US$ 89

Downstream River: Phnom Penh to Saigon

Connect your travel from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by speed boat, then combine buses and boats on water to floating markets in Mekong Delta before getting to HCMC, 3 days 2 nights

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Tour Name: Downstream from Phnom Penh to Saigon- budget tour
Travel style: Mekong Delta Tours- group or private on request
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Itinerary: Phnom Penh, Chau Doc,  Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh
Accommodation: budget, 2-star hotels, home stay or 3 star hotels


Cruise downstream to Chau doc from Phnom Penh Cambodia through Vinh Xuong border pass.  See the floating fish farm village in Chau Doc,  experience the trading activities on the floating markets, Enjoy your homestay with the local people. End your journey in the dynamic Ho Chi Minh city.

Special note: apply for Vietnam visa in advance

Note for itinerary: this is group itinerary so we try to make it as writing, however, sometimes we have to change it without prior notice


Day 1 : Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Chau Doc

At noon, pick up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and transfer to the boat pier in Sisowat Quay for boarding the Hang Chau boat to Chau Doc. The boat will come to Cambodia border Kaam Samnor where you complete the exiting customs. Then we get on board again to enter Vietnam via Vinh Xuong. Complete a customs clearance in Vinh Xuong border. The speedboat then will get you to our Chau Doc City.  Arrive at Chau Doc around 17:15. Pick up and transfer to your chosen hotel.  Overnight in Chau Doc.


Day 2: Chau Doc – Can Tho (Breakfast only)

Breakfast at your hotel. At 6:30 A.M., we take a motor boat trip to see the floating fish farm and the floating village.  Visit the local Cham minority village in their traditional weaving village.  Continue to Can Tho. Check in on arrival. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho. (A family homestay can be arranged on request.).

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. Overnight in hotel

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 (Note that the homestay facility is just basic)


Day 3: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city (Breakfast only)

After breakfast, ask the guide about the time to start the day. We take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then proceed to the Cai Rang (optional to Phong Dien floating market), which are the liveliest in the region. You will probably have tried Vietnamese vermicelli soup so now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the local people. Learn how to cross a “Monkey Bridge” which is built from a single bamboo. Return to Can Tho for lunch at a local restaurant. Depart for Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at around 17:30

Price from Jan 2018 until 31 Dec 2019

Budget type: US$ 89/person
Superior type: US$ 115/person
Deluxe type: US$ 149/person
For above category, Home Stay in Can Tho with dinner included: plus US$ 20/person. The homestay is with basic facilities.


How to book

Email me about the downstream package , tell me when to start,  where to pick up in Phnom Penh (we use a local transport to transfer you from hotel to the port for free)


Includes :

– 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 from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc (ticket): US$ 30/person (subject to change)


Excludes :

–  Vietnamese entry visa. Note: no visa on arrival accepted
–  Other meals not mentioned in the program
–  Single room, early check in, late check out
– Drink
–  Personal expenses.


Single room charge:

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


Budget option
In Chau Doc: Hai Chau Hotel
In Can Tho: Huy Hoang Guesthouse


Superior Option
In Chau Doc: Hai Chau Hotel
In Can Tho: Lac Huynh Hotel


Deluxe Option
In Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel
In Can Tho: Kim Tho Hotel/ Hau Giang Hotel



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

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