Route: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho
In a region that water is much more than land; people don’t use cars or motorcycles much. Instead, they use boats. Interestingly, they also do daily trading on boats. Absolutely no ground or any forms of manmade structures involve! Cai Be Floating Market is typical. It is located on the river that draws borders between three provinces Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. Every day more than 400 boats filled almost everything gathers here. How would you know which boat carries what commodities? Take this tour and you’ll see one of the most interesting, exotic events in Indochina. Here’s our carefully designed schedule for your optimal enjoyment.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho (L,D)
07.45 – 08:00AM: Pick up & start to Mekong Delta Tour
10.30am: Arrive in Cai Be, you’ll board a motorized boat that takes you to the floating market and spend time there for an interaction that you’ll see nowhere else in the world.
Next, then on foot to reach a coconut candy, a crispy rice cake factories (served free with premium hot tea) and you might buy coconut candy and handcrafted items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta for souvenir.
When you feel its enough for the serenity, lets get back to the large motor boat for something different in An Binh Island. It is well-known fresh fruits whole year. On the way , we have a chance to look the sightseeing 2 long sides river and find out the life of rural people in Mekong Delta.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Lets go to the local peoples house for that (in the seasonable fruits garden).
After lunch, we are divided into many groups and get on small row boats. During this 20 minutes trip, your boat will zigzag thru a maze of shadow canals to enjoy the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery. Then we will ride bicycles and roaming through a village about 20 minutes to check out our natural landscape with quite and peace villages or we can relax on a hammock for a short rest in Mekong Delta.
The next stop is Vinh Long City from An Binh Island (35 minutes by boat), we will land on a marketplace and walk around to see how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell in Vinh Long City. You are encouraged to interact with the vendors and see how friendly and respectful they are. You might also buy many interesting things for very little amount of money. We spend about ½ hr here and then board our bus/private car and travel to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)
After breakfast, around 7:15 am, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape ---- Cai Rang floating market...
This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, youll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City.
After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factories.
The next stop is a rice processing factory where youll learn the many steps that transform "rice with a brown cover" to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Lets go back to Can Tho for that.
We end our sightseeing trip at downtown Can Tho. On the way back to Saigon by bus/private car, well have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs.
Finish trip in Ho Chi Minh at 19.00 pm.
Air conditioner tourist bus, boat trips in Mekong delta, bicycle.
English speaking guide.
02 lunches , 01 dinner (standard tour without dinner), 01 breakfast.
Accommodation As mentioned above.
02 water bottles /2 days
Single supplement (If you are a single person or you request a single room)
Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city
Drinking, other Foods, Tips and Personal Expense.
Drop off at your hotel will be added US$ 3.00/person.
+ With Joining group tour, we will free pick-up (not drop off) at De Tham St, Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao St, Le Lai St, Le Loi St, Le Thanh Ton St, Bui Thi Xuan St, Dong Khoi St, Pham Hong Thai St, Thu Khoa Huan, Nguyen An Ninh St, Cong Quynh St, Ly Tu Trong St, Dist 1, HCMC, Vietnam.
+ Pick up from other streets in District 1: US$ 3.00/person.
+ A group with 2 adults and 1 child: the child under 5 years old is FOC, sharing bed with parents.
+ A group with 2 adults & children: One child under 5 years old is FOC, the other children under 5 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
+ Children from 5 to under 9 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing bed with parents.
+ Children from 9 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates, sharing bed with parents.
* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
* Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.