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The two day tour in Mekong will be an ideal time for you to explore the rustic beauty, local people and cultural values of Mekong region. Come to us, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of local host as well as have a chance to take part in locals' activities, such as purchasing the fruits and vegetables in the floating market, doing the gardening, plucking the fruits, "ditch fishing hook" and doing the traditional handicraft products (making conical hat, candies, wooden products, etc.) During the two days, you will relax in the peaceful Mekong Rustic surrounded by many lush orchards, where you can meet and talk to local people for understanding more about their culture and lifestyle. Welcome all of you to Mekong.

Highlight:

  • Visiting Mekong Rustic (Tan Phong Island - Cai Be district), one of the most abundant fruit gardens of Mekong river
  • Exploring the culture and lifestyle of Mekong people by talking to local people during the visit to the Cai Be inland and floating markets, Cao Dai Temple Cai Be, Cai Be Cathedral and traditional handicraft workshops
  • Joining activities of riding bicycle, rowing boat and doing the handicraft products under the guidance of local host
  • Experiencing the "ditch fishing hook" on Mekong canals with local people
  • Staying overnight at home-stay surrounded by many orchards
  • Tasting local foods of Mekong specialties such as honey, elephant ear fish, rambutan, water coconut and mango, etc. .

Full Itinerary:

 

Day 1: HCMC - Mekong Rustic (L/D)

Arriving early in the morning at around 11:00AM, 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 will embark on a boat to visit Cai Be inland and floating market to observe the daily life of local people who live mostly based on the river sources. We can buy some fresh tropical fruits on the local seller’s boats and engage in the conversation with them.

Leaving the market, continue on boat to head to Mekong Rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles surrounded by lush tropical fruit gardens. There you check in, enjoy tea and welcome fruits and a Southern style Vietnamese lunch prepared by the host family.  After break time, get yourself active by joining us catching the ditch fish on the canals for your dinner.
After getting some fishes for your dinner, you can prepare and cook a family meal with the host in the late afternoon. Have a chill relaxing night in the Mekong Rustic garden while you have your own free time. Sleep overnight at Mekong Rustic private bungalow surrounded by tropical orchards in the host family garden.

 

Day 2: Mekong Rustic - HCMC (B)

After breakfast, we cycle around the peaceful Tan Phong Isles. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local banana candies specialties. Enjoy your self-picked 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.

 Keep cycling to the conical hat (nón bàng) workshop and maybe bring home some products made from dried water hyacinth as a souvenir. Have a short rest before saying goodbye to the friendly host, we check out at 11:30 and leave Tan Phong Isles. The ferry will take you back the wharf to depart to HCMC. End of tour.

 

  • Local English speaking guide
  • All meals as mentioned
  • Welcome drink and local fruit
  • Accommodation
  • 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
  • 4 seats car: 85USD/ a car/ 1 way
  • 7 seats car: 90USD/ a car/ 1 way
From your hotel in center Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon):
  • 4 seats car: 75USD/ a car/ 1 way
  • 7 seats car: 80USD/ a car/ 1 way
  • 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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