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3D/2N _AFTERNOON ARRIVAL (PM)

28-09-2016 1,262

HCMC - COCO RIVERSIDE LODGE - HCMC

Code: CRL03PM

Day: 3days/2nights

 

DAY 1: SAIGON – VUNG LIEM      (-/-/D)

This morning you will start your tour to the heart of the Mekong Delta with the transfer to Trung Nghia, Vung Liem (approx. 150 km in three hours via Bentre route or 4 hours through Vinh Long province) with your own personal transport and professional guide.

Upon arrival, you will meet a representative and you are led to the lodge along countryside path. After just a short walk you will be treated to a welcome drink. Check in

Select bicycles for a cycling tour in the afternoon on quiet village roads passing by a duck farm, green rice paddies, sedge field and small villages. Along the way, you visit one of the many dragon fruit plantations and taste it right away after pick up directly at the point. This is a relaxing time with plenty of chances to capture the picturesque Asian sun set scenes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset before returning to the lodge on your bicycles.

You are the chef! A traditional cooking class with Vietnamese pancake. A great learning experience that means you can take a little of Vietnam home with you. Dinner is served at lodge's restaurant

Accommodation at Coco Riverside Lodge

Meals included: Dinner

 

DAY 2: TRUNG NGHIA – VUNG LIEM      (B/L/D)

After breakfast, loaded boats are already heading to local market and transporting goods such as coconuts from one factory to the other, crossing local ferry to visit beautiful Cao Dai temple. We also had a chance to see these factories. Situated alongside the river, these are small coconut-processing operations. Once the coconut has been shelled, the coconut fibers are removed from the husk to make rope, which in turn is used to weave rugs. You can watch the whole manufacturing process in a short period of time. Most of the work is done by hand at very low cost. The buyers are mostly foreign companies. Back to Lodge and have lunch and relax

After a chance to rest, you walk around village paths leading us to home of Mr. Cong where you watch how he makes pop rice, shows you the blend of traditional and modern agricultural method that sustains the local village. He will reveal the secret of making 'rice pop'. This unique and nutritious foodstuff will become a gift for locals or children in this idyllic village. Your guide explains how the animals are raised and shows you the way they collect 'biogas' to make free and sustainable cooking food.

Back to the Lodge, hop on bike or boat to visit rice husking mill and Chua Xu temple where locals and visitors from other provinces come to pray. It has more than 200 years of age existed at this area.

After shower and refresh, you start to walk to neighbor home and enjoy a "poon" lights while traditional musical performance by war veteran artist. Then, experience of traditional torches made of dried coconut leaves to get back.

Dinner with a twist is served after the night tour

Accommodation at Coco Riverside Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

DAY 3: TRUNG NGHIA – DEPARTURE       (B)

After breakfast you walk around the garden of the land's owner, feeding fish or fishing if interested, visiting family's grave yard. Then, help to harvest some water coconut leaves and weave them up by locals and by you. These leaves are a key building material in the Mekong Delta as they are used to build the walls and roof of the houses.

The local people will show you not only how they use these leaves but also how to make the 'poon' sticks that illuminated later at night with musical performance. Check out for your next destination

The end

 

*** Kindly note that this is basic program, sightseeings can be changed in order or mixed due to tidal or weather matter

 

Included

Private air-condition room with complementary water

Free coffee, tea in room

Meals mentioned with 1 lunch, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts

Biking, engine boat, entrance fee

Water during biking

Local guide on spot

Traditional music and pop-rice services

 

Excluded

VAT bill

Travel insurance

What not mentioned in the itinerary

Tipping for staffs

Drinks during meals or in the mini bar

 

Itinerary in brief

DAY 1:

Welcome and check in

Sunset bike tour

Cooking pancake and dinner

DAY 2:

Breakfast, boat trip visit market, Cao Dai temple, coconut factory

Lunch, poprice making at home of Mr. Cong

Rowing boat or bike to Chua Xu temple, Rice Husking Mill

Night tour and Dinner

DAY 3:

Breakfast, fishing activity

Weaving coconut leaves and experience Poon stick making

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Adult
Children >12 years (100%)
Children 6>12 years (50%)
Children <6 years (FOC)