The Mekong Delta is Vietnam’s most vibrant hive and mouth to one of Asia’s great rivers, as well as home to millions of people in the busy towns and markets in between. Called the ‘rice basket’ of Vietnam, the region enjoys diversity dotted with green fields and sleepy villages intertwined by canals and rivulets, and self-sustaining river life. See longtail boats darting up and down the river, as well as dodgy smaller wooden ones used by floating market vendors. Cai Be is a river-land mixed town in Ti?n Giang Province of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. The Cai Be Floating Market is perhaps the most dazzling place to be, with varied colorful shallow wooden boats laden with luxuriant sprays of vegetables, fruit, rice and fish oscillating on the river.
Bustling Floating Markets
Colorful Shallow Wooden Boats
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Places: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2 days) → My Tho / Mekong Delta (7) → Siem Reap (3)
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Included activities at Bassac Cruise (Cai Be-Can Tho)
Embark on a 1 night trip on the Bassac Cruise to do the Saigon-Cai Be route. After checking in, sip a Welcome drink and meet your crew. Over the next 1N/2D, you will cruise to Cai Be towards Cho Lách on the Tien Giang river; manoevere narrow canals among rice/sand barges; visit markets and churches; see wooden ship-building yards, rice fields, fruit-drying facilities; visit a village on river Mang Thit’s banks to observe local life. Next morning, cruise towards Can Tho via Tra On floating market; transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, nearby arroyos and gardens; later arrive back at Ninh Kieu pier for your drive back to Saigon from Can Tho by mid-morning. Thus ends your 1 night Bassac Cruise from Saigon-Cai Be and back to Saigon. (Half Day; Evening Activity; Duration: 3 hrs; Shared Activity; Private Transfer; Meal included; Fitness level: Easy)