Exploring the local experience of the floating life at Cai Be floating market on the Mekong River and crooked canals in the shadows of palm trees and coconut trees. Delve into the vibrant ambiance of sellers and buyers as well as the peaceful moments paddling down the stream, seeing the stunning landscapes of Mekong Delta. Mekong Delta with Cai Be Floating Market

Tour highlights:

  • Experience the vibrant Cai Be floating market – the unique tradition of Mekong Delta
  • Discover a rich culture of the locals along the Mekong River
  • Become a true fisherman to catch seafood in Mekong River

Tour route: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – Cai Be
Duration: 1 day
Date: Daily
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City/Ho Chi Minh City
Pick up: 08:00 AM at lobby of the hotel
Drop off: 05:00PM at lobby of the hotel
Group size: From 2 people up
Group tour: Available – Up on request
Active level: Easy
Tour Category: Mekong Delta tours

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We are picked up in the hotel lobby at 8 AM by local tour guide and the driver then we travel to Cai Be colorful floating market, is known as a wholesale floating market. The wholesalers on big boats often moor here. The buyers often take the smaller boats so they can easily find what they are looking for following the tall wooden poles which hang samples of the goods on the big boats. Here, the boat will take us among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We then stop at local workshops to see how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice, pop-corn made.

cai be floating market in mekong delta

Later the rowing boat takes us deeper to the countryside along the smaller canals. We enjoy the peaceful time, traditional house made of wood & palm tree leaves. Then watching the local farmers catching fishes and if you want to try, they will support you.

cai be floating market

After lunch, we can walk around and then enjoy some kinds of fruits while listening to traditional music. One more thing to do on this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in the Mekong Delta.

mekong delta biking with cai be floating market

1-Day Mekong Delta tour with floating market ends with a cruise takes us back to Vinh Long city where we take our vehicle back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Recommend Bringing: a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, and comfortable walking shoes.

What included?

  • Private ground transfer
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
  • Boat & Rowing boat
  • Fruits (on boat, at orchard)
  • Bikes
  • Pop-rice
  • Coco-candy
  • Tea
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Lunch
  • Water during the trip

What is excluded?

  • Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities