Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be (L/D)
Authentic Asia Travel guide and driver will pick you up at 6:30 AM at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and leave for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway with stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque rice fields (in season).
9 : 00 AM : On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals business happening among boats on their vessels. You will then visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. After that, you will 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 canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, the green pearl where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh ingredients served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to under the shade.
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.
Meet our local guide and transfer to the island for the overnight home stay 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 take part in preparing your dinner (Vietnamese dishes) with your host. Overnight home stay with your hospitable island hosts.
Day 2: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City (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.
Note: This program is available as a group or private tour option.
The itinerary can be
flexible enough to adapt to time on private tour.
details and booking at http://authenticasiatravel.com/tour/2-days-authentic-mekong-delta-tour-home-stay-cai/