Another taste to the program 3 days - 2 nights from Mango cruise
Day 1: My Tho/ Mo Cay/ Vung Liem
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango Cruise boat at Chuong Duong Pier and head to An Hoa River. You’ll enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while the crew members board your luggage. The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.
You’ll stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Then, you’ll visit the rice noodle factory before start your bike trip around the village. After that, you’ll relax and enjoy lunch at Mango Restaurant before get back on the boat and continue to cruise to Mo Cay canals. You’ll also stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. You’ll continue cruising to Vung Liem province and stop for a visit at the brick making factory. Here you will see how bricks are made using traditional methods, which are centuries old. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to your boat to freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure. Your overnight will be spent onboard in Vung Liem town.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Vung Liem/ Tra On
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board. After breakfast, you’ll start to explore the town of Vung Liem by bicycle. You’ll visit the Happy Buddha Temple, a beautiful and characteristic Kh’mer Temple of this small town. Then, you’ll continue to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confusium.
The boat will then cruise to Tra On where you will stop for the night. While on board, you’ll freshen up, and then head to the deck where you will have a cooking demonstration before enjoying a delicious, 5-course dinner onboard. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure. You’ll spend the night onboard.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Tra On/ Cai Rang/ Can Tho/ Ho Chi Minh City
Today, you’ll get up early in the morning to visit Tra On floating market before head to Can Tho. You’ll stop at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.
After your market visit, you’ll return to your Mango Cruise and soak in your surroundings before be dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho. You’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City for your overnight.