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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: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Rustic (L/D)

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Rustic (L/D)

Our guide will pick you up at the center of Cai Be, you will stop to visit the Cao Dai Cai Be Temple and Cai Be Cathedral right at the town to understand more about the religious life of Mekong people.

Next, you will embark on a tourist boat to visit the inland and floating markets of Cai Be, where you will be introduced the local agricultural and marine products and buy the ingredients for your own dinner. 

Continuing on boat to head to Mekong Rustic in Tan Phong Island, where you will check-in your room for relaxing and having lunch. In the afternoon, you will take part in local activity of gardening and ditch fishing hook, which will bring you a rustic and great experience especially when catching fish on river for dinner. 

Transferring back to Mekong Rustic and taking a short rest.

You will be guided to prepare dinner by our Chefs in the late afternoon. Having dinner and staying overnight at Mekong Rustic. 

 

Day 2: Mekong Rustic - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast, our guide will guide you to explore more the Tan Phong Island by bike. You will visit kinder garden if it is school day. Stopping at a local farmer’s house to learn how to make Jackfruit leafs cake and then cycling to Bonsai garden and talking to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens, then try plucking the fruits and tasting them. 

After cycling back to Mekong Rustic, taking short rest and check-out at about 11:00. Then the small boat will transfer you back to the tourist boat Cai Be for driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. 

End of the tour at 17:30 in Ho Chi Minh City

  • 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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