Tour route: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be floating market – Vinh Long – An Binh Home-stay
Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City/Ho Chi Minh City
Pick up: 08:00 AM at lobby of the hotel
Drop off: 05:00 PM at lobby of the hotel
Group size: From 1 person
Group tour: Available – Up on request
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Vinh Long market & An Binh Homestay (L, D)
This morning, we travel to Mekong Delta, visit one of the most famous floating markets and stay with a local people in An Binh home-stay. We firstly visit Vinh Long market where many local products such as fishes, shrimps, prawns, crabs, rice-field rats, tropical seasonal fruits and vegetable selling. Then we take a boat trip along Tien River and stop at an interesting handicraft village of brick kilns. The local farmers are producing beautiful potteries from clay and we also know how they fire the potteries with traditional way. We also stop at a farmer’s family and enjoy seasonal fruits and home-made rice wine.
After lunch at a local restaurant on the island, we take a rowing boat to deeper canals where we can see the traditional houses’ styles or we can chat with them and join some simple activities with them if we want. Later afternoon, we arrive in the home-stay, enjoy some cold drink and check-in. Time to relax with fresh atmosphere, quiet and peaceful village and play with kids of the family; or we take a short biking around the village, get beautiful sunset… Before dinner, we also can join with a local to cook some favorite dishes or just relax in the hammocks in the garden. Overnight in An Binh Home-stay.
Day 2: Cai Be Floating market – Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast, we are farewell with host then boat to Cai Be floating market. It is a not as a busy market as it was in the past due to road traffic developed and farmers are easy to get the market by machine vehicles. But we still see a real Cai Be floating wholesale market in Mekong Delta. We still see hundreds of big boats selling fruits, local products with all members of family staying on the boat year around. Our tour guide also tells us many stories of them and show us many different things between the life in the floating villages and in the land. Then we have a short tour around some local workshop and turn back to Ho Chi Minh city after that. On the way back, we stop at Mekong Restop for our lunch. The trip ends in the lobby of the hotel.