MEKONG – CAN THO FLOATING MARKET

Code
SBSG07
Tour route
HO CHI MINH CITY - BEN TRE - CAN THO
Duration
2 days / 1 night
Start/End
HO CHI MINH CITY / CAN THO
Tour type
City Breaks

Explore the floating markets of the Mekong on a 2-day tour of Ben Tre and Can Tho. This tour gets you up close and personal with rural life as lived in the legendary Mekong Delta. You will interact with villagers and cycle along rural trails, as well as cruise the quiet channels of Can Tho by boat. 

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY - BEN TRE - CAN THO (Lunch/Dinner)

Morning transfer to Ben Tre town (85 km). Drive to the South of HCMC to get to Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong River. Take a boat to see lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring……. Stop at brick kiln to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep-mats and enjoying some fruits and tea. Take a bicycle or motor-cart riding under tree shades, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at “Green Coconut” Restaurant. Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat back to Hung Vương Pier. Pick up by car and driver to transfer to Can Tho city, the central city of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 2 CAN THO FLOATING MARKET - HO CHI MINH CITY (Breakfast/Lunch)

Boat trip in early morning on Lower Branch of Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products…they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. After leaving the market, we are going to visit a luxuriant orchard of Mr Ba Cong and enjoy fresh fruits which are picked by you. Visit Khmer pagoda and transfer back to Hochiminh City. Stop to see a Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be town and have lunch enroute. Following your tour head back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour.

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