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Mekong Delta Tour W/ Row-Boat, Kayak and Cooking class

1. Mekong Delta Tour W/ Row-Boat, Kayak and Cooking class

The tour starts at 7:45 AM from Ho Chi Minh city and ends in Ho Chi Minh at around 6:00 to 6:30 PM. Depart Ho Chi Minh City and relax on the 2-hour journey to Cai Be, where you will explore the local culture of the Mekong Delta.   Take a boat cruise along the Mekong River and pass a floating market. Disembark to visit the craft village and see how local products are made. Visit orchards of local fruit, such as durian, rambutan and longan, and refresh yourself with a hot tea and taste the fruits as you are entertained by a live music presentation. Next, take part in a cooking class and prepare your own lunch. Then, explore the delta by kayak and bike before the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

Mekong Delta tour to Cai Be – Tan Phong Island full day

2. Mekong Delta tour to Cai Be – Tan Phong Island full day

07:30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by bus/van via Trung Luong Expressway. Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to the remaining site of a renowned wholesale floating market on the 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 learn about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel the 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 on Tan Phong Island, immerse yourself in nature's tranquility. At 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 on your own and served in the heart of the local garden. Cycle on the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Visit Ba Kiệt’s ancient house. Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. End your trip.

From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Be Village Full-Day Tour

3. From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Be Village Full-Day Tour

With this tour, you not only have a chance to visit the Cai Be village, but also to participate in some exciting activities, such as an apple mangrove canal boat trip, visiting a native workshop, exploring peaceful village roads on your own temporary bicycle, and enjoying South West Vietnamese folk music. Your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 AM at your accommodation for an approximately 2-hour drive from Saigon. Visit the typical local wet market and take a boat to a floating market, originally a spontaneous market built by locals due to necessity. After that, explore the Tan Phong islet, which is known as a green pearl land in the middle of Tien river, and traditional workshops. Learn how locals made coconut candy, crispy rice popcorn, rice paper, and see a working honey bee farm. Walk through orchard gardens to the beautiful lotus tea house to enjoy authentic South West folk music. Next, relax on a rowing boat and go through the apple mangrove canal for the typical peaceful landscape of Mekong Delta to learn even more about local Vietnamese lifestyle. Finally, enjoy the precious moments biking through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on either side. As well, you are invited to visit handicraft workshops on the biking road to learn more about the authentic Mekong atmosphere.

From Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day Floating Markets Tour

4. From Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day Floating Markets Tour

Day 1: Ho chi minh – my tho – ben tre – can tho ( L) Visit vinh trang pagoda –one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the region Enjoy 3-hours boating & freely walking trip at mekong delta Explore the mekong river small canals by rowing sampan Visit a beautiful island with many tropical orchards Discover how to make coconut candy and try some Take tuktuk car throughout the village. Taste local fresh fruits as well as honeybee tea Have lunch at a garden restaurant on river bank with countryside specialties At the end of the afternoon, move to can tho. Free for night discovery in can tho. Day 2: can tho – ho chi minh ( breakfast, lunch) After breakfast at hotel, take a motor boat to visit cai rang – the most fascinating floating market where we can see all trading activities by boat on mekong river. Visit local market. Drive back to ho chi minh city. having lunch at local restaurant on the way Finish tour at your hotel.

From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Tour and Yen Stream Boat Ride

5. From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Tour and Yen Stream Boat Ride

ITINERARY : 8h – 8h45 : We pick you up at your hotel and start to visit Perfume Pagoda. 9h15 – 9h30 : Have a short break for 15-20 minutes to relax 10h15 : We arrive at Perfume Pagoda and walk to Yen wharf to get on local boat. The boat will go through Yen stream and you can enjoy beautiful landscape. 11h30 : Short trek to the main cave on the mountain summit ( 2.5km), we visit Huong Tich cave. The tour guide will help you understand about this landscape. 13h00 : Have lunch at the restaurant. 14h00 : Visit Thien Tru Pagoda for resting and if you wish, Buddhist prayer. Thien Tru Pagoda was built in the 18th century under King Le Thanh Tong dynasty. Thien Tru means a heaven kitchen, derived from the imagination of the locals in this region, of which the rock formations in this area look like chefs busily working in the kitchen. 15h30 : Back to Yen wharf and return by bus to Hanoi. 18h00 : Arrive back to Hanoi and get dropped at the Hotel. The Trip end !

Mekong Day Tour by Car: Floating market, Cooking & Cycling

6. Mekong Day Tour by Car: Floating market, Cooking & Cycling

Your lovely and friendly tour guide will meet up with you at 7:30 a.m. at your hotel and head down to Tien Giang province together in a private car. The drive will last for around 2 hours, you will have the chance to have a full view of the local life changing the farther the car takes you away from the busy city. Arriving at Cai Be floating market at 9:45 am, your private boat will leisurely cruise you along the famous Cai Be floating market. Here your tour guide will provide a full commentary about the area so that you can learn more about the local life here and how people purchasing goods as well as living on boats. Continue your visit to: ·   The coconut candy factory, sampling the sweets, admiring the skillful hands of the makers ·   Sit down at the honey bee farm and sip on some hot tasty honey tea, which is said to be very good for you. Seeing how pop rice is made, a very popular and close to hearts of many Vietnamese ·   Enjoy traditional Vietnamese Southern music at local house and sampling some tropical fruits that are grown from this land ·   Visit a tropical fruit garden and take a sampan ride along a small canal Around midday, stop to have lunch at a local house while sitting in the middle of a beautiful green garden. After lunch, a small exercise is much needed. You can choose either a short walk or cycling after lunch to see the local village. Say good bye to the peaceful and beautiful Mekong Delta during you last ride on the big boats. Get back in the car to head back to HCM city at around 3:00 p.m. Arrive at your hotel at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

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What people are saying about Cái Bè

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We made the tour with our guide Tu. He's a very cheerful person, was always open to our questions and shared so many interesting facts about Vietnamese culture with us. I loved how diverse the tour was with its many different activities, food and even some crafts presentations. Maybe the condition of the bicycles could have been a little better (the brakes didn't work properly and the saddles weren't really adjusted), but that's just a minor point. The kayaking part was all the more entertaining. :)

Beautiful Day! The Guide Vu was very nice funny friendly kind.... perfect. Swimming marked was very small and on big Boots.

Excellent day trip. Beautiful scenery. Phan was an excellent guide. Witty and knowledgeable.

Super great private tour. Our guide top, it doesn't get any better! +++

Great guide and lots of activities during the day.