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Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 27, 2017

Mekong Boat trip one day from Hochiminh City

Written By Long Nguyen

Enjoy Mekong at one of the most comfortable private tours Vietnam.

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. During the 1.5 hour drive, pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Your morning trip continues from here by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise Islet). On the way, see the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet.

Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Here you also can join daily activities of the local people and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Visit the bee house, and take the picture of the snakes. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.

The boat cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — “the land of coconuts.” Here you’ll see a typical agricultural model called “Garden – Pond – Cage,” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop.

Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s trees. After your boat ride, relax in a hammock or take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus. You will arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City at around 16.30 to 17.00.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals
  • Cruise along the Mekong river by motor boat
  • Walk or cycle around the island’s villages
  • Admire green rice field on your way to My Tho
  • Enjoy tropical fruits, folk music, honey tea and coconut candy

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July 14, 2017

2018 Alaska Guided RV Tour

Written By Mike Grumet

Up to $1000 side tour or airfare Get $50/day group credit to $1000 max. Minimum booking 6 days.

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Top Travel Activities : Auto / RV / Motorcycle rentals , North America


July 13, 2017

Mekong Cruise 2 days

Written By Long Nguyen

DAY 1:  SAIGON –CAN THO

Meet you tour guide in your hotel around 8:00 AM and take a 180 minute drive to the Bassac branch of Mekong river, across the endless green color of rice paddy field stretching to the horizon.

The Mekong cruise gets started by boarding at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho city at noon, get welcomed by the friendly crew, get introduction of the ship and then check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Bassac River and tour near Tra On floating market. Lunch on board en route.

Enjoy more daily life as the ship turn into smaller canal  towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien Rivers, the branches of Mekong river system. Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar in scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.

Change the atmosphere by making a visit to a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Make further walking into the orchard or rice fields nearby.

Get back to the boat, refresh by a complimentary drink. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the ship is cruising Mang Thit River towards her anchorage point for the night. The ship sets anchored for the night on river Mang Thit.

DAY 2: CAI BE – SAIGON

Early birds can get sunrise at the upper deck. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks when the ship departures towards Cai Be. The cruise changes your view as turning left and right into small canals then big rivers then small canals. The view is not only the daily life along the river and canal banks, but also the small boats of the local people with boat full of fruits on the way to the market.

As the ship arrives in Cai Be, make check-out of your ship and board of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft to have even more close-up to this stunning view of boat world. Make drive back to Saigon in the afternoon.

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July 13, 2017

Hue Imperial City Tour on cyclo

Written By Long Nguyen

Cyclo is a kind of rickshaw where driver is in the back and you can peacefully enjoy the scenery from the front seat.

Hue is an old capital of last dynasty in Vietnam, loacting in the middle of the city, in between Saigon and Hanoi.

Visit all highlights of Hue on cyclos from Hue Imperial City, pagoda, covered bridge to trails at rice farms and communal houses

Make a visit to Hue neither by seat-in-coach nor by bicycle. A true close up to Hue imperial city on fast moving wheels of cycloes

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July 4, 2017

Authentic Italian Travel Experience

Written By Adrian Tudor

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Top Travel Activities : Cooking / Culinary , Europe


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