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Cai Be Floating Market Private Tour 1 Day from Ho Chi Minh City

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Stop At: Cai Be Floating Market, Cai Be Vietnam

The Mekong Delta became famous worldwide during what locals call the anti-American War. The Delta is also famous for its floating markets such as Cai Be floating market.  

It is located on the middle of Tien River bordering with three provinces of Vinh Long, Tien Giang and Ben Tre.

For those who just have a short time, Mekong Delta tour Cai Be Floating Market will give you an overview of the typical of Vietnam.  On the way, you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (2 hours driving).

After arrival in the Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetation of the Mekong Delta and the lively floating market. Next the visitors could enjoy a nice trip by rowing the boat on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard in order to enjoy the fresh local tropical fruits. About costumes, mostly participants performing “đờn ca tài tử” are friends, neighbors so they often wear daily clothes while performing. In Southern region, the main costume is “áo bà ba” – a traditional costume that you find only in Vietnam Mekong River. In recent years, in order to meet the needs of visitors, groups of traditional music gather to be several clubs. In addition to their occupation, they will also perform when being required. While performing, they helped listeners feel the content of the songs. In particular, they had ability to feel a song by heart very high. They made the listeners understand more about Vietnam southern land where has interlacing river systems. For a long time ago, the image of local boats, wherries, rivers, bridges ...  have been extremely familiar to the locals here. Right when being born, they were immersed in to vast sky and land. When growing up, they had to go through bamboo bridges. When fishing, dropping nets, carrying goods to the market... they also attached their lives to the immense water. Đờn ca tài tử are songs which are bold of Southern people’s mood through the picture of rivers, boats ... Music influences profound to the soul of the listener. The traditional music helps them relax after a tiring working day.

 

Moreover, we could visit the daily life activities of the handicraft villages of the local people. We will have a break and enjoy lunch at the orchard fruit garden. From here we will have a pleasant time riding bicycles to villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock. Then continue on boat to Cai Be town for a boat station. Lastly, the van will take you back to Sai gon to end the trip.

Duration: 9 hours
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Departure Point
Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh city, 07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up at your hotel which is located within district 1, 3, 4. Picking up at other districts might be extra charged.
Departure Time
7:45 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance $5,000 USD/ case
  • Tropical fruits
  • Traditional folk music
  • Tradiction lunch in local restaurant
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Biking in countryside
  • Entry/Admission - Cai Be Floating Market
Exclusions
  • Tips/ gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the extra cost of a private tour for the pleasure of spending the day with fabulous tour guide Bruce and learning so much about the region and the people in a full day of activities and cultural experiences.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bev S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best tour of my 10 day trip to Vietnam. Bruce was an outstanding guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly, spoke English very well and showed us the best time. I recommend this trip with Bruce to anyone visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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Reviewed 25 July 2019

Had the pleasure of touring the Mekong River with Bruce last month while in Vietnam. This tour may cost a bit more than others but it is well worth it. Bruce did an excellent job in maximizing our time on the tour and making sure...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mike B
hotrongluc, Guest Relations Manager at Vietnam Holidays Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Hi Mike, I am Luc. I am from Vietnam Holidays Travel. Thanks so much for your writing about our tour guide and service. We are so much happier and know that we should keep it going on. We hope you are successful and happy. Best...More

Reviewed 24 July 2019

This was a great one day tour of the Mekong Delta. We were able to take a tour of the Mekong river by boat, experience the floating market, see the culture of the local people, ride bikes around town, and eat delicious food. Bruce was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rick W
Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

Our tour guide Bruce was very knowledgable and gave us great insight into the vietnamese culture and food scene within the traditional mekong delta province. Every detail was perfect and we will definitely be returning for a different tour!!More

Date of experience: May 2019
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hotrongluc, Manager at Vietnam Holidays Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you Robert Tien1868 for your nice comments about our tour guide. We are really happy to get such yours. It makes us too much happier and proud of what we are trying to serve our tourists. We wish you always healthy, prosperous and happy....More

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