Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Thia - Cai Be (Meals: Lunch on boat)
Off the beaten track – Recommended for adventurer
We depart from your hotel about 08.00 Am for an approximate 2h30-drive to our exploration area. We let the touristy spots behind and travel beyond, where very few other visitors have the chance to go. We will first visit a small local market, a pagoda and a brick factory in Cai Thia. Our guide will introduce to you local lifestyle and religion to get to know more about genuine Vietnamese lifestyle. We then embark on a local boat and hit the waters of the Mekong a first time. Enjoy peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery along the Mekong River. The boat will stop at our cycling spot where you can hop on bicycle and take narrow concrete paths along plantations and across villages. We stop en route to visit some families and learn a bit more about their activity and daily life. The biking ride is one of the highlight as you can observe the genuine local lifestyle as well as serene village scenery. We are back on the boat at noon-time to continue our waterway exploration.
Lunch is served on-board while we are cruising along Mekong River. Delicious Vietnamese lunch and cruising excursion along the river will bring you great time relaxing time as well as peaceful river sceneries. In the afternoon, the program is pretty flexible, we keep on our waterways exploration including a traditional sampan ride and visit several workshops that perpetuate ancestral know-how and productions of the region. We get on the car to drive back to Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon. Arrive at your hotel around 06.00 Pm.