Tour along the famous Mekong River by boat.
Experience daily life of the locals on Floating Market.
Enjoy your lunch at popular Chin Thuong Restaurant by riverside.
Explore Vinh Long for French architectures & local temples.
One day tour of Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long
Today, you will enjoy a Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh City under the companion of our guide. In order not to miss the prosperous and bustling Cai Be Floating Market, we may set out early in the morning. The guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby around 07:00. So, we suppose it is better for you to enjoy your take-out breakfast on the way. You could inform your hotel to arrange it for you in advance.
First, we will drive southwest for 2 - 2.5 hours to Cai Be which is about 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City. This time-honored watery city used to be the political, administrative and economic center of South Vietnam. Located in west of Tien Giang Province, Cai Be is a small town with an area of 41,000 hectares (101,313 acres). Its development relies mostly on the horticulture and tourism. There are various fruit and vegetable orchards scattering in the district. The industrious local people always start their day work at dawn.
After arriving there, you will be transferred to a motorboat to visit the floating market which has been a tradition and characteristic for years. It is a retail market and mostly ends around noon. There are hundreds of boats every morning in the river selling fruits, flowers, rice, fish, etc. You can experience the daily life of the locals by our Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta tour. Then visit the traditional handicraft workshops nearby. The most famous handiwork are the vivid wood carvings, coal sculptures and polished lacquer paintings. To express their warm welcome, the hospitable local people will treat you with the homemade snake wine, honey tea, scented tea, and preserved fruit. The beautiful rural scenery and simple folk customs will give you a sense of quietness and leisure.
At about 12:00, we will go to the famous and popular Chin Thuong Restaurant by the river. Enjoy your lunch and meanwhile listen to the traditional music of Vietnam. After lunch, continue the Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh City along the river by boat to Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long Province and the tropical fruit center. In recent years, it becomes a hot scenic spot of ecological tourism. Due to the influence of France, you can see various old French architectures in the city even including the government offices. Plenty of beautiful and solemn Buddhist temples scatter everywhere. Besides, with the affection of China, tourists can also find many corporations owned by Chinese and have a taste of the dishes & snacks from southern China. Coming to Vinh Long, the fruit market definitely can not be missed. The variety of fresh fruits will make you eager to taste and stay there for a long time. You can buy some specialty fruits of Vietnam like guava, vu sua, yellow pitaya or yellow pomegranate. Afterwards, the guide will escort you back to Ho Chi Minh City by private car. Your Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta tour comes to an end.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English-speaking guide as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
- Lunch at Chin Thuong Restaurant.
- International flight into and out Vietnam.
- Accommodation and meals other than those in itinerary.
- Personal expenses (insurance, tips, drinks, etc.).
- Vietnam Visa fees.
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