Fervour of Saigon & the Mekong Delta

Experience Saigon from the alternative as you uncover the city's sights with the most private, intimate and local insiders' perspective. Take the journey less travelled on a seaplane journey to the rustic Mekong Delta uncovering the laidback lifestyle and mesmerizing countryside. 

HIGHLIGHTS

See Saigon in style on a Military Jeep and visit less-trodden canal ways

Visit the Cu Chi war tunnels by speedboat

Experience the Ben Thanh Market on an evening street food tour

Travel by seaplane and experience the idyllic life on the Mekong Delta

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE  SAIGON / CAN THO

Arrive into Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat Intl Airport and be met and transfer to your private seaplane for a short 45mins journey to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. On arrival, enjoy lunch in a charming setting and then, embark on a tour of Can Tho with sites as the Can Tho Cultural Museum, Chinese Pagoda, Cao Dai Holy Temple etc...

Overnight: Azerai Resort, Can Tho

Meals: Lunch 

DAY 2: CAN THO

Today, embark on a private boat as you witness the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market with thousands of wholesalers and locals along the waterways. Visit the Can Tho Bridge - the longest main span cable-stayed bridge in Southeast Asia. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Azerai Resort, Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 3: CAN THO / SAIGON

Say your farewells as we transfer to your private seaplane for a 45mins return to Saigon. On arrival, be met and picked up in a military jeep as we embark on a city tour uncovering sites as the Reunification Palace, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum. Next, we hop onto a private boat cruising through the city canals and experience a different side to Saigon. 

Overnight: The Reverie Saigon

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4: SAIGON

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to your private speedboat for your journey to the Cu Chi War Tunnels. Witness the scenery change from concrete buildings to lush jungles. Get insights into the Vietnam War by visiting the tunnels, ammunication caches, secret bunkers etc. Thereafter, enjoy lunch in a pleasant riverside setting before exploring the rustic countryside visiting a cricket farm and rice paper-making house. We then return to Saigon where in the evening, enjoy a tour of the Ben Thanh Old Market indulging in some of the most popular local street snacks and food. 

Overnight: The Reverie Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: DEPART SAIGON

Enjoy a leisure morning and then be transferred to Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat Intl Airport for departure or continue your adventures cruising upstream on the Mekong River on the fabulous Aqua Mekong

Meals: Breakfast

 

CRUISING ON THE MEKONG RIVER

DAY 5: SAIGON / MY THO

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to My Tho dock where we welcome you aboard the Aqua Mekong. Settle into your floating retreat, with its window wall conferring an endlessly captivating panorama. Enjoy these private Mekong moments on your California king bed, terrace or daybed. 

Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: BINH THANH / SA DEC / MY AN HUNG

Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village or opt to visit Sa Dec where we will peruse the vibrant market and see the famous house of Marguerite Duras' legendary lover, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. In the afternoon, visit a typical Mekong Delta village called My An Hung where we will walk through verdant plantations. We will be invited to a local's home to taste local fruits while hearing traditional folk songs performed by villagers followed by a unique unicorn dance. A 17-kilometer biking option is also available.

Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: CHAU DOC / VINH XUONG / KA'OM SAMNOR BORDER

Travel by skiff along Bassac Canal to Chau Doc floating market then head off by van to Long Son Pagoda atop Sam Mountain. Ask the monks about their age-old Buddhist practices. Return via the bustling morning market. Optional 18 kilometers bike ride on Long Khanh Island or take a rickshaw ride to visit Tan Chau Market with chef. After lunch, relax by the pool, try traditional Khmer massage or learn to cook Mekong inspired dishes while we cross the border to Cambodia. 

Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: KOH OKNHA TEY / PREAH PROSOP

On this river of time we admire dexterous Khmer artisans dyeing and weaving kroma, the ubiquitous item no Khmer lives without. Explore the riverbank on two wheels if you wish, past Buddhist temples and thatch houses perched on spindly wooden stilts while white oxen wade just offshore. After lunch, we board our marine-grade aluminum skiffs and head towards the tamarind trees of Preah Prosop, a remote village little changed over several lifetimes.

Overnight: Aqua Mekong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: DEPARTURE PHNOM PENH

Arrive Phnom Penh - the bustling capital of Cambodia where you may continue your adventures in Cambodia or be transferred to Phnom Penh Intl Airport for your flight return home. 

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

Azerai is a unique oasis of calm; a relaxing base from which to explore Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and the bustling waterside city of Can Tho, noted for its floating markets. Built on its own islet with lakes, waterways and mangroves, Azerai in Can Tho offers a unique island resort experience. Its exclusive setting means it is only accessed by boat, with easy transfers to and from the hotel's pier to the city of Can Tho. 

Azerai Resort, Can Tho

The Reverie Saigon is the ultimate luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City providing a one-of-a-kind modern lifestyle up to world's finest standards in hospitality industry for local and international travelers; by successfully combining Vietnam's local warmth and familiar comforts of home with the luxurious pampering of a five-star hotel. The hotel offers exceptional guest rooms and spacious suites with breathtaking views of the Saigon River and the city. 

The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

CRUISING ON THE MEKONG RIVER

Aqua Mekong

Embark on a cultural odyssey through Cambodia's Mekong River aboard the Aqua Mekong, the finest of river cruise ships in Asia, showcasing modern architecture and interiors by renowned architect Noor Design. The award-winning vessel showcases exceptional dining experience crafted by Michelin-starred consulting Chef David Thompson. 

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