MEKONG DELTA: CAI BE – VINH LONG
You not only explore the complicated canal system of the Mekong River but also experience the richness of the tropical plain. A one-day boat trip will take you to the authentic coastal villages, seasonal fruits and have a chance to communicate with local people to understand the real life in the Mekong Delta.
Moreover, Mekong day trip will bring you to the ancient house and colonial-style villa. You can also visit the small local factory of coconut candy, crispy rice cake and buy these specialties for souvenirs. The activities and destinations of the tour will impress you right from the first encounter.
Explore many small and narrow canals only in Southern Vietnam
Visit An Binh Church and local abundant fruit orchards
Have lunch in a unique and antique colonial-style villa, Le Longanier Restaurant
Learn more about Vietnam daily life and take many beautiful photographs in Cai Be floating market
You will be picked up at your hotel at 9.00 am, then transferred to Vinh Long by car. You will meet our tour guide at the pier in front of Cuu Long Hotel in Vinh Long where our crew welcomes you aboard on Cai Be Princess Sampan.
You will be served with cold towels and a refreshing drink while the boat sets off for a beautiful cruise on the main waterways of the Mekong Delta.
The sampan gently crosses the Co Chien River which is one of the nine branches of the mighty Mekong in the Delta, to enter the Dong Phu Canal. On your comfortable seat, you have the chance to see the islands of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuoc.
These places are famous for their abundant fruit orchards. You also observe the people’s lives and the stunning landscapes on the riverbanks while the crew serves you hot tea and seasonal fruits.
Along the narrow canals, there are rural, unspoiled areas and lush scenic views on both sides of the banks. You will visit the first destination, an ancient house built in the 19th century.
Then you continue to go to the bustling trading town of Cai Be on the river. You will be surprised that there is much more boat traffic, from motorized canoes to barges laden with fruit, vegetables, consumer goods, and other products.
The local people call this place Cai Be floating market. Those who first sees these activities are impressed with it and take a lot of exciting pictures for their memorable journey.
The next stop is Phu An Hamlet where you can study how to make coconut candy and puffed rice (similar popcorn) in small local workshops manually.
After this activity, your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Your lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river and surrounded by many fruit trees. You can feel like living in a privileged life during Indochinese times.
At around 2:30 pm, you will have a chance to take a short walk along a small canal back to Ba Bon Bridge where our vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City. Your Mekong day trip will be finished here.
Our actual itinerary may vary depending on river tide, arrival time or other conditions. We hope you have great experiences and unforgettable with our tour and see you again.
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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