6:00 am, you are warmly welcomed by Hieutour’s tour guide and start your morning excusion on boat. We weave into every corner of the biggest Cai Rang floating market for a deep understanding how locals can trade agricultural commodities on river. Enjoy typical Mekong breakfast and drinks purchasing from floating boat venders, feel like a local! If you are curious about the process to make Mekong noodle, the next stop will give you a clear answer. We stop on land and in a small noodle making worshop, you can watch step by step how people produce typical noodles and try your hand in making them, too. Moreover, you have a great chance to taste its specialty called Noolde Pizza.
8:30 am, our boat cruise from big river to smaller one on the way to Hau Giang province. During one hour on boat, you easily watch the daily life of people along the riverside and see the gradually changing atmostphere from urban to rural place. Arriving at the local homestay called Hieutour Stay which is truly ecological and non-touristic. It is located in a peaceful area of the province where people still try to earn their living by agricultural production. After a short rest, we start our cooking class for learning step-by-step recipe guidance to take home. There are four dishes in our menu including: + Jello (kind of food by gelatin) + Dried rice with braised fish sauce + Banana salad + Clam steamed with ginger Enjoy a warm lunch together with dished you have just cooked, Fantastic!
1:00 pm, we start biking to explore the area. Cycle through small village, discover the local lifestyle of people living outside the urban area; get to know many kinds of fruits and plans with their great uses along the beautiful cycling path; enjoy the fresh air and cool environment which will bring you a peaceful feeling of local people here. Stop along the way for having Vietnamese coffee at local coffee shop, catching up typical images of locals growing trees, wrapping fruit, washing clothes. You may also catch up simple but lovely images of students come home from school on bicycle on foot or bicycles.