Private tour

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

4.8 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Tiger Tours
Private tour

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

Activity provider: Tiger Tours
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From US$ 125 per person

Likely to sell out

See the lively Cai Be floating market; learn about the authentic life of locals; trying making some delicious food by yourself and do cycling around the orchards and rice fields.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up at central accommodation in District 1, 3, 4, or 5. The tour guide will wait for you in the hotel/appartment lobby on the day of your tour.
Private group


  • Have a look at Cai Be floating market, seeing how the local go on with their lives and business
  • Visit the family-run businesses of local people: coconut candy workshop, honey bee farm, pop rice factory
  • Sample some tropical fruits while listening to Don Ca Tai Tu – Traditional music of Southern Vietnamese people
  • Enjoy a rowboat ride along small canals and fully enjoy the rustic nature
  • Try making some delicious authentic dishes by yourself in a mini cooking class
  • Do some cycling around local villages and fully enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here
Full description
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.
  • Full day tour of fun and excitement
  • Lunch and first drink at the restaurant (mineral water, soft drink or beer)
  • Mineral water and wet towel during the tour
  • Tropical fruits, honey tea and coconut juice
  • Private tour with private transportation (air-conditioned car; motor boat; row boat)
  • Informative and English-speaking Tiger Guide
  • Pick-up and drop off from your centrally located hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Tip/Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • Kindly advise of any:
  • Dietary restrictions/food allergies/religious restrictions
  • Restrictions to certain areas of activities
  • Other special requests for the tour
  •  There is no charge for children under 5 years old. Parents will be responsible for handling any costs that arise during the tour
  • The age of children will be counted from the year they were born to the year they go on the tour (not their age at the time of booking)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Phong was our tour guide. He was great, with fluent English and brilliant knowledge of everywhere and everything we saw, answered all our questions. He gave us insight into the traditions and culture of the areas of the Mekong Delta that we visited. We drove for ~3 hours out of the city, then got a short boat ride to an area where we saw rice paper being made, coconut sweets being made and wrapped, and many souvenirs made from coconuts. We got to try many different local snacks with some tea. We visited a honey farm and had more tea. We made jewellery from water hyacinth, and learned the art of hammock making from banana leaves. We were treated to a performance of traditional music with singing and acting, while enjoying some local fruit to eat. We went on a short rowing boat ride, and then met up with our bigger boat again to go to a place where we were given lunch of local food, including fish, rice and chicken. Went on a short cycle of the locality before 3 hours back to the city.

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February 8, 2023

Der Ausflug wird beworben mit den schwimmenden Märkten, die es gar nicht mehr gibt. Es gab keine schwimmenden Märkte mehr und kommen auch nicht mehr zurück lt. Aussage der Heimischen Leute. Alternativ gab es gestellte Einsicht in private Lebensweisen mit Verkauf überteuerter heimischer Waren. Ich kann den Ausflug nicht empfehlen.

February 7, 2023


Super tolle private Tour. Unser Guide top, besser geht's nicht! +++

February 24, 2020


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