The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is a landscape carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens and slashed with mighty waterways. Currently, it is always a destination that attracts a large number of domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists. When traveling in Mekong Delta, you should not miss a Cai Be Can Tho tour with Song Xanh Cruise to explore more fully Mekong Delta.
Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be – Phu An – Dong Hoa Hiep – Vinh Long – Sa Dec
The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10:00. Upon embarkation on your sampan – hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made.
You will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. A delicious lunch will await you at “Le Longanier”, a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations. South Vietnam tours
After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec cruising the Tien Giang river. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss – crossed with countless arroyos and remaining unknown to many people. You will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantation and take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.
Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit. Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese.
Day 2: Sa Dec – Can Tho
The breakfast will be served on board at 07:30. You will then go on land for the visit of Sa Dec local market, one of the most exotic and authentic in Vietnam. Then you will back on board your sampan, cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages. Your lunch will be served on board.
Some stops on the banks will be arranged for you to establish contacts with the local population or discover some interesting villages on the way, such as: Cao Dai Temple, a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century, etc. After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place. Your bed will be ready for your second night on the Mekong River.
Day 3: Cai Rang – Can Tho – Sai Gon
At around 06:00, your sampan will slowly start cruising. Your breakfast will be served on board at 07:00 while approaching Cai Rang Floating Market – the largest floating market in the whole Mekong delta. We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers, etc, showing an intense activity on the river.Visit Cai Be Can Tho with Indochina tours
Your cruise journey will end at around 10:00 at Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market. During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, exotic seasonal fruits, hot green tea and two bottles of mineral water will be served daily free of charge.
Booking a long – day tour in Vietnam is not really easy for foreign tourists. Therefore, when traveling in Vietnam, after enjoy Cai Be Can Tho tour, you should spend some days to visit other destinations in Mekong Delta, such as: Tram Chim National Park, Bang Lang Stork Garden, Tra Su Cajuput Forest, etc. Enjoy your Cai Be Can Tho tour! Surely, you will have wonderful experiences in Vietnam in general and Mekong Delta in particular.
The Indochina Voyages team.