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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 – Dong Hoa Hiep – Caibe – Can Tho City (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 take your morning boat trip to visit of Cai Be colourfull floating market. We will proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, longans drying processing. You will then return on board the boat to proceed the excursion to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be during a 40 minutes cruise to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the last century where the familly descendants will welcome you with a cup a warm green tea. Back on board the boat for a 20 minutes cruise to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be beautiful church. The excursion will end at Ba Bon bridge where your own private transportation vehicle will await you. Lunch will await you at charming restaurant.
After lunch, our Driver pick you up then proceed to Can Tho city. Sightseeing on the way. Check-in the hotel in Cantho on arrival. Take a rest until having dinner at charming restaurant. O/N at hotel in Cantho.
Day 3: Can Tho – 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 cannels to visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. Finish trip then return to Saigon by vehicle. Having lunch at My Tho province at charming MEKONG REST-STOP restaurant. After lunch, continue to Saigon.
17.00: Arrive to Saigon. Drop off at your hotel in Saigon. End of trip.