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A Two-day Tour of the Mekong River Delta

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We took a 2 day tour to Can Tho, Tien Giang, and Vinh Long

Here's the copy from the travel agent:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho (L)
This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After arrival in Cai Be, a boat takes you to the floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Next, a boat rides on the maze of shady canals visiting the An Binh islands (Vinh Long). We will enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how local people cultivate their orchards, make their living from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper... A nice chance for bicycle riding, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. A stop will be landed on Vinh Long market a nice walk around. Continue driving to Can Tho. Over night at Can Tho.

Day 2: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Drive back to Sai Gon via My Tho city.

Gloria on the ferry, between Tham, our guide, and Tham, our driver The tourboat dock in My Tho, and its presiding officer Thanh the guide, and Gloria<br>  The pineapple on a bamboo indicates what the boat has for sale. Our second-day boat driver, with a good-luck pre-Tet plant


A bridge over a creek Bridge #2 Steel Bridge with tourists, just off the Mekong

Can Tho Victoria Hotel

Can Tho Victoria Hotel, where we stayed overnight Can Tho Victoria Hotel at sunset

Lunch both days

Lunch on Day 1 featured Elephant Fish Menu for lunch the second day

Other Tourists at the Floating Market

There were many tourists at the floating market, but it's not a market for tourists.

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