- Bicycle tour
- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 10 hours
- tour type Group
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
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- Explore Cai Be floating market and Tan Phong Island
- Learn how to cook Vietnamese dishes and enjoy lunch with fresh food from the river
- Visit a local orchard with enjoy seasonal fruits
Upon your arrival in Cai Be at about 9.30.A.M, you will set off by motor boat to pay a visit to the Cai Be floating market where you can observe the locals trading fruit and many other local goods on board their vessels.
Next, you will visit a small family business to learn about the traditional way they use to make coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn.
Then, you will stroll around the small villages to visit the huge orchard and fruit plantation, as well as join in the amazing performance of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Around 11.30 AM, you will resume cruising a system of small canals to explore the hidden charms of the Upper Mekong Delta.
Once coming to Tan Phong island, you will join in a cooking instruction to learn how to cook special Vietnamese dishes. Then, you will have time enjoying the lunch and fresh river food in the middle of the garden. After lunch, you can relax on the hammocks to rejuvenate your energy.
Around 14.00 PM, you will ride a bike around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden to get a chance to encounter the local islanders, interact with them to learn about the local life in Mekong Delta.
Finally, at about 15:00 PM, you will take a boat ride back to Cai Be and go back to Ho Chi Minh City by van/car.
The trips end around 16:30 – 17:00 pm.
- A/c vehicle transfer
- Private boat trips in the Mekong delta.
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Cooking class instruction
- Luch as indicated in the program
- Mineral water, wet tissue
- Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program
- Pickup from hotels outside of Backpackers’ Street
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Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.Other Practical InformationSpecial notes: This the small group tour for the maximum of 16 people / group. Due to limited time, all the materials for the meal are well prepared. Our tour guide will show and explain you how to prepare and how to cook a local dish.
What is the best month to visit Vietnam?
The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C. You can find more information here.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
Is Vietnam expensive to visit? Do I need a visa?
Most travelers will find Vietnam an inexpensive country to visit. As our ultimate travel guide for Vietnam explains, both budget and luxury travelers are well catered for without having to break the bank. Good backpacker hostels will only set you back by around USD 10 per night. However, most consider staying in hotels during a Vietnam tour, since rooms in decent hotels even in big cities can cost as little as USD 40 per person, per night. Transportation is also a great value for money, and food is relatively cheap for the quality and quantity you will receive. Museum entry is usually around USD 2 per ticket.
Most nationals who wish to travel to the country require a visa, obtainable from your nearest Vietnamese embassy for USD 60 to USD 100 per person.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.
How many days do you need in Vietnam?
Knowing how long to spend in Vietnam is one of the tricks to having a great vacation. It is possible to cover the highlights of the country during a seven-day tour. However, for greater insight into its history and people along with a feel for what makes Vietnam so special, we advise opting for a ten-day trip instead. With this duration, you can experience everything from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta to the rush-hour traffic of Ho Chi Minh City! Spend two weeks in Vietnam and you can travel from the north of the country to its south (or vice versa) without constantly checking your watch. For more insights on your travel duration, read through our travel article here.