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This program takes you to a beautiful region of the Mekong delta, where very few other travelers go. Do not ask us why, it remains a mystery, but rather trust us and embark on a wonderful journey in a rural pristine atmosphere.



  • Cai Lay, an agricultural region perfect for a deep and real Mekong experience
  • It belongs to Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province and around 95km far from Saigon



  • Cruise along the rivers maze of canals for a taste of the lush and lively culture
  • Visit families and locals at work, exchange stories and taste their products
  • Cycle on rural paths and soak up some preserved natural and cultural environments



Sun block, camera, insect repellent, wide brim hat, swimming suits, sun glasses



  • During dry season (it may comes from December to May), almost fields will not be green at all




7.30am We depart from your hotel and make our way through Saigon traffic. We exit the bustling metropolis and enter the Mekong delta and its rural sceneries. At about 9.30am, we reach Cai Lay town and visit its market. We discover a colorful array of products, and stop by the fruits area to buy some for our dessert later today.

We then hop on a boat and transfer to our cycling playground. It is a narrow lane of about 12 kilometers going along waterways and traditional houses. Many “hellos” on the way, some stops for pictures, at crafting and rice processing workshops; and to visit a family. Our hosts will show us how to bake their local cake and give us a bite of it. We take the time to wander around and try catching fishes in the very traditional way, using the “vo ca”.  

We then get back on the waters of the mighty River and cruise at easy pace along the rice fields and other agricultural scenes. We reach a local home about 1pm to enjoy a home-made lunch (and the fruits we bought earlier). Follow a digestive stroll around and the visit of carpenters in their workshop.

It’s time to say farewell to our hosts and head back to Saigon. We have a last stop on the way to visit the Cao Dai temple and learn a bit more about this mysterious religion. Arrival expected at your hotel about 5.30pm.



Tour price per person












  • Boat cruise on Mekong River
  • Visits, sampan rides, bicycle rides as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as specified in the program
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 02 mineral water bottle/person
  • VAT (goverment tax)



  • Hotel in Saigon
  • Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)


*VALIDITY: 01/01 - 31/12/2020


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