Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
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2 Days/1 Night
Meals not included
Day 1 (D)
Sixty miles from Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be town is a beautiful and interesting place showcasing daily life on the Mekong Delta. Life on the Mekong River is quite relaxing and comfortable. Most people live on agricultural small-holdings, planting rice and fruit trees to meet their daily intake requirements. The river provides fish, shrimps and fertile soil for planting fruit trees.
A two-hour drive from the port brings you to the Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort, located on the banks of the river. Visit a typical vegetable and fruit garden, with many kind of trees, planted at resort. Spend your afternoon at the swimming pool, kayaking in the lake, fishing, or biking to explore the organic vegetable garden.
Enjoy a sunset cocktail and a cooking class featuring spring rolls.
Your meal is accompanied by a performance of Mekong melodies and opera.
Overnight at the Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort or similar.
Day 2 (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast at the resort, followed by a river cruise. View the floating market and small canals leading to the villages on Tan Phong Island.
Leave the boat for a walk on the island to visit some local villages. Most of the local people living in villages along the canals sell or trade items from their gardens to make a living. Walk along the path and stop to visit some typical farmers' houses.
Enjoy a taste of local fruits and chat with the owners about life here.
Visit the candy workshop where coconut, rice paper, and popcorn are produced. You may have a chance to sample some candy.
Cruise back to the resort, check out and enjoy a lunch of local specialties.
Head back to Ho Chi Minh City and re-board your ship.
Please note: Travel time is approximately two hours each way. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations.
The "floating Market" in Cai Be is where the trade boats of farmers gather to sell their farm products. It is not a large floating market as in Thailand or at another province. On some occasions, the trader boats may not be present. Due to the change of tides, the cruise might take place in the small canals or on the Mekong River only.
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