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

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

From US$ 199 per person

Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where people can buy fruit & vegetables from locals. A good time to visit is early in the morning when they are very lively and colorful. The tour includes an optional stay in a 5-star hotel.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from most hotels possible in District 1, HCMC. If you are staying in another area, please make your way to the meeting point at: 123 Ly Tu Trong street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 by 8:00 AM.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the local cultures of the Mekong Delta region
  • See the lively bartering at the Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Paddle along the small canals to see the locals going about their day
  • Stay overnight in Mekong Delta so that you can experience the nightlife activities of the locals
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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.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned car/bus
  • Motorboat trip
  • Small rowboat
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals including 2 lunches, and 1 breakfast at the hotel
  • 1 night hotel stay at a 3-star or 5-star hotel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within District 1
  • Beverages during meals
  • Optional tips
  • Additional meals

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Single supplement for 3-Star Hotel (20 USD)
  • Single supplement for 5-Star Hotel (40 USD)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 261 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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!

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January 5, 2023

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.

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December 31, 2022

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.

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December 18, 2022

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