Discover the unique beauty of the Mekong Delta on a 2-day private tour from Saigon. The tour starts with a cruise along the Mekong river for a breathtaking ride and view of the region. En route, you will see the Cao Dai Temple before making a stop at the Cai Be floating market. On this tour, you will visit several workshops that display local handicrafts. Meet the locals and learn about their foods, culture, and lifestyle.
DAY 1: SAIGON - CAI BE - CAN THO (L/D)
We will take a morning drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be. Upon arrival, visit Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be before boating and enjoying the fresh air on the Mekong river, visit the Cai Be floating market, which is the original style of commerce on the Mekong river. Visiting the local pop-rice, coconut candy workshop and learning how bee-breeding is done, and tasting honey tea by the breezy river.
We then cross the Mekong river to An Binh island to visit a hundred years old ancient house (Mr.Cai Cuong), a landlord’s once in the past. The house is a combination of Vietnam and French architecture in the Mekong Delta, (if low tide, tourists will visit another local house, to learn about the daily activities of the locals).
We take about 20 minutes rowing sampan or cycling along the village paths with discovery enthusiasm. Boating to An Binh Garden, enjoying a cup of tea and some of the local tropical fruits and listening to traditional music is the best chance for relaxation you'll find!
Then, we visit the brick & pottery factory where the tourist will learn how to make the brick and pottery from the local clay and styles through traditional techniques. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho, the capital city of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, check in a homestay. Walk around the village and cook dinner with the hostess. Overnight in homestay.
Day 2: CAN THO –SAIGON (B)
In the morning, take the early boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people wholesale all product found in Mekong Delta. It will be a great chance for taking part in the local activities and taking pictures. The boat will take you around the floating market 2 times to make sure that you have enough opportunities to take photos.
Then, the boat will take you to the local bustling inland market where you can find all local products from the Mekong Delta being sold. From the market, take the short boat ride to the small local alley where you can take a walk to experience the real daily life activities of the local people.
Take the pleasant walk along the local village by the river bank and integrate with local people there before visiting a local rice processing factory. You will know exactly how the white rice had been made from paddy rice in here.
You will meet the car then transfer back to Saigon. Arrive at Saigon in the late afternoon.