The Cai Be floating market was established in the 18th century at the border among Vinh Long, Ben Tre, and Tien Giang provinces as one of the most colorful markets in the Mekong Delta. The oldest market attracts tourists by both its scene with gardens, streets along the river bank, typical trees such as water coconut trees… and its bustling boats and canals…. There are also many farming products selling such as fruits, poultry, and also seafood, appliances, fabrics in the Cai Be market. The best day trip of Cai Be will provide you with the most typical features and interesting facts about floating markets in Vietnam.

Tour Code: VEM01
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Type: Classic
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City / Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Categories: Mekong Delta Tours

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Cai Be Floating Market Tour – Morning (L)

Travel to Cai Be floating market a little bit early at 7 AM to arrive at the market at its most vibrant and exciting time to see sampans and boats full of goods such as fruits and specialties.

cai be floating market tour

Interact with the vendors to understand more about their daily life.  At midday, we have lunch at an ancient house which is over 170 years old.

cai be floating market

Countryside Journey – Afternoon

After the market tour, visit handicraft village seeing how the local people making rice-net for spring rolls, fish sauce, soya bean sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut leaves for cottage roof… We also stop to visit some local workshops where they are making rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice, pop-corn…which are very unique products of Cai be and Mekong Delta as well.

making rice paper in Mekong Delta

Trip ends at 6.00 PM

What’s Included?

  • Private transfer and transportation
  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Wooden Boat
  • Fruits on boat and at orchard garden
  • Rowing boat
  • Pop-rice
  • Coconut candy
  • Tea
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Lunch
  • Water during the trip

What’s Excluded?

  • Other expenses not included in the itineraries
  • Tips and Beverages