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From the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh | 2-Day Tour from Saigon

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Overview

Travel from Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh through the beautiful Mekong Delta on an unforgettable 2-Day tour. Discover the magnificent delta region, visit one of the world’s busiest floating markets, sail through the majestic Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, and see the beautiful French colonial-style architecture in Binh Thuy.

Quick Facts

  • Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
  • Discover Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
  • Visit Binh Thuy ancient house
  • Discover the vibrant border town of Chau Doc
  • Included
  • 2 days
  • All year long
  • English
  • 2+

Activities

  • Adventure
  • Countryside
  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Mekong Delta

Highlights

  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
  • Mekong Delta
  • Phnom Penh
  • Binh Thuy ancient house
  • Chau Doc
  • Cai Rang floating market

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Rang Floating market - Chau Doc

The tour starts with a 4 am pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. From there, you'll head to the Mekong Delta's largest city, Can Tho, where you'll get on a boat at Ninh Kieu pier and sail the Hau River.

Your first stop will be at the Cai Rang, the Mekong Delta's most famous floating market. Although this is mainly a wholesale market, it is entertaining to watch the buyers and sellers interact and bargain. You may even do some negotiating yourself.

You can sit back in your boat, buy coffee from local vendors, and watch the trading going on all around you. Before you leave the floating market, you'll have a delicious local style bowl of noodle soup. 

Your boat will sail the green and beautiful canals of the Mekong River. You will pass rural villages and arrive at a fruit orchard where you can enjoy exotic tropical fruits and get to know more about the life of the Mekong people.

At 10 am, you'll head back to town and hop on a car that will take you to the picturesque Binh Thuy ancient house, a beautiful French colonial-style villa built in the early 1800s.

From Binh Thuy ancient house, you'll head to Cao Dai Temple before continuing the journey to Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. There, you'll board a small traditional boat, navigate the canals, and experience the wildlife of this extraordinary conservation area.  

Tra Su Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful thousand-hectare mangrove-forest surrounded by paddy fields. Enjoy a stroll around the conservation and climb up the observation deck for a spectacular view of the bird sanctuary and its thousands of storks and nesting birds. 

After Tra Su, you'll head to Chau Doc, where you'll spend the night in a 3-star hotel. After you have checked into the hotel you can relax and explore the beautiful border town. For dinner, you'll be free to visit the local restaurants on your own before returning to the hotel at a time that suits you. 

Day 2
Day 2: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

The second day of the tour will start with an early morning breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, you'll be picked up by the Hang Chau Boat Company and transferred to the speed boat pier. At the Chau Doc pier, you'll board a speed boat that will take you to Phnom Penh via the Vinh Xuong immigration checkpoint.

The boat leaves from Chau Doc at 7.30 am, and you'll arrive in Phnom Penh at around 12:30 pm, where you'll be free to continue with your adventure. Service ends at Chau Doc pier at 7:30 am.

Good to know

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Boat trip at Cai Rang floating market
  • Boat trip at Tra Su Bird Sanctuary
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking guide
  • Express boat ticket from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Two breakfasts and a lunch
  • Cambodia visa fee
  • Dinner
  • Travel insurance