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Cái Bè: Deluxe Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

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Cái Bè: Deluxe Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

From US$ 50 per person

Experience the local life on the Mekong Delta, enjoy kayaking through small canals, cook your own lunch at a cooking class in Tan Phong village, cycle along the banks of the canals and more.

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Duration 1 day
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Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in District 1 from the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con. The time of pickup will be between 6:45 AM-7:00 AM. Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby on time. If you are not staying on the above streets, you must make your own way to the meeting point at to the meeting point at 22 Bùi Viện Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Please arrive at 6:30 AM.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore the former area of the wholesale floating market on Tien River
  • Learn about local life on the Mekong Delta
  • Marvel at the traditional architectural features of ancient houses in Vietnam
  • Meet a local family business making coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn
  • Taste fresh fruits while listening to southern Vietnamese folk music
  • Enjoy a homecooked meal in a local village
  • Cycle alongside the canals of the Mekong and immerse yourself in village life
Full description
Following a pickup from your hotel, depart to Cái Bè on a 3.5-hour ride by bus. On arrival in Cái Bè, board a motorboat and visit the area of the former Cái Bè floating market. Explore the network of canals and experience the hustle and bustle from the water on the Mekong Delta. Visit one of the ancient houses at Dong Hoa Hiep village to learn about the indigenous culture in the Mekong Delta. Then make your way to a small family business where the locals are preparing coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor fresh fruits and listen to traditional southern Vietnamese folk music, a type of music intertwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Then, explore the canals of the Upper Mekong Delta and visit the local house of Tan Phong Island for lunch and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, cycle along the village path amongst beautiful orchard gardens. Meanwhile, make a short stop to meet local people and gain a better understanding of daily life in the Mekong Delta. Finally, it’s time to board your boat again and return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus.
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels on selected streets within District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water (1 bottle)
  • Shared boat rides
  • Entrance fees
  • Cooking class
  • Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Use of a bicycle
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Pick-up and drop off if your hotel is not located in the center of District 1
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not available for the handicapped and those with heart problems
  • Please note that this is a small group tour with a maximum of 15 participants per group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 16 reviews

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A day I will fondly remember forever.

Very well organised trip. ‘Peter’, our Vietnamese guide, was excellent. He was very polite, helpful, friendly and spoke good English, and was easy to understand. (Prepare for a 2.5 hour coach journey from HCMC to Mekong delta/Cai Be floating market. But we stopped at a very nice refreshment station en route). . We did so much in one day - handling bees/drinking snake wine/preparing our own Vietnamese-style lunch plus extra food which never stop coming from the kitchen!/kayaking/ watching a traditional Vietnamese performance/and a fun bike ride at the end.

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June 28, 2019

The tour offers a large Variety of Locations, views, activities, impressions = much more than I expected for just two days. We saw the amazing Mekong River + beautiful landscape. I could take some nice Pictures at the Floating market and, by night, in Can Tho. We learned about traditional work, e.g. how to produce noodles from Rice, and so on. We did some very touristical activities, which I do not like soooo much (e.g. sitting in a horse drawn carriage for a distance, I usually would walk) - but by the end, it was not too much of this. Our guide did not talk too much :-) and he was very busy to make us happy.

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January 4, 2020


This trip exceeded all expectations!

The guide was knowledgeable with a warm, bubbly personality. It was a great day out with lots of activities planned and executed very, very well.

July 9, 2018

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