Example Itinerary

Saigon & the Mekong Delta

Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
Destinations
Vietnam

This luxury 6-day itinerary transports guests from Vietnam’s bustling metropolis of Saigon, to the serene lifestyle and panoramas of the Mekong Delta. Guests will explore this part of Vietnam, where the culture is strongly-tied to the river, over land and by water, venturing from Saigon to Ben Tre and Can Tho.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

• Cai Rang: This bustling floating market is a scramble of hundreds of boats vying for the attention of customers, with everything available from hot and cold food to locally-made handicrafts.

• Architecture: Colonial influence meets traditional Indochinese design meets modern skyscrapers in the dynamic city of Saigon.

• Mekong River Cruise: Vietnam's Mekong Delta, also known as the country's rice bowl, is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Drift down Southeast Asia's major waterway, then transfer to a private sampan to snake along labyrinthine backwaters.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Saigon

On your first day in Saigon, you’ll check into your luxury hotel and relax after your flight. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This elegant property is centrally located, mere steps from heritage museums, iconic landmarks, charming cafes, and contemporary art galleries.

Design: The Reverie’s over the top lavish design makes an attention-grabbing statement in a rapidly developing city.

Food: The Reverie brings world-class fare to the plate, serving artful culinary work, from casual to sophisticated, that caters to all diners.

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Day 2

Saigon

See what Saigon has to offer on a colonial tour, where you’ll be shown around numerous intricately-detailed colonial structures. Next, you’ll be taken to Chinatown, also known as Cholon, where Thien Hau Temple is a particular highlight.

Saigon
Saigon

Day 3

Ben Tre

Today you’re going on a 90-minute road trip, to the picturesque town of Ben Tre, an area that’s quite far off the tourist trail, where you’ll set out on the mighty Mekong for a river cruise. In the evening, you’ll be treated to your very own private sampan, a traditional flat-bottomed wooden boat, with its own team of wait staff who will look after your every need.

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About

Cruise through the heart of the Mekong River Delta, on your own private sampan. The high quality purpose-built sampans are traditional flat bottomed Chinese wooden boats that are designed with comfort and safety in mind.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 4

Can Tho

Today, a 90-minute drive will transport you to the heart of the Delta with a trip to Can Tho, the Mekong River Delta’s largest city. Begin your day with a countryside tour near Ben Tre, followed by a trip to the Ben Tre Museum, where you can learn about the history and culture of the Delta area. From there you drive to Can Tho where the stunning Azerai will be your resting place this evening.

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Why We Love This Hotel

A Diner’s Dream: One can experience culinary samplings from around the world without even stepping off the hotel property. Moreover, traditional Vietnamese fare can be found in the nearby Can Tho.

Aesthetics: Light-earth tones and carefully sourced natural materials, inspires a sense of calmness and tranquility at the Azerai, bolstered by breathtaking views across the surrounding waters.

Destination: The rural charm and bustling happenings of the surrounding Mekong Delta make Azerai in Can Tho an ideal base for experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of Vietnam.

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Can Tho
Can Tho

Day 5

Saigon

Wake up early to make your way to Can Tho’s incredible Cai Rang floating market, then visit the riverside food market, where you can shop for everything from tasty treats to locally-sourced handicrafts. With a bellyful of tasty Vietnamese food, you’ll return to Saigon, 3 hours later, for your final evening.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This elegant property is centrally located, overlooking the Opera House on Lam Son Square and within walking distance of most tourist spots.

History: Though it's new, the Park Hyatt echoes the colonial grandeur of old Saigon. Historic buildings are within steps of the property.

Service: 24-hour butlers, concierge and room service ensure round-the-clock care for guests.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: This elegant property is centrally located, mere steps from heritage museums, iconic landmarks, charming cafes, and contemporary art galleries.

Design: The Reverie’s over the top lavish design makes an attention-grabbing statement in a rapidly developing city.

Food: The Reverie brings world-class fare to the plate, serving artful culinary work, from casual to sophisticated, that caters to all diners.

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The Reverie Saigon Preferred Hotel

Day 6

Departure

Today is your last day in Saigon, and your final opportunity to catch anything you’ve missed since your arrival in the country. Check out a bird’s eye view of the city from the soaring heights of the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck, or be entertained by a traditional water puppet theater show. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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