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  • Can Tho

    Situated on the banks of the Hau River, Can Tho is the capital of the Mekong Delta, a region known as the “rice basket of Vietnam”, where over 50 percent of the country’s rice is produced. Home to over a million people, Can Tho boasts excellent cuisine, fresh fruits, Buddhist pagodas, and floating markets.

    Can Tho is also historically significant, as it was the last city to succumb to the North Vietnamese Army, a day after the fall of Saigon, on May 1, 1975 – the date that has come to represent the absolute reunification of the country.

    Riverside Food Market
    Dine at the riverside food market, a hot spot for Can Tho residents, and a wonderful place to sample some of the region’s authentic local cuisine. Test your taste buds with exotic specialties like minced snake and roasted sparrow.

    Shopping
    Shop for souvenirs in Can Tho’s many markets. Along the river lies the Ninh Kieu Tourist Market, located in a lovely old market hall and encapsulated by a garden. Xuan Khanh Market, formerly known as Tam Thuong Market, features vegetables, fruits, and fresh food. Cai Khe Market features a variety of foodstuffs and other wholesale products, from textiles to home appliances.

    Floating Markets
    Floating markets include Cai Rang, Phong Dien, Phung Hiep and Tra On. Cai Rang is the main floating market and opens at 5:30 a.m, and we advise an early start to make the most of one of Vietnam’s most spectacular sights.

    Quang Duc Pagoda
    The Quang Duc Pagoda is one of the busiest in the area, and its premises are home to monks. Mornings are the best time to visit, before the heat of the midday sun sets in.

    Khmer Architecture
    Built in the architectural style of the Khmer empires of Cambodia, Munirangsyaram Pagoda possesses ornate, tiered roofs, elaborate carvings finished in gold, and a 5 foot (1.5 meter) tall statue of Siddhartha Gautam, the founder of Buddhism.

    Xuan Khanh Quarter
    At the center of the city lies Xuan Khanh, an enclave of markets and restaurants originally named for an 18th century general who fought invading armies from Siam. Within Xuan Khanh is the student quarter, frequented by students from nearby Can Tho University; “Hot Pot Alley,” which features a dozen-odd hot pot restaurants, wherein groups of diners cook raw ingredients in a giant, bubbling pot of boiling soup; and Mau Than Street, a long, 18 mile (30 kilometer) street that is home to markets, churches, and pagodas.

    Lunch with a Local Family
    Sit down to lunch with a local family, and learn about the customs and practices – including the unique tradition of mouse hunting. Once used by inhabitants of the area to supplement their diets, the process involves climbing coconut trees to find mice, and using dogs below to catch any that fall.

    2 Days In The Mekong Delta

    2 Days In The Mekong Delta

    2
    Days
    Ben Tre Town → Tra Vinh → Can Tho → Phong Dien → Vinh Long
    Embark on a superb 2-day photography tour in the heart of the Mekong Delta, taking you to our favorite floating markets and locations at the golden hour.   On the first day, we will visit the charming coconut groves of Ben Tre, followed by a photo...
    Culture & Beach Holiday (11D)

    Culture & Beach Holiday (11D)

    11
    Days
    Saigon → Can Tho → Con Dao Island
    This 11-day programme contains a choice of five very different destinations – the only common features are sunshine, warm sea and sandy beaches. Whether you prefer lazing with your toes in the water under palm trees, trekking through the jungle or something in between...
    Photograph South Vietnam & Cambodia

    Photograph South Vietnam & Cambodia

    16
    Days
    Saigon → My Tho → Can Tho → Chau Doc
    This unique Vietnam and Cambodia photography tour, aims to encourage keen amateur photographers, not only to get to know their cameras better but to engage with their subject matter in more meaningful ways. This trip intends to emphasize a travel photography that appreciates local...
    A Food Adventure

    A Food Adventure

    12
    Days
    Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hue → Hoi An Da Nang → Saigon → Can Tho
    Chop, slice and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. From pho and ancient buildings in Hanoi, banh khoai and imperial citadels in Hue, banh xeo and lantern-lit streets in Hoi An and banh...
    Luxury Vietnam Tours (12D11N)

    Luxury Vietnam Tours (12D11N)

