7. Cai Rang Famous Floating Market in Can Tho 1 day tour
Are you ready for a delightful one-day tour of the famous Cai Rang Floating Market? Let me introduce you to this unique experience. Itinerary: 5:00 am: Your tour will begin with an early morning pick-up from your hotel. We'll head straight to the river where a traditional long-tail boat awaits to take you to Cai Rang Floating Market. As we cruise along the river, you'll witness the vibrant scene of boats filled with goods and hear the energetic sounds of locals bargaining. Once we arrive at the market, you'll have the opportunity to explore the bustling market firsthand. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, and don't be shy to interact with the friendly vendors. You can buy some of the freshest tropical fruits, sample local snacks, or even enjoy a traditional Vietnamese breakfast right on the water. Afterward, we'll continue our journey along the smaller canals, where you'll get a closer look at the peaceful rural life of the Mekong Delta. You'll pass by lush green fields, stilt houses, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the locals engaged in their daily activities. To add a cultural touch to your tour, we'll visit a nearby orchard or a traditional rice noodle factory. Here, you can observe the process of making rice noodles, a staple food in Vietnam. 11:00 am: Leaving Can Tho City, we head to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province) for cooking class. Joining a cooking class, you not only have another view of cooking style in the South in particular and generally Vietnam and learn how the locals prepare all stuffs of traditional meal but also feel clearly the tranquility, simplicity and rusticity in daily lives of Mekong people; moreover, probably you will find out the different local taste even in Vietnam. To let you know, the Northern people prefer salty taste, while people in the Central of Vietnam are more into spicy dishes, yet Southern cuisine is absolutely sweeter than other rest. As soon as enjoying the tasty lunch which is cooked by you, then it is the perfect time to chill out on comfortable hammocks under the shadow of tropical fruit trees for recharging your energy. You will never forget the precious moments when biking through car-free village roads with tropical fruits and bonsai gardens on the both side, as well as visiting some handicraft workshops nearby to feel more about the real Mekong atmosphere. Next, we relax on a rowing boat and go through the mangrove palm canal to feel the real peaceful atmosphere of Mekong Delta, even know more about locals’ lifestyle when joking with friendly rowing women. Beside that is the time of enjoying the melody of South Vietnam folk music. 3:30 pm: we'll head back to the city and drop you off at your hotel, ensuring you have a safe and comfortable journey. This one-day tour of Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho promises an authentic and unforgettable experience. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and witness the unique way of life on the water.