TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take a boat cruise to Mekong Cai Be Floating Market
  • Paddle along the small canals under fronds of coconut trees
  • Enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits and fascinating commentary offered by knowledgeable local guide
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ITINERARY

DAY 1 : HO CHI MINH – CAI BE (L/D)

Pick up at your hotel, head to Mekong Delta, located only 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Before going to the cruise ship terminal in Cai Be, we stop at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness. Then take the tourist boats to visit the floating market of rice in An Cu commune. The next destinations are the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and Cai Be floating market. Leaving the floating market, you will visit Tan Phong islet and go to Hai Yen bee Farm. Here, you will visit big flower garden where bees produce honey, enjoy fresh honey tea and understand more about bees life, visit Linhzhi mushroom area, try to pull fish hooves, experience the monkey bridges. Then, continue visiting the orchard of Ms. Hang and enjoy the fruits in the garden picked by themselves, listening to Vietnamese folk music then getting in a rowing boat to small canal. The Mekong Ecolodge Resort is the next destination where you having lunch. After the meal, check-in their room and take a rest. Around 4p.m: you participate in scooping ditch to fishing activity and the picking vegetables in restaurant’s garden to prepare for dinner. After that, diners and Ecolodge’s members will cook together and enjoy our meal.

DAY 2 : MEKONG DELTA NORMAL LIFE EXPERIENCE – HO CHI MINH (B/L)

8:00AM: Receive the bike -after having breakfast- to begin the journey in which you have an opportunity to discover an enjoyable itinerary and participate in a lot of activities with local people in Tan Phong island. First of all, visit Ms Ba’s house to learn how to make the rice-paper used to make the sping roll dishes. Then, continue going to Ms. 6’s house to see the method to knit the banana hammock from the rope of dry banana leaves. The next destination is Ms Yen’s house – the place where the you can learn the way to make jackfruit leaf cake – a cake is said to be special cake of Tan Phong island – you and homeowners will work together and enjoy cake. After that, you will visit Ms Muoi- a very old woman- to see the method to make the leaves that can be the roof of Vietnamese house. Say goodbye to Ms Muoi, visitors cycle to Thao’s house to know how to knit water hyacinth, you can also enjoy their first handmade lovely gift with the guidance of Ms. Thao. Next, visit a school, to interact with the children. Finally, holidaymakers come back to Mekong Ecolodge to take a rest and check out. At around 12 a.m: You have an opportunity to experience the Hiep Duc ferry boat with the local people to go through Tien River and the car will pick guests up in the opposite side. Head back to Ho Chi Minh city.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer by air-conditioned private car as itinerary
  • Meals as indicated: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (01 bottle 500ml / pax / day)
  • 1 night in Mekong Ecolodge
  • Entrance fees, boat trip and excursions
  • Excellent English speaking guide

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fee if any
  • Domestic and International air tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Others not mentioned nor specified above

Destination

Vietnam

Duration

2 – 4 days

Responsible Benefits

Short Trip, Locals Benefit, Making a Difference

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