Travel from Ho Chi Minh City through the Vinh Long Province for 2 days, visiting the most famous floating markets in the area, Cai Be and Cai Rang. Enjoy cruising along small canals and the Mekong River, and stop off in an orchard and a bonsai garden.
What to Expect
Spend 2 days exploring the Vinh Long Province, situated between the Tien and the Hau rivers, on a trip from Ho Chi Minh City that will take you to floating markets and expose you to the local culture.
Here, the majority of inhabitants engage in farming. During your time in the area, observe the locals going about their daily lives, and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long - Can Tho (Meals: L)
After an early morning pick-up from your hotel, drive to Cai Be, the second largest floating market in the lower Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, cruise through the Cai Be floating market before taking a short walk to discover rural life.
Visit local workshops of people making coconut candy, rice paper, and snake wine. Take a rowing sampan through the small canals to visit an ancient house on An Binh Island. After lunch in a bonsai garden, continue by boat to Vinh Long, then drive to Can Tho and check into your 3-star accommodation for the night.
Day 2: Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City (Meals: B, L)
In the morning, board a motor boat and ride along the Mekong River toward the Cai Rang floating market; the largest of the Mekong. Visit the traditional Vietnamese flea market that sells rats, snakes, and frogs. After the flea market, make a stop at the Ba Cong fruit orchard. Then you will take a car back to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping along the way for lunch. At around 17:00, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip
- All meals mentioned
- Tea and mineral water
- Entrance fees
- 3-star hotel in Can Tho