Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages.
Tour Code: SBL6B
Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner)
We depart at 08:00 am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural district of Tien Giang province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Arriving at around 10:00am, we get on board for a journey through Cai Be floating market, one of the wholesale floating markets in the region.
Here, we will experience how life functions on the delta, as we view the intricacies of commerce – how merchants purchase products from local farmers. During our cruise the town’s secluded canals, we will visit some workshops, see the locals making pop rice cakes, rice paper cakes, coconut candies and products from coconut trees.
Special thing of our cruise in CaiBe will be the wooden sampan paddling down narrow natural waterways. Stopping at a local home to try seasonal fruits (such as longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, papaya, jackfruit etc..) and we walk around the orchards, see how farmer take care of their fruit trees. Back to our boat again for a long cruise through Dong Phu , Hoa Ninh island to An Binh island where we have lunch, served with many Vietnamese’s delicious dishes.
Time to relax and have a rest or walk around garden of longan nearby. We get on board again and cruise over CoChien – a big branch of mekong river to VinhLong. Then we turn on to a small waterway for long cruise to Long Ho. We will stop to see a workshop making palm leaves roof. Then, we keep cruise to Cai Ngang village. There are many rice mills along the river. Our van pick us up in Cai Ngang and transfer to CanTho.
We will take a short walk to local homestay. We will then either have free time to explore the village or, optionally, our chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional meal with.
Day 2: Can Tho to Sai Gon (Breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast, we take a boat trip to the Cai Rang floating market. An early cruise in morning to see this bustling floating market with many kind of season fruits and local products. Then we have a long distance cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Our cruise end up at Phong Dien town where we transfer back in Can Tho center for lunch.
– For guests who keep on to RachGia – PhuQuoc or ChauDoc – Phnompenh: our guide will arrange the transportation for your next destination. Our driver also can drop you at the express bus station for traveling to RachGia or ChauDoc.
– For guests who come back to Saigon with us: we travel to SaDec, a little small town for visit an old famous house of Marguerite Duras (in french L’Amant film) and walk around the nursery flower gardens of TanQuiDong commune. Then we cross mekong again to MyHiep, and travel through the immense rice delta of DongThap province, passing through MyAn town, you will see a new Ho Chi Minh road cutting through huge rice paddies. Time to learn about rice industry and traditional way of planting rice. At Long An town, we turn on freeway and travel 1 hour back to Saigon. End of tour.
5,200,000 vnd (US$ 225) / person ( group of 2 people).
4,500,000 vnd (US$ 195) / person ( group of 3 people).
4,160,000 vnd (US$ 180) / person ( group from 4 to 8 people)
All boat cruise.
Transport : A/c bus with drinking water. (Two 0.5L bottles per day per person)
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Homestay at MyKhanh commune.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit as specified above.
Not included: Insurance, personal expenses.
Photos and Video of Mekong river cruise and homestay in CanTho 2 days
* Homestay / Eco GH in Mekong delta:
Please note that a homestay in mekong delta differs from a homestay in northern Vietnam, where you stay in a hill tribe-style stilt house. Here you will stay inside a local house or sleep out in a garden (where the air is cooler). Expect meals to be served independently from family meals. However, you can cook with the chef and enjoy right away what you have done 😉
One of our homestay in MyKhanh commune, 8km from CanTho town (fan room with shared bath only). You may choose a hotel in CanTho city for more comfortable. Please check with our sales representatives for more details. Thanks.