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From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Tour and Yen Stream Boat Ride

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 Delta tour to Cai Be – Tan Phong Island full day

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 your arrival in Cai Be, you will be afforded the opportunity to gain insights into the local trading practices, which have undergone significant transformation in response to the advent of modern society. This transformation is characterized by an increased reliance on land-based transportation and the implementation of advanced agricultural techniques that are now prevalent. In this locale, you will have the chance to observe the remarkable diversity of the region and the abundant fertility of the orchard gardens, which have earned it the distinction of being the preeminent source of fruit in the lower reaches 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.

'Cai Rang' Floating Market 2-Day Tour With Biking & Boating

'Cai Rang' Floating Market 2-Day Tour With Biking & Boating

One of the most exciting highlights of the Joy Journeys Mekong Delta tour is the visit to Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest floating market in the region. Here, you'll have the chance to witness firsthand the bustling activity of vendors and shoppers as they exchange goods and haggle for the best prices. With a maximum group size of 10 people, you can be sure that you'll receive personalized attention from your guide and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact with locals. Joy Journeys also places a strong emphasis on supporting local communities and promoting sustainable tourism practices. By visiting local villages and participating in cultural activities like cooking classes, travelers have the opportunity to learn about and support the rich cultural heritage of the Mekong Delta. In addition, Joy Journeys partners with local guides and service providers to ensure that a fair share of the tour fees goes back into the local community. Waking up in the early morning to start the boat ride to the floating market with the amazing atmosphere to watch the sunrise is an extraordinary experience that all of our guests enjoyed during this tour. Overnight at Bamboo Eco Village or Mekong Silt Ecolodge is also the highlight of the tour when the 'resort' is located in front of Mekong river. All of the rooms are designed with care to touch the authencity of the Mekong Delta. This is where you will have your dinner, breakfast and cooking class for 'Banh Xeo' on the second day.

From HCM: Mekong Delta Tour to Cai Be with Cooking Class

From HCM: Mekong Delta Tour to Cai Be with Cooking Class

Get a feel for the local way of life on the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be. Enjoy a boat ride and a cooking class before lunch. After, either paddle a kayak or ride a bike to explore the area further. Around 8:00AM, start with pickup at your central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and drive to Cai Be. Upon arrival, take some time to explore the town on foot and then board a motorized boat to cruise along the Mekong river to admire the serene scenery. Continue on a small sampan boat to paddle along the small canals and see the locals going about their day. The boat ride offers a unique perspective of the area, and you will see firsthand how locals live and work on the river. The boat takes you to the region’s fruit orchards where you can try some fresh fruits and enjoy the local music performed by the villagers. Next, arrive at a local restaurant and attend a cooking class to prepare some traditional dishes using fresh ingredients sourced from the region for lunch. After lunch, take a rest and relax before hitting the water by using kayaks for a leisurely paddle down the Mekong river. Take your time and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Alternatively, if you don't want to go kayaking, hop on a bike and explore the countryside on two wheels. The bike ride is a great way to get up close and personal with the area’s rural way of life. Once you have kayaked or biked, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City with your memories of this charming town in the Mekong Delta. Arrive approximately at 5:30PM

Mekong Day Tour by Car:Cai Be market, Local Island & Cycling

Mekong Day Tour by Car:Cai Be market, Local Island & 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.

Cai Rang Famous Floating Market in Can Tho 1 day tour

Cai Rang Famous Floating Market in Can Tho 1 day tour

* During holidays, Tet, there is a 10% - 20% surcharge Itinerary: 5:00 am: Your tour will begin with an early morning pick-up from your hotel. We'll head straight to the river where a traditional long-tail boat awaits to take you to Cai Rang Floating Market. As we cruise along the river, you'll witness the vibrant scene of boats filled with goods and hear the energetic sounds of locals bargaining. Once we arrive at the market, you'll have the opportunity to explore the bustling market firsthand. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, and don't be shy to interact with the friendly vendors. You can buy some of the freshest tropical fruits, sample local snacks, or even enjoy a traditional Vietnamese breakfast right on the water. Afterward, we'll continue our journey along the smaller canals, where you'll get a closer look at the peaceful rural life of the Mekong Delta. You'll pass by lush green fields, stilt houses, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the locals engaged in their daily activities. To add a cultural touch to your tour, we'll visit a nearby orchard or a traditional rice noodle factory. Here, you can observe the process of making rice noodles, a staple food in Vietnam. 11:00 am: Leaving Can Tho City, we head to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province) for cooking class. Joining a cooking class, you not only have another view of cooking style in the South in particular and generally Vietnam and learn how the locals prepare all stuffs of traditional meal but also feel clearly the tranquility, simplicity and rusticity in daily lives of Mekong people; moreover, probably you will find out the different local taste even in Vietnam. To let you know, the Northern people prefer salty taste, while people in the Central of Vietnam are more into spicy dishes, yet Southern cuisine is absolutely sweeter than other rest. As soon as enjoying the tasty lunch which is cooked by you, then it is the perfect time to chill out on comfortable hammocks under the shadow of tropical fruit trees for recharging your energy. You will never forget the precious moments when biking through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on the both side, as well as visiting some handicraft workshops nearby to feel more about the real Mekong atmosphere. Next, we relax on a rowing boat and go through the mangrove palm canal to feel the real peaceful atmosphere of Mekong Delta, even know more about locals’ lifestyle when joking with friendly rowing women. Beside that is the time of enjoying the melody of South Vietnam folk music. 3:30 pm: we'll head back to the city and drop you off at your hotel, ensuring you have a safe and comfortable journey. This one-day tour of Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho promises an authentic and unforgettable experience. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and witness the unique way of life on the water.

