After breakfast, local boats collect you for a delightful cruise around Sa Dec. We return to the ship.
After lunch, we cruise to Vinh Long and tour a brick and pottery factory and the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet Fruit Tree Nursery. We visit a typical local dwelling and a showroom of traditional farming tools. Vinh Long, Vietnamese for ‘Majestic Dragon’, sits merrily in the middle of the Delta, protected by the two great arms of the Mekong. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ideal for growing mandarins and other citrus fruit.
Life here centers on the water. Houses are perched precariously on stilts that cling to the banks of the river. Hawkers peddle knick-knacks from their boats. Hundreds of small boats traverse the river every day. The unbridled warmth of the locals makes this a destination par excellence. The ship cruises towards Cai Be for a short panoramic tour. We then sail onto My Tho where we moor overnight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide