Our one day private cruise excursion starts from Ho Chi Minh with a drive to Cai Be – Phu An where we will board the Cai Be Princess at around 10.00AM. Upon embarkation on Cai Be Princess junk boat, we are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market. We will be proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing.

Tour Code: VES 15
Duration : 1 Day
Tour Type :
Starts / Ends : Ho Chi Minh City / Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Cai Be colorful floating market – Dong Phu canal – Dong Hoa Hiep – ancient mandarin house – local home factories
Tour Level: Easy
Group size: Private trip only – from 1 person and above
Commencement date: Upon request

Cai Be colorful floating market – Dong Phu canal – Dong Hoa Hiep – ancient mandarin house – local home factories…

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Leaving Ho Chi Minh City around 8 AM and arrive at Cai be, we start our private cruise excursion from Cai Be at around 11. Am Upon embarkation, we will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels.

Our tour will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables…
Cruising further, your sampan will bring you to see some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process.
A delicious lunch will await us at a superb Indochinese villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river.


Set menu lunch:
Vegetable Soup, Le Longanier Fried Spring rolls, Fried Mekong Elephant Ear Fish, Fried Mixed Vegetables with Pork, Caramelized Pork in Clay Pot, Seasonal Fresh Fruits.
(For other menus, please contact us.)

After lunch, your sampan will proceed the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea.

We will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards. Stops on the way can be made at An Binh ancient Church or at Tam Ho bonsais garden.

After crossing the Co Chien River, the excursion will end at Vinh Long pier around 4pm, where your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh or proceed to your next destination

Trip Price Included

  • All transportation and transfers, boat cruise on private ‘upmarket’ sampan
  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits, hot green tea, Mineral water during cruise
  • Lunch
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable

Note: During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, hot green tea, mineral water and exotic seasonal fruits will be served on board free of charge.



  • Sapa tours with baby not including walking?

    We will be arriving in Hanoi and would like to go to Sapa for maybe two days/1 night. We will be travelling with our 4 and 6 year old so don’t want to have too much walking but want them to have the opportunity to see the people of the Sapa region. Could you help me to arrange this tour?

    • As your request of Sapa tour 02days /01 night, I arrange this tour. Kindly see my offer as below: Day 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train) Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met by our guide and transferred to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight train to Sapa. Day 2 Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat Village – Sa Pa (B, L).

  • Wilson

    A friend needs 1-2 days, for checking her free days, then he will spontaneous travel with me.

    • Please send your friend’s detail to me and I will arrange as your proposal.

  • We arrive in Hanoi next Monday 24th November 2014. If I book Hanoi day tour of your company, should we come to your office to pay the balance in cash on our arrival?

    • Yes, please come to my office and pay the balance. I am very happy to see you at our office in Hanoi.

  • What kinds of accommodation do you offer for our trip in Sapa?

    • Your trip will become more interesting and memorable if you have homestay with the local.

  • What is the weather like in Vietnam in summer?

    • Stephen

      In the north of Vietnam, the summer months from May to October. It is quite hot and dry. In the South of Vietnam, temperatures average around 25-30°C all year round with the hottest and most humid period from the end of February to May.

  • Pixie Fairy

    What is the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi city?

    • You will take the train from Hanoi station to Lao Cai, and then take the bus to Sapa. It is the safe and convenient way for you to get Sapa.

  • Junjio

    Can I buy Sapa’s souvenir by credit card?

    • I am afraid you cannot pay for what you get in Sapa by credit cart. Some big shops can accept the credit card, you must check before buying. You need to bring enough cash for Sapa trip; it will be more convenient.

  • Jason Borne

    My flight arrives in Hanoi at middle Sunday night in November. Can I check in at that time?

  • Carmel

    We will reach Hanoi airport at 22.30pm. Is there any public bus available to reach Hanoi centre at that time?

    • No, Hanoi’s public bus stops to work the latest at 22.00 pm. However, you can take a taxi to get Hanoi Centre. It is the better way to get there.

  • Can I buy train tickets to Sapa from the counter desk in Hanoi station 1 hour before the departure time?

    • Actually, you can buy tickets to Sapa in Hanoi station before 1 hour, but it is not good recommend. Because, you hardly have a good tickets and may use a bad service. Moreover, if you travel to Sapa on peak season, the tickets may be sold out before the departure time. So, you have better book online or in advance.

  • Meshack Jk

    Does Vietnam have snow in winter?

    • Generally, Vietnam does not have snow in the winter. But, in special time, Vietnam has snow in Sapa. In 2013, snow covered all of Sapa town in Lao Cai Province and it drawed many tourists.

  • Malinvela

    What are the different between weather in the South and the North of Vietnam?

    • Because of locations, the north and the south have its own characteristic. The southern Vietnam has 2 reasons hot and rain while the northern has 4 reasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

  • Could you give us some suggestions for meals when visiting Sapa?

