- Enjoy a scenic boat ride to see the Mekong Delta through the picturesque canals.
- Visit Cai Be Floating Market.
- Up-close looks at the creations of local artisans.
- Tasty lunch on an island orchard along the Mekong Delta.
- Listen to UNESCO-accredited Vietnamese folk music.
- Pedal through rural villages.
- Age range
- 13 - 90 years old
Located 2 hours from Saigon, Cai Be used to be well-known for its floating market. Unfortunately, the market is getting smaller every year since trade is shifting more and more into modern central markets. However, this small town still attracts many day trippers from Ho Chi Minh City because it has more to offer: rowing sampan along small canals, biking on narrow countryside roads along lush greenery, visiting impressive traditional houses, enjoying a delicious lunch with local specialties and tasting tropical fruits and other local products such as coconut candies.
Weave through tightly-packed groups of boats loaded down with everything from fresh produce and aromatic spices to housewares and jewellery. Uncover the local vendors and bustling activity at Cai Be Floating Market with Vietnam Travel’s helpful knowledgeable tour guide on this private day tour from Ho Chi Minh City.
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Detailed Program of Cai Be Day Trip From Ho Chi Minh City
Discover rural Southern Vietnam with a floating market day tour. Escape the hustle of Ho Chi Minh City and explore the rural delights of picturesque Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Get picked up from your hotel and drive about 2.5 hours to the waters of the Mekong River. On arrival at Cai Be Tourist Pier, board a typical river boat and begin the scenic cruise to Cai Be Floating Market, where locals gather to sell, buy, and exchange goods on their boats.
Munch on pieces of delicious exotic fruit while your ride, listening to commentary from your guide about how this floating wonder got started. Stop for a soothing cup of honey tea and recharge with a delicious lunch of Vietnamese specialties, served in the orchards of An Binh Island. Visit artisans to see how they create savory fish sauce, try a glass of home-made rice wine, and then catch a few folk tunes performed live by local musicians.
Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta
Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet your driver for the trip back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Duration: 9-10 hours.
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
Pickup time: 7:00 A.M-7:30 A.M.
Drop off location: The same place as pick up point.
Note: Vietnam Travel recommends this Cai Be Day Trip From Ho Chi Minh City for those who do not have much time to take a longer excursion to the Mekong Delta. If you really wish to see a busy floating market, Cai Rang (in Can Tho) is a much better choice!
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
English speaking local guide.
(Other language on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
- Modern air-conditioned vehicle.
- Motorized boat on the Mekong River.
- Rowing sampan on small channels of Mekong River.
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Service of experienced English speaking guide.
• Service of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle.
• Boat trip & entrance fees.
• Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant.
• Bottled drinking water.
• Flights into and out Vietnam.
• Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips for tour guide and driver.
• Travel insurance.
• Vietnam Visa.