A Day in Cai Be
Discover remarkable Cai Be. Cruise the many tributaries of the Mekong Delta, wandering through vibrant tropical fruit gardens as well as visiting the town’s cottage industries. Step into a family’s house for an memorable dining experience, the perfect conclusion to a fabulous day in the Delta.
Today’s tour will begin at 08:00. Leave the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City and drive 2 hours to the Mekong Delta.
Upon arriving in Cai Be, board a private boat and start exploring the Delta. Savor the taste of locally grown fresh fruits, relish the refreshing breeze while the boat glides through the river.
Go ashore and stroll through a local village and flourishing fruit gardens. From here, take a sampan through the narrow canals around the island, appreciating the tranquility and lush landscapes of this part of the Delta.
Next, explore the local culture by visiting families who specialize in handicraft products. It’s a unique opportunity to witness traditional techniques and learn about the cultural significance of these crafts.
Leaving the serene island, the boat takes on a brief journey along a busy area. The river banks bustle with various businesses, while local boats dot the middle of the river, creating a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.
Stop at small family-run workshops making local specialties such as rice popcorn and coconut candy before arriving at a house that has been lived in by more than four generations and is a great example of traditional ‘Mandarin’ architecture. A delicious home-cooked Vietnamese meal will be served for lunch here. Then, take a walk through their fruit orchard to see the fresh seasonal fruits on the trees.
As the sun begins to dip lower in the sky it is time to return to Cai Be and onwards to Ho Chi Minh City. (L)