Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and The South
Info : Mango Cruises
Mango Cruises take you closer to the soul of the Mekong region and provide a more hands on experience than many other tours. You travel along rural tributaries aboard a small traditional Sampan boat and stop along the way to explore the tropical scenery and local villages. Whilst on land you’ll have the chance to cycle along the rural roads learning about local trades like coconut pressing and rice noodle processing whilst meeting villagers such as Mrs Huong and her family who live on fishing and the harvest from the fruit orchards.
The particularly unique element of this tour is the overnight accommodation which is on land in a local homestay where you can catch fish and pick vegetables before enjoying a cooking demonstration prior to a delicious dinner.
On this tour you’ll experience the contrast between the busy industrial waterways of the Mekong and the quiet rural life along the canals and gain an understanding of the significance of the mighty river.
This tour is ideal for anyone who wants to experience the region first hand, we think it would be especially suited to families as there is plenty to keep everyone interested and inspired.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
We informed Experience Travel Group which countries we wished to visit and our budget and left it up to them to suggest an itinerary and organize. We actually went with all of there suggestions including a cruise up the Mekong which hadn't occurred to us but was stunning. All the travel arrangements went without any hiccups and all the guides met us when and where arranged. As we were doing different things every day (at our request) this was no mean feet. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Experience Travel for people who want a tailor made holiday in the Far East!