Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City right from the early morning, you will have chance to enjoy the peaceful life of Mekong delta in our two-day tour at the Greater Mekong.
Visiting Tan Phong Island - Cai Be, one of the most abundant fruit gardens of Mekong river
Learning more about the local culture and life of Mekong people by staying at their home-stay and working with them
Joining the local activities of rowing boat, plucking fruits, taking care for fruit gardens and trying doing the handicraft products under the guidance of local people
Experiencing one night home-stay surrounded by the lush orchards
Enjoying the local food with Mekong specialties
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Homestay (L/D)
You will be transfer from Ho Chi Minh City downtown to Cai Be district on morning. Arriving in Cai Be, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of the host and invited some fresh fruits before embarking on boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market and traditional handicraft villages. You'll have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. The boat will then lead you to the home-stay on Tan Phong Island for checking-in and having lunch.
In the afternoon, local host will lead you to his orchards where you can learn how to take care for the garden and how to pluck the ripen fruits as the host does every day.
In the late afternoon, you will visit the vegetable garden and gather the vegetables for your dinner.
You yourself will prepare your own dinner with the help of local host.
Stay overnight at the home-stay.
Day 2: Mekong Homestay - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Waking up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of Mekong region and then taking a stroll around the home-stay, your 2nd day tour in Mekong will start.
Coming back to the home-stay where the delicious breakfast is waiting for you. After breakfast time, you will join a bicycle tour around Tan Phong Island to visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs.
Afterwards, we will return to the home-stay for check-out.
At 11:00, the small boat will transfer you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf and you will drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
End of the tour at 17:30 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Local English speaking guide
All meals as mentioned
Welcome drink and local fruit
Boat, rowing boat
All Entrance Fees
Healthy Vietnamese Luncheon with local people.
Hotel pickup & drop off from/to Ho Chi Minh city
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Situated on one of beautiful island in Mekong River, Cai Be Town, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Rustic stand beside Cai Be floating Market and inside fruit gardens which emphasize the beautiful but seldom visit rural area on the side of Mekong River.
With 80 per cent Vietnamese live in the countryside, visitor to Vietnam are rarely given opportunity to peek beneath the veil of this age-old-culture. It is our goal to set a benchmark in ecotourism here that can be replicated throughout the region. In order to do this, we need to continue to show our guests how most Vietnamese actually live, far removed from tourist hot pots which dot the country.
Beautiful natural surroundings notwithstanding, it's not surroundings nor the brick and mortar of villages which make up communities. It's the people.
In Mekong rustic, it is important to us that you feel welcomed and included. We do this by offering the true Mekong Vietnamese hospitality. This is necessary if we wish to learn as much from you as we hope you learn from us.
Now we have only 5 rustic rooms with Mekong traditional style in the garden fruit of more than 4.000 square meters. All of our rooms have standard facilities such as air condition, bathroom, double/twin standard bed. To make you feel closely to the nature, all of rustic wall was made by glasses with a lot of fruit trees outside. The rustic are built in extreme harmony with its surroundings: featuring coconut leaf thatched roofs, wooden furniture and bamboo interiors also.
Now we have 2 homestay with 7 rooms with standard facilities. Our homestay represents a slice of traditional life of Mekong people' albeit a rapidly vanishing traditional life. It was built to highlight the culture, aesthetic and historical realities of the area's past which are in contrast to the rapidly changing present.
Mr Hai and Uncle Ut are warmly host, they want to offer comfortable and simple accommodation but closely to their family. In here, you have opportunities to experience life here with a touching friendly local people and a wealth of activities both inside (family works, cooking and exchange culture) and outside (gardening, farming and cycling around).
Mekong Rustic Can Tho has authentic 12 bungalows. All the materials (such as brick, recycled wood and wooden products) used for each and every 12 private bungalows are well-combined to create a rural yet relaxing atmosphere towards the idea of an eco property surrounding with tropical fruit gardens.
Living with the locals, visitors may join in with the host family and local tour guide to immerse in the local lifestyle with such activities: gardening, cooking, rowing in a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees or retreat themselves by lying on a hammock with the favorite book in a privately peaceful quietness.
Can Tho is a great stopover for a Mekong Delta trip and Mekong Rustic Cần Thơ is a highlight piece in that beautiful picture which get a real sense of Southern Vietnam daily life.