We depart at 7:45am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural district of Tien Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Arriving at around 10:00am, we board our motorized boat to journey through Cai Be floating market, one of the wholesale floating markets in the region. Here, we will experience how life functions on the delta, as we view the intricacies of commerce – how merchants purchase products from local farmers. During our cruise the town’s secluded canals, we will visit some workshops, see the locals making pop rice cakes, rice paper cakes, coconut candies and products from coconut trees.
Special thing of Mekong delta tours Cai Be will be the wooden sampan paddling down narrow natural waterways. Stopping at a local home to try seasonal fruits (such as longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, papaya, jackfruit etc…). We continue walking through the village to get back to our boat which is waiting to bring us to another island for lunch served with many Vietnamese’s delicious dishes.
Time to relax and have a short walk to garden of longan and durian nearby. We get on board and cruise back to the quay around 2:00pm. Then we keep walking to An Thai village where people collect the manioc chips after full day drying in the sunshine.
Return to our car for a drive back to Saigon. Tour ends around 6:00pm.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.