The Peaceful Life In The Countryside of Mekong Delta
• Float by boat along the Vam Cai River soaking up the sights of river-life
• Watch locals trading goods over water at lively Cai Be Floating Market
• See local fishermen using traditional tools to catch fish and have a go yourself
• Interact with the locals over lunch at a local house and dinner and overnight at a homestay
• Cycle to a local market then work up an appetite helping farmers work the land
• Visit Cai Mon Orchard Garden (Ben Tre Province), known as the “kingdom of fruit” and Cai Mon Church - one of the oldest churches in the Mekong
• Learn about the Vietnamese love of pot plants in Vinh Bac - Vinh Nam- known as the “kingdom of pot plants”
Day 1: Cai Be Floating Market - Vam Cai Ga (-/L/D)
We will depart from Ho Chi Minh City to Tien Giang and travel for around 2 hours. Upon arrival in Tien Giang, we will travel by boat to Cai Be Floating Market. The boat trip will take you along to the Vam Cai River where you will have a glimpse into the life of the working locals. You may even have a chance to see the fishermen casting their nets or placing bamboo shrimp traps on the river. We will have lunch at a local house. In the afternoon, you will be able to try your hand at fishing with traditional tools by casting nets and laying traps on the river or canal. Then, you can help to prepare dinner with the host. Enjoy dinner and listen to the Southern folk songs in a warm atmosphere. Overnight at the homestay.
Day 2: Live The Life Of Local People In The Countryside (B/L/D)
After breakfast, travel by bicycle to a local market called “Cho Chom Hom”. It is similar to the flea market where local people gather together and trade. Afterward, we will return to the homestay, where you will participate in farming with the local people to experience the work of farmers in the area. Lunch will be served at a local home. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to dress in “ba ba” and “non la” clothing - the typical style of Southerners in Viet Nam. You will bail out water and catch fish in the traditional outfits. Next you will lend a hand in preparing dinner with the host. Relax after dinner on a hammock near the river shore. Surround yourself with peacefulness and quiet that the city cannot offer. Overnight at the homestay.
Day 3: Cai Mon Orchard Garden (B/L/-)
Cai Be Floating Market, approximately 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City is considered one of the most exciting and interesting destinations in the Mekong Delta. This boat tour is the perfect way to learn more about life in the Mekong delta. Fishing is part of everyday life here and you will have a chance to see the local fishermen in action and learn about their methods. We will have lunch at a local home and afterwards take a bike to visit the Cai Mon Orchard Garden (also known as the “kingdom of fruits”), in Ben Tre Province, where you will see fighting roosters. Continue your trip to visit the Cai Mon Church - one of the oldest churches in the Mekong Delta. The last stop on this tour is the potted plants and saplings in Vinh Bac.
All cancelation from guest arise additional charges as follows: - More than 7 days before departure: No charges - From 7 days to 3 days before departure: 10% of the tour price. - From 72 hours to 24 hours before departure: 50% of the tour price. - Less than 24 hours before departure or No show: 100% of the tour price.
-Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
-Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
-Bottled drinking water
-English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
-Twin shared accommodation (2pax/room)
-Tips and gratuities
-Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.