Floating Markets and Rural Life in the Mekong Delta
See Vietnam away from the big city, taking in a temple, market and local village down in the Mekong Delta
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets are required for this tour
Type of tour:
A journey with your group and guide to the destination in a private vehicle
A superb lunch Air-conditioned transfer Free concierge service
Meeting points: Your hotel
What makes this tour special
Set off with your guide to the charming delta town of Cai Be, which is famous for its rustic floating communities. On your way to the delta region, you can stop for a stretch and wander at a local Cao Dai Temple. Here you will be able to learn more about a religion which blends Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and a bit of Christianity.
A short trip by car takes you to Cai Be’s floating markets. After stepping into a boat, you will float past a mass of rickety river vessels where water-bound locals spend much of their time between fishing and selling their wares on land. Though the floating market here is not nearly as busy as day’s past, you might still spot locals tossing water-melons or pineapples between their boats! Continue onward through a maze of narrow canals, leading to a traditional net rice paper maker. Here can show you first-hand how they create their Vietnamese culinary staple.
You will then go with your guide around the village, stopping to meet a family who use coconut leaves to thatch house roofs. You will also be introduced to their neighbors who weave intricate hyacinth products. Then take a sampan to enjoy the charming Mekong scenery before enjoying a late lunch in a local house. For a special twist, watch a demonstration of how to make a favorite Vietnamese specialty - banh xeo, or a Vietnamese savoury pancake! Your tour ends with a gentle ride aboard the boat back to Cai Be and your onward drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to < email@example.com> or call +84 902 979 170.
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call +84 902 979 170.
QWhat is the cancellation policy for this tour?
AOn tours cancelled 8 or more days before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer a full refund – minus a 10% administrative fee. If you cancel the tour between 3 and 7 days before the start date, 30% of its cost is forfeited. If you decide to cancel the tour less than 48 hours before the scheduled start time, or do not meet your guide at the agreed point, then we are unfortunately unable to give a refund.