Mekong Deluxe Day Trip (Cai Be – Tan Phong)

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Cai Be Floating market
Cai Be Floating market

Duration:  1 day

Group size:  Group 16

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh city – Cai Be – Tan An – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh city

For those who want to see the Cai Be floating market within one day, this trip is the perfect choice for you. A small group tour (max 16 people) early departure in the morning will give visitors chances to visit the Cai Be floating market in the morning, enjoy boat rides through small canals, experience cooking local dishes and biking around the village to learn about local culture.

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Highlights of Mekong Deluxe Day Trip (Cai Be – Tan Phong)

  • Find out the life of the local people there
  • Join cooking class and biking around the village
  • Have chance to visit floating market in Mekong river

Itinerary

Boat to Tan Phong island
Boat to Tan Phong island
06.00 – 06.30 AM : Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city (centrally located). Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
09:30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11:30 AM: Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14:00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.

15:00 PM: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet your vehicle for the trip back to Hochiminh city. End of services.

Cai Be Floating market
Cai Be Floating market

What’s Included

  • All entrance fees
  • Cooking class
  • Biking + Helmet
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trips in the Mekong delta
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( L=Lunch )
  • A/c private van/ bus pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program.

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs & tips
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program