- Departure: In early morning.
- Time: 5.00 Am to 7.00 Am
- Transportation: Boat
- 4.45 Am: Tour guide picks up guests at the hotel and take passenger to floating Market.
The Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 05:00 and runs until around midday, meaning that you’ll have to get an early start to the day if you want to visit. Most tour boats along the riverfront leave between 05:00 and 07:00, so if don’t make it to the water by then you’ll have a hard time finding a tour.
The market is about 6 kilometres from Can Tho, or about a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water. Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like.
Your guide on the boat will usually give you tidbits of information about Cai Rang as you weave through the hordes. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple.
You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.....
- Tour guest, Traveling boat, Travel insurance.
Does not inclusions:
- Costs arise from out of theschedule.
Children Tour Prices:
- Children under 05 are free, parents care for their own baby.
- Children from 06 years old - 9 years old, buy 50% adult tickets.
- Children 10 years and over buy 100% adult tickets.