MEKONG DELTA – DELUXE CAI BE – CAN THO 2D1N (MAX 15P)
Enjoy a boat ride to the remaining sites of wholesale floating markets on the Tien River, which were famous many years ago. We visit the ones both in Cai Be and Cai Rang. Visit distinctive family businesses where locals make coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn mills. Learn about traditional Vietnamese architectural styles at the Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda and explore a local village on foot and by bike.
HCMC – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho (lunch – dinner)
06:30 – 07:00 Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by (mini) bus via Trung Luong Expressway. On arrival in Cai Be, set off for the Cai Be floating market by motor boat and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander in small villages, visit fruit plantations, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Afterwards, paddling through a series of small canals to experience the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta, where you can enjoy yourself with the nature. Lunch time is a good chance to get closer with the local and you will learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food is cooked by yourself, and fresh river food is served in the heart of the garden.
Cycle in the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Transfer to Can Tho. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – HCMC (breakfast – lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel we take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) before visiting Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region.
We take a walk to visit a fruit plantation, a local noodle factory and Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda – a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure.
Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends around 17:00.
- A/C transfers by minibus for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as programmed
- Boat trips and cycling in the Mekong Delta
- Overnight of your choice
- All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
- English speaking guide
- Beverages and personal expenses
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expense
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!