Mekong Delta Cai Be Floating Market (2d/1n)
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Mekong Delta & Cai Be Floating Market (2 days/1 night)
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – home stay at local house (Dinner)
14.00: Our Tour Guide & Driver pick you up at the hotel in Saigon, then depart to Cai Be.
15.30: Arrive at Cai Be. Take a short rest after check-in at the home stay, then the balance of the day will be at your leisure, perhaps a walk around the village to discover more of the area before dinner. An optional one hour cycling tour to discover local life around the villages, meeting and chatting to local people, is also available. 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 see how they catch fish and pick fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta. You will have a chance to try snake wine while enjoying seasonal fruit. Afterwards, return to your home stay. The family will be your host for this evening and tell you more about the typical life in the Mekong region. Another option is to go to the kitchen for a cooking class. A traditional music show, called Tai Tu, will be performed by the locals after dinner in a quiet Bonsai garden while hot green tea is served by your hosts. Overnight at local house.
Day 2: Cai Be floating market – Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you start walking on a small trail along the river to see the daily life of the locals, and visit the village market which is held early in the morning for the busy farmers to buy things for the day. The market is also a place where you can interact with, and take photos of, the locals.
Afterwards, you bid farewell to your hosts and take your morning boat trip to visit of Cai Be colourful floating market.
We will proceed to visit some local home factories, such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, longan drying processing, fish sauce & soya sauce, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof.
Then we will take a row boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Or you can choose the option of biking around the village on the narrow paths. Stop along the way for photo opportunities or to visit with locals. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit an ancient mandarin house dating from the last century where the family descendants will welcome you with a cup a warm green tea. Back on board the boat for a 20 minutes cruise to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be’s beautiful church.
The excursion will end at Cai Be pier around 12.30pm, where your own private transportation vehicle will await you.
13.00: A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house or at charming restaurant MEKONG REST STOP.
15:00 After lunch, return to Saigon.
17.00: Drop at your place in Saigon. End of trip.
– The above itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.
– You can continue your program in Can Tho/Chau Doc/Phnom Penh.
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