Day 1: Can Tho River Tour - Homestay/Resort
Cai Rang Floating market
7:00 am, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Can Tho city downtown, 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 hand in the traditional way.
Visit the local rice noodle factory
9:00 am the scent of chocolate - end your trip at around noon
W stop to visit the Cacao garden 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 products here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar.
It is time for taking 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 riverside 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 a local coffee shop, catching up typical images of locals growing trees, wrapping fruit, washing clothes. You may also catch up with simple but lovely images of students come home from school on a bicycle on foot or bicycles.
12:00 am authentic Homestay/Resort - let's live like a local
We depart for the Homestay/Resort which is famous for its rural life and countryside area. During around 1 hour traveling on a boat, we reach the real local Homestay/Resort which is truly ecological and non-touristic. Have a warm lunch with a local family at the Homestay/Resort 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 Rowing SUP 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, Get back to the Homestay/Resort at around 5:00 pm, have a good rest and local dinner with incredible Mekong Delta Cuisine
Fantastic Rowing SUP on the Mekong River
Day 2: Can Tho-Mekong Heart
Phong Dien floating market
Get up at 5:00 am to have Vietnamese hot coffee, tea, and light breakfast at Homestay/Resort then you depart for visiting Phong Dien floating market on the 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 a small wooden boat for your real experience the local life of people here who still get used 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 products. 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.
You then transport to visit the Binh Thuy Ancient House, one of the attractions in town you should never miss. Can Tho, Binh Thuy ancient house which was built in 1807 has been owned by Duong family. Unique architecture in the harmonious combination between East and West has taken Binh Thuy ancient house to become one of the must-see tourist attractions in Can Tho. The main house is a wonderful rendezvous for tourists who prefer to explore the unique architecture.
10:00 am. Ecological and Authentic Life
Enjoy the local's lifestyle on the picturesque on Son Islet. Being considered as a pearl in the mouth of a dragon, Son islet is one of an attractive eco-tourism destination its serene setting, fresh air, fruit orchards, floating houses, and delicious traditional southern cakes made by locals.
Visit the floating fish farm with a large number of fishes such as catfish, feather-back fish, carp (Koi fish)… and special kinds of fish that can be hardly found in other places such as Red snapper, Fire eel, Redtail catfish, Tigerfish,... have a look at “flying snake-head fish” and enjoy how people raise fish right under their floating market.
Take a short walk under green shades of fruit trees and on the rural paths to visit the fruits orchards to taste some delicious one, freshly picked from the tree and learn more about the agriculture in Mekong Delta.
Enjoy a delicious Southern meal prepared by the locals. You can also learn how to make traditional cakes such as Vietnamese pancakes, baby pancakes, etc., and try those that are made by yourself. Are you ready to give a hand to make the typical cakes in the locals' kitchen to know about traditional cakes of South Vietnam? And enjoy it! Your trip ends in the downtown of Can Tho city at around 1:00 pm for 2 days with the most incredible experiences with unforgettable memories ever.