A market on the water? You heard right! Discover Cai Be Floating Market and explore the Mekong Delta around Tan Phong Island on this unmissable day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.
Cai Be Floating Market & Tan Phong Island Tour Itinerary
On the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in the cente of Ho Chi Minh City, setting off by comfortable air-conditioned bus in the direction of Cai Be. Throughout your journey, your English-speaking guide will keep you entertained and informed with interesting facts about the different towns and villages located along the Mekong River. You'll soon feel like true experts in Vietnamese culture and tradition.
Before reaching your destination, you'll make a brief stop on the banks of the Mekong River to stretch your legs, relax and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscapes of southern Vietnam.
Arriving in Cai Be, you'll board a motorised boat which will take you out on the Mekong River. A short cruise will bring you to the famous Cai Be Floating Market, where thousands of people gather daily to sell their locally-grown produce from their boats. Bright colours, intriguing aromas, the buzz of vendors chatting and, above all, the fact that all of this is taking place on the river makes it an incredibly unique sight.
Next, you'll swap vessels: climbing into a traditional Vietnamese boat to delve deep into the Mekong Delta and visit the tiny villages nestled on the banks of the Tien River. Discover the daily lives of the locals who live here, and learn about the products they work with and make, like corn and rice vinegar.
At around midday, you'll set sail over to Tan Phong Island, where you'll indulge in a tasty traditional Vietnamese feast in a local restaurant.
Having relaxed after enjoying your lunch, you'll have the choice of how to continue your island adventure: immerse yourself in the luscious greenery pedalling around Tan Phong by bike, or alternatively paddle around the island in a kayak to admire it from the water. You pick!
Climb on board a sampan next. This traditional flat-bottomed wooden boat will take you on a route around the breathtakingly beautiful Mekong Delta scenery, reaching one of the region's typical orchards, where you'll relax after a fun-filled day enjoying a folkloric Vietnamese music performance.
Having made the most of your Mekong Delta adventure, from the unique Cai Be Floating Market to the verdant Tan Phong Island, you'll be returned to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.
Hotel pick up
This tour includes a pick up service from hotels in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City (District 1). If your accommodation is located outside of this area, you'll be informed of an alternative meeting point.
Want to see more of the Mekong River Delta? Make the most of your time in Ho Chi Minh and reserve our Vinh Trang Pagoda & Mekong Delta Tour too!
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Children under 12 years oldUS$ 48
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned bus.
Typical Vietnamese food.
Motor boat trip.
Traditional boat cruise.
Drinks during lunch.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (7:30 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).