Awesome experience and a must do if able to put on your itinerary. We went to the floating market on the Mekong Delta and our guide, Jay Jay, gave us a detailed historical overview of the whole area plus much about the current and past culture of the Vietnamese people. Very interesting on how the rice farmers operate, and then seeing the different businesses in the floating market area including candy making all topped off with a lunch we assisted in cooking and then the 2-3 man boat excursion through the forest on a narrrow river.....paddled by a guide.
A fantastic tour! Pick up was on time and vehicle was very comfortable. We loved stopping at the Mekong Delta rest stop for amazing coffee and breakfast. Frank the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was pleasant to get to know and made us feel comfortable in his country. The tour itself was fun and we really enjoyed the itinerary, especially the Mekong Delta bike tour. Thank you for a great time!
This trip was a lot of fun with plenty of variety, interesting things to try and to do, and a fabulous guide, Frank. You will enjoy it!
Wonderful day. We enjoyed seeing the area from our mini-bus enroute to the river, and then we had a great look at floating markets and a beautiful town. The shop visit and other activities were just great, and kept the day moving along. Our guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. This was a terrific value and a full and exciting day.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Excellent tour!! Amazing Value - you get to experience a full day of fun on the mekong delta. The cooking demo was great and yummy.
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.
Great experience. Saw lots of things. Comfortable transportation. Good food.
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.
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!!
Excellent tour, probably the highlight of the few days we were in the area. Managed to cram a lot of things into the day which is brilliant as some other tours can feel like you spend more time travelling than seeing!
This was a fantastic tour, loved it very much - we had teenagers with us and they loved it too. Tour guide was great, loved the bike ride and the cooking. The lunch was amazing with so much food. Great day had by all.
This tour was a highlight of the whole trip. I'm pretty unfit, but the bike ride around the island was really enjoyable, a great way to see what the locals get up to.
Very, very good organised and the tour guide was knowledgeable. We had only 6 people in our tour, which was perfect for us. The floating markets were not what we expected but it was still very worthwhile to see and to hear how it works. The village tour was very interesting but the "cooking lessons" are a bit of a joke but it did not bother us as the food was very good. We would recommend this tour to anybody. We would liked to have the bike-tour in a what slower pace to give you some time to look around BUT, we would do it again as it is very worthwhile.
Hanni and Wim Wassink Australia.
The tour was very well organized and full of activities of interest. We definetly would recomend this tour as Mekong Delta experience: we only wanted a little bit more of cooking class: the guide was great, the information provided, the cycling, the boat and the deep insight information about life on Mekong comunities was a must.
Had a great trip to the Mekong Delta. We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 6:30 a.m. We were then transferred to a bus. There was a group of 12 people all totaled. It took 2hours to get to,the delta. We did have a coffee/bathroom stop along the way. Once we arrived, then transferred to a boat. Went off to find the floating market. Not many boats at the market though. From there proceeded to a stop to see honey/tea sales. Then off to the coconut factory. We walked from one locale to the next. Very interesting. Lots of things for sale, plus tastings. Next on to the small boat to go up a side stream. Arrived, then walked to the restaurant where we would be rolling spring rolls for lunch. Delicious lunch and so much food. Afterwards a bike ride through the villages. About one hour on bikes on a concrete path. Lots of fun passing homes, people, scooters, animals, you name it. Back by boat to our original point, then back to HCMC. Great day and very interesting people on the tour.
It's my honour to be the first to review this newly available tour run by Threeland Travel. We were picked up at 6.15am and joined by another couple so there was only 4 of us on the tour plus our guide Moon and a driver. The drive to Cai Be took a few hours and we had one rest stop. We got on a boat and toured the Cai Be floating markets. This is how the locals live not some tourist setup like you see in Thailand. Boats sell just about everything and we got fresh coconuts to drink. We stopped on an island to see how they make various popped rice treats, coconut candy. Plenty of free samples and they were delicious, please support the locals by buying some snacks. We then walked to a bee farm where our poor guide Moon got stung on the ear by an angry bee! Thankfully he was not allergic. We enjoyed honey green tea and tried some royal jelly. We then boated to another island where we were fortunate to arrive on a day of a local wedding. Our guide knew the bride and groom as he visits the island frequently so we got to see a bit of the wedding, went for a walk around the fruit plantations, ate fresh fruit and watched a cultural music and dance performance. We then boarded a row boat for a relaxing 20 minute paddle through the river canals of the island. We then travelled to Tan Phong Island for lunch. The 'half-day cooking class' was just wrapping some spring rolls with pre chopped ingredients, it took 10 minutes so this wording should really be changed as its misleading. The food was delicious and plentiful - papaya salad, our spring rolls, a gigantic whole fried fish, noodle salad and fresh fruit. We then went for a bicycle ride around the island (30 minutes) it was all flat and gave a great insight into how the villagers live. We then returned to the mini bus for the non-stop ride back to the city where we were back at the hotel by 5pm. My only recommendations - helmets for the bike ride would be nice and seatbelts in the minibus as the roads are very bumpy at times!
This was quite an early start and any hopes of sleeping on the bus were dashed as it was not the most comfortable mini bus we had been in!
Arrived at Cai Be and got into a smallish boat to see the floating market. Whilst it was interesting it wasn't what I had imagined it to be - small number of boats selling their produce. This wasn't the fault of the tour - more my anticipation of what I thought it should have been.
We got off the boat and visited a place where they kept bees and sold honey, no real pressure to buy but there was no room for negotiation.
The coconut candy factory was more like a little cottage industry but it was really interesting.
Lunch and the cookery class was really good and the cycle round the village gave an insight into how the villagers lived.
The only challenging part of the trip was moving from one boat to the other - mid flow!
The trip was great. The biking, cooking class, lunch and boat trip through the small canals were very good and nice. Floating Market was ok, not very special. I would loved to have seen more of the floating market. Idea to stay 2 days instead of 1.