Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

From $268 per person

Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where people can buy fruit & vegetables from locals. A good time to visit is early in the morning when they are very lively and colorful. The tour includes an optional stay in a 5-star hotel.

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Duration 2 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the local cultures of the Mekong Delta region
  • See the lively bartering at the Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Paddle along the small canals to see the locals going about their day
  • Stay overnight in Mekong Delta so that you can experience the nightlife activities of the locals
Full description
On day 1, start your day with an 8:30 AM pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Then head to the city of My Tho by bus. During the 1.5-hour bus drive to My Tho, learn about the cultures of the local people and enjoy the nice scenery of green rice fields. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark, walk around the village and visit a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers. Continue walking on the village’s road to a coconut candy shop to learn how to make candy and see some handicrafts made from coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and discover many kinds of fruits, flowers, trees, and local houses. Take your time and take nice photos while enjoying the natural scenery. Then, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a local Vietnamese lunch under the tree shade. After lunch, have free time to walk or bike around the village, then travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. On day 2, enjoy a 6:30 AM breakfast and then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. After, proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh where you will arrive at around 5:00 PM with unforgettable memories.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned car/bus
  • Motorboat trip
  • Small rowboat
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals including 2 lunches, and 1 breakfast at the hotel
  • 1 night hotel stay at a 3-star or 5-star hotel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within District 1
  • Beverages during meals
  • Optional tips
  • Additional meals

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

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  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Single supplement for 3-Star Hotel (20 USD)
  • Single supplement for 5-Star Hotel (40 USD)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 243 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Mekong Delta 2days 1night with Mr: No refund Alex :The 2 days Mekong Delta Tour with our guide Alex was awesome! We've seen so many things in just two days. The rowing boat trip was a bit short but besides that everything was great. We had such great time, experienced real local daily life, saw so many places, learned so much about Vietnamese history, culture, mythology and had delicious food. Alex really knows what he's doing and how to be at the right places at the right time. If you get easily offended or annoyed by getting told a lot of jokes Alex is the wrong guide for you. Otherwise you will have a marvelous time!! Totally recommend doing the tour with Alex :)

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8 March 2020

Excellent all round, very helpful guide and fantastic couple of days. Saw local temple which was interesting but not vital to the trip, loved the Mekong Delta and the land market. If you just want to see the Delta then it’s possible to do in a day without the market as we travelled more than 2 hours from the Delta to the hotel which was quite close to the market. Also didn’t expect such a huge town to stay in, was expecting a small riverside hotel not a huge place. Get 2 days.

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25 February 2020

Amy our guide was great, very knowledgeable, really lovely, friendly and cheerful. It was a great way to see Vietnam. We arrived at the floating markets at the right time as any earlier and it would have been too busy. The food was amazing and Amy worked really hard to make sure we all got the food we needed for our dietary needs (7 different menus for 8 people). Yes we were driving a lot, but we how else are you going to get to the floating markets etc. Having WiFi on the mini bus was a really great touch. Thank you again Amy for an amazing experience.

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17 February 2020

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