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GO CONG, The Real Mekong for a day

HIGHLIGHT : Local people and their hospitality, food, and daily activities, Cao Dai Temple in Can Giuoc, Can Duoc local market, bike ride crossing paddy fields, boat trip and sampan cruise on the Upper Mekong River and Tan Thach creek…

OVERVIEW: Let’s join KIM TRAN Travel go to some untouched areas of the Mekong Delta where you will definitely get an insight into the locals’ daily routines and activities. You will enjoy a stunning short bike ride through remote villages stretching along beautiful paddy fields and fantastic boat ride through the narrow channels amongst the Delta’s incredible scenery. We ensure you will be amazed by lots of the locals’ activities on their paddy fields, orchards and at the local market. The locals’ strong sense of ancestral worship can be felt and seen everywhere. The locals’ hospitality and their simple but healthy food will surely make your trip even more enjoyable

TOUR ITINERARY: 

Can Giuoc-Can Duoc-Go Cong- My Tho-Ben Tre
• 07:30am: from your hotel in Saigon, enjoy a pleasant drive on the secondary road 50 (not the Highway 1!!) to Can Giuoc (30km) and pay a short visit to a beautiful and colorful local Cao Dai Temple – a combination of most of major religions on earth
• Another short drive (15km) will take us to Can Duoc market – a stunning rural market on its informal setting and friendly market goers
• Have a short ride on on newly built bridge to cross Vam Co river and then drive to Go Cong then Tan Hoa (25km) with some more breaks en route to visit a couple of local families’ legumes nursery and witness an unbelievable form of labor-intensive which has not changed over three generations! Seed by seed, they can make a farm of few hundred thousand of chili sprouts…
• Upon arriving in Tan Hoa, you will enjoy a stunning and easy bike ride (student bikes on flat and quiet villages’ paths for around 7km – alternatively you can choose to hop on the back of a scooter with your own driver) through some remote villages dotted with coconut palm trees stretching along the paddy fields
• Drive to Tan Thanh beach (5km, muddy beach, not for swimming) for a beautiful seafood lunch at a beach front restaurant
• Drive from Tan Thanh to My Tho pier (45km). Enjoy a fantastic cruise on the Upper Mekong, lined with many floating fish farms, to Ben Tre then being transferred to small sampan to wind through a green, lush, picturesque and Amazon-like creek of Tan Thach..
• Drive through Rach Mieu suspension-bridge for a breath-taking view of the Upper Mekong and its islets. Follow the highway 1 and the freeway to get back to Saigon (75km)
*** Service ends at your hotel at around 17:30pm

* The itinerary may be slightly changed depend on the wet or dry season

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE LIST

Group size
2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7-9 person
Price in USD
$95/person $90/person $80/person $70/person $65/person $60/person

Inclusions:
• Private transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle.
• Seafood lunch at Tan Thanh Beach
• Private sampan-cruise
• Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary including entrance fees
• Scooters
• Fresh tropical fruits
• Professional English speaking guide
• 02 bottles of mineral water per day per person

Not included:
• Drinks, meals and any other incidental expenses are not mentioned in the above.
• Personal travel insurance
• Tipping

Notice:
• Proper shoes or sandals are required for this trip as you have to get on and off the boat quite a few times
• We will visit a local Cao Dai Temple on this tour. Wearing shorts is ok, but not too short. Also, you are advised to get your shoulders covered while visiting the temple
• Some parts of the Mekong Delta are not that green during the dry season which goes from December to May
• There will be no shopping on this tour