|Caibe – Vung Liem
|An Binh island -Vinh Long market
The program will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables by the boat of Mekong Travel .
Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn …
It is so interesting to visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make some special products: making rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce & Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof…
The best lunch will be served at local house (ancient house, orchard or bonsai garden…)
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta..
Boat to Vinhlong city, your car will take us to Vung Liem, cross the local ferry to enthusiastic home-stay located in the other island (LONG ISLAND is famous for orchard and sedge field as well as the products making from sedge). Check in, make friend with the members of the family. You will have a chance to practice making pancake – the speciality of the Mekong people. After having diner, we have a warm conversation with local people bout their life. You can ask about the culture, people, history of this Island. They do not mind to answer some personal questions. Overnight at local house.
You will be waked up by the country music of the cock. After having breakfast, we start an interesting day to explore the island where there are beautiful landscape, friendly local people, ancestral jobs…
Biking or trekking along the village to visit the sedge field which used to make sleeping mats. Also, we will see the whole process to cut, slice, dry and wave the sleeping mats.
On the way, we can visit the oldest tombs of parents in – law of Thoai Ngoc Hau who was one of the first people coming to Mekong Delta.
Return the home-stay, we say « good bye » the local people. Taking local ferry, you will go back Vung Liem. Here, we will have the chance to visit an ancient Khmer pagoda which was built in 632 and rebuilt in 1377. On the way back to Vinh Long, we will see a vast expanse of rice field with an opportunity to see the whole process of harvest .
Arrive Vinhlong city, we can visit Vinhlong market. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables…The tour will end at Vinh Long city at noon.
|5 – 6 Pax
|7 – 9 Pax
|10 – 14 Pax
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