US$ 44

Upstream River from Saigon to Phnom Penh

Budget Tour

My budget tour Saigon Phnom Penh, sharing bus with other travellers, staying in cheap but good hotels in Can Tho & Chau Doc, well arranged speed boat to Phnom Penh, daily departure from Saigon

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Group budget tour
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Start: 7:30- 7:50 on the first day from 220 De Tham Street, District 1, Saigon
Meal: 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts
Hotel: 2 star in Can Tho & Chau Doc
Guide: English speaking
Type of tour: budget, sharing but more fun to join

Day 1: Saigon- My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L)

7:50 Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Option 1: Stay in a hotel in Can Tho

Check into your hotel on arrival at Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. You can also visit a village, meet the local people, have dinner with them and enjoy their music. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho.

Option 2: Home stay (D) with dinner included

Transfer by road to a small village in Cai Rang district. Check into your riverside cottage. Trekking around the village to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta people. Join a family as they prepare dinner, then share the meal with them. Overnight in your riverside cottage (the homestay facility is just basic).


Day 2: Can Tho – Tra Su- Chau Doc (B)

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the lower Mekong river (Bassac river), then proceed to Cai Rang floating market (optionally to Phong Dien floating market), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds.

Back to Chau Doc town, hotel check in. Overnight in Chau Doc


Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B)

After breakfast, 7:30 transfer to port for speed boat to Phnom Penh. Drop off  at  Sisowath  Wharf , Phnom Penh at noon. End services
This itinerary is correct at the time of editing. This itineary is subject to change upon operation conditions


 PRICES IN 2018, 2019

Budget type: US$ 49/person
2-star category: US$ 89/person
3-star category: US$ 110/person
For above category, Home Stay in Can Tho with dinner included: plus US$ 20/person



–  Shuttle bus, transfer & sightseeing as per program.
–  Shared boat trip in the Mekong delta.
–  English guide when touring
–  All entrance fees
–  Breakfasts
–  Accommodation based on Twin/Double room share basis as listed or similar


–  Express boat ticket Chaudoc – Phnompenh (ticket): US$ 30/person
–  Cambodia entry visa at US$ 35 (updated in Dec 2017)
–  Other meals not mentioned in the program
–  Single room, early check in, late check out
– Drink
–  Personal expenses.


Budget option
In Chau Doc: Thanh Nam 2 Hotel
In Can Tho: Huy Hoang Mini Hotel

2 star categories
In Chau Doc: Hai Chau Hotel
In Can Tho: Lac Huynh Hotel

3 star categories
In Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel or Hung Cuong Hotel
In Can Tho: Kim Tho Hotel or Hau Giang Hotel

Single room surcharge:
Budget in Chau Doc: + US$ 9
Budget in Can Tho: + US$ 9
2 star in Chau Doc: + US$ 15
2 star in Can Tho: + US$ 15
3 star in Chau Doc: + US$ 25
3 star in Can Tho: + US$ 25
home stay in Can Tho: + US$ 15


ChauDocTravel.Com will issue an official travel voucher when having all information and payment from you:
– Full payment in advance
– Option in Can Tho: Hotel or Home Stay
– Full name of all people to join




Thomas  Guy at Floating Restaurant, Khom 5, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc City, An Giang province, Vietnam
Tel: +84 912217448


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