1-day Mekong delta floating market tour from Can Tho | Innoviet Travel

1-day Mekong delta floating market tour from Can Tho | Innoviet Travel


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from/per person: $ 160.00 - 225.00
  • 1 day
  • Min People : 2
  • Tour guide
  • Flexible
  • Min Age : +4
  • Homestay
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Car


What if you only have a short time in Mekong Delta and happen to be in Can Tho in the first place and have to move to Ho Chi Minh City after that within 1 day? What if you want to visit the floating market in the Mekong Delta and still want to get a bite of Mekong rural life where it still is not being touched by tourism? Then this tour is for you. It will take you to the journey from the bustling capital of the Mekong Delta to the lush and peaceful land called Coconut Kingdom- Ben Tre and then drop you off the heart of the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. It is promised to deliver you the one-of- the kind experience including a bike ride through the greenery area, sampan under the shade of mangrove palms or delicious home-cooked food, etc. which all help you to dive into the Mekong culture.


Vibrant floating market and breakfast on the river

A visit to Ben Tre, the largest wholesale and retail market for agriculture products

Fresh tropical fruits and tasty meals with a Vietnamese family.

A visit to the local farmers’ home, their place of worship, and craft workshop where they make their living.

A 40-minute bicycle ride through the village ( Be ready for cheerfully saying "Hello!" from the Vietnamese kids).

A motorized boat trip and hand-rowed sampan trip through the peaceful canals



1 day


Mekong Delta Private tour (Minimum group size is 2 people and the maximum is 8 people)


Your hotel. Please note that we only offer free hotel pickup in Ninh Kieu District and free drop off at District 1, 3 (some exclusions apply) in HCMC.


07:00 AM - 5:00 PM


7:00 - 8:30 AM

We will start our day with a visit to Cai Rang floating market to join in the famous water trading in Mekong Delta. Boats filled tropical fruits and plants waiting for the buyers to take them to all over places even the remote areas. Then we filled our stomachs with signature hot soup “Hu Tieu” of the South of Vietnam. Next, there is no better place than local land markets for you to see the busy life of local people than land markets where most of Vietnamese go for food.

8:30 - 11:00 AM

We will travel from Can Tho to Ben Tre Province, home of the coconut industry in South Vietnam. A place that you will be embraced by these green tropical plants.

11:00 - 2:00 PM

Xe lôi (a motorized cart, a form of local transportation that is more comfortable than the traditional ox-pulled car) will pick us up to the next exploration. Ben Tre Province is a leading province in coconut producers. It would be missing if we didn’t take you to a coconut-processing factory and explain to you how the locals make a living from coconuts and the variety of products that come from coconuts.

It will stop at the local house where we can enjoy the sweet and refreshing fruits to get our energy back to be ready for the 40-minute cycling trip through the small village roads among the friendly residents.

We will come back to the house for lunch, it will be a feast with a lot of delicious Vietnamese food and make sure that you can eat much as you can because it would be great if the cook knows that you enjoy their food. And don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, let us know and your needs will be accommodated.

After having enough good food, we can board on a hand-rowed sampan to discover the waterways surrounded by palm trees. Then switch to the boat going down the Mekong River to watch the daily going-one of the locals.

2:00 - 5:00 PM

We will hop in the car again and head to Ho Chi Minh City. This tour ends when you arrive back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 5:00 PM

Prices & Offers


You will receive the $10 USD off per adult for the 2nd booking tour with Innoviet


  • Rates are in USD per group.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1; Sep 1-2; Jan 1, 2025



  • Free hotel pickup in Can Tho and drop off in District 1,3 in Ho Chi Minh City (some exclusions apply)
  • Transportation: Private minivan, boat, rowing boat, xe lôi.
  • The first canned of Beer or soft drink
  • 2 small bottles of water/ passenger
  • Meal (cater to vegetarian, food allergies, etc): breakfast and lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Fresh tropical fruits
  • Entrance fee  
  • Beverage (Except the first one)


  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Important Notes


When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you don't hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via [email protected] or call us at (+84) 834391331. Thank you!


