Explore the spectacular floating markets on the Mekong River on this 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the local lifestyle and admire the stunning scenery as you cruise along the small canals and visit the markets in Cai Be and Cai Rang.
What to Expect
On this 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City you will discover the spectacular floating markets on the Mekong River. Enjoy cruising along the small canals as you visit the floating markets in Cai Be and Cai Rang. Experience the rural life and admire the magnificent scenery as you visit local workshops, an ancient house, a fruit orchard, and traditional Vietnamese flea markets.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho
You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and driven to Cai Be, the second largest floating market in the lower Mekong Delta. Upon arrival you will cruise through Cai Be floating market and stop for a short walk to discover the rural life and local workshops making coconut candy, rice paper, snake wine, bricks, and more. Visit an ancient house on the island of An Binh and row a sampan (wooden boat) along the small canals. Enjoy lunch at a bonsai garden before continuing on the boat trip to Vinh Long. You will then drive to Can Tho and check-in to the 3-star hotel, where you will stay overnight.
Day 2: Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel. Board the motor boat and cruise along the mighty Mekong River to the Cai Rang floating market, the largest market on the Mekong. Visit the traditional Vietnamese flea markets selling rats, snakes, and frogs before visiting Mr. Ba Cong’s fruit orchard. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and stop for lunch at an eco-restaurant en route before arriving back at your hotel in the afternoon.
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip
- All meals mentioned and fruits
- Tea and mineral water
- Entrance fees
- Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Can Tho
What to Remember
Tours start on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.