– Means of transportation: car, boat.
– Duration: 1 day and 1 night
– Its cost: 60 usd/ pax
(Minimum two people)
Information about the trip
Just 8km from Can Tho in the direction of Soc Trang is Cai Rang, the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. There is a bridge here that serves as a great vantage point for photography. The market is best before 9am, although some vendors hang out until noon. Cai Rang can be seen from the road, but getting here is far more interesting by boat. From the market area in Can Tho it takes about an hour by river. After that, you will be taken to see a traditional noodle factory. Atthere, you can explore how people make noodle in person with simple machines.
Then, your boat will ahead to Phong Dien Floating market. Perhaps the best floating market in the Mekong Delta, Phong Dien has fewer motorised craft and more stand-up rowing boats. It’s less crowded than Cai Rang and there are far fewer tourists. The market is at its bustling best between 6am and 9am. It is 20km southwest of Can Tho. You can visit the small canals on the way and stopping a while for walking. Then, your trip will stop at a fruit garden where you can enjoy Vietnamese dishes and try monkey bridge. After that, you return to Ninh Kieu Quay.
After floating market, you will return to your hotel to take a break. The tour will continue by car at 15:00 to go to visit Binh Thuy ancient house. Binh Thuy ancient house was built in 1870 with French style in architecture but still remained traditional features of Southern style. The house has an orchid garden with various types of flowers. Binh Thuy ancient house has been captured in many films such as “The silt ways”, “The Bac Lieu mandarin’s son” and “The lover” of French director J. Annaud.
After then, you will continue with the car to the ferry terminal and take the local boat to go to Bay Bon fish farm. When you go there, you can see many kinds of fish, especially, you will be fascinated with jumping fish.
Then you will continue the tour to Con Son island. Con Son island is very famous with quiet and peaceful atmosphere with just more than 74 households living there. You can just walk around the island because there is no vehicle, which will be very interesting for you.
Besides that, you will also walk around the fruit garden, stork garden (you can see stork at the garden around from 17:00 to 18:30 only). You will stay one night at a homestay in Con Son island.
In the next morning, you are free to walk around the island before ending the tour.
- All land transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as tour itinerary indicated.
- Enthusiastic, experienced driver.
- Accommodation: one night at a homestay.
- English guide during day tour, enthusiastic, experiences.
- Meals as indicated: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
- Entrance fee & boating fee.
- A bottle of water/day on the way.
- Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…).
- Tipping/ Gratuities.