Option 1: available for Biking & Cooking class
Day 1: HCMC – Cai Be – Tan Phong (L, D)
6.30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board 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 to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, join to a cooking class. 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: Meet our local guide and transfer to the island for the overnight homestay experience with the local people. After meeting your home stay hosts, you're free to walk around the house and village to explore the countryside. You will prepare your own dinner (Vietnamese dishes) with help from your host. Overnight homestay with your hospitable island hosts.
Day 2: Cai Be – HCMC (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be visiting Mr Ba Duc's ancient house. It's one of several houses preserved in harmonious combination of two architectural styles: Vietnamese and French, whose shape is unique to the colonial period.
Today, you will also visit a rice husking mill to learn about the procedure for rice production. Mekong Delta is popular for its own unique charm. In Cai Be, a lot of materials are still hand-crafted, such as: "Cham La", the coconut leaves used to weave the roofs of homes. If you want to see how bricks are made, you'll see it here. After lunch at a restaurant serving local cuisine, you will taking back to HCMC by Van/Bus. Trip ends in Hochiminh city around 4:30 PM.
Price: USD 99/person for Deluxe small group tour
Policy for the children:
+. Below 2 ages: FOC
+. 3 – 9 ages: 75% tour price
+. 10 ages up: 100% tour price
Tour price includes:
• A/c private van/busfor pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program.
• Private boat trips in the Mekong delta.
• English speaking guide
• All entrance fees
• Cooking class
• Meals as indicated in the program ( B = Breakfast; L =Lunch; D = Dinner )
• 1 night homestay
• Mineral water, wet tissue
Tour Price Excludes:
• Travel insurance
• Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program
• Personal costs & tips
Option 2: HCMC – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Day 1: HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L,D)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight at (family home-stay). Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Day 2: Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B,L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city.
Price: USD 79/person for Delxue group tour
*Included: A/c transfer, English speaking guide, boat trips, 02 lunches, 01 breakfast and 01 dinner, fruit, honey tea & all entrance fees, 01 night A/C accommodation at 02 or 3 star hotel ( basing on twin/dbl sharing ), 01 mineral water/pax/day.
*Excluded: Travel insurance, drinks, other meals not mentioned, personal costs