Example Itinerary

Saigon & the Mekong Delta

Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $5,400
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

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Saigon »

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

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Day 2

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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

Day 3

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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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Day 4

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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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Can Tho

Day 5

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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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Day 6

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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.

Terms & Conditions

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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