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Backyard Travel Launches a New Adventure on The Mekong Delta


Bangkok-based Backyard Travel, Asia's most innovative tour and travel operator is proud to announce an exciting new tour of the Mekong River's Hidden Treasures.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

The perfect addition to a longer tour in Vietnam, this two-night trip is also a worthy stand-alone trip, an insightful short adventure that reveals quiet, more hidden parts of the Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta area is not typically covered by travel agents, but Backyard Travel has the local knowledge and information to present the best of this beautiful region in a convenient and stylish package.

Launching from Ho Chi Minh City, the tour introduces travelers to the quiet town of Sa Dec, immortalized in Margaret Duras's book The Lover. Sa Dec was a wartime base for the US, and little has changed since Duras's day, with houses and landmarks from the book still intact– some are even part of the Mekong Delta itinerary.

From Sa Dec, the journey continues on water, past the narrow bamboo bridges of Vinh Long and onwards on the Co Chien River to the floating market town of Cai Be. In Cai Be, travellers stay overnight at the Mekong Lodge, a stylish waterfront eco-resort with wide river views.

Day Two involves an early-morning visit to the markets of Cai Be – a must-see for any visitor. After haggling for local produce, it's time to explore sleepy untouched villages far off the tourist trail. Travelers can cycle winding roads through quiet countryside and enjoy a home-cooked Vietnamese lunch with a local family in their 100-year-old house before returning to their hotel in Saigon.

Maeve Nolan Backyard Travel Operations and Product Director says: “This new tour allows travelers to see areas of Vietnam's Mekong Delta that are less frequented by tourists, and that offer a perfect blend of history, culture and sightseeing”

Backyard Travel uses the expertise of local travel experts to create personalized experiences not available from other tour operators. All tours can be customized according to the individual traveler's needs – for more information or to view all tours, click here.

Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit See their Facebook page

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