Enthusiastic Homestay Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market Tour
Instead of attempting to see everything the Mekong Delta has to offer in a single day, take a 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City and take your time. This journey, which is excellent for first-timers, offers local insight into rural Vietnamese traditions and visits the Cai Be floating market in Vinh Long. Additionally, a guide arranges all transfers, lodging, and activities so you don’t have to.
Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Easy
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long (Home-stay)
We leave for Vinh Long this morning, where we explore the local market before taking a boat to the Mekong Delta islands. At the market, there are lots of things to photograph, including tropical fruits, vegetables, fish, shrimp, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rodents, and farmers selling their produce.
The boat brings us to the brick kilns where we can watch how the locals fashion lovely ceramics from clay. Next, we alight at a nursery garden where we may savor various seasonal fruits and homemade wine rice. Following that, we row a boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy some quiet time, observe traditional homes built of wood and palm trees, and interact with the local farmers as they go about their daily business.
Following lunch at a local residence, we settle into our homestay where we enjoy fruits, tea, and traditional music. Following up on our afternoon’s activities, we went riding around the village paths where we saw local farmers, farms, residences, real life, and the traditional methods used in the Mekong Delta to gather fruit.
Later on today, we take part in a cooking class with the proprietors, engage in conversation with them, and unwind in a tranquil homestay. In a Vinh Long homestay, spend the night.
Day 2: Cai Be Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City
We rise early this morning for a quick breakfast before taking a boat to the vibrant floating market in Cai Be. The best hours to visit this oldest floating market are daily from 6 to 8 am.
After the market, we can visit nearby workshops to observe the production of pop-rice, popcorn, rice paper, and coconut candy. Prior to returning to Ho Chi Minh City, we also stop by a handicraft village where products like fish sauce, soy sauce, cooking salt, and rice nets for spring rolls are made. Our waiting vehicle will transport us back to our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City when the boat returns us to Cai Be town.