Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip From Ho Chi Minh City

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Located in the west of Tien Giang province belonging to the Mekong Delta, Cai Be becomes well-known for its rural district and her unique floating market. A full day excursion to Cai Be floating market is a perfect choice for travelers who wish to witness the floating market activities, enjoy boat rides through small canals, experience cooking local dishes and biking in the village paths and much more.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Lunch included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for Cai Be by minibus via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motorboat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.

Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.

Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. Your trip will end at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Pick up : 6:00 - 6:30 ( please be present at lobby on time)
Return : 16:00- 16:30 PM (time is subject to traffic)
We are not responsible for any customers complain about the time and customer's lateness

Inclusions for Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip From Ho Chi Minh City

  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Dist 1 in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Air-conditioned minibus as per program
  • Shared boat rides
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch with local dishes
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Group size: 2 -15 pax

Exclusions for Cai Be Floating Market Day Trip From Ho Chi Minh City

  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • This trip was good in visiting the village by a bicycle ride. But there is only one floating shop in the market. Lunch was delicious. Did kayaking in Mekong delta.

  • This tour was amazing. Highlight of our trip. Our tour guide was Yen and he was fantastic! So informative and friendly. This tour is a must do for sure!!

  • Very enjoyable, jam packed tour.
    Includes a relaxing cruise down Mekong delta, visits to local craft workshops, local musicians performance, cycle around the village and kayaking(optional) and large Vietnamese meal.
    Our guide Yen gave us lots of information , a good fun tour with many photo ops.

  • -pretty disappointing-
    We booked the 50EUR trip to the Cai Be floating market as it was advertised as a great attraction of the Mekong Delta second only to Can Tho. Instead, after 3h driving, we were presented with one boat only and no market whatsoever. Yet we were told that that was the market and that it was normal that there were not many boats, apparently due to the season. First time i heard that a market would stop in a certain time frame especially while the one in Can Tho was surely ongoing.
    Our guide, Yen, was nice but didn't seem particularly interested in us! Always sat at different tables, playing with his phone and a bit rushed and vague in his explanations.
    Needless to say that overall the area is beautiful but together with the disappointing market the day was a stop- and -tip-tour where we were invited to tip anyone that was giving us the service we thought we had paid for! Also some activities in the local factories were not even performed but explained by the guide. The paddling in the canal was very nice but its romance lasted 5mins until the motor was turned on! Technically the tour has potentials because it is a very nice area but it was totally rushed and clearly confusing money wise especially because we learnt that not every body paid the same price!

  • Very well organised tour, even though we realised we were not meant to do group tour.
    The highlight of the day for us was at the end, going slowly through the canals on small local boats, wow!
    Even if there is a touristic pushing if you only have one day we definitly recommand this tour, the Mekong is a must see!

  • Enjoyed this one day tour. Our tour guide, Frank Mr Phuc, was nice and provided a lot of helpful information during the tour.

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