Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long (L,D)
8.30AM: Our Local Guide and Driver will pick you up from your hotel for Mekong Homestay Tour. We drive southward for 2 hours to Cai Be Town. Upon arrival, we start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables to enjoy local ways of trading goods and products.
Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn ...
It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof...
The delicious Vietnamese lunch will be served at local house.
After lunch, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta..
Then, we visit nursery garden for you to contact the real famous farmers – Mr Tiger or his son who is very successful in Vietnam agriculture.
Have some fruits and tea when enjoying the traditional music at Ut Trinh home.
Check in local homestay on An Binh Island.
One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to cycling on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta..
Cooking some dishes with the owners. We enjoy diner and have cup of tea or rice wine when talking together. You can ask the locals about the culture, people, history of this Island. They do not mind to answer some personal questions. Overnight in a local house.
Day 2: Vinh Long City - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
For morning people, this morning you can wake-up a bit earlier and walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air and peaceful village in the morning. Then having breakfast before saying goodbye to friendly local host.
Boat trip to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Getting back to harbor, where our driver is waiting to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City and our Fantastic Mekong Homestay Experiences Tour finish at around 12.00pm.
Our boat will go along the floating village. We will learn how to farm catfish on Mekong river
We can visit Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...
The cruise will end at Vinh Long city, where our driver is waiting to take you back to HCM City and finish our fantastic Mekong Homestay Tour.