Distance: 196 km
Running time of boat: 3h30’
Length of tour: 5h30’
Transportation: Private speedboat
Including services: Boat trip, insurance, mineral water, wet tissue, tropical fresh fruit on the way, entrance fees, tour guide (Vietnamese and English speaking), lunch, pick up and drop off at your hotel.
RIVER AND PLACES PASSING
Start by BlueRiver Tours in the morning from Tan Cang Boat Pier (A100 Ung Van Khiem Str., Ward 25, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC).The boat brings passengers along small canals in the city and across many landscapes as: Long An, CAN GIUOC River, VAM CO River, CHO GAO River, TIEN GIANG, MY THO. The boat enters BALAI River (one of 9 biggest branches of Mekong River) CHO LACH, MAN THICH canal then to CANTHO. On the way, passengers will get lunch and visit the THOI SON Island, for visiting orchards and tasting fresh local fruits.
Up on arriving in Can Tho, the tourists can also go into the center of the island to visit orchards, Cai Be Floating Market by the motorboat or wooden sampan. Here you can see the local people buying and selling on their boat. On each boat, goods are hung on poles that are called dialectically “cay beo”. Hundreds of such poles point the sky wards. Boats also operate like “taxis,” very convenient for tourists around the region. Along the criss – crossing canals, people in the Plain of Reeds take not only goods of each countryside to the Cai Rang Floating Market but also their unique cultural characteristics, creating such a beautiful river painting.
Next, you will see the process of coconut candy production and popcorn (or pop-rice) making by local people. Then you can sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock.
After the tourists visit orchards and enjoy fresh, get lunch, listen to traditional music, visit alcohol and candy making shops. Finish enjoying your trip and back to Saigon.
Local fruit in Mekong farm