Day 1: HCMC - Tan Phong island - Mekong Rustic Can Tho(L/D)
Arrive early in the morning at around 9:30 AM, you will visit the first stop-over Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be which symbolizes the local unique religion, followed by the Cai Be Cathedral. After that, you visit Cai Be inland market by bicycle, buy some fresh tropical fruits there and engage in the conversation with the local vendors. Continue to visit the ancient French colonial houses in the town.
Leave the town, you will hop on a local ferry from Cai Be to Tan Phong Isles then row on a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees. (This option depends on the tides of the Mekong river).Back to the wharf, you will cycle to Mekong Rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles surrounded by lush tropical fruit gardens. You will have a lunch break there, with tea and refreshments prepared by a host of Mekong Rustic.
After break time, cycle around the peaceful Tan Phong Isles. Stop at local kindergarten if it is a school day (optional) to make friend with the kids in a village school. Later on, we visit a local farmer’s house to savor a cup of tea and local banana candies specialities. Enjoy your self-picked tropical fruits at one of the orchards along Mekong River while listening to Don Ca Tai Tu - an Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO.
Say goodbye to the friendly host, we keep on cycling to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop (optional) before leaving Tan Phong Isles to get back the pier and depart to Mekong Rustic for overnight.
Day 2: Mekong Rustic Cần Thơ (B)
In the early morning at 05.30 AM, you will take a boat to Phong Dien floating market, where a lot of tropical fruits sold there. Then you continue cruising through a small canal to reach Cai Rang floating market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta.
After that, you will visit a local family possessing 3 generations of making handmade noodles and learn how to make noodles with them. A light breakfast will be served at a local restaurant beside the beautiful canals. You will come back to Mekong Rustic Can Tho at 10:00 AM.
At 11:30, check out your hotel and we will take you to the wharf by ferry then getting back to HCMC.