Join a small group tour from Ho Chi Minh City and discover life along the upper Mekong delta. Visit the Cai Be floating market, enjoy a boat ride along small canals, learn how to cook traditional southern Vietnamese dishes, and bike along village paths.
What to Expect
Discover the beauty of the Mekong delta as you explore the region by motor boat and visit the Cai Be floating market. Learn to prepare regional dishes at a cooking class and enjoy a lunch featuring the fruits of your labor.
06:30 You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart for Cai Be by car or van. On the drive along the Trung Luong Express Highway, you’ll make a stop in Tan An town to take in the picturesque rice fields.
09:30 On arrival in Cai Be, you’ll set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities from their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Explore the small villages and visit an orchard and fruit plantation, enjoying the sounds of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11:30 Cruise through a series of small canals as you experience the charms of the upper Mekong delta. Admire the natural beauty of Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long, and enjoy a cooking experience as you learn how to prepare southern Vietnamese dishes.
After the class you’ll have a chance to savor the dishes you’ve prepared along with other fresh foods served in the heart of the garden. Relax in a hammock after the meal to restore your energy.
14:00 Cycle along the village path to the fruit orchard and bonsai garden. Meet locals and learn more about daily life in the Mekong delta.
15:00 Take the boat back to Cai Be, where you’ll board the bus for the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
- Hotel transfers
- Transportation by air-conditioned bus
- English-speaking tour guide
- Boat ride on the Mekong
- Bike and helmet
- Cooking class
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips (at your discretion)