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Our Mekong Rustic day tour will be an ideal option for those who wish to have a real experience on the landscape, local people and rich culture of the Mekong Delta. The day tour leads you to Mekong Rustic in Cai Be town where you will be cycling thru Ancient House, passing local ferry, Monkey bridge’s challenge and market for some tropical fruits as well as to meet and talk to the local sellers right on boats. Also, you will have a chance to stop at the abundant orchards, talk to the locals, observe them do the gardening and enjoy the fresh fruits. The tour will be incomplete without a visit to the local's traditional handicraft villages, the religious building of Cao Dai Temple, Cai Be Cathedral and the ancient house in Cai Be. Join us to have a unique and rustic experience in Mekong Delta. The rustic day tour in Mekong Delta will surely bring you a real and great experience.

Highlight:

Visiting Mekong Rustic in Tan Phong island - one of the most abundant fruit gardens of Mekong river
Visiting local market, buying the fresh fruits and talking to the local sellers
Exploring the culture of Mekong people by visiting the Ancient House ub Cai Be, Cao Dai Cai Be temple and Cai Be Cathedral
Experiencing the locals' life by visiting their traditional handicraft workshops, fruit gardens
Enjoying the fresh fruit plucked by yourself in the locals' garden
Using the local vehicles including bicycle, hand-rowing boat during the day tour 
 

Full Itinerary:

Arriving early in the morning at around 9:30AM, you will be visiting the first stop-over Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be which is symbolizing for the local unique religion and then Cai Be Cathedral.

After that, you visit Cai Be inland market by bicycle, buy some fresh tropical fruits there and engage in the conversation with the local vendors. Continue to visit ancient and French colonial houses in the town.

Leaving the town, you will be go on a local ferry from Cai Be to Tan Phong Isles and then we will row on a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees. This is optional depending on the tides of the Mekong River.

Back to the wharf, you will be cycling to Mekong Rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles surrounded by lush tropical fruit gardens. There you have a lunch break, with tea and refreshments prepared by the host of Mekong Rustic.

After break time, cycling around the peaceful Tan Phong Isles. Stop at local kindergarten if it is a school day (optional) to make friend with the kids in a village school and at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local banana candies specialties. Enjoy your self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on Mekong river while listen to Don Ca Tai Tu - an Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO

Saying goodbye to the friendly host, we keep on cycling to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop (optional) before leaving Tan Phong Isles to get back the pier and depart to HCMC at 16:00. End of tour.


•       Local guide
Rowing boat
Bicycle
Entrance fees
Healthy Vietnamese Luncheon with local people
Hotel pickup & drop off from/to Ho Chi Minh city
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Insurance
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Transfer fees by private car

From Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN): It takes you 2.5hrs from airport to Cai Be Harbor


From your hotel in center Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon):
  • Total length of boat trip: 2.5 hours
  • Total length of cycling: 30-45 minutes
  • Road surface: Rural/Trail
  • Difficulty: Normal/Easy

What to bring

  • Sun glass
  • Short
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sun Protection - Sun Cream

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