On this tour you’ll get to experience the daily life of locals on the beautiful Mekong River.Expect a truly sensory adventure as we glide through a traditional floating market, visit a handicraft village and try out some local Mekong delicacies!
Visit Cai Be Floating Market
Visit A Local Handicraft Village
Delicious Local Lunch Included
Once we’re all jump aboard our own private vehicle and depart for the mighty Mekong River! This journey will take around three hours and will give you a chance to learn all about the course of the river and how it arrives in Vietnam from its origins in the snowy mountains of Tibet. You’ll also get to gaze at the spectacular surrounding scenery as we drive through the wonderfully fertile region. Take the chance to glimpse at the local way of life as we pass through one of the county’s agricultural hotspots.
Once we arrive at Cai Be, we’ll board our private sampan (a traditional, motorized boat) to begin our unforgettable cruise along the Mekong River. First we’ll experience a small traditional floating market. This is an unmissable chance to get an insight into trading away from tourist focused markets of the city. Expect to be dazzled by an array of colours, smells and sounds. Keep your camera to hand to snap some beautiful shots!
After the floating market, we’ll change to the rowing boats and go into the smaller, secluded canals of the delta. Here we can get up close and be a part of the daily life of local people and farmers. Next up we get back on dry land of the Tan Phong island. After a quick stop-off at a tasty fruit orchard, we will experience the enchanting music of South-West Vietnam as we enjoy a local performance. We’ll also take a guided bicycle tour of this marvellous island. Along the way we will visit local families and learn how they use the land to craft everything from delicate rice paper to the sturdy roofs of their homes. The families will treat us to Mekong delicacies for lunch which include freshly made spring rolls, fried pumpkin flower and beautiful braised pork soaked in coconut juice. ** Scooter accommodation can also be provided**
Explore More Of The Delta
After our special Mekong lunch, we’ll transfer back to our boat to see the handicraft of local merchants preparing coconut candy and pop-rice. Finally our last stop before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City is at the Cao Dai temple where we’ll learn the history of an ancient native religion all while being surrounded by the incredible art of the temple.
-Pick up from centrally located hotel
– Bike rent, cycling helmet
– English speaking guide
– Interact with a local family
– Lunch served at a local family house
– 1 bottle of water per person.
– Entrance fees for all activities mentioned on itinerary
We do have bikes for children. If you would like your child to join the cycle ride, please let us know how tall they are so we can provide them with a suitably sized bicycle.
If you would like your child to ride on the back of your bike, they will be charged at half price.