Mekong Delta, Vietnam: From Saigon, you will be driven to Cai Be Village in the Mekong Delta (approx. 2.5 hours). At Cai Be board a private boat to explore Cai Be floating market and visit local families making popped rice (a favorite of the team!), coconut candies, rice paper and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the Mekong area. Then you’ll have lunch in a beautiful traditional garden house and be presented with local dishes such as elephant ear fish rolled and wrapped with rice paper and different Vietnamese vegetables and fruits served with tamarind dipping sauce
After lunch, you’ll carry on with your boat trip to Vinh Long, passing small and beautiful canals with peaceful tranquil villages. Time permitting you can even visit a local brick/pottery factory.
After this your private transport will pick you up in Vinh Long and will drive you to Mr Nam’s homestay in Can Tho. The home stay is in Cai Tac and it is about 16 km away from the city. Check in at the home stay and then relax as you get to know your hosts – your guide can help with translating with the family, so don’t be shy – you can ask questions about their life and the history of their country.
Note: Journeys Within’s one-day itinerary ideas are some of our favorite one-day activities – many of which are exclusive to Journeys Within. We do not book these one-day itineraries by themselves, but only as part of a full tour package.