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Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

  • Mekong Delta day trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit Cai Be Floating Market, a fruit plantation and a local factory
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Tan Phong Island in the Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour
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Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour
From US$75.00
Enhance your cultural experience of Vietnam on an enriching full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City to the rural countryside of the Cai Be. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, feast your senses on the enticing aromas of fruit orchards; tantalize your taste buds at a traditional candy factory; and browse stalls bursting with exotic produce during a visit to a floating market. Interact with locals as you uncover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy a bicycle ride around the town of Cai Be on this intimate small-group tour.
What to Expect
At your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the rural town of Cai Be, situated approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the capital. Capture photographs of the alluring agricultural landscapes along the way then hop onto a motorboat on arrival in Cai Be. 
Cruise around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats. 
Purchase some candy to snack on, and then explore the small villages of the Mekong Delta with your guide. Feast your senses on the rich sights and smells of a fruit orchard and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as don ca tai tu. 
Return to the water on a small boat and sail to Tan Phong Island to commence a cooking class in which the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine are revealed. Prepare delectable dishes inspired by regional recipes; typical dishes include braised fish, grilled steak and fried elephant-ear fish. 
Digest your culinary classics then hop onto a bicycle to explore the orchards, bonsai gardens and winding streets of a local village. Sail back to Cai Be and relax during the return journey to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mass tourism

it was not a hit. no floating market seen. dangerous landing stages only short stipvisite on a market mass tourism good lunch the guide was friendly. more than an hour waiting for the pick-up service in the hotel. that was really terrible! I would never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Josef F
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile
Journey to Mekong delta

Very nature filled area. They bring you to a garden to see different types of plants. Then they brought us to a place where they thought us how make rice paper.Then they brought us to eat lunch. The lunch we had was fish, pork,and wraps....More

1  Thank kenvanthb
Reviewed 10 May 2018
More touristic shopping that physical tour

A long drive from the city, around 4 hours each way. Did the 2 days 1 night tour with friends. A lot of stops related to shops, buying stuff and little boat rides. I was in HCMC for a long while and it was nice...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank NicolasSuley
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Not a lot of the Delta...

We were the first to be picked up on time but it then took a very long time to pick up everyone else. It was also a long drive to Cai Be, around 3 hours. On arrival we took a very short walk through a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
6  Thank HappyTravelersVR
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
A must do!

It is a lovely experience, you get to have a trip on a boat, visit a candy factory (and those candies are great!), try snake wine. A must do!

2  Thank mariaf302
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