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.
• 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
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. Then we will be cycling to visit local market in Cai Be and then continue to visit Ancient and French colonial houses.
After that, you will be passing thru local ferry from Cai Be to Tan Phong Island to observe the daily life of local people then 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 Mekong Rustic homestay is located on Tan Phong Island, you takes a short rest, have a drink, taste the local fresh fruits and lunch.
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 Cai Be town to come back Ho Chi Minh City at 17:30. End of tour.