A Community Based Tour of Mekong Delta 2 days 1 night
Tour code: SEN116 | Tour Style: Short Trip
The Community based tour of Mekdong Delta is a customized tour for those who want to have a more memorable stay in Mekong by focusing on local life experience at Tan Phong Island. You will be offered more time to explore the island: cycling around Tan Phong, participating in locals’ farming activity of “ditch fishing hook”, learning to make handicraft products as well as spending one night in homestay which is surrounded by lush fruit gardens. Also, the tour is a chance for you to experience the Mekong culture and the rive life of Mekong people.Destination: Activities: Cycling, Cruising, Sightseeing
- Cycling to discover Tan Phong Island, Cai Be – the lush orchards of Mekong region
- Exploring the Mekong culture and the locals’ life by visiting the Cai Be market and floating market, the Cao Dai Temple Cai Be, the Cai Be Catholic Church, traditional handicraft workshops and fruit gardens
- Joining activities such as: cycling around Tan Phong, rowing boat, “ditch fishing hook” and trying making handicraft products under the locals’ instruction
- Staying overnight at Tan Phong homestay surrounded by fruit gardens and savouring the specialties of Mekong region
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 7:00. We will then head towards Cai Be District.
Reaching Cai Be at 9:30, we will firstly visit the Cao Dai Temple Cai Be with the Caodaism, a unique religion in this region; and the Cai Be Catholic Church. Afterwards, you will get on the boat and transfer to visit both of Cai Be land market and floating market, where our local tour guide will introduce you the agricultural marine products. You will also have chance to buy some ingredients to prepare for dinner. Leaving the markets, you will embark the boat to transfer to Tan Phong Island. Check-in your homestay and enjoy lunch at hotel restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will participate in locals’ daily activity of “ditch fishing hook”. What a great experience when you can catch fish of Mekong for your dinner! After finishing the activity, you will back to Tan Phong Island and relax at your homestay.
In the late afternoon, you will help our local chefs of homestay to prepare dishes for dinner. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Tan Phong homestay.
Day 2: Tan Phong Island - Ho Chi Minh city
After breakfast served at the homestay, we will take a cycling tour to discover Tan Phong Island. We will visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs. If it is on schooldays, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care of their gardens.
Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop. Cycle back to Tan Phong homestay for lunch. Check-out your homestay.
At about 15:00, you will embark the boat to leave Tan Phong Island for the pier to come back Ho Chi Minh City at 17:30. End of tour.
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- All meals as mention
- English speaking guide
- Boat, rowing boat
- Attractions Entrance Fee
- Healthy Vietnamese Luncheon with local people
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
• Total length of cycling: 30-45 minutes
• Road surface: Rural/Trail
• Difficulty: Normal/Easy
Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be, Tien Giang, Vietnam
Located in the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Cai Be Floating Market gives you a chance to observe a unique part of daily life in this watery region. Not only watching the bustling environment, you can also experience as a local by reaching the boats and bargaining for whatever you wish.
Cao Dai Temple Cai Be
Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be is a religious place for worshiping Cao Dai which is a mixture of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Islam created in the 20th century in Vietnam. It has become one of the stop-over for any Mekong tour.
Cai Be Catholic Church
Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
The Cai Be Catholic Church was built from 1929 to 1932. It owns the tallest bell tower of the Tien Giang Province in Southern Vietnam. The church highs 52 meters and its bells weigh 400, 650, 800, 1000 and 2000kg respectively.
Tan Phong Island
Tan Phong, Tien Giang, Vietnam
Located facing the Cai Be Floating Market, Tan Phong Island is described as a boat filled with sweet fruit floating in the middle of the Tien River. Visiting the island, tourists not only have chance to immerse themselves in the fresh air but also have chance to taste the typical fruits of this region.