Mekong Rustic tour- 1 day

Tour code: RUS01 | Activities: Cycling, Cruising, Gardening, Fishing, Cooking

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Tour details

Our Mekong Rustic day tour will be an ideal option for those who wish to have a real experience on the landscape, people and culture of the Mekong Delta. The day tour leads you to embark on the boat to visit the Cai Be floating 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, and observe them do the gardening and enjoy the fresh fruits and visit to the local's traditional handicraft villages, the religious building 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.


  • Visiting Mekong Rustic in Tan Phong island - one of the most abundant fruit gardens of Mekong river.
  • Visiting Cai Be floating market, buying the fresh fruits and talking to the sellers on boat.
  • Exploring the culture of Mekong people by visiting the Cai Be inland market and floating market, 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:

Transferring from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City at 7.00, you will reach Cai Be at 9.30 AM. We will pick up you at the first stop-over - Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be which is symbolizing for the local unique religion and then the Cai Be Cathedral. 

After that, you will embark on the boat to visit the inland and floating markets of Cai Be to observe the daily life of local people as well as to know how the two markets different from each other. 

You will buy fresh tropical fruits right at locals’ own boats and have chance to talk to them for exploring more their own culture value along with their daily life.

Leaving the market, you will continue with a hand-rowing boat tour to discover the exciting Mekong river life. The small boat will travel through the tiny canals and lead you to the mysterious spots of Mekong Rustic. 

Back to the main tourist boat and transfer to our Mekong Rustic (located on Tan Phong Island). Take a short rest, have a drink and taste the local fresh fruits. 

Next, we will cycle around Tan Phong Island to visit Tan Phong island. If it is on schooldays, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens.

Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop if they open. You will cycle back to Mekong Rustic Restaurant for lunch with local food and break before embarking on boat to leave Tan Phong Island for the pier to come back Ho Chi Minh City at 17:30. End of tour. 

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Boat, rowing boat
  • Bicycle
  • All 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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