06.00 - 06.30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city (centrally located). Depart to Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
09.30 am: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motorboat to visit Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities onboard their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11.30 am: Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14.00 pm: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta.
15.00 pm: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet your vehicle for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh city. End of services.
– All entrance fees
– English speaking guide
– Boat trips in the Mekong Delta
– Meals as indicated in the program ( L=Lunch )
– A/C private car/ van pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
– Travel insurance
– Personal costs & tips
– Other meals not mentioned in the program