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Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour provided by Gray Line Vietnam - Day Tours

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour
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Tour snapshot
Includes lunch, bike rental, cooking class, and Mekong Delta boat ride
Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience rural Vietnam on a full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be and the Mekong Delta. Drive to Cai Be and visit the floating market where locals sell mountains of produce out of small rowboats. Then travel by boat on the Mekong Delta to Tan Phong Island for a cooking class with lunch, followed by a bike ride and visits to local villages.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • See rural villages up close by bike and boat
  • Pickup and drop-off provided from centrally located hotels
What to expect
  • At your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the rural town of Cai Be, situated approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the capital. Capture photographs of the alluring agricultural landscapes along the way then hop onto a motorboat on arrival in Cai Be.  Cruise around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats.  Purchase some candy to snack on, and then explore the small villages of the Mekong Delta with your guide. Feast your senses on the rich sights and smells of a fruit orchard and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as don ca tai tu.  Return to the water on a small boat and sail to Tan Phong Island to commence a cooking class in which the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine are revealed. Prepare delectable dishes inspired by regional recipes; typical dishes include braised fish, grilled steak and fried elephant-ear fish.  Digest your culinary classics then hop onto a bicycle to explore the orchards, bonsai gardens and winding streets of a local village. Sail back to Cai Be and relax during the return journey to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • See rural villages up close by bike and boat
  • Pickup and drop-off provided from centrally located hotels
What to expect
  • At your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the rural town of Cai Be, situated approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the capital. Capture photographs of the alluring agricultural landscapes along the way then hop onto a motorboat on arrival in Cai Be.  Cruise around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats.  Purchase some candy to snack on, and then explore the small villages of the Mekong Delta with your guide. Feast your senses on the rich sights and smells of a fruit orchard and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as don ca tai tu.  Return to the water on a small boat and sail to Tan Phong Island to commence a cooking class in which the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine are revealed. Prepare delectable dishes inspired by regional recipes; typical dishes include braised fish, grilled steak and fried elephant-ear fish.  Digest your culinary classics then hop onto a bicycle to explore the orchards, bonsai gardens and winding streets of a local village. Sail back to Cai Be and relax during the return journey to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6126GL_MK04
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Central District 1 hotels only)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bottled water
  • Cooking class
  • Boat ride in the Mekong Delta
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Please specify any dietary requirement at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Central District 1 hotels only)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Bottled water
  • Cooking class
  • Boat ride in the Mekong Delta
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please specify any dietary requirement at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

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Josef F
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Solo
it was not a hit.
no floating market seen.
dangerous landing stages
only short stipvisite on a market
mass tourism
good lunch
the guide was friendly.
more than an hour waiting for the pick-up service in the hotel.
that was really terrible!
I would never book this tour again.
Written February 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kenvanth B
Halong Bay, Vietnam10 contributions
Very nature filled area. They bring you to a garden to see different types of plants. Then they brought us to a place where they thought us how make rice paper.Then they brought us to eat lunch. The lunch we had was fish, pork,and wraps. After which they brought us to a bee breeding area where they sold us honey etc. Then they brought us to an area where they made coconut sweets. The coconuts there is a must try, as they were naturally really sweet when compared to other coconuts. Then they showed us how to make the sweets. There was also a horse ride on the way to the the row boat ride. Then we stopped for a quick break we here we bought drinks such as sugar cane juice. We had a good nature sight seeing during the row boat. Then we headed back to the boat to get to the bus back to ho chin ming city which was a two hour long journey . We went to this location via TheSinhTourist agency at the price of 219k Vietnam dong per person.
Written December 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NicolasSuley
Paris, France106 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
A long drive from the city, around 4 hours each way.
Did the 2 days 1 night tour with friends.
A lot of stops related to shops, buying stuff and little boat rides.
I was in HCMC for a long while and it was nice to get away
Written May 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HappyTravelersVR
Burlington, Canada78 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We were the first to be picked up on time but it then took a very long time to pick up everyone else. It was also a long drive to Cai Be, around 3 hours.
On arrival we took a very short walk through a covered market to get to the boat, which was really colourful and interesting.
We then had a short tour through the floating market, which is not lots of small colourful boats as you might think, it’s very spread out over lots of bigger boats that you can’t really see into. We were however given lots of interesting information on what the sellers do and how they live as well as information on the rivers degradation due to dams and sand removal.
We then transferred to a smaller traditional boat and paddled through a canal on one of the islands for 30 minutes. We stopped on the island for some fruit/drink and watched a traditional musical play which was quite sweet.
Back on the big boat we made our way back the way we came and went to the candy factory. We were shown various different food products and told how they were made which was very hot but interesting!
We then all held a large pet python before heading back down the river to a small village.
At the village we had a bike ride for 30 mins on some very old bikes with virtually no breaks but it was fun and a very pretty ride!
Back at the village we all made pancakes and had a very good lunch.
Overall it was a nice day but we saw very little of the Mekong Delta which was a bit disappointing.
Written April 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria F
Brighton, UK51 contributions
It is a lovely experience, you get to have a trip on a boat, visit a candy factory (and those candies are great!), try snake wine. A must do!
Written April 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ajbukovitz
Appleton, WI125 contributions
Feb 2018
We had to get up very early in the morning in Saigon to be able to see the Cai Be floating market in full swing. It is fascinating to see small boats filled to the brim with watermelons. But it is NOT the tourists that are doing the buying, it's other locals. This market is selling fruits and vegetables not souvenirs. The river is busy by 8am with a very relaxed but chaotic buying frenzy.
Written March 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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