Next morning, leave the city for a two-hour drive to Cai Be, the delta town with lush waterways and vast green rice fields. Board your boat, the Bassac and meet the crew as you familiarize yourself with the boat. Take lunch on the upper deck and cruise down the Tien Giang Rive. Disembark on the banks of the Mang Thit River to explore nearby orchards and rice fields.
Back on the boat, watch the sunset with a cocktail as you continue to cruise the Mekong. Dinner will be served on board before weighing anchor for the night. At breakfast, cruise the floating market at Tra On before heading to Can Tho. Transfer to a local boat which will take you to the floating market where hundreds of boats laden with all kinds of tropical fruits thread through the water between larger anchored boats. Next, hop on a bike to explore the countryside together. Meet locals along the way as you bike to small farms, cottage industries and hidden temples. After biking, settle in to your accommodation, a small comfortable, family-run guest house. After breakfast, say goodbye to your hosts and head back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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