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Mekong Eco Tour – 1 Day

You will get fully and truly experience about a rural Mekong delta with only this short tour in the day. It takes you two hours by car from Ho Chi Minh city to Cai Be town where you will join in the morning floating market of Cai Be and An Cu floating market to see locals trading fruit and rice that are typical markets of river water region. Moreover you will really immerse yourself in nature when rowing boat in small canal to Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long town. There, you will have chance to learn more about the daily life of the people Tan Phong islet, experience cooking local dishes, enjoying lotus tea, lotus jam and Vietnamese folk music, experience foot bridges, lie in hammock, pull the fish hooves…This is the perfect choice for you.

Highlights

  • Cao Dai Oratories + Sight-seeing on the tourist boat.
  • Cai Be floating market + An Cu floating market of rice + ancient house.
  • Trip by rowing boat in small canal.
  • Mr Chin’s house: lotus tea, lotus jam and enjoy Vietnamese folk music.
  • Ms 3 Hang’s house: fruit garden.
  • Cooking Class + lunch at Mekong Eco restaurant.
  • Activity: experience foot bridges, lie in hammock, pull the fish hooves.
  • Cycling tour: rice paper, banana hammock, roof making from nipa leaves, water hyacinth products.
  • Hiep Duc ferry boat with local people experience and see off.

OPTION 1: WITHOUT CYCLING TOUR

7:00: Pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be via Trung Luong Express Highway, stop for taking photos in Tan An Town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

9:30: Arrival in Cai Be. Before going to the central of Cai Be market, the car stops at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness. Then the visitors are picked up by the tourist boats to visit the floating market of rice in An Cu commune, Cai Be district – where is the rice trade largest exporter Southwest region of Vietnam, tourists will chat to learn more about daily life of the trader. The next destinations are the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and Cai Be floating market. Leaving the floating market, tourist boats take visitors to Tan Phong islet and go to the Chin’s house by a rowing boat in the small canal. Here, guests and homeowners drink tea together, chat and learn more about the daily life of the people Tan Phong islet and how to make lotus tea, lotus jam. Then, guests will enjoy a lotus tea, lotus jam while hearing some Vietnamese traditional music performed by Mr. Chin. Goodbye Mr. Chin, tourists continue visiting the orchard of Ms. Hang and enjoy the fruits in the garden picked by guests. The Mekong Eco restaurant is the next destination where the lunch is prepared by diners and staffs. Here, visitors can try to pull the fish hooves, experience the foot bridges – the unique feature of the Southern of Vietnam and take a rest on the hammock woven by wire banana. It will be certainly very interesting.

Around 3p.m: Tourist boat take guests to Cai Be cruise terminal. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.

17:30: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city. End of the services here!

OPTION 2: WITH CYCLING TOUR

7:00: Pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be via Trung Luong Express Highway, stop for taking photos in Tan An Town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

9:30: Arrival in Cai Be. Before going to the central of Cai Be market, the car stops at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness. Then the visitors are picked up by the tourist boats to visit the floating market of rice in An Cu commune, Cai Be district – where is the rice trade largest exporter Southwest region of Vietnam, tourists will chat to learn more about daily life of the trader. The next destinations are the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and Cai Be floating market. Leaving the floating market, tourist boats take visitors to Tan Phong islet and go to the Chin’s house by a rowing boat in the small canal. Here, guests and homeowners drink tea together, chat and learn more about the daily life of the people Tan Phong islet and how to make lotus tea, lotus jam. Then, guests will enjoy a lotus tea, lotus jam while hearing some Vietnamese traditional music performed by Mr. Chin. Goodbye Mr. Chin, tourists continue visiting the orchard of Ms. Hang and enjoy the fruits in the garden picked by guests. Here, visitors can try to pull the fish hooves, experience the foot bridges – the unique feature of the Southern of Vietnam and take a rest on the hammock woven by banana rope. It will be certainly very interesting. Say goodbye to Ms Hang, guests arrive to Mekong Ecolodge and participate in cooking and having lunch. After having lunch, guests cycle to Ms Ba’s house to learn how to make the ricepaper used to make the sping roll dishes. Then, the passengers continue going to Ms. Sau’s house to see the method to knit the banana hammock from the rope of dry banana leaves. After that, the tourists will visit Ms Muoi- a very old woman- to see the method to make the nipa leaves that can be the roof of Vietnamese house. Say goodbye to Ms Muoi, visitors cycle to Thao’s house to know how to knit water hyacinth, guests can also enjoy their first handmade lovely gift with the guidance of Ms. Thao. Finally, tourists come back to Mekong Ecolodge to take a rest and check out.

At around 4.30 p.m: Guests have an opportunity to experience the Hiep Duc ferry boat with the local people to go through Tien River and the car will pick guests up in the opposite side.. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.

19:00: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city. End of the services here!

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Boat trip in Mekong delta
  • Bicycles (option 2)
  • Entrance fees, fruits, tea and water

What is excluded?

  • Transfer and guide on free time
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Optional and activities are not in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expensive
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