With Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho 2-day tour, you have a good chance to visit the famous Cai Be floating market – one of the biggest and famous floating markets in Mekong Delta. Furthermore, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and experience the daily life of rural people. This tour is suitable for group, or family.
Daily departure from Saigon
Visit Cai Be and Cai Rang floating market
Taste many famous tropical fruits of Vietnam and watch locals’ daily chores
Learn the many steps that transform “rice with a brown cover” to the delicious and beautiful rice grain
Price: $80.0 (per person)
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Group size: Group 20
Itinerary: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Saigon
Day 1: SaiGon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (L,D)
07:30am: Pickup and transfer to Cai Be by shuttle bus.
10.30am: Arrive in Cai Be, board a motorized boat to the famous Cai Be floating market – one of the biggest and famous floating markets in Mekong Delta. Furthermore, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and experience the daily life of rural people.
Next, walk to visit a coconut candy, a crispy rice cake factory (served free with premium hot tea) and you might buy coconut candy and hand-made items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta for souvenir.
Get back to the motor boat and heading to An Binh Island – famous for fresh fruits the whole year. On the way , we have an excellent opportunity to look the sightseeing along 2 long sides’ river and find out the life of rural people in Mekong Delta.
Local lunch will be served around noon at a local house. After lunch, dividing into small groups and get on small rowing boats. During this 20 minutes trip, your boat will zigzag through a maze of shadow canals to enjoy the fresh air along the canal and wonderful water coconut tree scenery. Then we will ride bicycles and roaming through a village about 20 minutes to check out the natural scenery with quiet and peaceful villages (or relax on a hammock if you don’t know how to ride a bike)
The next stop is Vinh Long City (35 minutes by boat), land on a marketplace and walk around to explore how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell in Vinh Long City. Free time for shopping before transfer to Can Tho, check in hotel, dinner and stay for the night.
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – SaiGon (B, L)
After breakfast, around 7:15 am, board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to Cai Rang floating market. This is the biggest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, you’ll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City.
After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factories. The next stop is a rice processing factory where you’ll learn the many steps that transform “rice with a brown cover” to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily.
Back to Can Tho for lunch and end the sightseeing trip at downtown Can Tho and get back to Saigon with a short break on the way for relaxing and photographing.
Drop off at city center around 18.30 – 19.00. End of service.
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