For a short but intense Mekong delta experience this trip is a must! On the first day, we propose a deep immersion into different facets of the region. We journey through the less travelled paths of Cai Be, bring you a high diversity of activities, and keep you totally off the regular tourist attraction. The trip also includes a visit to the most amazing market of the Mekong delta, the Cai Rang floating market where hundreds of boats of all sizes fill the river trading in agricultural goods of all kinds
• Cruise along the rivers maze of canals for a taste of the lush and lively culture
• Visit less travelled spots of the rural gem Cai Thia
• Spend time gently cruising through one of the Mekong’s huge floating markets
Meal: lunch | Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
8:00 – 8:15 AM – pick up from your hotel for an approximate 2.5 hour drive to our exploration area. We let the touristy spots behind and travel beyond, where very few other visitors have the chance to go.
We arrive at Cai Thia pier at about 10h30. Boat hits the waterways bring you to the village of Hoa Loc. We will cycle through the villages on the winding countryside roads. The first stop is the local house where they produce the typical rice paper, there will be lots of opportunities to interact with locals as you cycle through the villages. We also visit another family for a cup of tea and taste some local cakes. We go back to our boat heading to further remote region of Mekong. We reach the canals, we’ll take a rowing boat that takes us deeper into the countryside of the Delta through the networks of small canals with traditional houses on both sides and lots of daily life.
Lunch will be served at a local homestay with featured local dishes. After lunch, we may leisure walk around lush garden or learn a bit history of traditional house by its owner. In the afternoon, we cruise toward Vinh Long with more stops at local workshops. 16:00 – a quick transfer from Vinh Long pier to Can Tho, where you check-in your hotel and enjoy the night in this “mega city” of the Mekong Delta.
Meal: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: not included
After an early breakfast, we start a boat cruise to head to the bustling Cai Rang floating market – the largest and most colorful in the Mekong delta. Feel free to take photographs, talk or bargain while our boat glides slowly through the market mayhem. There are fantastic photo opportunities amidst the huge variety of agricultural bounty on sale here. Farming boats big and small trade seasonal fruits and an array of other goods in a chorus of sights and smells that you won't soon forget.
We then take a leisurely stroll through the farms and houses of a nearby village to see fragrant tropical fruit orchards, cross over quiet streams on monkey bridges, pass by local market and pagoda.
A short drive takes you back to Can Tho for a relaxing lunch, and we then start the drive back to Saigon and return you back to your hotel around 5pm. If you don’t mind arriving a bit later, we have the possibility for a last stop en route in My Tho to stretch the legs and visit Vinh Trang pagoda.
PRICE PER PERSON in US dollar based on group size
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Single supplement: applies for those who travels with others but requires a single room for her/himself
* Prices are valid until 31 Sep 2017
* Discount for larger group is available; please contact our travel consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org