Travel deep into the Mekong on this classic Backyard tour. See an area untouched by visitors, cycle though sleepy villages to see artists at work, and dine with a local family.Journey deep into the Mekong Valley and see an area largely unchanged over the past century. Visit Sa Dec, the town immortalized by Marguerite Duras in her novel ’The Lover’. Cycle though sleepy villages to see local artisans at work, and dine with a local family in their 100 year old traditional house.Leave early for the town of Sadec deep in the Mekong Delta. Have lunch at the former home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, the main character in Marguerite Duras’ novel, ’The Lover’. See a brick factory where the bricks are still made by hand. Stay at the Mekong Lodge, which provides an authentic Vietnamese stay.
Take an early morning boat trip to Cai Be floating market and visit an area untouched by tourism, where you can see locals making roof thatching from palm trees. Say hello to a former war veteran who’ll show you around his delightful tropical fruit orchard and enjoy lunch at the home of a local family.