Immerse yourself in the calm and peaceful life of Mekong Delta countryside. Get ready for an early morning pick up from your hotel and go on to explore the area, its key industries and sights. Start off with a visit to Cai Be floating market, a engaged trading zone where you can learn to bargain for the best fresh produce. Cruise along upper Mekong Delta and visit orchard and fruit plantations in the neighboring small villages. Then, take a trip to Tan Phong Island for a cooking class, introducing you to the best of Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy the meal you have prepared and come home with a bunch of new recipes. Meet local islanders, learn about the life in small villages and cycle along picturesque garden paths and bonsai trees.
My friend and I have had many interesting experiences. For me the most memorable experiences were taking a row boat trip on the small canal and visiting the coconut candy workshop. Vinh Trang pagoda was quite impressive but we could not go inside because at that time the monks had a meeting. The guide was nice and enthusiastic. The lunch was ok. In general, it's a good one-day tour with its price.
We would like to commend Ms. Thi (tour guide) for making the experience wonderful for us. She's very good in accommodating us and she really loves her job. She treats the team as her family and she really tries hard to explain everything to us. I would like to thank the TNK travel for making it a very memorable experience. (I can't upload photos more than 3MB)
Overall it was an interesting trip visiting the island in the Mekong delta. However, before the boat ride to the island, we were kept waiting for almost half an hour as we need to combine with a separate group from the same operator, Bon Phuong. The wait in the boat was uncomfortable due to the diesel fume from all the other boats surrounding us.
It was quite a long way from Saigon, thankfully the bus was comfortable and the tour guide, Mr. Long, is entertaining. His tourguide trainee is also very helpful although she doesn't speak English very well yet. There's actually not much fascinating about this trip but at least you get to experience the must try Mekong Delta and the service is good. The lunch was good, fried fish, fresh spring rolls, and fish soup, with rice and watermelon. On the way home, we dropped by Vinh Trang Pagoda. Overall, the trip was nice. 😊