Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long Full Day Muslim Tour

Cai Be Floating Market is a famous place in Mekong Delta, here the Tien River forms the border between Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre Provinces. Every day, approximately 400 -500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products anchor along the banks of the river, waiting for traders and customers. The merchandise sold in each boat is hung on a high pole in front of the boat as a sample to attract customers from a distance.

Saigon- Muslim Tour Cai be Floating Market

Saigon- Muslim Tour Cai be Floating Market

Tour program:

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in early morning then drive to Cai Be. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, and exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process, etc.. After lunch cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long Market, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Drive back to Saigon, tour ends at your hotel.

Tour includes:

  • Local English speaking tour guide; other languages are available on request
  • Private transportation with A/C from/to your hotel in Saigon
  • Entrance Fees
  • Private boat trip cruise on Mekong River & visiting Cai Be Floating Market.
  • Lunch with river food (no meat).
  • All Taxes & Services charge.

Tour excludes:

  • International airfare & airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, telephone, laundry & tips
  • Tour Cost: Rates vary frequently. Please Contact Us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period, group size and specific touring needs.

Cai Be Foating Market Information:

Cai Be, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region.

All the goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats. The floating market lies in the Tien River, adjacent to three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long, and Ben Tre.

The market is divided into two parts: buying and selling places. Rafts and boats are anchored along the two sides of the river for kilometres. From the floating market, goods are shifted for selling at inland markets or small boats take them for delivery along canals in the Plain of Reeds.

From three 3 am in the early morning, rafts and boats are crowded because Cai Be is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the region. Traders live on the river and some link their lives with boats like their mobile house for generations. Cai Be seems to be an inseparable part of their daily lives.

On each boat, goods are hung on poles that are called dialectically “Cay Beo”. Hundreds of such poles point the sky wards. Boats also operate like “taxis”, very convenient for tourists around the region.

Along the criss crossing canals, people in the Plain of Reeds take not only goods of each countryside to the Cai Be Floating Market but also their unique cultural characteristics, creating such a beautiful river painting.

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