3 Days Mekong Authentic Culture Homestay Tour
Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh City
This is great tour designed for whom loves to explore authentic local culture and viewing great landscape of Mekong Delta. With very nice boat, good hospitable service, experience authentic local family and especially great fun to participate some farmer activities such as rice cutting, threshing… In the other hand boat trip will pass many beautiful scenery of Mekong all will leave great impression in our mind within 3 days & 2 nights home stay tour
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) – Vinh Long – An Binh Island – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)
Tour Code: VMK 02
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long town – Home stays (Minh Island) (D)
We departure from hotel lobby in Ho Chi Minh City around 8: am, heading to Vinh Long town. Upon arrival our program by start visiting local market in the town, this is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables…
We then will be welcome to a deluxe boat that will take us to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay, follow by tree nursery garden here is chance for us to meet a famous farmers – Mr Tiger & his son who are very successful in agriculture section, will enjoy some kinds of fruits from his garden.
The rowing boat will take you deep in to nice rustic rural region through sneaky creeks to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see local traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some daily activities of make a living as catching fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta…
The boat will take us to local authentic home stay. Check in, make friend with family’s members. We then enjoy Vietnamese food cooking lesson of course what we make we will have it too. After diner, we will enjoy having tea and talking together while watching traditional music performance. It would be great life experience to exchange culture and history of the island. Overnight on a stretchers (special bed) at local house of Minh Island (An Binh – Binh Hoa Phuoc)
Day 2: Home stay – Cai Be – Island – Rice field – Home stay (B, L, D)
To would be more exciting Mekong travel experience, take a little bit early breakfast, then get on the boat, cruising pass floating market of Cai Be, where we be fascinated by colorful and bustling scene marketing taking place on the water
Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how rice paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn are made. It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof…Boat will take us to very nice cool shade under longan trees for having lunch.
After wards we return to the boat for 45 minutes boat to Long Ho, grab our own bicycle enjoy 30 minute cycling to Long Phuoc village, where we can enjoy cutting and threshing yellow rice as a real farmer. It will take us about half to an hour to do this. We can take turn to cut the rice or split in to 2 smaller groups and make a competition for a big prize! After that we will come back the home stay for a fresh shower. Relax and practice to cook pancake for your diner and enjoy it at local house on Minh Island
Day 3: Home stay – Vinh Long town – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast, package every up we have still have time enough to go for strolling around the village to see real daily life of Mekong villagers, back to our home stay, we bit farewell our family, take short boat ride to visit floating village to see how is local fish farming under their house. From here our boat continue to Vinh Long Town around 11 am, Vietnamese lunch will be serve at the local restaurant before get on the bus for heading back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our authentic Mekong excursion will be concluded at hotel around 5:30 pm
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
What”s included ?
Private round trip A/c transportation
Fruits on boat & at orchard
Meals code B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner (2 diners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
Two nights home stay
Pop-rice, coconut drink, coconut-candy,
Sight-seeing fees as tour itinerary
Local guide (English or French speaking guide).
Trip Price excluded
Meal not dedicated in the itinerary – 2 Lunches (Meal – could be ordered at the restaurant or home stay in case it not included)
Extra fee for cutting rice + boat & bike to rice field $100 / group