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 man-made 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.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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We were surprised when we had to wait For another bus to continue the second part of the trip. We were even more surprised when on our return journey the guide did not come along and we were unable to communicate with the bus diver who dropped us at a place we were not familiar and had to find our way back to the hotel.
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07:30am: This morning we will start Mekong Delta Tours 2 Days 1 Night to compare among how Cai Be and Cai Rang floating market are. On our dedicated bus/car you can see the green paddy fields extending towards the horizontal.
10.30am: When you arrive in Cai Be, you’ll board a motorized boat that takes you to the floating market which is one of the biggest and famous floating markets in Mekong Delta. Furthermore, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and experience the daily life of rural people.
Next, we walk to visit a coconut candy, a crispy rice cake factory (served free with premium hot tea) and you might buy coconut candy and hand-made items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta for souvenir.
When you feel it's enough for the serenity, let's get back to the large motor boat for enjoying something difference in An Binh Island. It is famous for fresh fruits the whole year. On the way , we have an excellent opportunity to look the sightseeing along 2 long sidess'river and find out the life of rural people in Mekong Delta.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let's go to the local people's 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 through a maze of shadow canals to enjoy the fresh air along the canal and wonderful water coconut tree scenery.
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 explore how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell in Vinh Long City.
DAY 2: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - SAI GON
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 biggest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, you'll 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 you'll learn the many steps that transform "rice with a brown cover" to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily.
Now time for lunch! Let's go back to Can Tho for that.
On the way back to Saigon by bus/private transport, we'll have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs.
We come back to Sai Gon before 7 PM.
inclusions and exclusions
Transport: Coach and boat trips in Mekong delta have enough life-jackets for everyone.
Guide: English speaking tour guide.
Meal: 02 lunches , 01 dinner (standard type without 01 dinner) and 01 breakfast, fruits...
Hotel: Standard type - Xuan Mai or Huy Hoang..., Superior type - 2*: Ninh Kieu, Asia, Kim Lan, Tay Do..., Deluxe type - 3*: Saigon Can Tho, Hanh Phuc..., Luxury type - 4*: Golf, Ninh Kieu 2, Vip type - 4++: Victoria.
Entrance fee: All included.
02 Aquafina water bottles/2 days.
Tips, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance and drop off at your hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh for Standard, Superior and Deluxe Types.
Pham Ngu Lao St, Dist 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Vegetarian meal option available
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Excellent value for money
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.