Exploring Southern Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market tour 3days 2nights
( Daily depart from Ho Chi Minh City)
Day 01: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels
Am: Meet your guide and driver at the airport then enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel.
Pm: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels, just 60 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its 220 kilometer-long tunnel system and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigners to visit.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery is home to ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destruction and damage all over the area caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone."
The remnants in Cu Chi are evidence of the fierce battle that took place. You will even have chance to fire an AK-47. At the end of the tour, the bus will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City your hotel end tours.
Private transport: Car
English speaking guide
Meals: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon 3*
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho ( BBQ Lunch - Dinner)
7:30 am– 8:00 am: Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. On the way you will see Southern village’s rustic aesthetic on Vàm Cỏ Đông River and paddy-field along the sides of the road.
09:50 am: Arrive at Mekong rest stop in My Tho City, get some rest and free time for your personal activities about 15 minutes and then keep on our itinerary.
10:30 am: Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda. Tour guide will tell the history of Vĩnh Trang Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in South, it has the most specialist architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture.
11:00 am: On the way to the pier, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre. Leaving car, enjoy riding bike under the roads scattered sunshine and fragrance of grapefruit . After that, we get on the cruise and move on the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass through 4 islands: Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng ( Dragon, Unicorn, Turtose, Phoenix).
11:30am: Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana – special fruit in Mekong Delta. Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture for enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages.
12:30 am: Arrive at Tân Long fishing village which belongs to Dragon island, experience the life of local people, the way people raising fish on the floating house.
13:30pm: Coming back homestay for having lunch with BBQ foods then taking a short rest
14:50 pm: Take private car to Can Tho City.
17:00 pm: Arrive in Can Tho city, check in hotel in Can Tho city. You have free time and overnight at hotel. Leisure in the evening for wandering Tay Do night market, Ninh Kieu wharf or enjoy these delicious local dishes.
Day 03: Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Best time you will get up early at 05:00am to see morning streets market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake… which are sold on the way to the wharf.
Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the biggest floating market in Southern Vietnam. Tourists will be surprised to explore “the method of the business” in the floating market areas. It is really impressive .
After exploring the floating market, visitors will visit the place to see how local people make rice vermicelli noodle and the orchard garden. You can wander in the village and try your best to cross the bamboo bridge which is built only by one bamboo tree. Cruise back Ninh Kieu wharf at 7h40am and come back your hotel.
08.00am: Having breakfast at the hotel then you have free time.
11h30am: Check out hotel and heading to Ho Chi Minh city. On the way back to HCMC you will have lunch at restaurant. Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 16.30. The tour ends at your hotel.
A/C Car + a small bottle of mineral
English/ Vietnamese tour guide
Meals: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Accomodation: 02 nights with hotel 3*
All entrance fees
Boat trip on Mekong Delta My Tho
Boat visit Cai Rang Floating Market
Hand – rowed sampan
Free internet center
All other services not mentioned in the above program
All meals and beverages unspecified in the above program
Personal expenses, travel insurance
Tips for tour guide and driver.