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Post Last Modified – December 24, 2023 ¦

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The Mekong Delta & Cai Be Floating Market

Of the many things to see and do in and around 🏙 Ho Chi Minh City, one not to be missed is the …

🌾 Vietnam Alive Mekong Delta Tour. 🌾

We did just that and what a wonderful Full Day Adventure it was! Selecting a private tour to that of big 🚌 bus tours, offers a more personal experience and one suited to your individual desires.

Below, are a few great reasons to choose Vietnam Alive Travel for your Mekong Delta Tour.

Full Day Vietnam Alive Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Our driver and experienced English speaking guide (Mr. Van Nguyen,) arrived at our 🏨 hotel in Ho Chi Minh promptly at 7 am. From the hotel, we started on our scenic 2 hour or approximately 140 kilometer comfortable drive.

This was in our private and very comfortable 🚗 car, specifically dedicated for a party of 2. Our journey would be taking us south, towards the; Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta River Boat

The vast {Mekong Delta}, is situated in the south west portion of Vietnam.  It consists of 13 provinces and one city, making up a enormous area of over 40,000 square kilometers.

The Delta is a huge network consisting of rivers, wetlands and small islands. Many areas include small villages surrounded by rice paddies. For many, the main form of transportation for its inhabitants is by 🚣 boat.

Mekong Delta River Home

Today, this region is a very popular tourist destination and attraction. It offers visitors a look at the unique way of life on the river for the Vietnamese people.

This prosperous region consists of numerous canals throughout the Delta. Mixed among these waterways, you will find many homes, floating markets and rice fields.

Vietnam Alive Mekong Delta Tour

The enormous Mekong River, beginning in Tibet and running through several countries prior to starting its near 200 kilometer trek through Vietnam. Dividing into 9 river mouths, and appropriately called the; 🐉 Nine Dragon Delta by the local people.

This flourishing region in Vietnam is divided by numerous natural and man-made canals, serving the local traffic.

The Mekong Delta Tour & Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

After our pleasant drive with Van, who continually kept us informed of the region and its history and with a brief stop at a beautiful 🛕 temple for a stretch, we finally arrived at an arm of the Cai Be River.

Surprisingly, we stepped on board our own private long boat, where we begin our river cruise along the canal. After a short cruise, we made our way to the once very busy and prosperous Cai Be Village and Floating Market.

Mekong Delta Longboat Tour

First, we stopped at a small canal at a nearby small island, where we climbed aboard a delightful small rowboat with a lovely Vietnamese elder woman rowing and guiding us down the canal.

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A great opportunity to view life on the river, and enjoy the peace and serenity the area has to offer!

Mekong Delta Sampan Boat

We then hopped back on board and made our way slowly to the {Floating Market}, along the way catching a glimpse of the;
🔔 Bell Tower of a ⛪ Catholic Church built in the 19th century. 

This is when the French tried desperately to spread Christianity throughout the Delta region many years ago.

Cai Be Catholic Church

From the Floating Market, we were able to walk throughout the village, making our way to a small business where demonstrations are shown on how the locals create rice candy and other treats. 

As well, you can sit back and enjoy a cup of local Vietnamese tea!

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Historic 1838 House Mekong Delta

From here we continue in our long boat to an area of the Delta where we come upon a beautiful historic home dating back to the early 1800’s. 

Here we enjoyed a wonderful lunch consisting of Vietnamese spring rolls and fresh bass 🐟 fish.

Fresh Bass Fish Mekong Delta

This is a wonderful way to spend the day and see an important part of the country. To actually see and experience how life exists for so many in this region. 

Having a private tour along with an experienced and knowledgeable guide, made the tour that much more enjoyable.

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I highly suggest looking at the option of a private tour should you plan on visiting, to that of a crowded stuffy tour bus. You will also be surprised at the small additional amount it costs and especially if you are a small group, to that of a regular large 🚍 bus tour.

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When taking any tours in Vietnam, I strongly suggest you carry small Vietnamese 💵 Dong notes with you. It means so much to these people to receive a small gratuity, to help support themselves and their families.

For example, when taking a small boat ride as we did with this elder woman, a small gesture of gratitude after this enjoyable ride was so greatly appreciated! 🙂

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Below, I have added the official website to Vietnam Alive Travel, where you can access much more detailed information on all their tours, reservations, contact details and much more for your convenience. 🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for their exact location. 🗺

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I’ve also listed the Official Vietnam Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience.
It’s filled with excellent information on everything this Beautiful Country has to offer.

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