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From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Market 2-Day Trip

1. From Ho Chi Minh: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Market 2-Day Trip

Get picked up at your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City and head to My Tho by bus. Your onboard tour guide will tell you everything about the culture of the locals while you can sit back, relax and enjoy the landscapes and scenery of green rice fields. Stop at the Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along the Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees-lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre.  Disembark and explore the village on foot. Visit local families and learn how to make sweets at a candy shop. You can enjoy fruits, honey tea and wine while listening to traditional music. Discover varieties of fruits, flowers, trees, and native houses. Enjoy a traditional lunch. Next, travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. The next day, after breakfast, take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river.  Proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles-making shop.  Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive in the afternoon with unforgettable memories.

Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2 Days Group Tour

2. Mekong Delta and Floating Market 2 Days Group Tour

Discover what life is like in the Mekong Delta and explore the rivers by sampan boat. Stay at a local homestay or hotel in Can Tho, and visit the largest floating market in the region. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L/D) Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel in air-conditioned comfort to My Tho to board a traditional sampan on arrival. Cruise around the beautiful Dragon, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands, and stop at Unicorn Island to walk the village paths and enjoy tropical fruit fresh from the orchards. Listen to authentic folk music performed by the locals, visit a fruit plantation, and then make your way along the Thoi Son canal by sampan. Stop to visit the family business and a bee-keeping farm, savor honey tea, and go to a coconut candy workshop. Cycle around Tan Thach village in the afternoon and meet the locals to experience everyday life in the Mekong Delta, or relax on a hammock and enjoy the cool breeze. Proceed to Can Tho for your overnight stay in a centrally located hotel. Day 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) Have breakfast at Hotel. You can take a leisurely boat ride to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the most vibrant floating market in the area. Walking tour of the local noodle factory. Visit Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer temple, famous for its unique structure. Then move by boat to visit the fruit plantation and enjoy seasonal fruits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City after lunch at the end of your amazing experience.

Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

3. Saigon: Private One Day Tour to Cai Rang Floating Market

You will start your tour at 5.00 AM when your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Saigon. You will enjoy a light breakfast in your private car as you look out at the stunning views of paddy fields lit by the morning sun. After three hours of driving, you will reach the market, a bustling and colorful array of people selling their wares in the water from boat-to-boat. Afterward, you will be taken to a workshop where you will be shown how to make “Hu Tieu”, a traditional noodle dish.   Leaving Can Tho City, you will head to Cai Be for a cooking class. A local chef will teach you some cooking techniques, and you will prepare a delicious lunch. You will hear about different flavor combinations and cooking styles around Vietnam and will learn about the lives of the locals. You will have some time to rest in the nearby comfortable shady hammocks before taking a bike ride through village roads to visit some handicraft workshops. You can take in the beautiful tranquility of village life and if you are lucky, may hear some South Vietnamese music as you pass by.  You will then be transported back to Saigon by car and will arrive at your hotel at around 5.00 PM. 

2-Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour

4. 2-Day Authentic Mekong Delta With Floating Market Tour

DAY 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho 7.30 am: The car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. One the way, you can stop for taking a photo and enjoying the nice scenery of green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river. 9.30 am: Visit Vinh Trang pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. It best reflects the soul of Mekong River Delta with a unique structural style. After that, we take a leisurely boat ride along the river to enjoy fresh air and escape the busy town. See the typical stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Go to Tortoise islet for lunch in the orchard garden with local fresh specialties. Then, the cruise through the shadows of the water coconut trees will take you to Ben Tre. Come to visit the traditional house: enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon when listening to the Southern Vietnamese folk music (performed by the locals). Visit a family business to learn how to make coconut candy. Go for a walk through the fruit plantation and villages to enjoy the natural scenery, observe the pastoral life and take nice photos. Arrive to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho Market or taste the delicious local dishes. DAY 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City 7.00 am: pick you up in hotel in Can Tho after breakfast. You will take the boat trip to along on the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River and visit the amazing Cai Rang floating market. You get to experience water commerce from the large cargo vessels to smaller sampans weave. Try some of the amazing, unique local food and to take a closer look at life on a boat. After exploring the floating market, you will wander around the village, see the orchard garden and try your best to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by only one bamboo tree. Besides that, you have a chance to experience how to they make rice vermicelli noodle. Stop for lunch before the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City. 5.00 pm: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour. Say goodbye and see you again.

Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

5. Mekong Delta: My Tho, Can Tho, and Ben Tre 2-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel at 8 AM by your private car and tour guide, drive for 2-hours out of Saigon to My Tho City, known for its lush orchard gardens and traditional folk music.  Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to see 4 islets which are represented as four mythical animals in Southeast Asia: Dragon, Kirin, Tortoise, and Phoenix. At Kirin islet, visit a honey bee farm and a coconut candy workshop where you can taste the local specialties and see how the delicious sweets are made by hand. Walk through the orchard gardens to taste some seasonal tropical fruits and listen to some folk music. Relax on a rowing boat cruise as you journey through a mangrove palm canal then continue your trip with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the village to experience the way locals traveled in the 19th-century. After eating lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, head back to Can Tho City and enjoy free time in the evening to explore. Stay overnight at your hotel.  On the second day, you have 2 options to meet your guide: at 5 AM or 7 AM. If you choose 5 AM, then you can have breakfast after coming back to your hotel from the floating market. If you choose 7 AM, you should have breakfast before meeting the guide. Even though Cai Rang Floating Market is open all day, the perfect time to catch the lively atmosphere is at around 6 AM. Cruise along the Hau river from Ninh Kieu Wharf. Try tropical fruits or even a hot rice noodle soup for a light breakfast. Stop at a chewy noodle workshop to learn more about other kinds of Vietnamese noodles.  On the way back to Saigon, stop in Ben Tre province, known as the coconut kingdom, for a 7-10 km bike ride. Pass through tropical fruit gardens and mangrove palm scenery. Visit a countryside market and meet the friendly locals. Finally, head to a coconut garden and try your hand at harvesting the fruit yourself. Enjoy a typical home-grown lunch before departing for Saigon. 

Cai Rang Floating Market & Mekong Delta Private Day Tour

6. Cai Rang Floating Market & Mekong Delta Private Day Tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh City early in the morning at around 5:30 AM and relax on the 3-hour drive to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. Navigate the water channels by boat and make your way to Cai Rang Floating Market to join the hustle and bustle of the locals. Discover how an authentic vermicelli soup dish from Vietnam is made before wandering through the village and meeting some of the locals. Learn how to cross a "monkey bridge" built from a single stem of bamboo. Taste exotic fruit from an orchard garden and visit a rice mill to learn how rice is processed. after visiting Cai Rang floating market, we will travel to My Tho to explore more of Mekong Delta, take a motorized boat cruising on the river, also visit Ben Tre, known as the coconut kingdom. Lunch will be served here, after lunch, relax and then travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.

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What people are saying about Cai Rang Floating Market

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 543 reviews

My family and I really enjoyed this 2 day trip in Mekong Delta and Cai Rang Market. Our tour guide Vinh was fabulous. He shares his knowledge with us and what to expect from the trip, answer every questions we asked and also recommended us good eating places. He is patience and cheerful throughout the whole journey. Vinh brought us to cycle after lunch at Mekong to enjoy the scenery. At Cai Rang, we get to paddle on a small boat to look at the rice paddy field. Worth going for it even though the bus journey to Mekong and Cai Rang can be a bit long. Thanks again Vinh for being our tour guide and make our trip there memorable.

The 2-day trip to the Mekong Delta was really fun and amazing! We were lucky to be the only couple that booked this tour for those days. We chose the 5-star option - the hotel was comfortable with various food options during breakfast. Our tour guide, Eddie, was super amazing! He is still very young and passionate about the job. He gave us a huge amount of information on the places we were visiting… his English was outstanding and he made the tour extra fun! Thank you for this experience, Eddie!

Our guide was fabulous, very friendly, informative and humorous. We travelled with 9 others in a comfortable bus and our overnight stay at a 5 star hotel was a good choice. The trip was a fantastic way to see more of the country and the stops along the way were very interesting. We were served lovely traditional lunches in formal restaurants and had more than enough food to eat. The boat rides did not disappoint and the walk through the on land market was an immersion in culture.

Our tour guide Kevin was personable and knowledgeable and really seemed to enjoy showing us his culture. The trip was well planned and I would recommend it to anyone looking to explore the Mekong Delta

The tour was well organized and we experienced a lot