The one-day boat and bicycle trip with Hieu tour to the Mekong delta was one of the highlights of our 3 week vacation in South Vietnam. We booked and payed the tour online in advance, and at the day of the trip they picked us up at 5 AM at our hotel in Can Tho. After a 30-40 minutes boat ride on the Mekong river we arrived at the floating market, where we ate fresh fruits, and possibly the best vietnamese noodle soup in our whole trip. We have visited the rice noodle factory and a local cacao farm. We paddled with small boats in the beautiful narrow canals of the delta, then we got on bikes and visited some more attractions. We ended the day with a vietnamese lunch, afterwards we were transported back to our hotel in Can Tho. All in all I would rate this trip 5 stars out of 5 because of the professionalism of the staff and the authenticity of the sights. Thanks Hieu’s Tour for an amazing day! Reviewed by Tamas.
Then transport the boat station to get on your boat for exploring river life. What a great morning outdoor activity to get know more Mekong Delta local life along the way to explore authentic Cai Rang floating market. The distance from downtown to floating market location is 7km by river system. It might take almost an hour to reach there as your boat speed is depending on the river tide.
Visit Cai Rang floating market the biggest floating market in Vietnam to experience how people here are living and trading their agriculture products on their boats on Mekong River. Visit noodle factory to learn how people here make rice noodle in traditional way. You can enjoy its especially called Noodle Pizza. After that, the boat follow 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 farm to learn how to make fresh cacao wine and chocolate from cacao beans in traditional way.
By bicycles, we cycle on canal paths and orchard trails, across ferries that sometimes only fit half a dozen people and through the charming villages and towns that this area is known. You will be immersed deep in the Delta and its unique way of life. At each corner a picture-perfect scene awaits you. Visit the Huge Ficus tree with full of historic stories during Vietnam war and this is the place for hiding and holding meetings during that war time.
Finish the cycling trip by enjoying typical pancake at the most famous local restaurant, after that our transportation will take you back to the downtown. End tour at around 3:00 pm with wonderful experience by exploring authentic Mekong Delta landscape from rivers to lands.