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Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights
  • Mekong Delta day trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit Cai Be Floating Market and Cao Dai Temple
  • Ride along an easy bike path through Tan Phong Island
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Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
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Mekong River Day Trip Ho Chi Minh City
US$96.00
Overview
Experience the temples, markets and lifestyle of the Mekong Delta on this small-group day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Cai Be Floating Market and Cao Dai Temple, and bicycle off the beaten path through a lush landscape of orchards and farms on nearby Tan Phong Island. Here, participate in local activities including a workshop in traditional handicrafts.
What to Expect
You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 7:00 and then head towards Cai Be District.

Reaching Cai Be at 9:30, we will firstly visit the Cao Dai Temple Cai Be with the Caodaism, a unique religion in this region; and the Cai Be Catholic Church. Afterwards, you will get on the boat and transfer to visit both of Cai Be land market and floating market to observe the locals’ life as well as to distinguish the land market from the floating one.

Leaving the two markets, you will continue your discovery tour to explore the river life of Mekong people by using their daily vehicle, hand-rowing boat. The boat will cruise among the meandering rivers and criss-crossed canals and lead you to the “mysterious” Mekong lush orchards.

Return to the boat and shift to Tan Phong Island, where you can have relaxing time to enjoy local fruits before joining our cycling tour to travel around the island. We will visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs. If it is on schooldays, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care of their gardens.

Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop. Cycle back to Tan Phong Restaurant to enjoy local food and specialties.

At about 15:00, you will embark the boat to leave Tan Phong Island for the pier to come back Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends.
Write a ReviewReviews (7)

1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Thank you Ms Victoria (trip organiser) and Mr Yang aka Dung (tour guide)

My short trip to Ho Chi Minh (4days 3 night) was well organised from picking up at the airport to return back to the airport. Our tour guide Mr Yang was very pleasant and full of energy person who explained and thought us about the...More

Thank zainur_ishak
GinnyTong, Chủ sở hữu at City Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Thank you for spending time sharing your nice feedback on Ho Chi Minh City experience with City Insight - Day Tours! We are glad that you really enjoyed your time with our tour guide Mr Dung (as you called Mr Yang) exploring every field of...More

Reviewed 2 June 2015
City Insight (by TNK Travel)- Day Tours

Thanks to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh enjoyable. I would like to give some credits to your staff Ms Victoria on handling my bookings who is very helpful and provide very prompt reply to all my emails on any inquiries....More

Thank cheah636
GinnyTong, Owner at City Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2015

Thank you for giving feedback to City Insight on TripAdvisor. It's our great pleasure to hear that you had an enjoyable trip in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We do appreciate your compliments for our staff Ms Victoria Nguyen and certainly forwarded to her. She...More

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile
Great tour

Thanks again to City Insight for making our trip to Ho chi Minh memorable. My family enjoyed our cu chi tunnel tour especially the Mekong delta tour. Our tour guide Phi was very informative and entertaining. Will definitely recommend city insight :)More

Thank KimPunzalan
GinnyTong, Owner at City Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

We would like to say thank you for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We’re happy to hear that you and your family had a memorable and really enjoyed the trip in Ho Chi Minh City, including tour to Cu Chi Tunnel and the Mekong delta....More

Reviewed 5 April 2015
Tours not by City Insight

Book 3 tour packages namely 1) Mekong Delta group tour-Full Day Tour 2) Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi Tunnels group tour-Full Day Tour and 3) Saigon City Tour-Half Day Tour via online booking to City Insight-Day Tours. During the tours I only find out...More

Thank CWLow
GinnyTong, Owner at City Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2015

We would like to say thank you for submitting review on TripAdvisor for City Insight after your tour in Southern Vietnam. Also, we want to say that thanks for your feedback, we know more about the quality service of our travel partner. As you know,...More

Reviewed 1 February 2015
"Cultural City Tour of Ho Chi Minh" with City Insight Day Tours

This tour visits multiple sights of interest in just a half day so we like that it is "short and sweet". On this tour you visit the old Chinese quarter of Ho Chi MInh City. This includes a tour of the Cho Lon markets, Thien...More

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GinnyTong, Owner at City Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

We would like to say thank you for your compliments on TripAdvisor after joining our Cultural city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip in Ho Chi Minh. Also, we regret that you and your family...More

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