CAI RANG Floating Market Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh city
If you have limited time—or simply prefer not to unpack too often when you’re traveling—avoid the hassle of arranging a night in Can Tho with this action-packed full-day Mekong Delta tour. Besides the Cai Rang Floating Market, see orchards, canals, villages, and local crafts, all with the insights of a local guide. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and round-trip transport from your hotel.
4am: Departure from your hotel and take about 3 hours drive to Can Tho city.
7am: Arrival Ninh Kieu pier, start your boat trip on Hau river to Cai Rang Floating market - A biggest floating market beginning from sunrise to late morning but it is busiest from 8 to 10 am. The shops and stalls at the market are local boats of different sizes. The main items sold are farm products and specialties of Cai Rang Town and neighboring areas. Wholesale is the main form of trading in this market. What you need to do here is to sit back on your boat, enjoy the morning coffee served by the local coffee boat and watch the whole world of trading going on from boats to boats. As your boat edges through the market, you will be surely driven back to the yester-centuries by the sound of bargaining, rowing, motoring mixed with the sound made from the coffee boats, meat boats, grocery boats, ice boats… your breakfast today as local style with a bowl of noodle soup. Saying goodbye Cai Rang floating market, the boat take you to visit a fruit orchard where you can enjoy some kind of tropical fruit and understand more the real life of local people. Then your boat will speed up through green and beautiful channels of the Mekong River stretching along rural villages to Phong Dien district where your car is ready to drive you to Ben Tre
1pm: Arrive Bentre where you will have another boat trip on Ham Luong river and through natural canals to a local restaurant for your lunch. After lunch, take a rowing boat along the canals - relax and enjoy the quiet space and freshness of Vietnam village. Before cruise back to the town where your car is ready and take you back to Saigon we will have some short visit local facilities such as a brick-kiln where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop where you can witness the skillfully and quickly of the way of peeling coconut-shell by local worker. And you will know the uses of each different part in a coconut .
Tour end at your hotel in Saigon about 6pm