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6.30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11.30 AM: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, join to a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14.00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
15.00 PM: Meet our local guide and transfer to the island for the overnight homestay experience with the local people. After meeting your home stay hosts, you’re free to walk around the house and village to explore the countryside. You will prepare your own dinner (Vietnamese dishes) with help from your host. Overnight homestay with your hospitable island hosts. Day
After breakfast, you will be visiting Mr Ba Duc’s ancient house. It’s one of several houses preserved in harmonious combination of two architectural styles: Vietnamese and French, whose shape is unique to the colonial period. Today, you will also visit a rice husking mill to learn about the procedure for rice production. Mekong Delta is popular for its own unique charm. In Cai Be, a lot of materials are still hand-crafted, such as: “Cham La”, the coconut leaves used to weave the roofs of homes. If you want to see how bricks are made, you’ll see it here. After lunch at a restaurant serving local cuisine, you will take back to HCMC by Van/Bus. Trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City around 4:30 PM.
Tour Price includes:
– A/c private van/bus for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program.
– Private boat trips in the Mekong delta.
– English speaking guide
– All entrance fees
– Cooking class
– Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L =Lunch; D = Dinner)
– 1 night homestay
– Mineral water, wet tissue
Tour Price Excludes:
– Travel insurance
– Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program
– Personal costs & tips
– Below 2 ages: FOC
– 3 – 9 ages: 75% tour price
– 10 ages up: 100% tour price
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