Day 01: HCMC - Can Duoc - Cho Gao - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)
In the early morning we travel by our comfortable car/van towards Can Duoc, where we come aboard of our boat to cruise to the Cho Gao floating market. This sightseeing is extremely interesting as we participate in the life of the local people. The market is a melting pot of colors, shapes, sounds and smells. Rice, fresh fruit, fish, handicrafts, bonsais, almost everything is for sale, a great opportunity to find some nice souvenirs for the loved-ones at home! We continue our trip over the Mekong Delta towards My Tho. On the way we make a stop to enter Thoi Son Island, which is covered by tropical fruit orchards. We make a magnificent walk through this big green garden where we enjoy fresh fruit gathered on the spot. We leave Thoi Son to continue our way up to Cai Be. We moor our little ship on the crossing point of 4 canals as we enjoy an excellent local dinner. The beauty of the countryside will overwhelm you as we watch the sun go down...The night is spent on board.
Day 02: Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Noises of the surrounding boats will wake you up in the early morning. After enjoying a Vietnamese breakfast we exchange our boat into a little sampan to get closer to the Cai Be floating market. Immediately you will recognize the differences with the market we saw before. After our visit to the morning-market we continue our cruise with a visit to the impressing Khmer pagoda. We also participate in some home-run workshop in which we learn how to produce rice crape and how to dry longan (fruit). During our drive to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon you will have the time to evaluate all your experiences. We transfer you to your hotel. End of the tour.