Interested in exploring the Mekong through the eyes of locals? Mekong Ecolodge is the top choice for you. Beginning at Ho Chi Minh city and lasting for 2 days, the tour gives the best traveling experiences by exploring rustic Mekong waterways as well as the daily life of locals. Be an overnight guest in a native’s home, immerse in the lush green of the vegetation, take a boat trip to experience the bustle of the floating market and traditional workshops through a local lens. The tour promises to bring tourists the most wonderful insight perspective of the Mekong Delta.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cai Be – Tan Phong – Island – Homestay – Handicraft Village – Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Group Size: From 2 people up
Group Tour: Available – Upon Request
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Homestay
Day 2: Mekong Homestay – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Homestay (L, D)
Picked up at the hotel at around 7.30 AM, we will drive to Cai Be, Mekong Delta. On the arrival, we will be warmly welcomed by the local guide and enjoy some fresh, exotic tropical fruits, and then we will embark on a boat to explore Mekong Delta waterways, floating Cai Be Market, and traditional handicraft villages. The boatman will take us to the homestay in Tan Phong Island to check-in and have lunch.
In the afternoon, the local host family will take us to their orchards where we can learn about different plants, gardening. You can enjoy the interesting experience of using bare hands to pluck the ripe fruits from the trees if you wish. Then, we will visit their vegetable garden and do some more gardening such as planting or watering the vegetables.
We can also help the host family to pick up some vegetables for dinner. After that, we will be back to the homestay to shower, to help with preparing in the kitchen, and finally to enjoy the meal in a friendly and pleasant surrounding. There is a variety of activities in the free evening: night frog-catching (weather permits), teach English to local children. We will spend a whole night in the homestay.
Day 2: Mekong Homestay – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Waking up early in the morning is a great thing to do. Enjoy the fresh air. Hear the roosters’ crow, listen to the early birds’ song and other sounds which only countryside areas have, stroll around the village to see their morning life with busy farmers starting their work. Back to the homestay, have breakfast and then we will cycle around Tan Phong Island to see the beautiful sceneries and to visit some handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers, wooden handmade things.
After that, we come back to the homestay, check-out, say goodbye to the hospitable host. Back on a boat, we go back to the mainland. There we will our car waiting. The driver will drive us to Ho Chi Minh City. Your Ho Chi Minh City tour to Mekong Delta ends.