Mekong Delta (1 day)
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Mekong Delta – daily
07.30: Pick you up from your accommodation in Saigon, then make an excursion to Caibe (100km from Saigon), one of the quieter towns in the Mekong Delta. A full day trip to the water world of the Mekong Delta, just a couple of hours by road from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets.
09.00: Upon embarkation on the luxurious ‘Mekong Sampan’, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels.
The tour will start with a visit to Cai Be colourful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see rice paste, coconut candy, pop-rice and pop-corn being made.
A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house over 170 years old, or under the shade of local orchards on An Binh Island. After lunch, venture, by row boat, deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an apportunity to make contact with them and see how they catch fish or pick fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.
One more stop can be made at the nursery garden where you can learn how to produce high quality fruit trees. This is the chance for you to make contact with the real famous farmers, Mr Tiger & his son, who are very sucessful in Vietnam agriculture. We will enjoy some fruits from his garden & home made rice wine while listening to traditional music, known by local people as “Tai Tu music show:.
You will have a chance to do a rural bike ride around the village in Mekong area to see local life and make conversation with local people. The cruise will end at around 15.30pm at Vinh Long town. You will have a chance to walk around the local market, located on the river, before returning to Saigon.
18.00-18.30: Arrive in Saigon. Drop off at your accommodation. End of trip.
Note: You will be able to extend your stay for 1 or 2 nights in Mekong Delta, in Can Tho, where the cruise program ends.