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Cái Bè: Deluxe Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Product ID: 68959
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Experience the local life on the Mekong Delta, enjoy kayaking through small canals, cook your own lunch at a cooking class in Tan Phong village, cycle along the banks of the canals and more.
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Pickup included

Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in District 1 from the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con. The time of pickup will be between 6:45 AM-7:00 AM. Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby on time. If you are not staying on the above streets, you must make your own way to the meeting point at to the meeting point at 22 Bùi Viện Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Please arrive at 6:30 AM.

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  • Explore the former area of the wholesale floating market on Tien River
  • Learn about local life on the Mekong Delta
  • Marvel at the traditional architectural features of ancient houses in Vietnam
  • Meet a local family business making coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn
  • Taste fresh fruits while listening to southern Vietnamese folk music
  • Enjoy a homecooked meal in a local village
  • Cycle alongside the canals of the Mekong and immerse yourself in village life
Full description
Following a pickup from your hotel, depart to Cái Bè on a 3.5-hour ride by bus. On arrival in Cái Bè, board a motorboat and visit the area of the former Cái Bè floating market. Explore the network of canals and experience the hustle and bustle from the water on the Mekong Delta.

Visit one of the ancient houses at Dong Hoa Hiep village to learn about the indigenous culture in the Mekong Delta. Then make your way to a small family business where the locals are preparing coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor fresh fruits and listen to traditional southern Vietnamese folk music, a type of music intertwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people.

Then, explore the canals of the Upper Mekong Delta and visit the local house of Tan Phong Island for lunch and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, cycle along the village path amongst beautiful orchard gardens. Meanwhile, make a short stop to meet local people and gain a better understanding of daily life in the Mekong Delta.

Finally, it’s time to board your boat again and return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus.
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels on selected streets within District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water (1 bottle)
  • Shared boat rides
  • Entrance fees
  • Cooking class
  • Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Use of a bicycle
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Pick-up and drop off if your hotel is not located in the center of District 1
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not available for the handicapped and those with heart problems
• Please note that this is a small group tour with a maximum of 15 participants per group

From £37.42 per person

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