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Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

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    At your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the rural town of Cai Be, situated approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the capital. Capture photographs of the alluring agricultural landscapes along the way then hop onto a motorboat on arrival in Cai Be. 
    Cruise around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats. 
    Purchase some candy to snack on, and then explore the small villages of the Mekong Delta with your guide. Feast your senses on the rich sights and smells of a fruit orchard and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as don ca tai tu. 
    Return to the water on a small boat and sail to Tan Phong Island to commence a cooking class in which the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine are revealed. Prepare delectable dishes inspired by regional recipes; typical dishes include braised fish, grilled steak and fried elephant-ear fish. 
    Digest your culinary classics then hop onto a bicycle to explore the orchards, bonsai gardens and winding streets of a local village. Sail back to Cai Be and relax during the return journey to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
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    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    it was not a hit. no floating market seen. dangerous landing stages only short stipvisite on a market mass tourism good lunch the guide was friendly. more than an hour waiting for the pick-up service in the hotel. that was really terrible! I would never...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    2  Thank Josef F
    Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

    Very nature filled area. They bring you to a garden to see different types of plants. Then they brought us to a place where they thought us how make rice paper.Then they brought us to eat lunch. The lunch we had was fish, pork,and wraps....More

    1  Thank kenvanthb
    Reviewed 10 May 2018

    A long drive from the city, around 4 hours each way. Did the 2 days 1 night tour with friends. A lot of stops related to shops, buying stuff and little boat rides. I was in HCMC for a long while and it was nice...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    6  Thank NicolasSuley
    Reviewed 19 April 2018

    We were the first to be picked up on time but it then took a very long time to pick up everyone else. It was also a long drive to Cai Be, around 3 hours. On arrival we took a very short walk through a...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    7  Thank HappyTravelersVR
    Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

    It is a lovely experience, you get to have a trip on a boat, visit a candy factory (and those candies are great!), try snake wine. A must do!

    2  Thank mariaf302
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