HCMC – Cai Thia – Home Stay – Cai Be 2 days
This tour shows you the beautiful green Mekong delta, interesting activities and how local people live in the Mekong delta
Day 1: Cai Thia – Ut Trinh home stay (L-D)
8:00 start from Saigon
10:30 arrive in Cai Thia, get on a boat to cross the river in a few minutes only. It’s a simple local boat station. There is a WC on the boat for the people to use.
10:40 When arrival on the other side of the river, get off the boat, view of a local Cai Thia church.
Then walk about 15 minutes, view of My Luong temple dated back to the 19th century, and some local brick kilns.
11:00 Get back on the boat to cross another river for a few minutes.
11:05 When arrival on the other side of the river, get off the boat, visit a local family of making rice paper, taste some sweet rice paper cake. This visit can take about 15 – 30 minutes.
11:30 Then start a nice biking tour for 30 minutes. Photo stops are available.
For those who do not want to bike, they can go by motorbike at extra cost
12:00 Arrive at another family making “banh tieu”, seeing how it is made, tasting the nice cake with green tea.
12:30 Continue the bike for a short ride.
12:40 Get back on the boat at Hoa Loc market and enjoy lunch on the boat
Cruise for about 45 minutes across the Mighty Mekong River, small river, along fruit orchards. Visit Mr. Tam Ho’s (Mr. Tiger) fruit orchard.
14:00 Get on small sampan and enjoy a nice row along small Luc Cu canals and fruit orchard.
14:15 Walk on small paths through gardens and villages to Ut Trinh home stay.
14:30 Check in Ut Trinh home stay
Have fun of being farmers: catching fish from a pond, picking up fruits from trees (subject to season), planting vegetables etc.
18:00 Cooking lesson at the home stay
19:00 Enjoy what you have cooked for dinner. Overnight at the home stay.
Day 2: Ut Trinh homestay – Cai Be – HCMC (B)
Breakfast at the home stay
8:00 Get on the bikes and enjoy a nice cycling tour around the villages to Hoa Ninh market and back to Ut Trinh home stay.
9:30 Back to the home stay to have some rest and get your luggage.
* Another option for those who do not like biking: they can walk around the villages and back to the home stay to meet with the others.
10:00 Get on the boat and cruise to Cai Be
11:00 arrive in Cai Be, visit the Cai Be floating market, many workshops of making rice paper, soy sauce and salt, pop rice, pop corn, coconut candies, etc.
12:30 Drop off at Cai Be boat station.
13:00 Transfer back to HCMC
16:00 Drop off at the hotel
End of tour.
All ground transport on tours with air-condition, boats, English speaking guide, Entrance fees for tourist sites, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 night accommodation at the home stay, Refreshment of water and wet tissues,
Drinks, Travel insurance, Tips, Costs not included above