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If you are curious about real life and local culture, so this tour is a good opportunity for yourto experience it. Home-stay is available in the tranquil island of the Mekong delta aways from the vibrant Saigon city only more than two hour driving by car.
You will stay with a family in a cottage house set around the garden then you spend your day with a stroll around the village, cycling along narrow lanes between coconut, mango and langan trees. In the evening have a tasty dinner with ocal delicacies (mostt likely the elephan – ear fish) and spend a night in a bed or a hammock in a spare room. Bathroom facilities are at very basic, sometimes with squat toilet and bucket baths, but generally clean.
Day 1: Saigon - Vinh Long
In the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel then drive to Vinh Long (2 hour and a half).
Once arrive, visit Vinh Long Market, then board a boat to cruise through the river to the winding canals under the coconut palm shade. Stop to visit local brick and pottery small factory, Tien Chau Pagoda then pass by a fish raft house village. Have lunch in a local restaurant with the popular dish of Mekong delta elephan ear fish then visit the biggest nursery garden in An Binh Island then go to your homestay. The host family will welcome you with honey tea then show you around. You are at leisure for walking or cycling around village to discover daily life. Dinner with the host family then you spend a night in a spare room with mosquito net.
Day 2: Vinh Long - Saigon
Wake up in the morning with the sounds of the delta, it may be the sound of the motorized longtail boat, or the from the fowl. Take a stroll around the island to observe the morning daily activities of local people. Board a boat to cruise to the house of Mr Cuong, a former landlord in the village. Here, you can taste the fresh tropical fruit and experience a short performace of traditional singing by local singers.
Continue with a visit to a nursery garden to learn about Delta fruit seedling. Finally, cruise on the famous Cai Be floating market to see how local people trade their fruit, rice, and many other local mechandise. Disembark at the dock in Cai be, drive to a restaurant in mekong riverside resort to have Lunch then head back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. End the tour.