Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market
Duration: 1 Day
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Pick up: 07:00 AM at the lobby of the hotel
Drop off: 05:00 PM at the lobby of the hotel
Group Size: From 2 people up
Group Tour: Available – Upon request
Active Level: Easy
Highlights of 1-day Mekong Delta Tour in Floating Market
- Experience the vibrant Cai Be floating market – the unique spot of Mekong Delta
- Discover the rich culture of the locals along the Mekong River
- Become a true fisherman to catch seafood in the Mekong River
- Typical lunch of Southwestern Vietnam
- Leisurely cycling around countryside paths in Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta Morning
Kick-off your Mekong Delta 1 day tour from Ho Chi Minh City (former as Saigon). Our local tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 7 AM then we take a ride to Vinh Long Province. On the way to the colorful Cai Be floating market known as a wholesale floating market, we stop to take scenic photos of Tan An Town. On arrival, set off by motorboat along rivers to explore the floating market and behold locals trading tropical fruits and other commodities. The wooden boat takes us among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We stop at local workshops to see how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice, pop-corn made.
Continue the Mekong Delta day trip by turning back to our boat to get deeper into the countryside along the smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time, traditional houses made on the edge of the river & lush green palm tree leaves. Then watching the local farmers catching fishes and if you want to try, they will support you.
Mekong Delta Afternoon
After lunch, we can walk around and then enjoy some kinds of fruits while listening to traditional music. One more exciting experience to try in this one-day Mekong river tour is cycling! It will be so amazing to pedal on village paths to see the local farms, houses, traditionally daily life, and the usual ways to pick up fruits in the Mekong Delta.
1-Day Mekong Delta tour in Cai Be floating market ends up with a cruise taking us back to Vinh Long city where we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Tips for visiting Mekong Delta
As this tour is mostly taken place on a boat, you are advised to wear a comfortable outfit, lightweight daypack for your important belongings. You also should wear pleasant walking shoes to enjoy in this floating market Mekong Delta 1 day tour. Mosquitos repellent is also needed as they often come out around twilight till dark. Your Ho Chi Minh City day trip to Mekong Delta ends.