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Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

  • Watch villagers trade fruit from boats as you cruise Cai Be Floating Market
  • Tour orchards, villages, canals, and candy-makers with a local guide
  • Cook favorite Vietnamese dishes—and eat them in a tropical garden
Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City
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Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Spare yourself the stress of haggling with boat captains at Cai Be Floating Market on this convenient small-group day trip. Tailor-made for fans of food, culture, and photo opportunities, you’ll cruise the floating market, learn to cook local dishes, and cycle through rural villages. A local guide leads all activities.

What to Expect

After your local guide collects you from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, head to the Cai Be Floating Market with a photo stop in Tan An town. Board your motorboat and snap pictures to your heart’s content as market traders go about their daily business.

Next, visit a local candy-maker and then cruise through tiny villages, orchards, and narrow canals to pretty Tan Phong Island. Here, learn to cook Vietnamese dishes and then feast on the fruits of your labor—fresh-cooked river fare—in a tropical garden.

Sated and rested, hop aboard a bicycle to explore the island’s village paths with their orchards and bonsai gardens. Your guide will introduce locals who’ll happily share details about their lives in the Mekong Delta. Finally, cruise back to Cai Be and board your bus to Ho Chi Minh City, where your guide will drop you back at your hotel.

Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Huge waste of money

We paid 50 USD each. There was NO floating market. Just a couple of ships roaming around. It's no excuse to say you can't predict this. Reading past reviews I see that our group was not the first one that did not witness any trading....More

Thank Jera R
Dzung T, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jera R, Thank you for your participation in our service. We are very sorry to know the tour arrangements did not meet your expectation. In fact, the floating market in the one-day Mekong Delta trip is quite small and had its working time in...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Highly Recommended Tour (Yen as our guide)

We had this whole day tour yesterday with Yen as our tour guide. He speaks good English, approachable, funny, on time and he really attends to each of us. We are just so glad he was our guide. The tour itself was great too! Very...More

1  Thank AnaG8339
Dzung T, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Ana G, Yen is one of our well-organized and dynamic tour guide team. He must be our pride for sure as he always did his best to customers’ satisfaction. As a tour operator, We greatly appreciate this review, not only sharing your memorable experiences...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Great day trip!

We were picked up by a small bus in front of the hotel and after a 2-hours trip, we got to the boat, visited the floating market, and some local workshops (tasted the best coconut candy ever!). Then we moved further into the delta and...More

1  Thank happiness_1606
Tnktravelteam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi happiness_1606, We are glad to hear you have been through a wonderful day trip with the local family where you have made some delicious dishes in the rural area of Viet Nam. It is our pleasure to bring you the very memorable feelings in...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Good day out

Most of the tours are just you in a van going somewhere. This is not that. I enjoyed getting to ride a bike around town, then doing some kayaking before lunch.More

Thank Brandon A
Tnktravelteam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Brandon A, Thanks for experiencing a part of the Mekong Delta with our service. Surely we are copying this review and giving to our whole team. They will be overjoyed to see it. Hope for the opportunities organizing your holidays once in Vietnam. Have...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Must do in Mekong

We didn't have the best guide (more focus on shopping than on showing interesting stuff) but the deal is quite nice: 1 night, 2 meals and transportation. Depending on which agency you pick, the services offeres and the cost changes a bit, so wortg to...More

Thank Ana L
Tnktravelteam, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Ana L Thank you for kindly choosing our tour. We really appreciate the time we travel together. Despite the unintentional inconvenience, we believe you have experienced an unforgettable journey with our services. Thank you for telling us your opinions which will help us better...More

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