With this 3-day trip, you can experience the life of local people, various and unique culture in Mekong Delta. You have a good chance see the difference between Cai Be floating market and Cai Rang floating market and visit coconut candy workshop, a rice processing factory, the village of Cham… It is an unforgettable trip on your holiday.
- Departure: daily tour
- Pick up time: 07.30 – 08.00
- Departure time: 07.30
- Finish time: 19.00
- Transport: Shuttle bus/boat
- Free pick up area: De Tham str, Pham Ngu Lao str, Bui Vien str, Le Thanh Ton str, Dong Khoi str, Le Lai str, Le Loi str, Le Duan str, Bui Thi Xuan str, Pham Hong Thai str, Ly Tu Trong str.
- Meeting point: 28/13 Bui Vien at 07.30AM
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (L, D)
7:30am: Pickup and transfer to Cai Be.
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 no where 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 it’s enough for the serenity, let’s 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! 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 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 and travel to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Chau Doc (B, L, D)
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, 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.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let’s go back to Can Tho for that.
After this, our bus/car takes you to Chau Doc. On the way, we will stop at Long Xuyen to visit Crocodile farm. And we will continue to Chau Doc.
We stay over night in Chau Doc .
Day 3: Chau Doc – Sai Gon (B, L)
07.00am – 07.30am departure to visit Raft village, and to learn the history of development of fishery (a type of specific economic on the river).
Then continue by boat along the cannal into the village of Cham where we visit the ancient largest Mosques of Cham community in An Giang and to show a clear distinctive architecture and customs of residents here, it is shown all in Chau Phong temple .
Visiting Cave pagoda and local market.
We end our sightseeing trip at Chau Doc Town. On the way back to Saigon, we’ll have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs. Tour ends around 19.00