One day of Can Tho Highlights Tour
About this experience
Set at the confluence of the Can Tho and Hau river, and crisscrossed by tributaries, canals and waterways feeding life into the region like veins, Can Tho is the political, economic, cultural and transportation centre of the Mekong Delta. Thanks to its tremendously fertile soil, Can Tho is one of the largest agricultural producers in the Delta, often referred to as Vietnam’s rice basket, and has a poetic beauty with well-off villages nestled under the shade of coconut trees.
Floating markets may easily be the best attraction in Can Tho, since it is a full display of vivid local life on water. Cai Rang and Phong Dien Floating Markets are two of the major markets, not only in Can Tho but also in the Mekong Delta. Weaving the wooden boat in between ships heaped with fruits and vegetables and smaller boats selling anything and everything from banh mi and noodle soup to lottery tickets; this experience will provide you with further insight into a livelihoods and culture fully dependent upon the river. There’s nothing quite like flagging down a floating cafe and enjoying a strong, sweet cup of Vietnamese coffee while watching the sale of 20 kilos of dragonfruit.
This program is an ideal option for those who wish not only to experience the biggest floating market in Cai Rang, but also to admire the beautiful landscape, the people and the culture of the Mekong Delta within one day. Join us for a unique and authentic rustic experience in the agricultural heartland of Vietnam.
- Experience the tremendously lush beauty of the Greater Mekong
- Embark on a boat, visit Cai Răng floating market and beautiful tiny canals
- Cruise the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
- Visit Cao Dai temple, traditional handicraft workshops and Mekong Rustic Can Tho on Phong Dien district
- Savor self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on Mekong river
- Cruising in a sampan boat along the canals under the green canopy of napa palm trees
Your positive contribution
Improve Community’s Standard of Living and Encourage Cultural Exchange
By choosing this tour, you directly support conservation of local communities living around Mekong Delta, while driving employment opportunities and income for families of Cai Rang and Mekong Delta’s surrounding area. The program provides community members with practice skills in the hospitality trade and with tangible assets such as quality Rustic and homestay facilities. The tourism skills and hard assets allowed local community people to more effectively participate in the tourism chain value.
Our travel programs encourage all travelers to bring with them their favorite novel with their personal thoughts written in the books to donate to schools. These are words of hope and form the basis of cultural exchanges between differing nations. Books could be given to our team members at registration, and the team shall consolidate them and distribute to the schools quarterly. School children in Cai Be and Mekong Delta will benefit from this travel program. The books encourages literacy rates and hence allows the children or future leaders of the world to make informed life choices as their knowledge, imagination, and horizons broadens.
* Total length of boat trip: 4 hours
* Total length of cycling: 60 minutes + 60 minutes’ stopover
* Road conditions: Rural trails
Arriving early in the morning at around 9:00 a.m, you will embark on a boat to visit Cai Răng floating market to observe the daily life of local people who live mostly based on the available resources from the river. We can buy some fresh tropical fruits on the local seller’s boats and engage in conversation with them.
Leaving the market, we will be cruising on a sampan boat along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees. This is optional depending on the tides of the Mekong river.
Then, you will head to a beautiful homestay surrounded by lush tropical orchard gardens. There you have short break, enjoy tea and welcome fruits prepared by the host.
After break time, you will cycle around the peaceful Nhon Lọc Isles. Stop at Cao Dai Temple in Phong Dien and then stop at a local farmer’s house to savor a cup of tea and learn how to make local banana cake specialties.
Enjoy self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on Mekong river. You have have a Southern style Vietnamese lunch with local people here.
After lunch time, you enjoy the banana cake and saying goodbye to the friendly host, we keep on cycling to the blacksmith workshop before returning back to the homestay to get some rest. Our tour ends.
✓ Local English speaking guide
✓ Boat, sampan
✓ Attraction entrance fees
✓ Vietnamese lunch
✓ Demo class of making banana cake specialty
✘ Hotel pick-up/drop-off from Ho Chi Minh City
✘ Personal Expenses
✘ Insurance and VAT
✘ Other activities and services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Starting time: 9 a.m
- Meeting point: xxx. If you book our bus transportation, please provide us with your hotel’s details.
- What to bring:
- Personal items: sunglasses, camera, hat, sunscreen
- Comfy & casual clothes
What's the weather like?
- The region has two main seasons: the wet and the dry.
- The wet season runs from May to October.
- The dry season lasts from December to April. The average annual temperature ranges between 27°C and 28°C.
Where does the tour start?