Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Tan Phong Island (L, D)
Starting from Ho Chi Minh City at around 7:00, our Vietnam tour begins with a short drive towards the south, leaving the city behind and entering the rural landscapes of the Mekong Delta. As heading deeper into the Mekong Delta, you will reach Cai Be Town first.
Upon arrival in Cai Be boat wharf, you'll be transferred to a sampan to start a trip through many branches of Mekong Delta. We will visit to a Coconut Farm, and then listen to the "Tai Tu Music". Finally, you will visit Tan Phong Island by boat before checking in a Mekong Ecolodge at Tan Phong Island.
Lunch will be served in Ecolodge with lots of delicious specialties and fresh fruits. Then you will have a short time to relax or walk around the surroundings.
After lunch, you will cycle around Tan Phong Island for exploring the rural life of local people. Attending the cooking class in the late afternoon will bring you an interesting experience of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Free for discovering the Island by yourselves. Overnight at Mekong Ecolodge in Tan Phong Island.
Day 2: Tan Phong island – Can Tho (B,L,D)
You will have chance to enjoy the daily life of local people by visiting Cai Be floating market early in the morning. You will then have breakfast and starting this day with being straight to Mrs Ut Van’s house to learn how to make jack leaves cakes which is known as the specialty on this island. You will join hands to make cakes and enjoy them. You will be freely to lie down on the hammocks under the shades of 200-year old milk fruit tree to enjoy the atmosphere there. You will also have experience of going over the Monkey Bridge which is popular in the Southwest of Vietnam. Surely, you will have unforgettable memories here.
Say goodbye to Mrs Ut Van you will keep going to Mrs Thao’s house to learn how to knit water hyacinth. You can use water hyacinth to knit a beautiful hat by yourself with the guidance of Mrs Thao.
Finally,you will cycle to Mr Hai's house, he is one of the most talented gardeners on Tan Phong Island. You will have a chance to learn how to do gardening such as making the land become softer, watering the trees, feeding fishand picking the fruit as well. You will enjoy the fresh fruit which is picked by yourself, enjoy green tea and talk to Mr Hai to know more about the lifestyle of the people on the island. You can have a chance to listen to the traditional song which is sung by Mr Hai.
Leaving Mr Hai’s house, you will cycle to Cai Be market to see some activities of exchanging products and know more about their livelihood. After that you will be straight to Cao Dai temple to discover the new religion in Vietnam.
Keep cycling to Mr Kiet ancient house, then visiting trees garden, sugar factory and wood factory. Then you will be back to Mekong Ecolodge to have lunch and check out.
At around 15:00, the staffs will take you to the ferry station, say goodbye Tan Phong Island, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to Can Tho. Check in home-stay. Free for leisure and have dinner. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
The third day of this Mekong Delta tour will bring you the most interesting experience that you have never had before – trading on the river. You will get up early for breakfast, and then our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart you to Ninh Kieu Wharf where you will embark on a sampan to visit Cai Rang floating market.Let the bustling atmosphere, the vast of fruit, the sounds of rowing boats and trading activities, and the traffic on the river show you how interesting Cai Rang floating market is. Especially, you can also join these trading activities by buying some kinds of fresh fruits, and you can select and bargain whatever you want like a real local person. After that, the sampan will take you along small creeks to visit large lush fruit gardens. At noon, you will return to the wharf and lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Can Tho. You will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends