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Cai Rang Floating Market

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Address: Cai Rang River | Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 920000, Vietnam
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Touring a floating market in the Mekong Delta is a box that many travellers...

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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Mekong Delta and Cai Rang Floating Market Half-Day Tour
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Small Group 2-day Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City
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Day Trip to Can Tho and Cai Rang Floating Market from Ho Chi Minh City

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The laegest floating market in the world was smaller and quieter than I expected but still very interesting and fun to visit. I particularly liked seeing the women selling hot... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Compared to other famous floating markets, there is little to see. However, this one is real, not a tourist trap. There are no bright trinkets to buy, no badgering touts. We slowly circled the trading boats twice - but once would have been enough. The boat trip to the market and back was delicious, though. Early morning sun reflecting on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day visiting the floating market, visiting the rice noodle factory and then returning to our hotel through the small canals (4hours). The only thing is we booked to go with Susan and at the last minute she said she couldn't make it and sent a stand in (Tam) instead. Despite the last minute change we were... More 

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This market was a lot smaller than I'd imagined but I still really enjoyed it and I'm glad that I went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Susan Bui is just lovely. My kids had a great time. Floating markets are a must in Can Tho. Susan will meet you at your hotel and share her knowledge and love of the river and Vietnam. The visit to a rice noodle factory is a nice opportunity to stretch your legs. Maybe being a cushion, as the seat in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're going to go to Cai Rang, you MUST go with Susan and her group. We had a great time eating breakfast on the boat, visiting the vendors, and even got to eat a pineapple on the roof of the boat. Great views and a great tour guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A++ tour! Changed our perspective on Can Tho. Tai was very nice and helpful! Good english and enthusiasm ensured a very memorable morning experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The laegest floating market in the world was smaller and quieter than I expected but still very interesting and fun to visit. I particularly liked seeing the women selling hot dishes of pork and noodles, made up in their boat as they row past you as well as the coffee sellers. We ate so much food and it was all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time. Everything was taken care of in a friendly environment. We were taken around the villages to try the local fruit and were made to feel welcome. Never rushed and had time to ask questions and enjoy our holiday. In fact we almost forgot it was a tour as Hai was so friendly towards us. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found Susan through many great Tripadvisor reviews and eventually found my way to her Facebook page. She is highly responsive and has a great level of English. Chose to do her homestay package and that turned out to be the highlight of my first trip to Vietnam/Mekong Delta! She does not have any business listings or advertisements, and being in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've never had an experience like this before. I went with a couple friends and did an other night stay with a host family who took care of us, fed us amazing food I've never tried before and just warm hospitality all around our tour guide Hoang Long was really great and knew everything about the area we were in.... More 

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