Mekong Delta 2 Days 1 Night Cai Be Floating Market on Cruise

The Mekong Delta forms both the far southern region of Vietnam and one of country's two main ricebowls. Dominated by the Mekong River and its many tributaries, the surrounding lands are comprised of low lying rice paddies and the rivers are bordered by dense mangroves and palms.

The tributaries of the hectic Mekong River highway provide a comprehensive network of canals and channels acting as on and off ramps to the main throughfare. For the independent traveller, these rivers and tributaries can be the best method to explore the Mekong Delta at a leisurely pace and offer the opportunity to experience the truly unique Mekong River lifestyle.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Cai Be

Highlights:

  • - Cruise along the Mekong by boat, enjoy the natural beauty of Mekong Delta.
  • - Observe the daily of local people by visiting local villages and Cai Be floating market.
  • - Enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music and then relaxation with rowing boat through the narrow under shade palm, tree-lined canals of Mekong River.

Day 1: Saigon - Can Tho (L, D)

  • In the morning we take you to Can Tho. You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
  • In the afternoon, you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
  • Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Day 2: Cai Be Floating Market - Saigon (B, L)

  • Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.
  • After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be floating market, one the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants.
  • We will ride a bike on backroads to visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
  • N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.
  • After brunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House (Cai Be), we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

 

Price inclusion:

  • Transport: pick-up and drop-off in Saigon
  • Local English speaking guide onboard (other languages available on request)
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries
  • All entrance fees

Price exclusion:

  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Other services not mentioned
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Creating unique touring experiences

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Price inclusion:

  • Transport: pick-up and drop-off in Saigon
  • Local English speaking guide onboard (other languages available on request)
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries
  • All entrance fees

Price exclusion:

  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Other services not mentioned
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Creating unique touring experiences

Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Can Tho

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