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From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

1. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta 3-Day Trip to Phnom Penh

On day one at 8:00 AM you will be collected from your hotel in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and head to Mekong Delta, enjoying the scenic journey along the way lined by green rice fields. Upon arrival in My Tho, you will stop by Vinh Trang Pagoda the biggest pagoda in the Mekong Delta to learn about the religion of the region. After that, you will take a boat trip to cruise along the Mekong River. Hop onboard a rowboat to explore the small canals to see the locals going about their day. Continue cruising to Ben Tre, get off and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts and so much more. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before you head to a local restaurant for lunch consisting of special Vietnamese food. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village. In the afternoon, you will head to Can Tho, and arrive at 6:00 PM and check into your hotel then enjoy your free time. On day two at 6:00 AM check out of your hotel then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. Then proceed to Cai Rang floating market which is the biggest floating market in the region. The unique features and main characteristics of the famous market are the trade in fruits and other specialties of the Mekong Delta. Then go and see how Vietnamese vermicelli is made, take a walk around the village and meet the friendly locals. Experience crossing a monkey bridge, made from a single stem of bamboo. Visit an orchard garden and take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Chau Doc to discover Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, where you will visit the wild bird sanctuary on the small boat traveling along a network of canals deep into the forest, observing tropical birds. After that, you will proceed to your hotel in Chau Doc for check-in.  On day three after breakfast at the hotel, take the nice motorized boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish farm and to see how the people in Mekong Delta raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Champa minorities with their traditional towel weaving village. The boat will return to Chau Doc for lunch then back to Ho Cho Minh City at around 5:30 PM. You do have the option to travel to Cambodia on the third day instead. For this option, you would check out the hotel then be transferred to the Pier to board the speed boat to travel to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath Tourist Pier in Phnom Penh at around 2:00 PM the same day for the end of the tour. For this option, visas would be granted at the border.

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Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

2. Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

On day 1, start your day with an 8:30 AM pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Then head to the city of My Tho by bus. During the 1.5-hour bus drive to My Tho, learn about the cultures of the local people and enjoy the nice scenery of green rice fields. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark, walk around the village and visit a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers. Continue walking on the village’s road to a coconut candy shop to learn how to make candy and see some handicrafts made from coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and discover many kinds of fruits, flowers, trees, and local houses. Take your time and take nice photos while enjoying the natural scenery. Then, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a local Vietnamese lunch under the tree shade. After lunch, have free time to walk or bike around the village, then travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. On day 2, enjoy a 6:30 AM breakfast and then take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. After, proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh where you will arrive at around 5:00 PM with unforgettable memories.

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Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

3. Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

You will start your tour at 5.00 AM when your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Saigon. You will enjoy a light breakfast in your private car as you look out at the stunning views of paddy fields lit by the morning sun. After three hours of driving, you will reach the market, a bustling and colorful array of people selling their wares in the water from boat-to-boat. Afterward, you will be taken to a workshop where you will be shown how to make “Hu Tieu”, a traditional noodle dish.   Leaving Can Tho City, you will head to Cai Be for a cooking class. A local chef will teach you some cooking techniques, and you will prepare a delicious lunch. You will hear about different flavor combinations and cooking styles around Vietnam and will learn about the lives of the locals. You will have some time to rest in the nearby comfortable shady hammocks before taking a bike ride through village roads to visit some handicraft workshops. You can take in the beautiful tranquility of village life and if you are lucky, may hear some South Vietnamese music as you pass by.  You will then be transported back to Saigon by car and will arrive at your hotel at around 5.00 PM. 

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Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

4. Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 8 AM by your private car and tour guide, drive for 2-hours out of Saigon to My Tho City, known for its lush orchard gardens and traditional folk music.  Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to see 4 islets which are represented as four mythical animals in Southeast Asia: Dragon, Kirin, Tortoise, and Phoenix. At Kirin islet, visit a honey bee farm and a coconut candy workshop where you can taste the local specialties and see how the delicious sweets are made by hand. Walk through the orchard gardens to taste some seasonal tropical fruits and listen to some folk music. Relax on a rowing boat cruise as you journey through a mangrove palm canal then continue your trip with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village to experience the way locals traveled in the 19th-century. After eating lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, head back to Can Tho City and enjoy free time in the evening to explore. Stay overnight at your hotel.  On the second day, you have 2 options to meet your guide: at 5 AM or 7 AM. If you choose 5 AM, then you can have breakfast after coming back to your hotel from the floating market. If you choose 7 AM, you should have breakfast before meeting the guide. Even though Cai Rang Floating Market is open all day, the perfect time to catch the lively atmosphere is at around 6 AM. Cruise along the Hau river from Ninh Kieu Wharf. Try tropical fruits or even a hot rice noodle soup for a light breakfast. Stop at a chewy noodle workshop to learn more about other kinds of Vietnamese noodles.  On the way back to Saigon, stop in Ben Tre province, known as the coconut kingdom, for a 7-10 km bike ride. Pass through tropical fruit gardens and mangrove palm scenery. Visit a countryside market and meet the friendly locals. Finally, head to a coconut garden and try your hand at harvesting the fruit yourself. Enjoy a typical home-grown lunch before departing for Saigon. 

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What people are saying about Cai Rang Floating Market

Mekong Delta 2days 1night with Mr: No refund Alex :The 2 days Mekong Delta Tour with our guide Alex was awesome! We've seen so many things in just two days. The rowing boat trip was a bit short but besides that everything was great. We had such great time, experienced real local daily life, saw so many places, learned so much about Vietnamese history, culture, mythology and had delicious food. Alex really knows what he's doing and how to be at the right places at the right time. If you get easily offended or annoyed by getting told a lot of jokes Alex is the wrong guide for you. Otherwise you will have a marvelous time!! Totally recommend doing the tour with Alex :)

It was a really interesting tour, seeing the floating markets was the most interesting activity for me. Our guide Ben told us many interesting stories about life and people in Vietnam and we could ask everything we wanted to know. Tasting all the fruits was amazing!

We booked a group tour. Everyone cancelled the tour but us so we ended up having a private tour:) Our tour guide Sang was awesome! The floating market is a must but all the other activities were remarkable.

It was incredibly versatile and we have experienced so much that it is difficult to reproduce everything. To be able to immerse yourself properly, 2 days are a must-have.

Ben is the best guide ever. I was impressed by his knowleadge, english and eargness.