Private Tour: Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho 1 Day

Private Tour: Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho 1 Day

ITINERARY: 05:00 am, VN Bike Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. We will have a light breakfast on private car. On the way to Mekong Delta, you can also spread out of sight watching endless green or yellow paddy rice field on the both sides of street. Otherwise, taking a nap during the time of transferring is a good thing to do to get more energy back and enjoy the whole tour as well. After about 3-hour driving from Saigon through the express highway, we reach Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho City. Then, we take a private boat to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the most famous and biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta. From the early morning, a countless number of boats and sampans will gather here, making the whole area more lively and stunning than ever. While the large boats are full of farm products and specialties, such as vegetables, grapefruit, coconut, banana, watermelon, dragon fruit and rambutan, small ones mainly focus on selling foods, coffee, light snacks, Vietnamese noodles, soft drinks, etc. for breakfast. It would be regretful if you could not drop by and purchase something here. After that, our tour guide takes you to some traditional workshops. You have great time learning how locals make “Hu Tieu”. The talented chef – Gordon Ramsay, once exclaimed that the bowl of noodles he ate at Cai Rang Floating Market has one of the best broths he has ever tasted. 11:00 am, leaving Can Tho City, we head to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province) for cooking class. Joining a cooking class, you not only have another view of cooking style in the South in particular and generally Vietnam and learn how the locals prepare all stuffs of traditional meal but also feel clearly the tranquility, simplicity and rusticity in daily lives of Mekong people; moreover, probably you will find out the different local taste even in Vietnam. To let you know, the Northern people prefer salty taste, while people in the Central of Vietnam are more into spicy dishes, yet Southern cuisine is absolutely sweeter than other rest. As soon as enjoying the tasty lunch which is cooked by you, then it is the perfect time to chill out on comfortable hammocks under the shadow of tropical fruit trees for recharging your energy. You will never forget the precious moments when biking through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on the both side, as well as visiting some handicraft workshops nearby to feel more about the real Mekong atmosphere. Next, we relax on a rowing boat and go through the mangrove palm canal to feel the real peaceful atmosphere of Mekong Delta, even know more about locals’ lifestyle when joking with friendly rowing women. Beside that is the time of enjoying the melody of South Vietnam folk music. 03:30 pm, we come back to Saigon and finish the Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho 1 Day.

From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Rang Floating Market

From Ho Chi Minh: Private Cai Rang Floating Market

Experience the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, take a cooking class, and explore the area by bike and boat. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Watch the endless green or yellow paddy rice fields on the way. Take a nap during the transfer to get more energy for the day ahead. After a 3-hour drive, arrive at the Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho City. Take a private boat to visit the market, one of the most famous and biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta. See countless boats and sampans gather here, making the whole area more lively and stunning than ever. While the large boats are full of farm products and specialties, such as vegetables, grapefruit, coconut, banana, watermelon, dragon fruit, and rambutan, small ones mainly focus on selling foods, coffee, light snacks, Vietnamese noodles, and soft drinks for breakfast. After the market, visit some traditional workshops. Learn how locals make “Hu Tieu”. Then, leave Can Tho City and head to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province) for a cooking class. Join the cooking class and learn how the locals prepare all the ingredients for a traditional meal. Enjoy the tasty lunch that you cooked before relaxing on comfortable hammocks under the shadow of tropical fruit trees. Bike through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on both sides. Visit some handicraft workshops nearby to feel more about the real Mekong atmosphere. Relax on a rowing boat and go through the mangrove palm canal to feel the real peaceful atmosphere of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy the melody of South Vietnam folk music. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and finish the tour.

