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Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang River | Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 920000, Vietnam
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Mekong Delta and Cai Rang Floating Market Half-Day Tour
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Private Mekong Delta - Can Tho Discovery 2 days 1 night
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Touring a floating market in the Mekong Delta is a box that many travellers to Saigon wish to check, and none are bigger, or more popular than the Can Tho’s Cai Rang Floating Market.The Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 04:00 and runs until 10:00, meaning that you’ll have to get an early start of the day if you want to visit.The market is about six kilometres from Can Tho, or about a 40-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you get a glimpse of life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you information about Cai Rang as you weave through the hordes. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.After the market you’ll be ferried off to your breakfast break at a local orchard. You’ll be led around a fairly large garden growing a big variety of local fruits, which you’ll get to sample after your walk. Once your breakfast or fruits is eaten, you’ll go back to the boat and it’s time to explore some of the Mekong’s canals. Your tour boat will slowly coast down a few of these quiet canals, choked on both sides by greenery. As the sun starts to heat things up, your tour will draw to a close, returning you to downtown Can Tho.Since the market starts early in the morning, and because Can Tho is a healthy bus ride from Saigon — about four hours — you won’t have the option of seeing this floating market as a day tour from HCMC. Instead, you’ll have to spend the night in Can Tho.
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Cai Rang River | Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 920000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it was raining , we got up close and personal and boarded a traders boat selling pineapples.. Although it was raining you could still witness trading both ways .. traders selling their wares and in turn them buying a variety of things from small...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having visited the floating market today I noticed that the experience depends upon the type of your you take. I was in a very small group tour by Can Tho Tours by Susan. I think Susan has perfectly arranged this tour and is one of,...More

Thank Scott F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cairang floating market. the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip really depends on who takes you on the trip. I would advise against a cheap trip off one of the numerous people who ask you when walking near the riverside at Ninh Kieu.“ go boat” “ go floating market”. Some are good most...More

Thank basic-room
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there at 8pm, where most of the boats had already left. It was interesting but at that time most of the farmers on the boats had already cleared. You can probably catch the sunrise from the boat too if you went early enough.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad I decided to come to Cai Rang. It was fun to see the busy market in the morning. Remember this is more of a vendor market not like the one in Thailand. There are little boats selling noodles soup and drinks but don’t...More

Thank KellySJ07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, do not wait till 8 AM - insist on going at 6 AM, seems that is when the real action happens. When we went at 8 AM - it was all quiet and did not feel like a market at all. All...More

Thank chaitanya t
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To float in amongst the colourful boats, as they trade fresh food from boat to boat, is to see business done as it has been done for generations on the Mekong Delta. You must be there very early (at sunrise) to really appreciate it. Get...More

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love this market where i can buy fresh fruit in mekong region and enjoy coffee ,noodle also,the mekong peoples is friendly and hospitable,after visit floating market we go to noodle factory to see how to make them and then go to fruit garden and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like many others, my fiancé and I did a one day tour with Susan. She knew exactly which vendors to take us to within the market - we had fantastic noodles, Vietnamese coffee, coconut, watermelon, and pineapple. We went to a rice noodle factory and...More

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