Saigon – Mekong Delta Tours: After a full day shopping in local market and joining cooking class as a real Vietnamese with the best travel agency in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam – Palm Vietnam Travel, you will start your Mekong delta tours by bus to Cai Be on the way to Can Tho.
You will get on a boat on Mekong River to floating market Cai Be to visit the local pop rice or rice paper workshops, take part in making popcorns and taste the warm crispy ones.
Arrival at Can Tho, you will have an opportunity to visit and stay with local farmer as well as joining their daily life and become a real Vietnamese farmer before coming back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 1: Arrive Saigon
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as SAI GON, the largest and busiest city of Vietnam with the population of 10 million people. Check in hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Local Market Visiting – And Cooking Class
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Though supermarkets have become so popular and familiar to citizens, supermarkets can not replace traditional markets. This is where locals exchange experience in agriculture, discuss and share secrets about ingredients and how to create delicious dishes or simply go there to say Hi to each other. The market is the place where local citizens start their day by buying and selling homemade products, food or daily needs for their whole day before going to work. We make you meet some inspiring people, and give you an understanding of the most important Vietnamese vegetables and spices. Enjoy special noodles before heading back to central Saigon for cooking class. Here a chef will demonstrate the preparation of typical Vietnamese dishes before you ‘become the chef’ as you prepare and sample the dishes you and your fellow classmates create. The tour finishes after you’ve enjoyed eating your own creations.
Day 3: Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After Breakfast, start a full day trip to Cai Be, the watery world of the Mekong Delta.
After driving to Cai be, we go on a boat trip along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation. We try exotic fruits in one of the many orchards. We visit the floating market CAIBE, Visiting the local pop rice, rice paper workshops, and take part in making popcorns and taste the warm crispy ones right after they are made. We have late lunch in a bonsai garden especially to try eating the local Elephant Ear Fish.
Direct to Can Tho, arriving home stay, find your most favorite place, rest. The landlord will guide around the neighborhood and visit the garden. You could walk around the village, visit the rice paddy, talk to local farmers or join their daily activities. One of the highlight points is try to be a farmer by doing real farming work such as bailing water into rice paddy with a four-stringed bucket which you have to balance a bucket of water by four strings or catch fish, crab for your own dinner.
Another interesting activity is ploughing and seeding vegetable.
You can learn to cook simple local dishes with fresh ingredients collected in the garden or a small market nearby for their own dinner under the landlord’s instructions. After dinner, the landlord may need your help to make sticky rice cakes for breakfast and enjoy the traditional folk songs while enjoy some cups of rice wine.
Day 4: Mekong Delta – Saigon
Meals: 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, you will visit the biggest and busiest wholesale floating market of Vietnam where not only local people but people from all over Mekong delta come to exchange their farming products. Finishing the market, you can visit handmade noodle workshop or shipyard to deeply understand the Mekong delta life. Back HCMC from Ninh Kieu quay./.