- Visit Cai Rang Floating Market at sunrise - Experience real local life in and around the waterways along the Mekong River - Enjoy a comfortable home stay (private A/C room) - An expert local tour guide - The best local Mekong experience
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho, Cai Rang Floating Market
Duration: 2 days & 1 night

Day 1 : Mekong Delta – Local Experience (lunch - dinner) (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Mekong Delta – Local Experience (lunch - dinner)

Day 1: HCMC – Can Tho - Local Mekong Delta Experience

From Ho Chi Minh we arrange a transfer to the heart of the Mekong Delta. 

On arrival your local guide will pick you up to have a nice local Vietnamese lunch with some specific local dishes before we start a trip by small boats to discover the area. We will visit a rice separating factory. We then take you to a plant nursery. In the Mekong Delta we also have an ethnic group,” Khmer”. You will have a chance to learn more about their culture, customs and language while visiting this lovely Khmer temple. We then take you to the local market where we shop for local ingredients used for dinner and head for the homestay through narrow canals with mangroves and water coconuts.

After about 20 minutes through the canals we arrive at the homestay where your guide grew up. The homestay is located in a peaceful place. In front of the house is the canal and behind the house is the garden where they grow pomelos, organic vegetables and rice.

Are you thirsty now? Don’t worry! We have fresh coconuts, which are picked up right at the garden. You will have some time to relax in the hammocks in the garden or do some cycling in the area. From here you can watch the beautiful sunset before we start cooking dinner.

After dinner we’ll show you beautiful fireflies the buzz around in the sky and enjoy a quit and relaxing evening right in the heart of the Mekong for a perfect local feel. Your room has a fan, mosquito net and air conditioning.


Transportation: Your preferred way – local bus or private transfer

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay – private A/C room

Day 2 : Cai Rang Floating Market (breakfast - lunch) (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Cai Rang Floating Market (breakfast - lunch)

Day 2: Cai Rang Floating Market

Today we start early, at 5:30am for a boat trip to catch the sunrise and visit Cai Rang floating market. We will enjoy a ‘floating breakfast’ at the floating market to give you that extra special feel. After that we will show you how local people make rice noodle and you can of course try it for yourself. We then take you to an organic cacao farm where you can see how cacao trees grow and will learn how to make chocolate Vietnam style. You’ll of course get the chance to taste real chocolate, fresh chocolate fruits, chocolate bar and cacao nibs.

We finish the trip at Can Tho city around 11am with an early lunch from where we arrange your journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.

We can easily arrange ongoing transfers to Phu Quoc on your request.


Transportation: Your preferred way of transportation

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking local tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

Daily departure from 2 people up (maximum 8 people)

What’s included?

  • Your chosen way of transportation
  • Meals: lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast on day 2
  • Family run homestay (private A/C room)
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • English speaking local knowlegable local guide

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, taxes or service charge
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring?

  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing. During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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