Mekong -Small Group Day Tour
DELUXE MEKONG DELTA CAI BE FLOATING MARKET
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the MekongRiver after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
Cai Be, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region.
08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to Cai Be, on the way have a chance to take photos of the picturesque flat rice fields.
10:00 On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels.
11:00 Visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made.
12:00 Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
14:00 Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden.
15:00 Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
17:00 Drop off at the hotel.
End of services
- Modern A/C transportation, boat.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing
- A lunch in Cai Be
- Cold bottle of water + wet towels on route
- English, French, Chinese speaking guide (other languages upon request)
- Accommodation at indicated hotels.
- Personal expenses for other meals, drinks, other food, laundry, phone, etc.
- Tips for guide and driver
- Any others not mentioned above