HCMC – Cambodia via Mekong Delta homestay experience
- Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia through the Mekong Delta.
- End your trip in Sihanouville, Kampot, Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem or Kep (Cambodia)
- Spend a night in a local and modern homestay located beside the river.
- Bicycle through the picturesque countryside and experience the local way of life.
- Take a boat tour through the canals to visit two floating markets and enjoy the sights.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho
2 transfer options
- By bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho. You will be met in Can Tho and taken to the homestay. Transfer to the bus station in Ho Chi Minh City on your own.
- Private transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City directly to homestay in Can Tho.
Around 12:00 you will be at the homestay where you will have lunch, right on the river with a view of the real Mekong Delta life passing by.
After lunch, a local guide will pick you up to show you through the beautiful surroundings. Cycle on different roads and small paths.
After the bike ride you will return to the homestay. Rest and enjoy dinner in the evening.
Day 2: Boat tour & Floating Markets
To experience the floating markets at its best, your Mekong Delta boat tour starts at 5:30 in the morning.
Cruise across several rivers to finally arrive at the Phong Dien Floating Market – a market not yet discovered by the tourist groups. Here you will get breakfast like a real local from one of the market vendors.
After this floating market you will explore the smaller canals by boat. On the way you stop at a fruit orchard where you can see how many different fruits grow in the Mekong. You can also taste local fruits here.
Now continue your journey to the Cai Rang floating market. This is the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Instead of normal stalls you see all kinds of boats here that you can sail in between. The market people hang what they have on the poles on the boat, so that you can see from afar what everyone is selling.
The next stop is a local factory that produces rice noodles. Watch the whole process and learn how they work.
The boat goes back to the homestay over rivers and small canals.
Once in the homestay there is time to rest. There are options for a massage or just sit back in the chair and enjoy the tranquility and view of the river.
In the afternoon there is lunch.
You can use the afternoon at leisure. There are options for a massage or just sit back in the chair and enjoy the tranquility and view of the river. Bicycles can be borrowed for free and scooters for a small fee.
Overnight in the homestay.
Day 3: Can Tho - Cambodia
Option 1: By car directly to Ha Tien. From here by bus or minibus to your destination in Cambodia
Option 2: In the morning you will be transferred to the bus station and go to Ha Tien. From here you will go by bus/minibus to your destination in Cambodia.
Possible destinations in Cambodia:
- Koh Rong
- Koh Rong Samloem
1) Transfer Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho
- By bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho – You will be met in Can Tho and taken to the homestay. Transfer to the bus station in Ho Chi Minh City on your own
- Private transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City directly to homestay in Can Tho
2) Cambodia transfer options
- Koh Rong*
- Koh Rong Samloem*
* Include boat transfer from Sihanouville to the island.
3) Start tour
Possible to do this tour reversed. Contact us for exact itinerary and options.
- Ho Chi Minh City -> Mekong Delta (Can Tho) -> Cambodia
- Cambodia -> Mekong Delta (Can Tho) -> Ho Chi Minh City
- Start tour: Ho Chi Minh City
- End tour: Sihanouville, Kampot, Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, Kep (Cambodia)
- Duration: 3 days
Optional: Start other way around (start and end tour are turned around)
- 2 night in a comfortable homestay near Can Tho
- All meals described in the itinerary
- Transfers between Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho (2 options)
- Transfers between Can Tho and Ha Tien
- Transfers between Ha Tien and; Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kep, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem
- For Koh Rong and Koh Rong, it includes 1-way boat transfer to or from Sihanoukville
- Bike tour with local guide
- Boat trip through the Mekong Delta
- Personal expenses and tips
- Transfer to/from bus station in Ho Chi Minh City (by bus option)
- Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
- Voucher:Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
- Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
- Pick-up:Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
- Cancellation:View the cancellation conditions here.
- Prepare the required documents: You will need a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining, two passport-sized photos, and the visa fee (in USD).
- Submit your documents: When you arrive at the border checkpoint, you will need to fill out an application form and submit your documents to the immigration officer.
- Wait for processing: The processing time can vary, but it usually takes about 15-30 minutes for the visa to be issued.
- Pay the visa fee: Once your visa is approved, you will need to pay the visa fee in USD. The fee varies depending on the length of your stay and type of visa.
- Receive your visa: After you have paid the fee, you will receive your visa and be allowed to enter Cambodia.
- Visit the Vietnamese e-visa website: Go to the official website for Vietnamese e-visa application and select the “Apply for e-visa” option.
- Fill out the application form: Fill out the online application form with your personal details, travel information, and select Ha Tien as your port of entry.
- Upload the required documents: You will need to upload a scanned copy of your passport photo page and a passport-sized photo.
- Pay the visa fee: Pay the e-visa fee using a credit or debit card.
- Receive your e-visa: Once your e-visa is approved, you will receive an email with the e-visa approval letter attached. Print out the letter and present it to the immigration officer at the border checkpoint to enter Vietnam.
Once you have cleared the border checkpoint and entered Cambodia, the travel time from Ha Tien to Sihanoukville is approximately 3 hours. The travel time from Ha Tien to Kampot is approximately 1-2 hours, while the travel time from Ha Tien to Kep is less than 1 hour.
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