Day trip

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cai Be, Mekong, and Ancient Houses

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cai Be, Mekong, and Ancient Houses

From $29 per person

Visit the remaining site of a wholesale floating market on the Tien River, which was famous many years ago. Experience local life in rural villages, and observe the traditional Vietnamese architectural styles from ancient houses in Cai Be.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup optional
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 6:45AM-7:15AM, please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby on time.


  • Taste fresh fruit whilst enjoying traditional Vietnamese folk music
  • Visit distinctive family businesses where the locals make coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn
  • Kick back on a wooden sampan through narrow canals
  • Visiting the Ba Đức ancient house
  • Enjoy the authentic local cuisine of the Mekong Delta
Full description
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 7:30AM, observing the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon throughout the 3-hour journey. After arriving to Cai Be, enjoy a boat ride to the remaining site of a well-known wholesale floating market on the Tien River. Whilst at this site, learn about hoe the local trading habits have changed throughout time due to modern society and advancements in technology. Travel through small villages in which you will learn about the indigenous culture, before making a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudge and crispy rice popcorn. Additionally, visit a small bee farm to enjoy some honey tea. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel slow rhythm of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Once at Tan Phong Island, paddle through small canals. This is an exciting experience which allows you to look around, unwind, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Afterwards, visit the Ba Đức ancient house – a perfect mix of the Occidental and Oriental architectural styles. Following that, have lunch at a local restaurant with authentic Mekong Delta cuisine, following which you will leave Tan Phong Island for Cai Be by boat to board your bus back to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Air-conditioned bus for sightseeing as per the program
  • Mineral water
  • Boat trip on the Mekong Delta
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch as indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please be present at the meeting point on time (7:00AM-7:15AM). The meeting point is TNK travel office (22 Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not available for the handicapped or those with heart problems
  • Please note that this is a big group tour with a maximum of 30 participants per group
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