3-Day Mekong River Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
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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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Valdir J

it s a good tour. guides are funny and friendly. good acommodations.


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what to expect

Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - MY THO- BEN TRE - CAN THO CITY
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: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET -  TRA SU CAJUPUT FOREST - CHAU DOC TOWN
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: EXIT TO PNOMPHENH FROM CHAU DOC TOWN
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 continue by speedboat and arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh from where our services end.

inclusions and exclusions

  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh City (Centrally located hotel in 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 (Extra 1 dinner for the homestay Option)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on a twin-sharing basis (either in the hotel, hostel, or hotel and homestay/ bungalow)
  • Cambodian entry visa
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Extra Single room 10$/night/room
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside District 1. For the centrally located hotels in Dist 1 where we can not pick up and transfer because of the traffic rules, please contact the local supplier for support. In more detail, we are not allowed to pick up at Nguyễn Trãi Street, Nguyễn Thị Nghĩa Street,…
  • 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 at time of booking
  • Group tour from 20 pax
  • This tour ends in Phnom Penh, speed boat will arrive at the Sisowath port in Phnom Penh ( in Cambodia ) about 13:30 and does not return to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Export from Vinh Xuong Border (in Viet Nam) and import to Kaam Samnor Border (in Cambodia).
  • Travelers MUST have a Cambodian entry visa in order to enter Cambodia. Failure to have one may result in denial of entry.
  • Travelers have to pay $35 per person for the Cambodian visa and take 2 photos. Your guide on the boat will help you to apply for it at the boder.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults, otherwise they will be subject to the adult rate. A surcharge maybe applied to the bookings with 2 or more children.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat and the tour inclusions. Please advise the supplier if you have from 1 infant at time of booking.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • 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. For the centrally located hotels in Dist 1 where we can not pick up and transfer because of the traffic rules, please contact the local supplier for support. In more detail, we are not allowed to pick up at Nguyễn Trãi Street, Nguyễn Thị Nghĩa Street,…
cancellation 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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