You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).
After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the fruit garden.
After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long – a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.
What to bring:
You are traveling to part of Mekong river delta where boating plays an important roles in transportation. You should take short clothes, sun cream, insect repellent, bottled water. Be ready for the trip. One more important tip is when you try any fruits; please make sure that they are washes by clean water.
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More about CAI BE Floating Market:
Open time: 3.00 AM to 6.00 AM
Cai Be Floating Market (belongs to Tien Giang Province) is one of the top tourist attraction places in Mekong Delta Area, contiguous to three Southwest provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre and Vinh Long. The market represents all the characteristics of local life in Southwest region.
Many boats filled with different kind of fruits, vegetables, foods and other items are anchored along the river, from 3am to 6am daily. It is not really crowded if you come here after 7 am.
Visitors cruise this market on the boats and can easily look for interesting things as the traders hang the merchandises from the wooden poles in front of the boat.
Besides that, one of the unique points of Cai Be Floating is to contain the big Catholic Cathedral – the memorable backdrop for visitors which they can never see in other floating markets.
Furthermore, Cai Be Floating Market is seen as the unique cultural characteristic of the countryside life. Visit and shopping at this floating market, visitors will have a great opportunity to explore and understand more about the tradition and culture in daily activities of Southwest people.
From Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be Floating Market is about two hour by bus or Car.