From HCM: Cai Rang Famous Floating Market & Mekong Delta

From HCM: Cai Rang Famous Floating Market & Mekong Delta

Cai Rang floating market is a spontaneous market, one of the most famous and largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta and completely different from other floating markets in the Mekong Delta. From early morning, countless boats and sampans will gather here, making the whole area more lively and splendid than ever. When you come here, you can explore the agricultural life of the locals and how they trade goods directly from boat to boat. 05:00 Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel. We will have a light breakfast in a private car. On the way to the Mekong Delta, you can also see the endless green or yellow rice fields on both sides of the road. After about 3 hours driving from Saigon, we arrived at Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho city. Then, we took a private boat to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the most famous and largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta. From early morning, countless boats and sampans will gather here, making the whole area more lively and splendid than ever. While the big boats are filled with agricultural products and specialties such as vegetables, grapefruit, coconuts, bananas, watermelon, dragon fruit, and rambutan, the small boats mainly focus on selling food, coffee, snacks, and Vietnamese noodles, soft drinks... for breakfast. It would be a pity if you couldn't stop by and buy things here. Then our tour guide will take you to some traditional workshops. You have a great time learning how the locals make Hu Tieu. Talented chef - Gordon Ramsay once exclaimed that the bowl of vermicelli he ate at Cai Rang floating market had the best broth he had ever tasted. At 11:00, leaving Can Tho city, we will go to Mekong Delta You will take a boat on the Mekong River to reach the land of rustic You can watch the fishing boats returning from the sea, you will see the beauty of the lower Mekong River where Southern people call this river their mother. Vietnamese people have always loved this river because they use it for fishing, watering, and farming. On the boat, you can listen to the sound of waves, see the fisherman’s ports, and watch the alluvial water flow. The romantic and poetic scene on the boat will definitely bring many picturesque photos for you. You will enjoy 8 dishes rich in hometown flavors but no less meticulous and sophisticated You can see how Vietnamese make coconut candy right at the production site, you will have the opportunity to taste the delicious flavors of many different types of coconut candy – a specialty candy of this land In addition, you will visit a honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for your health. You can enjoy fresh tropical fruits picked right at the garden along with listen to folk music along with the sweet singing of local people. You can feel the rustic ambiance, and enjoy relaxing moments by rowing along the small canal to explore people's life. At the end of the trip, our tour guide will take you back to the hotel

1-Day Less Touristy Mekong River (Cai Be-Vinh Long) trip

1-Day Less Touristy Mekong River (Cai Be-Vinh Long) trip

Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 AM ♦ Take on an expressway for about two hours that can capture green rice paddies and tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta ♦ Kimmy Chocolate Manufacture as a rest stop. Local farmers carefully plant and care for cocoa trees, so you can see the locals manufacture chocolate. ♦ Upon Cai Be, you will witness local people making traditional products like pop rice cakes, rice wines, rice papers, and coconut candies. ♦ We are Heading back to our boat to another location, where we enjoy a sampan boat through fruit orchards, apple mangrove trees, and coconut leaves. ♦ Visit a local orchard garden to try tropical season fruits, listen to traditional folk songs, see a bee farm, and taste hot honey tea. ♦ Take a cooking class and have lunch at a local leaf-roof restaurant with delicious Mekong spring rolls, deep oil Giant Elephant Ear Fish, fresh fruits, etc. While you can take a nap in a hammock or KAYAK or ride a bike around the village. ♦ Back to Ho Chi Ming City and drop off at your hotel around 6:30 PM (ETA).

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We had a marvelous trip. Our tour guide Tri saw to every need and wishes. Our chauffeur Hung was driving carefully and saw us safe to our destinations. Was traveling with a child and an handicapped elderly relative and everyone was very happy with the organization and care given to ever detail. Snacks and lunch were delicious. All places were clean even for European standards and very maintained. Would absolutely recommend this tour.

I can highly recommend the tour. I had 2 wonderful days in the Mekong Delta. The accommodation was very nice! The tour was very well organized, everything went smoothly. The communication with the agency was great and very reliable. Our guide Tom was great! He was able to tell us a lot about the Mekong Delta, the culture and the history. Couldn't have been better.

Had the most amazing time, so much to taste, see and experiance. I was only one of two English speaking tourists on the trip. Our guide Hai was beyond amazing, he always made us feel welcome and included In all activities. This your is highly recommended.

We had a great guide in Tom and the tour was very well organized, with many new insights into the history and life of the people in Vietnam.

Very good overall, however more time in the cave would have satisfied us. Our guide Minh was very good, very attentive, good explanations.