Cantho City Tour is a fun and educational experience! Markets, Pagodas, temples, riverside, Can Tho quay, Ho Chi Minh Statue, churches, spots to eat out, Vietnamese coffee, local ways of life and even a former prison – Just a few things you can experience on the historic Can Tho City Tour. The tour starts daily at Mekong Tours Office Hotel Xoai – 93 Mau Than, Xuan Khanh, Can Tho.
Price: $US 39 for a tour of two people
Included in Price
- All transfers between sights of interest
- Water bottle
- Entrance fees to all locations
- Tea break or coffee break in local cafe
- Tour guide
- Transfer after tour to Mekong Tours Office
The Cantho City Tour is an original. Our tours are based on research we have done throughout the city. We have talked to older people, monks, former politicians and people just living around the corner to gain insights into our city’s history. We continue to research in books and documents that are made available to us. Many of the facts presented on the tour are not yet covered by travel books and standard tour operators.
On the tours you will learn about the history of Can Tho, discover unknown sights of interest and dive into Canthos exciting historic turns which you will find in no travel guide. You will visit Canthos old prison, learn about the head of city during French colonial times, understand more about the Vietnam war, the communist regime and the implications the historic events brought to people’s life in Cantho. You will also meet the local librarian in the Can Tho library, see the daily activities at Can Thos biggest market and meet monks in the Quang Duc Pagoda.
And you will get many questions answered. Why do so many streets and places have a different name today? What is the longest street in the Mekong-Delta? Where can I eat real local food? Why aren’t there many photos from the time before 1975 on display? And many more questions..
Our tour guides are young and friendly. The tours give you the chance to understand the Vietnamese – Mekong – way of life and get to know the Mekong-Delta through the eyes of a local. All of our guides have a good command of English and have graduated from university or are in their final year.
The tour takes place every normal day, but the organization is subject to government and holiday regulations. If the tour has to be cancelled in case of regulations or other conditions tickets will be reimbursed online.