Explore the floating markets of the Mekong on a 3-day tour of Ben Tre and Can Tho. This tour gets you up close and personal with rural life as lived in the legendary Mekong Delta. You will interact with villagers and cycle along rural trails, as well as cruise the quiet channels of Can Tho by boat.
Drive to Vinh Long – one of the 12 fertile provinces of the Mekong Delta. Boat trip on the great Mekong River to see Cai Be floating market.
Several stops to see local people making rice paper, coconut candy, popcorn, etc. Continue by small boat rowing in small canal and then the boat takes us to enthusiastic homestay at Minh Island. Check in, make friend with the members of the family. Walk around the village or garden, and do cooking for your dinner. We enjoy diner and have cup of tea or rice wine when talking together.
You can ask about the culture, people, history of this Island. They do not mind to answer some personal questions. Overnight at local house (Private room with air-con, private toilet and hot water)
Have a breakfast and walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning. Boat trip to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. We can visit Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetable… The cruise will end at around 10:30 in Vinh Long town, where we rejoin the ca and continue to Can Tho city. Visit Khmer pagoda. Overnight in Can Tho.
Boat trip in early morning on Lower Branch of Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products…they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. After leaving the market, we are going to visit a luxuriant orchard of Mr Ba Cong and enjoy fresh fruits which are picked by you. Transfer back to Hochiminh City. Stop to see a Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be town and have lunch enroute. Following your tour head back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour.