. Dinner followed by a projection of the famous film (The Lover or l ’Indochine) and overnight on board of L’AMANT.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

After breakfast, visit Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town, famous for its flowers and bonsai plants, and where the French Writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Stop to visit the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, the “house of the Chinese” described in Marguerite Duras’ novel L’AMANT, before heading to a Chinese temple and stopping at the tomb of L’AMANT. Finally, pass-by the school where Margerite’s mother has taught as well as the house where she used to live with her children. On the way back, stroll through the lively market streets of this fascinating town. Return on board for lunch.

During the afternoon you will enjoy a cooking demonstration – an interesting way to learn about the local ingredients, how to cook one of the typical Vietnamese traditional dishes and Mekong fruits tasting or just relaxing on the sun deck while the boat cruise to Cai Be. Enjoy farewell dinner and overnight on board of L’AMANT.

Note: The school is closed during Tet (Vietnamese New Year festival) and other public holidays.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Boat

After breakfast on board, check-out (08h00) and embark on a local sampan boat and sail through the Cai Be’s floating market. Then take the rowing boat through the numerous arroyos and be captivated by the serenity of the Mekong Delta. Visit an ancient colonial house and a rice popcorn factory and taste the local specialties. After the visit, head back to Ho Chi Minh City by coach. When you arrive, another driver will take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for an afternoon flight to Phu Quoc Island. On your arrival, you’ll be picked up by shuttle to your hotel/resort.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, Plane

Your time will be free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation:

Your time will be free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation:

Your time will be free at leisure until being picked up for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City to connect with your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:
Transportation: Private vehicle, Plane

PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2021

Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat, Plane
Accommodation: 9 Nights
  • All pick-ups and transfers by private car with experienced driver, shared shuttle transfers for Mekong Delta Cruise and on Phu Quoc Island
  • Breakfast and accommodation in Double room in our list
  • Return domestic flight tickets (economy class): Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc, inclusive of domestic airport taxes.
  • Experienced English speaking local guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Full board on the L’Amant Cruise
  • All entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • VAT and other taxes
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Travel Insurances
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program
  • Bank transfer fees

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