Multi-day trip

From HCM: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

Multi-day trip

From HCM: Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour

Activity provider:Vietnam Adventure Tours JSC
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Discover Cai Rang, the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta. Learn how to make sweets from locals, try traditional foods, and visit a rice husking mill on this 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh city.

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Duration 2 days
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Pickup included
Pick up from most hotels possible in District 1, HCMC. If you are staying in another area, please make your way to the meeting point at: 123 Ly Tu Trong street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 by 8:00 AM.


  • Learn about the local cultures of the Mekong Delta region
  • See the lively bartering at the Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Paddle along the small canals to see the locals going about their day
  • Stay overnight in Mekong Delta so that you can experience the nightlife activities of the locals
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Get picked up at your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City and head to My Tho by bus. Your onboard tour guide will tell you everything about the culture of the locals while you can sit back, relax and enjoy the landscapes and scenery of green rice fields. Stop at the Vinh Trang pagoda on the way.

Continue to My Tho and take a boat trip along the Mekong River. During the cruise, see fish cages and floating houses. The boat will take you to a small canal, where you can escape the busy town. The cruise through the coconut trees-lined canal will take you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. 

Disembark and explore the village on foot. Visit local families and learn how to make sweets at a candy shop. You can enjoy fruits, honey tea and wine while listening to traditional music. Discover varieties of fruits, flowers, trees, and native houses. Enjoy a traditional lunch.

Next, travel by ferry and bus to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in the hotel. The next day, after breakfast, take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. 

Proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles-making shop. 

Then, head back to the riverside for lunch before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive in the afternoon with unforgettable memories.

  • Air-conditioned van/bus
  • Motorboat trip
  • Small rowboat
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All entry fees
  • Meals including 2 lunches, and 1 breakfast at the hotel
  • 1 night hotel stay at a 3-star hotel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within District 1
  • Beverages during meals
  • Optional tips
  • Additional meals

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A supplemental fee is applied for those who book an odd number of guests (such as 3, 5, or 7) to book a single room. The supplement for the 3-star hotel is 20 USD
  • It is possible to upgrade to a 5-star hotel and if you would like to do this, please contact the activity provider after booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 316 reviews

Review summary

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The tour itself was amazing and the tour guide Eddie was fabulous with his information and knowledge of the area. He had organised the tour very well with our time out of the vehicle utilised to its maximum. However the West Hotel was so bad that two people from the party left and booked into the Sheraton.

May 2, 2023

We loved this tour! Our tour guide, Harry, and our skilled driver, Xuan, made the trip both enjoyable and informative. Harry is from the Mekong area and provided us with fascinating anecdotes and stories that added depth to our understanding of the region. We were lucky to have a smaller group of 8 so we had plenty of time and opportunities to ask questions as well. We chose the 3 star hotel option as it was closer to town and to the night market. The room was spacious, clean and had a beautiful view of the river. We enjoyed all the activities from the first day but the highlight of the trip was the boat ride on the 2nd day to the Cai Rung Floating Market and observing the local way of life up close. We also got to try local fruits and interact with friendly locals, which added to the authenticity of the experience. Thank you so much Harry and Xuan for taking such great care of us!

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April 11, 2023

The tour was super interesting. Handsome Ben, our guide, was amazing, he helped us understand the culture and way of life of the locals. He gave very interesting inputs while making the visit dynamic and fun. We would really recommend this tour if you have time as it allows you to have a global view of the rural Vietnam.

April 10, 2023

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