Your day begins with our team coming to meet you at your hotel and take you to the meeting point for your trip along the river to visit the iconic Cai Rang floating market. Along the way you will see the local people going about their daily routines, life starts early in the Mekong Delta.
Once at Cai Rang we will wind our way in and out of the trading boats and experience the hustle and bustle of this authentic wholesale market. Take in the sights, sounds and smells as the traders deal their wares. During our time at this amazing place you will enjoy refreshments of Vietnamese coffee and fresh fruit while our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide explains the working of the market and answers any question you may have. Next it’s time for breakfast, an opportunity to sample food as a local with a dish of noodle soup served to you in the boat. Time to leave the busy market and make our way to a local rice noodle factory where you will be shown the traditional method of producing the ever popular rice noodle, and maybe even try your hand at making a few. This is your chance to try another local delicacy the “Noodle pizza”.
After that, the boat follows the main river and turn into little canals for discovering Mekong Delta through narrow rivers, water coconut trees and green environment. Take a short walk around the country environment. Visit the cacao garden to learn how to make fresh cacao wine and chocolate from cacao beans in traditional way. 10:00 am, from the cacao garden, we start the scooter trip to enjoy the great feeling of driving it in Vietnamese traffic (either you drive or our team member drive you on the back). Visit the local rice vermicelli making base where the family makes a special kind of noodle and you can taste its product coming with BBQ pork and raw vegetables.
Continue our trip on the country road to Hau Giang province which is almost a non-touristic area. After around 1 hour drive, we arrive at the home stay in Hau Giang. Join the cooking activities with the local family to learn how to cook typical food of Mekong region. We then enjoy a great lunch with fantastic local food at the home stay.
At around 2:00 pm, start the cycling trip around the area. We cycle on the country roads for exploring many kinds of fruits and plans with their great uses. Stop along the way for having Vietnamese coffee at local place. You may also catch up lovely images of student s coming home from school on foot or by bicycle if it is in school day. Get back the home stay and head back to Can Tho city at around 5:00 pm.