• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Georgia Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Got to interact with other visitors. Enjoyed the bike ride and cooking class around the villages.

Jacquelyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide made this tour an interesting one. the village life is brought to life via a short bicycle tour. The floating market was a bit of a letdown but still a nice cruise around the Mekong river and enjoyed the quietness and stillness.

Nicole T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great day- Very comprehensive

Kylie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A great day out!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing!

Boyd B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The tour was great as was the guide Giang.

Michelle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, in part due to our tour guide Danny. He was very knowledgeable, humorous and accommodating. We packed a fair amount in a day, including the floating market which unfortunately by the time we got there was fairly quiet, cooking class, wonderful lunch and bike ride. It would recommend it to anyone in a heart beat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A great trip- the guide was informative and told us a lot about the area around. We got to try a bunch of local, homemade foods.

Ruby L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was fantastic! So good I'd almost go again!
The hotel pickup was easy, the tour guide was a highlight and the group was small and easy to chat to other travellers.
The entire tour was well worth it, highly recommended!

Alistair S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a pleasant full day trip and quite relaxing. The Cai Be Floating Marker was a bit disappointing - there was not as much to it as the Thai equivalent outside Bangkok. The cooking class consisted only of making spring rolls and a salad. Despite that the trip was worthwhile.

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