    12
    Days
    Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hoi An Da Nang → Saigon → ben Tre → Can Tho
    This is truly one of the Luxury Vietnam Tours. You will stay in the outstanding 5 star hotels and resorts throughout the tour. Starting in Hanoi capital, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. Continue to scenic Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a luxurious,...
    Sun & Sea in South Vietnam (6D)

    Sun & Sea in South Vietnam (6D)

    6
    Days
    Phu Quoc Island → Ben Tre → Can Tho
    Leave the world behind you and find paradise in Vietnam. Live the island life on Phu Quoc and relax on smooth white sand by the breathtaking tropical beaches. Use your free time on the island to travel to the scenic Suoi Tranh waterfalls, eat...
    Vietnam’s Southern Charms (12D)

    Vietnam’s Southern Charms (12D)

    12
    Days
    Saigon → Can Tho → hoi An Da Nang → Hue → Con Dao Island
    This luxury tour of Central and Southern Vietnam allows travelers to see a different side of this fascinating country. From elegant colonial cities to pristine beaches to bustling floating markets on the Mekong, this exciting 12-day luxury itinerary gives visitors a comprehensive overview of...
    Essence of Vietnam (14D)

    Essence of Vietnam (14D)

    14
    Days
    Hanoi → Sapa → Halong Bay → Hoi An da Nang → saigon → can Tho → Chau Doc
    Uncover the true essence of Vietnam as you travel from the farthest corners in the north to deep in the south. Create lasting memories as you meet the people, taste the food and embrace the culture. Stay in French colonial boutique hotels and cruise...
    Cycling The Mekong Delta (3D)

    Cycling The Mekong Delta (3D)

    3
    Days
    Saigon → my Tho → Can Tho
    A short hop away from the frenetic streets of Ho Chi Minh City is the Mekong Delta, a watery wonderland that is one of Vietnam's most idyllic destinations. It's pancake-flat topography makes traveling by bicycle the definitive way to explore the region. Along the...
    Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia

    Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia

    16
    Days
    Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hoi An Da Nang → Siem Reap → Phnom Penh → Chau Doc → Can Tho → Saigon
    This comprehensive 17-day tour features private cultural touring in two of Southeast Asia's most enticing destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience Asia's most elegant city of Hanoi with numerous colonial villas and bustling narrow streets, stunning Halong Bay and then next to the atmospheric...
    Indochina In-depth

    Indochina In-depth

    23
    Days
    Chiang Mai → Pak Beng → Luang Prabang → Vientiane → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hue → Hoi An Da Nang → Saigon → Can Tho → Chau Doc → Phnom Penh → Siem Reap
    A spell-binding 23-night tour of Indochina which showcases the major highlights of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam by water, land and...
    Southern and Central Vietnam Cycling (15D)

    Southern and Central Vietnam Cycling (15D)

    15
    Days
    Saigon → Ben Tre → Can Tho → da Lat → Nha Trang → Quy Nhon → Hoi An Da Nang → Hue
    This exciting journey is perfect for the avid biker looking to explore the beautiful countryside of Vietnam. Full of culture, history and picturesque landscapes - this is the ride of a lifetime. The 15-day itinerary begins in Saigon and travels through Cu Chi, Go...
    Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho Tour

    Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho Tour

    2
    Days
    Saigon → can Tho
    Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city, drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Visit a Cao Dai Temple on the way. In Cai Be, board a sampan for a cruise on the Mekong River and its...
    Victoria Can Tho Resort

    Victoria Can Tho Resort

    Surrounded by gardens full of vivid flowers, including many indigenous species, the Victoria Can Tho sits right on the banks of the Hau river and is the only luxury resort in the lush heart of Vietnam's Mekong Delta. The colonial-style building has a breezy,...
    Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

    Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

    Sitting in the middle of Ninh Kieu pier - the leafy hub of Can Tho, right next to the Mekong River - the boutique Nam Bo hotel offers wonderful views of the river, and excellent access to the Delta via the nearby water transport...
    Kim Tho Hotel

    Kim Tho Hotel

    Whilst the Kim Tho is unlikley to be winning exterior-style awards any time soon, things start to look up the second you step...