Leave the city behind and journey to Cai Be and Vinh Long on this day trip from Ho Chi Minh. Spend a day exploring the colorful floating markets, emerald rice fields and lush back waterways of the Mekong Delta. Embark on a cruise through the many tributaries of the Mekong, walk along the famous Monkey Bridges that link the villages together and wander amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens.
Cost USD per person
Children 6-11 years
Children 3-5 years
Children under 3
Free of charge
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
English speaking local guide
Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
What’s Not Included
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
International and domestic Flights
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
At 07:30 am, leave Saigon City by air-conditioned coach, getting an early start to catch the best of the morning market in the Mekong Delta—hotel pickup is included at selected hotels. Enjoy classic scenery during the 2-hour drive, which passes through low fields and villages.
Board a motorized riverboat in Cai Be to join the crowd of fisherman and produce vendors at the colorful floating market: see barges piled high with ripe, tropical fruit and watch locals bargain for their weekly groceries. Stop by a local factory to taste coconut candy, then navigate to quiet An Binh Island. Pause for lunch in a lush fruit garden, then explore the shady canals that zig-zag off the main river. Slip beneath rustling coconut trees and foot bridges in a small rowboat, then go to shore for a short bike ride through a local village.
Continue by boat to Vinh Long to visit a rural marketplace; this is the perfect place to interact with local people, learn the names for Vietnamese vegetables or shop for souvenirs. Finish the day with a 2.5-hour drive back to Saigon City, arriving at your hotel in the evening.