Day 1: HCM – An Huu – Sadec (L, D)
At 7:00 Pick up at your hotel, we drive to An Huu River - Cai Be - Tien Giang Province (around 95km western of Saigon) about 2:30 hour.
Upon arrival, we will make a little trekking along the River that takes about 2 Km then we embark on a private boat that also carries bicycles for our biking. From there we cruise along the natural big river and keep on going to an waterway intersection. The boat will drops us & bicycles off on the left side of the river’s band for biking into canals for untouchable beauty of sightseeing from local villages; mango gardens along the country roads. This area is where almost the fruit of Mekong delta come from and it is the healthiest villages of Tien Giang province. The local daily life is very peaceful, green, quite. It is the dream of easy riders to ride deep down into one of the biggest fruit garden of Vietnam.
At 11:30, the picnic lunch will be available on the boat. We have another 1:30 hour of cruising on the water way of Mekong River to Sadec. This water way will surprise all of us by its beauty and its is the biggest upper part of Mekong River where many water hyacinth plantation are growing; local handmade small brick workshops; fish farm villages will be presented on the way to Sadec. Finally, we arrive in the Roses Garden of Sadec where every family makes their living on flowers and plants that is the reason why it is named Rose Garden Villages.
Finally, we arrive in Sa Dec where the Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer living together in a peaceful sideband of Mekong River where the war has gone so far. The concept formation story L’Amant of Madam Marguerite Duras and the drama movie The Lover was directed by Jean Jacques Annaud that was made in Sa Dec. Production began in 1989, with filming commencing in 1991. The film made its theatrical debut on 22 January 1992, with an English release in the United Kingdom in June and in the United States in October of the same year. The film won the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s 1993 Golden Reel award for "Best Sound Editing — Foreign Feature" and the 1993 César Award for Best Music Written for a Film. Check in hotel then having Dinner at local restaurant of at a farmer family’s house.
Overnight in Sadec
Day 2: Sadec – Binh Minh – Can Tho (B, L, D)
The next morning, we visit the Huynh Thuy Le ancient house (the house of the movie The Lover), Kien An Cung pagoda then going to the Sadec Food Market to buy fresh food for your Lunch. The boat will take us to the canals that lead to Can Tho. We will cycle for a few hours for crossing the rice paddy; villages; find out how the local people making rice flour and stopover at a farmer family.
Have you ever been invited for Lunch with a local farmer family in Mekong delta? Right here, you will self-explorer how accurately a local family in a truly contact. On the way, you will have opportunity to try the fragile monkey bridges along the canal.
At 16:00 The van will pick you up for driving to Can Tho. It is a beautiful provincial road that is located at the middle of rice paddy, vegetable plantation. The end of the road we will cross the South East Asia Longest Bridge then check in hotel, dinner will be available on the local restaurant. Free at leisure for a night of your promenade in Can Tho City.
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 3: Cai Rang Floating Market – Transfer to Can Tho Airport or HCM City (B, L)
At 7:00 We take a boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market. That shows you how the traditional floating market does its daily trading in the beautiful scenery of the matrix system of Mekong River then we come back to the hotel for breakfast and check out.
After Can Tho you have two destinations to go as follows:
1. Transfer to Can Tho Airport for flying to Phu Quoc Island (without Lunch, end service at the airport).
2. Transfer to HCM City for check in hotel at 16:30 (Lunch on the way back to HCM City, end service at your hotel in HCM))
Overnight in HCM or Phu Quoc Island
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