Today, meet with your guide at your hotel then transfer about 136 km to Vinh Long. The driving time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Vinh Long is not the largest town in Mekong Delta but as a major, noisy and chaotic transit hub. Embark a boat cruise to lively Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange goods from their boats. One thing you won’t see at other floating markets is the huge Catholic cathedral on the riverside – a memorable backdrop for photographs. Proceed through a fascinating maze of shady canals to Hoa Binh Phuoc Island. Beautiful landscape of lush vegetation, zigzag canals, peaceful villages and activities of rural life will make you a delightful sight. There on the island, visit some local farmers’ homes, interact with warm-hearted hosts and learn about their trades of bonsai gardening, tile and ceramic production and rice paper and coconut candy making. After tour, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh
Note: it’s best to arrive early in the morning to see Cai Be floating market in the busiest time when wholesalers on big boats moor and hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles.