Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L, D)
Depart after breakfast at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and travel by bus to My Tho to board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. As you sail along the river you will pass through natural creeks and quiet villages, where you will see rural people going about their work. Visit a fishing port, where the stilt houses are half on land and half in the water. Stop at a large orchard to sample some of the many different tropical fruits. Continue to Turtle Island and learn about the production of local coconut candy. Return to My Tho by boat for the transfer to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta, and the location for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon (B, L)
Depart by motor boat after breakfast for a long journey to explore the Mekong’s largest floating market. Watch as locals exchange fruits and vegetable, and even pot bellied pigs, from their stores set on boats. Then, cruise through some of the small channels of the Mekong to visit a village where rice noodles are produced. Continue to experience one of the Mekong’s trademark “monkey bridges.” Constructed from simple bamboo poles, the tightrope bridges connect villages throughout the region. Watch as the locals negotiate the precarious looking bridges with ease. Continue to another floating market, before breaking for lunch, and then return to Ho Chi Minh City for the end of the tour services.