    • Stephen

      Yes, it is not too hard to find a nice place for meals in Sapa. You should try these restaurants: Cha Pa Garden Restaurant, Nature View, Baguette and Chocolate, The Hill Station Signature Restaurant, Barbecue restaurants…

  • Agustin

    What is the climate like in Vietnam in winter?

    • You can find the winter only in northern Vietnam. The winter is between November and April with temperatures in Hanoi falling low around 15°C. The weather is humid and cold, it is good time for city tours.

  • Could you show me some special things of tour bird watching in Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam?

    • Bach Ma is moist evergreen forest as well as areas of scrub and grassland without human disturbance. Two day tour in Bach Ma, we will discover beauty and nature of Bach Ma National Park such as Five Lake trail, Natural Explanation Trail…

  • Nurqistina

    I want to learn about Vietnam daily life. Can you arrange a tour with some activities like visit handicraft village and home-stay.

    • Stephen

      Absolutely, there are many crafts villages included in tour program, where you can learn how to make products as local people. You can have home-stay, live in their house and have meals with local people. We have dropped you more information for your trip in Vietnam, please check.

  • What is the best time to visit Sapa?

    • Stephen

      Generally, the weather in Sapa is nice during year. Each season, it has different beauties. The winter is colder and snowy sometimes.

  • Where should I visit when I have one day in Hanoi? Any recommendation?

    • Hanoi is a tourism centre of northern Vietnam. You should not miss Hanoi old quarter, Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake in your trip.

  • I will a short time to visit the North Vietnam, it is about 3 or 4 days. What places should I visit in the north of Vietnam for 4 days?

    • Northern Vietnam is famous for adventure trips in mountainous area such as Sapa, Moc Chau, Mai Chau, beautiful beaches such as Cai Ba island, Halong bay… A day trip in Hanoi is also a great experience for your vacation in Vietnam.

  • Fancey

    We are going to visit Vietnam in 7 days. We has 6 peoples, we like adventures and want to explore mountainous area of Vietnam. Could you give me some advises for Vietnam tour?

    • Northern Vietnam is mountainous area. Sapa, Moc Chau and Mai Chau are good places for your trips. You can enjoy some our tours such as Sapa trekking tour, Moc Chau trekking tour, Mai Chau trekking tour or Mai Chau hiking tour.

  • Ho Chi Minh a day tour with 2 children?

    Do you have recommendation for me about Ho Chi Minh a day tour with 2 children?

    • Angela

      2 children do not affect this tour. So, you can bring them together or give them in baby care service in hotel.

  • Recommend for Ho Chi Minh & Cu chi tunnel?

    Is there any recommend for Ho Chi Minh & Cu chi tunnel if I fixed to stay at Can Gio resort?

    • Angela

      Hi, I highly recommend joining Ho Chi Minh in one day and Cu Chi in other day Please drop me an email to have the package.

  • Ho Chi Minh & Cu chi tunnel pick up?

    Is Ho Chi Minh & Cu chi tunnel pick up Can Gio resort hectic or busy because of 04 driving hours?

  • Cu Chi Tunnel or Vinh Moc Tunnel. Would you mind to advise which tunnel is the best to visit?

    • Tracey

      If you stay Ho Chi Minh, you should visit Cu Chi Tunnel which you can transfer easily from Ho Chi Minh. While Vinh Moc Tunnel is located in the central of Vietnam, you can transfer from Hue or Quang Binh for visiting.

  • Visa-on-arrival at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City?

    My husband is an American living in Malaysia but he holds a US passport. So how does he get to apply for a visa? Any visa-on-arrival at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Tracey

      He need Visa enter Vietnam. You only need send me a copy scan your husband’s passport, then we will process Visa for him and resend you after 2 working days.

  • Vietnamese food for Ho Chi Minh City vacation?

    By the way, what kind of food are you providing for us? Chinese or Vietnamese food? Hope you can take us to try delicious food in Ho Chi Minh.

    • Tracey

      We will offer you delicious meals with Vietnam food. With tour around Ho Chi Minh, you have a chance to try seafood in Mekong Delta.

  • Marita

    Any recommendations for itinerary in Vung Tau?

    What about going to Vung Tau? Any suggestion of a better itinerary than the one I forwarded to you below?

    • Tracey

      Vung Tau has a nice beach. In Vung Tau we only relax with beach. However, it takes about 3 hours to transfer from HCM city to Vung Tau, 6 hours for 2 ways. You should spend 2 days/ 1 night here.

  • Where can I get some souvenirs after Ho Chi Minh City trips?

    • Tracey

      Ho Chi Minh City has many big markets such as Ben Thanh Market, Tan Dinh Market, An Dong market… and some night markets, where you can buy a lot of souvenir for your family and friends after vacation in Ho Chi Minh

  • Peters

    How many days will be sufficient for Ho Chi Minh City tour?

