Rainforest Symphony, Mekong Delta & Secluded Beach 10 Days

Rainforest Symphony, Mekong Delta & Secluded Beach
Highlights: This Vietnam honeymoon tour package is designed for active souls with the love of nature, wildlife, hiking, river cruising and tropical sunshine secluded beach. The trip starts with a two night in a tropical rainforest, followed by three day tour combining all the highlights of Mekong Delta with one night onboard Le Cochinchine cruise and one night in eco-friendly Mekong Lodge. The trip ends with three nights at a secluded and eco-friendly beach resort on Phu Quoc Island.

Day 1: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Nam Cat Tien National Park
Day 3: Nam Cat Tien E.A.S.T Centre On Tien Island & Hike to Crocodile’s Swamp
Day 4: Nam Cat Tien – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Day 6: Mekong Delta River Cruise to Tra On
Day 7: Mekong Delta River Cruise Cai Rang floating market – fly to Phu Quoc
Day 8 to Day 9: Phu Quoc -
 Free Day of Leisure
Day 10: Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City 
Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, pick up by driver and transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: None      
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Nam Cat Tien National Park
A morning drive and a short ferry across the Dong Nai River will take you to Nam Cat Tien National Park. After lunch, your nature and wildlife experience begins with 8km walk along the ecologic route. In the late afternoon, take a pleasant motor-boat trip along the Dong Nai river to view the wildlife on the riverbank. Stop at the grassland area to search for Peafowl, Jungle Fowl and birds that prefer a more open habitat.

At around 20.00, a Jeep/Truck equipped with a spot light will transfer you to Ta Lai buffer zone for wildlife spotting. Typical wildlife seen at night includes deer, civet, guar, mongoose, macaque, snakes and other small animals. Today your accommodation is a comfortable thatch bungalow located next by a big and beautiful stream in the forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 3: Nam Cat Tien E.A.S.T Centre On Tien Island & Hike to Crocodile’s Swamp
In the morning, you will take a canoe to visit Tien Island, walk 800m to reach the centre of island, where E.A.S.T Centre (U.K) is located. There we will see many rare primate species which are available in only two countries of the worlds (Vietnam & Cambodia) and their daily lives. Enjoy interesting talks with E.A.S.T members about daily primate care. Hike 800m back to take a canoe and return to the park center for lunch.

In the afternoon, 9km transfer by jeep inside the park takes you to T-junction where you turn off the main route for 5km hiking to Crocodile lake station (Bau Sau). Bau Sau is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodilesAfter a short break at the lake watching tower, do some optional activities: rowing on the lake for 1 hour, watching biodiversity. Luckily, you may see crocodiles, various birds living in the lake. In the late afternoon, return to Forest floor hotel for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 4: Nam Cat Tien – Ho Chi Minh City
This morning you will visit the Bear Sanctuary where they rescue and take care of hunted bears in Vietnam until their health get well enough to be released into the wild. After lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City by road, arriving in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Pick up at your hotel (8.am) and travel to Cai Be, around 2.5 hours driving. We leave behind the noisy and chaotic world of motorbikes and skyscrapers in Saigon and head to a land where the water is immense, the sky is clear, the air is fresh and the people are warm hearted. Welcome you to Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice basket, the “Land of Nine Dragons”.

Arriving at Cai Be town, we sail leisurely through the Cai Be Floating Market to admire interesting local way of life. On the brown water flow, hundreds of sampans loaded with fresh produce are arranged by groups here and there, crossed by small service boats of café or soups. For photographing, we get closer to the stern used as their home, we could be startled by a sudden dog bark but the owner, a vermicelli soup seller would greet us with a generous smile. All seasonal produce from the Mekong Delta such as rice, vegetables, fruit, fish, and poultry are gathered here before being distributed to local markets.
 
After visiting the floating market, we land on a luxuriant garden that is nicely landscaped as a special accommodation complex called ”MEKONG LODGE”, an eco-resort with 30 elegant traditional style cottages in the Mekong Delta.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Vinh Long

Day 6: Mekong Delta River Cruise to Tra On
Enjoying your breakfast at the Mekong Lodge restaurant, then boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat for a 2 day cruise to Can Tho via Vinh Long and Tra On. Disembark and land on some fantastic places in the villages, then take a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to visit tropical fruit orchards, watch the local daily activities and meet with farmers.

Continue the cruise to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs. Wrap up a wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on board the Le Cochinchine Cruise

Day 7: Mekong Delta River Cruise Cai Rang Floating Market – Flight to Phu Quoc
The buzz of the floating market wakes you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise continues to Can Tho. Enjoy a magnificent sunrise over the water. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC River while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. Arrival at Can Tho, a small boat will take you to explore the Cai Rang floating market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Take some photos, taste some fruits and talk with the people on their boats. Finally we will row through palm-shaded creeks typical of Mekong Delta to see local houses and green orchards.

Around 10:30 am, disembark at the Ninh Kieu Wharf in Can Tho where your private vehicle will be waiting for you and transfer you to Ho Chi Minh City for an afternoon flight to Phu Quoc IslandOn your arrival, you'll be picked up by shared shuttle to your hotel/resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Phu Quoc

Day 8 to Day 9: Phu Quoc - Free
 Days of Leisure
Your time will be free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfasts
Overnight in Phu Quoc

Day 10: Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
Your time will be free at leisure until being picked up for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City to connect with your international departure flight home. Farewell from Vietnam!

Meals: Breakfast

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 1504 per person
Please contact us for the best offers!
Prices Include:
- Breakfast and accommodation in Double room in our list
- All pick-ups and transfers by private car with experienced driver
- Domestic flight tickets (economy class by
 Vietnam Airlines): Can Tho – Phu Quoc and Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City
- Experienced English speaking local guides
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Full board on the Le Cochinchine Cruise
- All entrance fees as indicated in the itineary
- VAT and other taxes

Prices Exclude:
- International flights and airport taxes
- Travel Insurances
- Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program
- Bank transfer fees
- Gala Dinner on Dec 24 and Dec 31, 2015
- Peak season surcharge
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