Delve into local life with a memorable homestay in the Mekong Delta. Stay on a river island, helping the hosts prepare traditional dishes and joining in their daily activities. Travel by boat and on foot through the meandering waterways to witness local craftsmen at work and to see vibrant markets.
Stay in a homestay
Spend a night in a family’s house, getting a unique opportunity to join the daily activities of the hosts.
Discover the Mekong’s traditions
See small workshops making local specialities, learn to cook Delta specialities and visit thriving fresh markets.
Explore river islands
Move off the tourist sites and walk or bike through quiet laneways on Delta islands, enjoying the tranquillity of the region.
Cai Be Town, is full of vast emerald rice fields and lush back waterways; these are the things that make the Mekong Delta such a desired destination. This morning, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh for the 2-hour drive to the Delta town of Cai Be. On arrival in Cai Be, visit a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Return to the boat for the cruise to Vinh Long city. Admire the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers along the way. On arrival, be met by a vehicle for the transfer to Vung Liem. From here cross over a tributary of the Mekong by local ferry before arriving at the homestay located on Long Island renowned for its fruit orchards and sedge fields (this grass is used to make traditional mats). The homestay is unique and the only one to be found on this Delta island for a truly local experience. In the late afternoon, have a chance to practice making banh xeo – a type of savory pancake and a specialty of the Mekong region. After dinner, spend time with the family to learn more on their life, culture and the history of this Island.
Overnight at homestay.