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.
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.
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
What to bring