Experience the essence of the Mekong Delta, and admire its verdant landscapes, friendly people, and fantastic cuisine. Learn to cook local dishes, visit the Cai Be floating market, cycle along winding pathways, and see coconut candy being made by hand.
What to Expect
Head to the Mekong Delta on a 2-day tour from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), where you’ll take a boat to reach your accommodation at the Mekong Lodge. Join a Vietnamese cooking class, visit a floating market, and see local products made following traditional methods.
Day 1 (Lunch; Dinner)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City at around 08:00 on the drive to the Mekong Delta, the land of 9 dragons. Along the way you’ll have views of the mighty delta and the quaint rural landscape.
You’ll arrive at the Cai Be River wharf at around 10:00 and board the shuttle boat to the Mekong Lodge. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial waters.
Disembark and you’ll be welcomed to the Mekong Lodge by smiling staff in local traditional costume. Check in to your private bungalow and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Mekong Riverside Restaurant.
After a rest you’ll head out on a private walking tour to a nearby village. Visit families making coconut candy and bricks using the traditional production methods of the Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, who are known for their friendliness and generosity.
In the evening you’ll get hands-on culinary experience during a Vietnamese cooking class. The chefs will instruct you in preparing the Mekong Lodge’s signature dishes. Have fun and get some interesting recipes to take home. Enjoy dinner in the lodge’s cozy atmosphere.
Day 2 (Breakfast)
Begin your second day with a buffet breakfast before the sampan ride to the Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of the Mekong Delta. You’ll visit the market early to see the lively activity on the Tien River, as hundreds of boats gather for the fresh produce trade.
Return to the Mekong Lodge and cycle along the delta’s tranquil winding lanes. Cross canals, take in the fresh air and beautiful views, and taste some fruit, freshly picked in local orchards. Around noon you’ll cycle back to the Mekong Lodge to check out, take the boat back to Cai Be harbor, and then return to Ho Chi Minh City.
- Round-trip transportation by private car between Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Cai Be
- 1 night’s accommodation at the Mekong Lodge (twin/double sharing)
- 3 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
- Taxes and service charges
- Round-trip boat trip to the Cai Be floating market
- Cooking class
- All other activities mentioned in the description
What's Not Included
- Any service not clearly mentioned as included