Mekong homestay

Duration: 2 days 1 night
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Vinh Long
Mekong homestay is a tour specially designed to offer you the real life of local people. You will have great chances to visit colorful floating market, taste seasonal fruits, try cooking some local dishes and other amazing activities...
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be (L/D)
    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Cai Be.
    The program will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables by the luxury boat. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn ... 
    It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof...
    The best lunch will be served at local house 
    After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.. 
    Then, we visit nursery garden for you to contact the real famous farmers – Mr Tiger or his son who is very successful in Vietnam agriculture. Have some fruits and tea when enjoying the traditional music at Ut Trinh home.
    Check in Ut Trinh homestay (or other home-stay on An Binh Island). 
    One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta.
    Cooking some dishes with the owners. We enjoy dinner and have cup of tea or rice wine when talking together. You can ask the locals about the culture, people, history of this Island. They do not mind to answer some personal questions.
    Accommodation: Overnight in a private room of local house
  • Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long (B)
    Have a breakfast and walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning. Boat trip to visit the  brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. 

    Our boat will go along the floating village. We will learn how to farm catfish on Mekong river. We can visit Vinhlong market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...
    The cruise will end at Vinh Long city.
Included:
  • Boat trip
  • Fruits (on boat, at orchard),
  • Bikes,
  • Traditional music,
  • Meals as mentioned on tour
  • Home-stay, pop-rice, coco-candy, tea,
  • Sight-seeing fees & the excellent local guide (English or French)

Excluded:
  • Drinks,
  • Meals as not mentioned on tour
  • Personal expenses