Day trip

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Trip to Cai Be Floating Market

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Activity provider: Hoi An Express

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Trip to Cai Be Floating Market

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 91 per person

Get a taste of the unique and fascinating river life of the Mekong Delta on this guided day trip from Ho Chi Minh, visiting a floating market, local workshops, and sampling delicious local produce along an unforgettable journey.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh City Center (District 1,3,5,10, Phu Nhuan)
Private group available


  • Enjoy a boat cruise to one of the highlights of the Mekong, Cai Be Floating Market
  • Stop to watch how locals make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-popcorn, and rice wine
  • Spend some time among local farmers, enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits on Hoa Phuoc Islet
  • Dine on a regional specialty, “Elephant Ear Fish“, at a local home
Full description
Your full-day adventure begins with a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, you’ll board a boat cruise and visit the remarkable Cai Be Floating Market, a local meeting point for buying and selling agricultural products. While exploring the market, you’ll witness local business activities right on the water and get a feel for the way of life of people in the South West region, or simply relax as you float along the river. You’ll then stop over at a local house where you’ll get a unique opportunity to see how people here make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-pop corn, and rice wine. You’ll then leave Cai Be for Tan Phong Islet, where a maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. After riding a rowing-boat down a small channel, you’ll have the chance to spend some time enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits in this special location. You’ll enjoy a traditional lunch at a local home, including a popular regional dish of ‘Elephant Ear Fish’, before making the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. This tour can be booked as a shared or private experience.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (city center)
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Expert english-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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We had a wonderful day with Loi exploring the Mekong Delta in all its unusual beauty!

June 20, 2022

Professional guide and driver. However the title of the tuor is "whole day at the floating market" when in reality we got there and we were told that the floating market is held only early in the morning towards 4. in fact there was only one boat selling fruit.

November 14, 2019

January 5, 2020


Product ID: 263887