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Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market

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Experience the Mekong Delta aboard a high class cruise ship. Explore a mangrove forest and learn about the culture of the people living in the area. Enjoy a tea service and traditional dinner at a tropical garden.

Highlights

  • Discovert the local cultures of the Mekong Delta region
  • Experience the lives of the people who live by the river
  • Visit the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta
  • Cycle through a village and hear some Southern Vietnamese folk music
  • Cruise along the canals of the Mekong Delta

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Option 1: Full Day Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market Depart Ho Chi Minh City early in the morning at around 5:30 AM and relax on the 3-hour drive to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. Navigate the water channels by boat and make your way to Cai Rang Floating Market to join the hustle and bustle of the locals. Discover how an authentic vermicelli soup dish from Vietnam is made before wandering through the village and meeting some of the locals. Learn how to cross a 'monkey bridge' built from a single stem of bamboo. Taste exotic fruit from an orchard garden and visit a rice mill to learn how rice is processed. Journey by boat to Ninh Kieu for a delicious lunch by the river before the return drive to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving back at around 5:30 PM. Option 2 : Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Market 2-Day Trip Get picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and head to My Tho by bus. Your onboard tour guide will tell you everything about the culture of the locals , relax and enjoy the landscapes and scenery of green rice fields. Stop at the Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along the Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees-lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark and explore the village on foot. Visit local families and learn how to make sweets at a candy shop. You can enjoy fruits, honey tea and wine while listening to traditional music. Enjoy a traditional lunch. Next, travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. The next day, after breakfast, take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. Proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles-making shop. Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City. Option 3 : Mekong Delta Private Full-Day Trip Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and then travel towards the rural communities of the Mekong Delta. Pass green rice fields on the 1.5 hour to My Tho, where you will board a motorized boat and cruise along the River. Make your way pass by some islets arrive at one. Explore the village on foot and enjoy some tropical fruits as you listen to traditional folk music performed by the islanders. Join in with their daily activities and soak up the atmosphere of the natural surroundings. Get served lunch in an orchard garden before continuing along to Ben Tre province, visit a shop that makes coconut candy. Relax in a hammock or take a bike ride around the island before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Hotel pickup and drop-off English-speaking tour guide Transport Entrance fees Boat cruise Lunch Fruit

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