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  • Location:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

Enhance your cultural experience of Vietnam on an enriching full-day excursion from Ho Chi Minh City to the rural countryside of the Cai Be. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, feast your senses on the enticing aromas of fruit orchards; tantalize your taste buds at a traditional candy factory; and browse stalls bursting with exotic produce during a visit to a floating market. Interact with locals as you uncover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy a bicycle ride around the town of Cai Be on this intimate small-group tour. 


  • Mekong Delta day trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit Cai Be Floating Market, a fruit plantation and a local factory
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Tan Phong Island in the Mekong Delta
  • Taste delectable Vietnamese dishes during a cooking class and dine on lunch
  • Listen to traditional folk music and bicycle through rural villages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Be Floating Market Tour

Mekong Delta Day Trip with Cooking Class and Cai Bei Floating Market Tour

At your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the rural town of Cai Be, situated approximately 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the capital. Capture photographs of the alluring agricultural landscapes along the way then hop onto a motorboat on arrival in Cai Be. 

Cruise around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats. 

Purchase some candy to snack on, and then explore the small villages of the Mekong Delta with your guide. Feast your senses on the rich sights and smells of a fruit orchard and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as don ca tai tu

Return to the water on a small boat and sail to Tan Phong Island to commence a cooking class in which the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine are revealed. Prepare delectable dishes inspired by regional recipes; typical dishes include braised fish, grilled steak and fried elephant-ear fish. 

Digest your culinary classics then hop onto a bicycle to explore the orchards, bonsai gardens and winding streets of a local village. Sail back to Cai Be and relax during the return journey to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It is an excellent tour, thanks for the very knowledge tourist guide. He explain and arrange the tour very well. We are very happy and highly recommend to other taking this tour. Few of us have not ride bicycle for many years, but the short trip of bicycle ride make me few good.

Thi Hong An P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour, highly reccommended. Our tour guide Frank was very knowledgeable and funny too. Floating market was not as busy as I thought, but we went during winter in December/January which is not tropical or fruit season. This trip included a mixture of some boat riding, short bicycle ride, cooking class and food factory tours. A bit of everything is a perfect mix.

Christopher J I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved this tour! Our tour guide Yen was very informative and allowed us to enjoy the sights and smells of the Mekong. The coconut candy factory was great, it allowed us to sample their product before buying if we wanted to. No pressure. We didn't arrive early enough so we didn't see the hectic sights of the floating market but we were able to sample some fruits from a boat. We really enjoyed the boat ride through the canal, very peaceful and lush. The cooking class was fun. Really liked the bike ride through the small village. Would highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I have no complaints about this tour. Completely as descibed. The lunch was a lot better than some of the other tours I have been on. The size of our group was 10 people which I think was about right... small enough to have all your questions answered but large enough to still make some new friends. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour!! Amazing Value - you get to experience a full day of fun on the mekong delta. The cooking demo was great and yummy.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I loved this tour. A very eye opening experience and a beautiful site. I recommend this to anyone that would like to get a closer look at Vietnam.

Jessica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience. Saw lots of things. Comfortable transportation. Good food.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a fantastic trip. I went on the trip solo while my husband had business. Other travelers were wonderful as well as our guide. I would definitely recommend this trip to others.

Jessica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Everything was perfect as from the beginning. Distribution of information was very professional: confirmation and reminder via email and the day before an elegant envelop in our room to remind us of the trip. Our guide Anh was professional, competent and really sympathique. He did do everything for the success of the trip. He arrived at the time indicated the day before in the letter, then after having collected everybody we were 8 altogether he started to give us some detailed information about the life of the Mekong people. We stopped for a coffee in an oasis, and a bit later arrived to the peer of Cài Bè where we took the boat. The trip was very well organized: floating market, candy factory, bees far, bicycle ride and cooking class ended up with a very tasty lunch. Ending the tour we had a 30 minutes water trip with a traditional wooden boat. It was fantastic in the green delta, palm trees, banana trees and also small houses or villas where people are living. I definitely would recommend the travel agency and if you have the chance, your guide will be Anh!!

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