7:00 am, gather together at Hieutour office in Can Tho city by yourselves, the be transported to the rest stop for boarding the boat to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest floating market in Vietnam to get to know how people here do trading on the water. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee and fresh fruit purchasing from the floating market to experience the feeling of local people there. You will enjoy the view of the floating market at the same time Later, our boat heads to visit the local rice noodle factory to learn how local people make noodles by hands in traditional way. You will have breakfast with its typical food called Noodle Pizza right there.
Get back to the boat, we depart for Hau Giang province – which is famous for its rural life and countryside area. During around 1 hour travelling on boat, we reach the real local home stay called Hieutour Stay which is truly ecological and non-touristic. Have a warm lunch with local family at the homestay with local cuisine and take a short rest to be ready for the afternoon trip. 2:00 pm: Are you ready for exercise? Join the fantastic Kayaking in magnificent jungle lined tributaries. Enjoy your great moments paddling and relaxing under the shade of coconut trees along the bank; immerse yourselves in a peaceful rural life of South Vietnam. Then, it is time for taking the bicycles and do a trip around the area. Cycling on the country roads along the riverside for exploring may kinds of fruits and plants with their great uses. Furthermore, it is along the river side with 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. Get back to the home stay at around 5:00 pm, have a good rest then join the cooking activity with local family to learn how to cook typical food of Mekong then enjoy what you have just cooked.
Get up at 5:00 am to have Vietnamese hot coffee, tea and light breakfast at home stay then you depart for visiting Phong Dien floating market on big boat by pass through all small rivers to experience the early morning life of Mekong Delta people. Arrive Phong Dien floating market, we will move on small wooden boat for your real experience the local life of people here who still get use to adding boats as part of their life. A very different authentic sight will come to your view with local rowing and motorized boats gathering here for trading local agricultural product. The floating market is very small but peaceful which will give you another feeling compared to that in the big floating market. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise if it is in good weather. Weave into the floating market to explore the way local people there exchange the product right on their boats. After having breakfast, come back to the boat and head to small, long and narrow canals to see the daily activities of people living around there. Take a short walk around the countryside to enjoy the peaceful environment there.
After around 30-minute walk, we stop to visit the Cacao Stay where you will get to know how to make fresh chocolate and wine from cacao fruit in an organic system. You also can have a chance to taste one of the product here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar. Your trip end in downtown of Can Tho city at around 11:00 am. And we wish to serve you in next time.