In the morning you’ll visit Nga Nam floating market and take in beautiful, authentic scenes of daily life of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Located at the confluence of five canals which flow from five distinct regions, Nga Nam floating market is the meeting place for trading boats and traders. Starting before dawn and winding down at 9 or 10 am, before the heat of the day, it features fruits, vegetables and other local products bought and sold from vessels anchored along the banks of the river.
One thing you’ll notice here is what is called “Cay Beo” – on each boat stands a long bamboo pole and tied to the top is a sample of what they are selling. It is cheap and effective advertising!
After early tour, have a breakfast at local restaurant then back to hostel for check out.
We will then continue to the west to Chau Doc (transfer takes about 4-5 hours), please consult our guide if you want to have some short break en route.
Draped along the banks of the Bassac River, Chau Doc is on the primary river route between Cambodia and Vietnam. A likeable little town with long-standing Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities, Chau Doc’s cultural diversity is apparent in the mosques, temples, churches and nearby pilgrimage sites you will see, which makes it a fascinating place to explore.
Upon arrival, check in hotel and have some refreshment. If you wish, our guide will take you to visit the nearby Lady Chua Xu temple located on Sam Mountain which is built in 1820, this is very important religious site for local people.
The rest of evening will be free at your own leisure at the resort located by the side of Sam Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Victoria Nui Sam Lodge – Superior Room