Group size: 15 pax
Pick up: 6:15am – 6:30am
Drop off: 17:30pm
Route: HCMC – Cai Be – Tien Giang – HCMC
-Boat ride to Mekong River, check out the remains of a very famous wholesale floating market on Tien River
-Taste the local specialties, visit interesting family businesses, such coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn mills.
-Deeply explore the local village on foot and through handlebars.
– Explore the typical, traditional Vietnamese style architecture.
– Eat & drink as local
– Paddling the canal system by kayak
Cai Be floating market - Tan Phong Island
6: 30 AM : Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Expressway.
Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to remaining site of a very renowned wholesale floating market on Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to know something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of the modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high-technique of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River. .
Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of an ancient house and get to know about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals are making coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people.
Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival in Tan Phong Island, let yourself immerse in the tranquility of nature.
At the lunchtime, you not only enjoy luscious food, but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked by your own and served in the heart of the local garden
Cycle in the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta.
Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. End your trip.
Price & Bookings
|Grade tour||Price per person in US$
(Sep 3, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
|Premier Group tour||$50||$38||$0||$0|
Included: A/c van/bus, mineral water, pick up at the centrally located hotels, transfer & go sightseeing as per program, boat trips in the Mekong delta, English speaking guide, fruit, honey tea & all entrance fees, bikes, kayaks, lunch as indicated in the program.
Excluded: Travel insurance, personal costs & tips, other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
– Please kindly be informed that The Cai Be floating market is not crowded as itself before due to the local habitat, just a very few available. It’s not the highlight of the trip, the tour highlights are authentic experience at the area and bilking, kayaking, and eating as a local.
– The tour will include biking and kayaking, you should bring along the proper shoes and clothes, swim suit will be recommended for kayaking activity to avoid getting wet. Your phone and camera should be kept on dry bag,
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