What You’ll Do
- Experience everyday life in Mekong 2 days
- Cruise the channels of the Mekong by traditional rowing boat
- Visit the largest floating market of the Mekong
- Stay at a homestay and learn how to cook Vietnamese food
- Go to a bee farm and taste authentic honey tea
- Tour a rice mill to discover how rice is husked for sal
Day 1: My Tho- Ben Tre- Can Tho
On this boat along the river’s bank from My Tho-Ben Tre, you’ll be passing through natural creeks and quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen’s port, stilt houses. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits.
Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea while checking out the folk music.
Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Sai Gon
This is the largest 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 and then on foot to reach a noodle and a rice paper factory.
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. The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let’s go back to Can Tho for that.