Day 1: Ho Chi Minh-My Tho-Can Tho (L)
Depart your central Ho Chi Minh hotel by climate-controlled vehicle and travel to My Tho in the Mekong Delta. Stop to admire the ornate Vinh Trang Pagoda and board a motorized riverboat to chug past villages, stilted houses, and fruit plantations.
Go ashore at Turtle Island and savor lunch at a local restaurant before cruising along channels thick with water coconut trees. Stop to visit a family-run business and enjoy a hand-rowed sampan trip along narrow canals past farmsteads, fruit trees, and rice paddies.
Following a stroll through a village and fruit orchard, continue to Can Tho for dinner (own expense) and an overnight stay.
Overnight: Can Tho 2-star hotel
Day 2: Floating Market-Ho Chi Minh (L)
Begin with an early-morning boat trip to the delta’s biggest floating market—Cai Rang—at its busiest and most interesting time.
Weave between the vendors’ boats at this wholesale market to see them trading fresh fruit and vegetables, and continue by boat through narrow waterways to a rice-noodle factory.
Watch the workers producing thin noodles from rice, and then enjoy lunch at a loal restaurant before your tour ends at your Ho Chi Minh hotel.