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Cai Rang Floating Market and Mekong Delta 2-Day Tour

Product ID: 111085
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Get a fascinating insight into the lifestyle and culture of Vietnam’s waterways on a 2-day tour of the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit a floating market, encounter traditional villages and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

If you are staying outside of the pickup area, please meet at the local partner's office at 22 Bùi Viện Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience life on the Mekong Delta
  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda
  • Explore the small channels of the Mekong Delta by rowing boat
  • Go to the Cai Rang Floating Market at the busiest time of day
  • Learn how rice vermicelli is made at a traditional village
Full description
Experience life on the Mekong Delta up close and personal and journey along the small and larger waterways like a local.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (L)
Depart Ho Chi Minh City for My Tho and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. See the typical stilt houses and fruit plantations of the delta on a boat cruise along the river. Go to Tortoise island for lunch in a local restaurant, and then take a boat ride under the shadows of the coconut trees. Visit a family business to experience the rural lifestyle up close. Explore the small creeks by rowboat and go for a walk through the fruit plantation and village. Proceed to Can Tho for dinner (own expense) and your overnight stay.

Day 2: Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Enjoy an early morning boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market and experience it at the busiest time of day. Cruise through the small channels to visit a rice noodle making village. Break for lunch before the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive at around 17:00 to 17:30.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Boat trip
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 1 breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • Hotel accommodation
  • 1 bottle of water per day
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Personal costs
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Vinh Trang Pagoda is currently closed until further notice and will not be visited on the day of your tour.
• Unfortunately this tour cannot accommodate customers with heart problems or other disabilities.
• Hotel accommodation will be at a 2 or a 3-star hotel (depending on option selected), based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
• Please note that the return time is subject to traffic conditions, for which the tour operator is not responsible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 143 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Cool tour

Overall it was a good tour. The guide really tried his best and provided many useful information although his English could be a bit better. At the first day we made a stop at a local honey workshop (this stop can be reduced, after 10 minutes it seemed like a promotion stop). After it did a 10 minutes rowing boat. The next morning we prepared for the 30 minutes at the floating market where you could buy some fruits. 30 minutes were fully enough. I recommend the optional bicycle tour afterwards (5€ for 2). The bus could be more comfortable for this quite long ride (4 hours).

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October 13, 2019

The trip was superb. We had a wonderful cheery guide (Tinh) who led us in an action packed adventure, gently and successfully encouraging us to try unusual things (snake wine!). Small boat trip in Ben Tre province a highlight. Overnight, the Hotel was absolutely fine and the Can Tho night market suggested by the guide was a good, very accessible experience in our independent time after arriving. The floating market is fun and definitely worth the 2 day option. Ideally bring small denomination currency for extras throughout - e.g. local honey from the beehives we saw or a coffee/some fruit in the floating market, and hiring bicycles to explore on the second day.

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September 26, 2019

Excellent except for the journey back

We had a really good experience in the Mekong Delta and in Can Tho. The return journey however was really poor. Instead of the bus that we had used until then, we had a minibus which was not up to standard. No power points, no footrests but mostly it could not cope with the road. Every time we went over a bridge (and there are many in the mekong) it bounced around dangerously and very uncomfortably. It was not helped by a driver who thought he was driving a car not a minibus. The journey, which should have taken over 4 hours, took 3.5 hours. And to cap it all, we had to ask for water! Not a good experience!

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March 16, 2019

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Product ID: 111085