1. We only offer free hotel pickup and drop off as long as your hotel is located in District 1,3 (some exclusions apply). Pickup/drop-off outside of this area and airport transfers are subject to extra charges

2. The trip concludes at around 5:00 PM in downtown. Please take this into account when making onward travel arrangements.

3. Although children under five are free of charge. 50% of the adult price will be charged for the second child (if there are more than 1).


Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers' comments and our own research.

The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.


What to prepare for the trip?




A small backpack

Sandals or similar

Mosquito repellent


We do not have a dress code for our tours however, dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Is cycling safe and children-friendly?

Yes! Our tour is kid-friendly. We design the tour to be entertained and suitable for guests from 4 years and older.

However, for safety reasons, we do not provide small bikes for young children who are under 12 years of age, as local traffics behavior is quite different from that from the West or developed countries. Children are under 12 are REQUIRED to sit on the back of the bike, baby seat for a bicycle is provided for children from 4-5 years.

What is the riding like?

We cycle mostly on flat concrete paths and small paved, rural roads. Anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this ride.

Please note that our tour includes a short cycling trip (around 40 minutes) as a sightseeing activity. It is NOT a cycling type of tour, therefore the bikes which provided on the tour are typical Vietnamese student bikes.

I can not/ do not like riding a bicycle. Do you provide an alternative option?

If you join a small group tour we cannot change the activities out of consideration for our other guests. Therefore, you can instead relax on the hammock or walk around the village while others are on a bike trip.

Otherwise, you will have to take a PRIVATE tour and we will provide a 4o-minute boat trip as an alternative.

Is tipping customary in Vietnam?

Although our trips are inclusive of all costs and we ensure our guides and local staff are paid fairly, if you're happy with the services provided a tip - though NOT compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and inspires excellent service. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier.

The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:

  • Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
  • Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for a few days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however, we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
  • Your Tour Guide: We suggest US$3-US$5 per day for your tour guide for outstanding service throughout your trip.

Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is NOT compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. However, please DO NOT tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded as culturally as an insult.

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21:07, 19/05/2024

1-day Mekong delta floating market tour from Can Tho - great way to see this region when you have limited time! Innoviet Travel arranged this day trip for us and it was great. Our guide Mr Henry spoke fluent English and was excellent. He went with us to a number of activities and places he had arranged during the full day trip to HCM City, including Cai Rang floating market and Ben Tre. We had a bus as we had 4 people plus suitcases which was very clean, comfortable and well air conditioned. Communication with Innoviet was prompt and well written. We only had a day to see the Mekong Delta region and we feel we got the most out of the time, plus we got our transfer to our hotel in HCMC! And they also arranged a transfer from HCMC airport to Can Tho the day before for a reasonable price. Highly recommend this company.



09:38, 15/10/2023

Mekong River - authentic food and hospitality Was planning to visit the floating market as so much was said about it. Ended up booking last minute this tour instead. What an incredible experience. I had a driver and a guide for myself all day. The guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history the people the food that it was very memorable experience. The tour is non tourist non trap one . Their goal is giving back to community and working with the real people to supplement their daily job. Between the river ride on motor boat then small canoe along the Mekong River and the bike ride on the island and the food at some delicious home made food at a local family home the trip was one to remember for. Not to forget the real market where they haven't really seen that much tourist smiles everywhere. Exactly what I was looking for real authentic Vietnamese experience with great smiles. If you want real authentic Vietnam experience then this tour operator is the one to go for.



21:20, 14/10/2023

Absolutely well-organized, informative and truly local experience We signed up for the tour to get to know the „real“ , local people in Vietnam and Megkong Delta area - and our expectations were absolutely exceeded ! Hao our tour guide was as kind as all other Vietnamese people we met and very knowledgeable about the country - already in in the car we learned more than in any other place before about culture, current and historic circumstances. The tour itself was private (only the two of us) and we could stroll through a local market, enjoy a rowing boat ride, speed boat ride, cycling tour, delicious food at a local house and a Tul Tuk ride! If you want an honest experience without tourist masking, then sign up - it’s worth every penny ; the tour is well-organized but not a “usual” hop on hop of thing!

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