2 DAY MEKONG DELTA TOUR VIETNAM - EXPERIENCE FLOATING MARKET
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.
The Mekong Delta area marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
Cai Be Floating Market is one of the top tourist attraction places in Mekong Delta Area, contiguous to three Southwest provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre and Vinh Long. The market represents all the characteristics of local life in Southwest region. Many boats filled with different kind of fruits, vegetables, foods and other items are anchored along the river, all the day.
- Visit Cai Be and Cai Rang Floating Market
- Enjoy foods at Cai Rang Floating Market in the early morning
- Experience Monkey Bridge
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - CAN THO (L/D)
The morning. Let do 2 Day Mekong Delta Tour Vietnam - Experience Floating Market. Tour guide and our car will pick you up at your hotel. Depart for Cai Be by car and stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On the way to Cai Be, the bus stop at Rest top for you break time or taking some picture at Long Dinh Rest top.
2 Day Mekong Delta Tour Vietnam - Experience Floating Market for drinking coconut water and rowing boat.
On arrival in Cai Be Town, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be Floating Market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages and visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Afternoon : Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, the green pearl where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy the lunch with local meal. Relax in the hammocks to get back your energy.
After that you can cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. When we done cycle, The boat take you go back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip take you to Can Tho. Stay overnight in Can Tho
DAY 2: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HCM CITY (B/L)
After breakfast, The bus will take you to the Ninh Kieu Wharf. After that visiters will take the boat to Cai Rang Floating market. The market is about six kilometres from Can Tho, or about a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.
2 Day Mekong Delta Tour Vietnam - Experience Floating Market at Cai Rang
Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you tidbits of information about Cai Rang Floating Market as you weave through the hordes.
You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.
Have you tried the Vietnamese vermiceli noodle? Now, you will go and see how to make it. After that you will trek along the village to get in touch with the locals. Now, you have a chance to experience how to pass a “monkey bridge” . which it built by one bamboo tree. Leaving the village, you will go to visit Can Tho market, have lunch there .Then,our car will take you back to Saigon.
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