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Small Group Small Mekong Floating Market-Kayak-Cooking Class

by Vietnam Travel Group
per adult Price is $40
Duration: 10h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Engaging excursion around the vibrant Cai Be Floating Market

  • Chance to see how locals make rice paste & coconut candy

  • Kayayking on the Mekong River & Cooking Class

  • Delicious lunch in an orchard setting on An Binh Island

  • Freshly picked fruit & rice wine tasting with live music

Highlights

  • Engaging excursion around the vibrant Cai Be Floating Market

  • Chance to see how locals make rice paste & coconut candy

  • Kayayking on the Mekong River & Cooking Class

  • Delicious lunch in an orchard setting on An Binh Island

  • Freshly picked fruit & rice wine tasting with live music

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7:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 10h

Live Commentary in English. Pick up at District 1. In Tet Season (From 23 Jan to 31 Jan), max group size is 25 pax

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Total price is $40, taxes included

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Small Group Small Mekong Floating Market-Kayak-Cooking Class

Activity Location

Cai Be

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup in Central District 1 - Please provide pick up location

    Ho Chi Minh City


Description

Weave through scores of boats loaded with bright piles of freshly picked produce and neatly folded stacks of new clothes. Barter with vendors for unique souvenirs and watch the interactions between locals at this fascinating floating market. With a local to lead you, explore the village of Cai Be.

Join your guide outside your hotel and take the quick ride to Cai Be for a zigzagging boat trip around the village's floating market. Look for energetic vendors selling fresh fish, see families picking up their daily groceries, and do some shopping of your own at boats filled to the brim with quality handicrafts. You can also enjoy paddling on the river on the kayak.

Take a detour to locally owned workshops where you can get up-close looks at the processes behind making sticky rice paste, sweet coconut candies, and savory fish sauce. Continue your foodie exploration with a tasty lunch, served up in a serene orchard setting on An Binh Island right after you participate a local cooking class, and then investigate smaller waterways with a leisurely rowboat ride.

Catch glimpses of rural fisherman casting their nets, pop into a garden full of fruit trees to sample some of the day's harvest, and chat with locals while sipping strong cups of rice wine before you jump back in your ride and head back to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided full-day tour of Cai Be

  • Entrance fees

  • Lunch

  • Bottled water and towel

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City via air-con van

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 2 or older.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Each van holds up to 12 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Ho Chi Minh hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Small Group Small Mekong Floating Market-Kayak-Cooking Class ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

4/5 Nov 22, 2019

The tour guide Tang was fabulous and very informative. He answered all our questions no matter how ridiculous! The boat trips were wonderful too. The lunch and the tour of some of the Mekong businesses was also interesting. The problem was that the floating market in Cai Be - the central reason for the trip - was near non existent. A flavour but not a real floating market! Having been to another previously, it was disappointing.