Giac Lam Pagoda, built in 1744, is the oldest Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City and as such was listed as an important historical site by the Vietnamese Department...
Day 1: Saigon – Caibe – floating market – Home stay in Caibe (Dinner)
13.00: Our Tour Guide & Driver pick you up at your place in Saigon, then star trip to Caibe.
15.00am: Arrive to Cai Be, take a short rest after check-in the home stay, then balance of the day will be at leisure on your own or take a walk around the village yourselves for more discovery of the area before dinner. Or an optional one hour cycling tour around the village to explore local life there, you will have another opportunity to try snake wine and the others while enjoying seasonal fruit. After then, back to your home stay. The family will be your host for this evening and tell you more about the typical life in the Mekong region. Another option is to go down the kitchen for part of the cooking class if you wish. Then enjoy dinner. A traditional music show, called Tai Tu will be performed by the locals after dinner in a quiet Bonsai garden while hot green tea will be served by your hosts. Overnight at local house – BA KIET ancient house.
Day 2: Caibe – Vinhlong – Chaudoc (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, you start walking on a small trail along the river to see the daily life of the locals, and visit the village market which is just held early in the morning for the so busy farmers to buy things for the day. The market is also a place where you can interact with and take photo of the locals.
Afterwards, you bid farewell to your hosts and you are welcomed on our luxury Mekong sampan with fresh cotton towels to visit the morning Cai Be colourful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see rices paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, po-corn made.
A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house over 170 years old or under the shade of local orchards on the An Binh Island. After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an apportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.
One more stop can be made at the nursery garden where you can learn how to have some high quality fruit trees. This is the best choice for you to contact the real famous farmers – Mr Tiger & his son who are very sucessful in Vietnam agriculture. We will enjoy some kinds of fruits from his garden & home made rice wine when listening to the traditional music. The cruise will end at around 14.30pm at Vinh Long town. Then get on vehicle to continuing your trip to Chau Doc, one of quiet cities in Mekong Delta area. Check-in the hotel on arrival. Having DINNER at restaurant. O/N at hotel in Chaudoc.
Day 3: Chau Doc – Cantho – Binh Thuy ancient house (Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to visit Tra Su Cajeput Forest in Tinh Bien district, located 15km northeast of the Mekong Riverand 10km northwest of the Cambodia border.
We will take a sampan “vo lai” to small canals to visit the forest, you have chance to see many kinds of water birds (mostly stocks), colonies of bads and various rare animal and bird species.
Endowed with peace and tranquility, Tra Su forest will certainly become a unique and attractive destination for the tourists who love the beauty of nature. Finish trip, then continue your journey to Cantho city. Stop-over for visiting the Binh Thuy ancient house in Cantho. Check-in the hotel on late afternoon. Take a rest until enjoy dinner at charming restaurant. O/N in Cantho.
Day 4: Cantho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to the pier for taking the boat ride on Mekong River which is the longest and most prosperous in Asia, visit the famous floating market Cai Rang, where you can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. Then cruising to small canels to visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. Finish trip and get on vehicle for returning to Saigon. Having lunch in Mytho province. After then continue route to Saigon. Drop off in Saigon.
End of trip.
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