    • Ho Chi Minh is an attractive destination of Vietnam with many famous sites. One day is not enough for discovering most highlights Ho Chi Minh City, 2 or 3 days are recommended for a nice trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Jia Ling

    Are there any specialties in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Ho Chi Minh is famous for street food. If you are a foodie, you should try Ho Chi Minh’s street food such as banh trang tron, com tam, my sui cao, bun mam or lau mam…

  • Rodhann

    Best itinerary ofr vacation in Ho Chi Minh City?

    I want to discover real life in Ho Chi Minh City and around. Could you suggest me the best itinerary for Ho Chi Minh tour?

    • Tracey

      You can visit Ho Chi Minh City one day, and then visit Vinh Long, Cai Be floating market and meet local people. You will have opportunity to interact with local people in Vinh Long and enjoy home-stay with the local. After that, you will return Ho Chi Minh City for city tours.

  • Redmon

    Is there special anything to buy after Ho Chi Minh City trips?

    • Tracey

      Ho Chi Minh City is famous for big trade markets in Vietnam. Handicrafts are recommended as nice gifts to remember your trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Barbara Denham

    ATM and money draw in Ho Chi Minh City?

    What is ATM like in Ho Chi Minh City? I will visit Ho Chi Minh City in November and I don’t want to bring too much cash in my trip to Vietnam.

    • Tracey

      There is plenty of ATMs in Ho Chi Minh City. It is easy to withdraw money in ATM or in the bank. Bring too much cash it is not recommended.

  • Joseph Mark

    Famous pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City?

    I like exploring famous pagodas, could you recommend me some pagodas in and around Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Tracey

      Ho Chi Minh has many famous pagodas such as Vinh Nghiem pagodas locates at 339, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3. Giac Vien Pagoda is at 161/85/20, Lac Long Quan Street, District 11. Giac Lam Pagoda is located at 118 Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Mohammad Qasim

    How can I use the internet access in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Internet access is very popular in Ho Chi Minh and big cities in Vietnam. But you may be far away from internet when visiting remote or high mountain area.

  • Thomas Ledermann

    I have a trip to travel Ho Chi Minh, next month. How are the toilets in Ho Chi Minh?

    I have a trip to travel Ho Chi Minh, next month. How are the toilets in Ho Chi Minh?

    • Western toilets are available and the same as in Ho Chi Minh City. But in some other places, squad toilets are popular.

  • Sandra Ku

    Can I use mobile phone in Ho Chi Minh and other cities near Ho Chi Minh.

    • Yes, you can easily to use your mobile phone in Ho Chi Minh city and big cities in Vietnam.

  • Hongningsih Ali

    Can I use credit cards in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Jeanny

      Most of hotels, restaurants, shops accept credit cards such as: MasterCard or Visa card. But in some remote area far from city or small shop the cash is recommended.

  • Hannah Ladlow

    The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City?

    What is the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City? We plan to travel on December, is it a good time to travel Ho Chi Minh?

    • Jeanny

      The best time to travel Ho Chi Minh during the dry season, start from December and last until April. Absolutely, December is good for you to visit Ho Chi Minh.

  • Thomas Just

    Can I drink water from tap in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Jeanny

      Water from water tap in Ho Chi Minh is purified but it is not recommended to drink water on tap directly in all religions in Vietnam. Filter water, boiled water or bottled water is more safety.

  • Is it easy to rent a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Jeanny

      You can ask your hotel where you stay if they have this service or receptionist will help you.

  • Where can I buy a SIM card?

    • Jeanny

      You can easily find the convenient stores to buy a SIM card, or any shops where you see the signs of mobile network providers.

  • Michael

    How many days is enough to cover all attractions of Ho Chi Minh City?

    • Stephen

      1 day is sufficient for you to enjoy most attractions of Ho Chi Minh City. If you want to visit some place far from the city center such as Cu Chi Tunnel or Mekong Delta River, you should spend 1 more day.

  • How many days should we spend for Ho Chi Minh? We just have 12 days in Vietnam.

    • You should spend 2 day to discover Ho Chi Minh City and its nearby attractions. The trip will include city tours with its highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Reunification Palace… and an excursion to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple or Long Tan Nui Dat Battle Field…

  • Shawarna

    Is there any place to catch the nice photos of Ho Chi Minh City? Photo tour to offer if possible.

    • Ho Chi Minh City is a beautiful place for sightseeing tour with many chances to catch the nice moments. Please check your inbox, we have dropped you some itineraries for photo tours in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Josefina

    I am going to Ho Chi Minh City for my business trip. We are looking for some nice beaches near this city?

    • Vung Tau, Ho Coc/Ho Tram Beach, Can Gio, Long Hai, Phan Thiet/Mui Ne are in the top 5 beautiful beaches near Ho Chi Minh City.