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Holiday type : Cultural History
This 2-day trip offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region as we wind our way through the series of water channels composing the Mekong Delta. From our boats, we are able to closely observe the daily rituals of river life and participate in the bustling commercial activities as we buy our fruits from the famous Cai Be floating market. Along the way, we will visit an orchard farm, handicraft village, and a land market with an abundance of colorful fresh fruits and vegetables.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon


  • Cruise in Mekong
  • Floating Market in Mekong
  • Mekong Delta
  • Mekong Fresh Fruits
" It was just amazing and enjoyable to go shopping on waters..." Mr. Verna Jean.
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  • Glide along the chestnut waters of the Mekong river, appreciating the river scenery
  • Visit Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle islets on your way down the Xep canal
  • Listen to Vietnamese folk music performed live whilst trying traditional foods and drinks
  • Visit the vibrant Cai Be and Cai Rang floating markets
Detailed Itinerary
  Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (L, D, G):   
Collection is from your hotel and you’ll travel across Southern Vietnamese countryside to reach Cai Be village. Upon arrival, you’ll set off by motorboat to visit the famed Cai Be floating market, the largest of its kind in the delta and home to a bustling convergence of traditional sampans from the furthest reaches of the Delta. The noise and color make for a vibrant scene that is uniquely Vietnamese and definitely an experience. After visiting Cai Be floating market you’ll journey from islet to islet by boat to experience a range of cultural activities unique to the area. Share lunch with the locals in a local household, sip traditional herbal tea or the infamous snake wine, listen to the traditional Vietnamese folksong and sample seasonal fruits. Visit a coconut candy workshop, where you’ll follow the whole process of its creation before getting to taste the sweet result. Further along you’ll visit a bee farm and savor the thick sweetness of Vietnamese honey courtesy of the efforts of buzzing, pint-sized workers. Your overnight is at a hotel in Can Tho.

  Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon (B, L, G) :   
After breakfast, you will board a local boat and the day’s activities will start with the visit of the colorful Cai Rang floating market, a congregation of sampans from all provinces of the Delta laden with a rainbow of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables. Your sampan will cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island where you will have the opportunity to see the rich endemic greenery and visit the former Imperial residence of the Kiet family, embodying the traditional Vietnamese household. Here you will be welcomed with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before wandering at leisure in the shady fruit orchards surrounding the house. Have a sumptuous lunch featuring the best of Southern hospitality before heading back to Saigon. Your tour will end here.

Prices per person in USD from 1st Oct, 2014 to 30th Sep, 2015

Number of pax 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 Over 16 SGL
Superior 384 242 216 181 165 159 157 30
Deluxe 529 314 288 253 237 231 229 102
Tour prices include:
  • Breakfast and a night accommodation in twin or double shared room basis
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the
  • Private boat cruises in Mekong Delta
  • Experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entry and sightseeing fees if any
  • Lunches and dinners in the best local restaurants
  • Taxes and services charges
Tour prices do not include: 
  • Visas
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
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The itinerary may be subject to change due to the unfavorable weather conditions


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