3-day photographic tour Mekong Delta hidden gems

3-day photographic tour Mekong Delta hidden gems, A photographic journey that will take you away from the beaten paths into the traditional Mekong Delta.

Throughout this photo adventure, you will sail on some of the region’s most beautiful arroyos, ride through endless coconut groves and mesmerizing fluorescent green rice fields, visit some authentic Khmer temples and meet with the monks, witness the colorful morning activity of genuine floating markets, and will get many other great opportunities to capture the true beauty of the Mekong Delta and its people.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: HCMC – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh – Soc Trang

5/5-hour travel photography.

We start the day by taking you to your hotel and walk down to the delta, with our first stop is Ben Tre.

We started exploring the Delta by taking a small boat along a narrow channel with mangrove trees, before returning to the ground to ride a bicycle through coconut plantations. After that, we returned to the dock in Ben Tre, where bustling markets and streets full of commercial activities provide an exciting picture for street photography.

In the afternoon we go to the cultural center of Khmer in Tra Vinh, where we will visit some 141 Khmer Temple practice Theravada Buddhism’s industry-a great opportunity to experience the serene, peaceful place and have the great portraits of the young monk in a gray robe.

After that, we will cross the two branches of the Mekong by ferry and spend the night in the town of Soc Trang.

Day 2: Soc Trang – Nga Nam – Long Xuyen
2.5 hours travel/5 photos

After breakfast, our first stop is the Ngan Nam floating market, the oldest market in the Mekong Delta. The its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure has kept it in most tourist itineraries. Located at the confluence of five canals, it boasts many famous suppliers than any other market that is the reason why it is the choice of our first.

To really get in between the traders, we will use a small traditional local boats, helps us to interact with the provider and get some really good shots. To help you to get different perspectives on the market, we will also shoot from the balcony of a House nearby and from the harbor.

We’ll then take the road to reach Tiger Island located across from the city of Long Xuyen. Upon arrival, we will hop on a bicycle to travel around the island to get a sense of its unique atmosphere. The people on the island have preserved the traditional green houses, the main room was open to the outside, visible through the wooden walls. This is one magical scene at night.

Dinner and spend the night with a local island.

Day 3: Long Xuyen – Dinh Yen – Ho Chi Minh

5 hours/4 hours travel photography

Sunrise on the floating markets of Long Xuyen. This market is located on an arm of the plain, perhaps is one of the most typical in the area and is one of the largest area since it lasted over one kilometre.

The scarcity of visitors to contact the local people the most authentic and thus facilitate the Exchange. Then we explore a Khmer famous village, where hundreds of families were sailing by. In the flood, the water level rose several meters. The boat House to track the movement of water.

On the way back, we come across the very photogenic village of Dinh Yen which is specialized in the manufacture of traditional mats. We’ll reach Ho Chi Minh in the late afternoon.

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Includes
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Soc Trang.
  • Accommodation in a homestay on Tiger Island.
  •  Private air-conditioned transport.
  • Boat rides.
  • Meals and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the tour.
  • Snacks and water during tour.
  • Sites entry fees.
Excludes
  • Travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entry Visa to Vietnam.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Tipping.
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