The Mekong Delta is the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’ and cruising past the riverside villages, orchards, and rice paddies is an unforgettable experience. This private 4-hour tour from Can Tho is ideal for those short on time, including a tour of the Cai Rang Floating Market, a visit to a traditional rice noodle factory, and fruit tasting at a local orchard.
Make your own way to Ninh Kieu Wharf in Can Tho to meet your private guide in time for a 6.30am departure. Hop aboard a motorized sampan (traditional wooden boat) and set out to explore the scenic canal ways of the Mekong Delta.
Soak up the scenery as you glide past lush rice paddies, orchards, and stilted houses, and listen as your guide tells stories of life on the Mekong, explaining traditional boat transport networks and fishing practices. Then, experience local life for yourself as you arrive at the Cai Rang Floating Market and get swept up in the buzzing atmosphere of the morning marketplace. See how vendors use a traditional 'offering pole' for exchanging consumer products and perhaps even purchase something (own expense) from one of the floating stalls.
Continuing along the Mekong, stop to visit a rice noodle factory and watch how the popular Vietnamese noodles are made, then jump out to sample some fresh fruits at a riverside orchard.
Your tour ends back at Ninh Kieu Wharf around 10.30am.
- Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho
- Returns to original departure point around 8:30am
- Hotel pickup and drop-off