Explore the daily life of the Mekong Delta during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City, with a full-day, guided tour of Cai Be Floating Market. Explore Mekong Delta's system of crisscrossed canals and rivulets by boat, take in the lush green paddy fields, relish Vietnamese Food and vegetables, and visit local craftsmen. This small-group tour includes lunch.
Following arrival to Cai Be, your cruise will start with the Cai Be Colorful Floating Market and cruise, amidst local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how rice paste, coconut candy, pop-rice and pop-corn are made. At the craft village, you will learn how some of the most famous specialty products are manufactured, such as fish sauce, soy sauce and cooking salt. A delicious lunch will be served under the shade of orchards on An Binh Island.
After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside through smaller canals, where you'll be able to enjoy the stunning scenery and the peaceful atmosphere. You will get the chance to observe traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and witness some activities of the local farmers.
You will have the opportunity to interact with locals and watch how they catch fish or collect fruit following the ancestral ways of Mekong Delta. You will also have the option to stop by the nursery garden, where you can communicate with successful farmers and enjoy a variety of fruit and homemade rice wine while listening to the traditional music.
At the end of the day, your boat will take you to a floating village to see how people farm catfish under the houses before your tour concludes.