3-Day Mekong River Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
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Activity Summary
Experience the intriguing life at the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia in a three days trip, which will create fond memories of the life near the water banks. Have a taste of the sweet fruits and local candies and delicacies, and enjoy the serene surrounding of the nature and the local life at the Mekong River upon exiting Vietnam to Cambodia.
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  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam , Vietnam
  • 3 days
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3. 83

7 Reviews
J B
Jacqueline B

Lots of pluses and minuses here. Start with the pluses, the accommodation was basic but ok and there was a couple of good mini trips here. The boat ride to Phnom Penh was OK as well. The negatives were our tour guide was awful, so rude to anyone that wasn't Vietnamese which was unusual as everyone else we met was lovely. He wouldn't tell us times and was dismissive when asked. We booked a home stay and we were the only ones doing this. The bus arrived at the hotel and we were told to get on the back of 2 motorbikes with 65 litre rucksacks. When I tried to ask about this he walked off. We are 2 girls and the motorbike riders didn't wait for each other. After a 20 minute ride in the dark with my rider not speaking English I was finally reunited with my travelling companion but it is safe to say we were both quite scared at first. The home stay was lovely and the owners really friendly. The next morning we were reunited with our group but this was done by us swapping boats in the middle of a big river with our guide shouting hurry hurry which again was a negative experience. This tour crams in a lot some good, some bad. I would have rated it higher if the guide had been helpful and friendly.

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What To Expect

Day 1:
Begin the day with pick up at your centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and then journey towards the Mekong River. Take a walk to a nearby village, where the locals will treat us with a taste of tropical fruits and sweet honey tea. This will all be enjoyed to the tunes of local folk music. Continue your journey by a small rowing boat, floating down the river in serene surroundings, which will bring you to a Coconut Candy Workshop, to experience of the boiling candy in pots and pans. After lunch at the local restaurant, head to My Tho by boat, and afterwards towards Can Tho by bus. Upon arriving in Can Tho, you have the opportunity to go for a homestay experience. From here you will be brought by boat at the Mekong River to a riverside cottage. In the evening a family will welcome you with a delicious family dinner and local folk music nearby.

Day 2:
Breakfast will be included at our stay. We continue our journey on the Mekong River, with a morning visit the famous floating marked for afterwards to dock at a river bank restaurant. Here we have a chance to see barbeque which is not for the faint hearted. This is also a great location to enjoy the serene surroundings of the greenery near the Mekong River. Continuing our journey by boat, we will arrive at a noodle workshop, where we have a fantastic chance to see how the Vietnamese produce rice papers and other products alike. After a boat ride back to Can Tho, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Please the advised that lunch is not included. Continuing our journey by bus towards Chau Doc, we will have a visit at the wild bird sanctuary at Tra Su. Here, enjoy a boat ride as local people will bring you around the small rivers and swamp areas to experience the nature and wildlife.When arriving in Chau Doc our hotel will be located near the local market, which will give you easy access to your own preferred experiences.

Day 3:
Breakfast will be served at the hotel before we continue our journey. After a short walk through the local market, be picked up at the river banks and brought to the nearby fish farms and floating village. Here you will get a chance to see the life at the Mekong River. Afterwards, proceed to the small minority of Cham people, who have built their village on wooden pillars to keep them dry and safe from floods. Afterwards continue by speedboat and arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh from where our services end.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1 only).
  • Local, English-speaking tour guide 
  • Mineral water (1 bottle/day) 
  • Boat trips at the Mekong River 
  • Express boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh 
  • All entrance fees 
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (1 dinner at homestay)
  • 1-Night homestay/bungalow in Can Tho 
  • 1-Night stay in 2 star hotel (based on 2 people sharing twin or double room)
  • Cambodian entry visa
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside District 1
  • Extra Single room 10$/night/room
  • Sisowath Tourist Dock. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Led by a local guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Group tour from 20 pax
  • This tour ends in Phnom Penh and does not return to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travelers MUST have a Cambodian entry visa in order to enter Cambodia. Failure to have one may result in denial of entry
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Extra surcharge may apply for pickup outside of District 1
Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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