All Things Need To Know Before Travelling To Cai Be Vietnam

Wednesday, 02/09/2020
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ALL THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELLING TO CAI BE FLOATING MARKET AND VINH LONG CITY.

Cai Be is a small town of Tien Giang province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Situated on the bank of the Tien River (upper-Mekong River). It is 114 kms away in 2.5 hours driving by private car transfers from Ho Chi Minh, SaigonVietnam.

Cai Be floating market is famous for it's captivating floating market, tropical fruit gardens in the islands, Elephant-ear fish, folk-songs and folk-dance. 

What is the best time to visit the Cai be floating market tour from Ho Chi Minh Vietnam?

If you want to see the crowded activities of the Cai be floating market group tour from Ho Chi Minh?, crowded boats and see the forms of water trading. You should go from early in the morning.

Because morning is the bustling market, the most traded and concentrated variety of agricultural products. You should pay attention to the market break time at 8 o'clock to avoid late arrival. That why all Mekong delta tour to Tien Giang will start from 5:00 AM.

For those who like quiet and peaceful places. You can visit floating market in the afternoon. That you can enjoy the activities of local people on the river.

It's one of the characteristics of the Southwest people. In the afternoon, you should go around from 16h, when it is less sunny. You will have moments of watching the sunset on the river.

Sunset is also when the market area lights up, brings a little poetic and sadness. This is considered the most beautiful and sparkling time of this floating market.

TOP THINGS MUST SEE IN CAI BE AND VINH LONG, as follows:

The retailers also took their boat to this floating market to shop around and buy the goods to deliver to home for the retail market, which is more expensive. Present is different from the past, nowadays motorbikes and trucks carry agricultural products from the villages directly to the city without a boat.

That is why Cai Be Floating Market remains some boats (not many boats like before).


Tan Phong Island: in the middle of Tien River, about 200 m from Cai Be Floating Market. The size of this Island is over 1000 hecta. It is covered by green fruit gardens.

Some families on this Island do ECO tour to welcome tourists to their home to have lunch, enjoy seasonal fruit of the year, watch folk-songs and folk-dance performance, cycling around the fruit gardens, row the boat on the little canal in the Island, and stay overnight at their home as HOMESTAY.


Cottage Industry Village along the river banks in CAI BE town: come to see the locals make homemade products, such as: rice crispy cake, pop rice, coconut candy, etc.

Mr Ba Kiet’s Ancient House: was built 150 years ago, located on the area of 1000 m2, right in the middle of his orchard at Phu Hoa hamlet, Dong Hoa Hiep commune, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province, Vietnam.


Vinh Long city market: a lot of fruit from the Islands get together at this market for both wholesalers and retailers.
Pottery and Ceramic factory: there are some Pottery and Ceramic factories along the river bank in Vinh Long city. These factories supply bricks for constructions in this area.


WHERE TO STAY IN CAI BE: CAI BE is a small town, which doesn’t have any big hotel. It has some motels in town, has many Homestays in the Islands, and has a few Bungalow resorts along Tien river, as follows:

1. Mekong Eco Lodge Bungalow Cai Be (add: Tan Phong Island, Tan Phong commune, Cai Lay district, Tiền Giang province, Vietnam). From Cai Be Town to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry.

2. Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa (add: Hoa Qui Ward, Hoa Khanh Subdistrict, Cái Bè district, Tiền Giang Province, Vietnam).

WHERE TO STAY IN VINH LONG?

There are many motels in Vinh Long city.
There are many Homestays in the Islands around this city.

There is a big hotel standard 3* named CUU LONG hotel in the center of this city (add: 2, Phan Boi Chau str, Ward 1, VINH LONG city, Vietnam).

This hotel is 100meters away from Vinh Long city market, and opposite the river bank of Tien river. It’s wonderful to get the riverview room to view the Mekong river from the hotel..

HOW TO GET AROUND CAI BE AND VINH LONG?

From SAI GON (Ho Chi Minh city) to CAI BE by vehicle only. It is 114 kms away in 2.5 hours driving by private car transfers from Ho Chi Minh to CAI BE.(And then, from CAI BE you can take a tourist boat to VINH LONG city which is 20 kms away by motorboat trip, with many stops in the islands for activities of ECO Tour and goes through the zigzag tributary rivers).

From Ho Chi Minh to VINH LONG city by vehicle only. It is 134 kms away in 3 hours driving by private taxi transfers from Ho Chi Minh airport to Cai be floating market then 30 minutes to VINH LONG.

WHERE TO EAT IN CAI BE?

Mr Ba Kiet’s Ancient House- Homestay- Eating House: as above mentioned “TOP THINGS MUST SEE IN CAI BE”. Tourists can have lunch here including deep fried elephant ear fish.

Mekong Eco Lodge: as above mentioned “WHERE TO STAY IN CAI BE”. This place also welcomes tourists to do ECO Tour including: cycling and cooking for lunch, dinner.

Mr Nam On’s Garden- Homestay- Eating House: add: Tan Phong Island, Tan Phong commune, Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province, Vietnam. Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family to do ECO Tour to have lunch, enjoy seasonal fruit of the year, watch folk-songs and folk-dance performance, cycling around the fruit gardens in the Island, and stay overnight as Homestay including dinner.

From Cai Be Town to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry.

Mr Chin Thuong’s Garden- Homestay- Eating House: add: Tan Phong Island, Tan Phong commune, Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province, Vietnam.

Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family to do ECO Tour to have lunch, enjoy seasonal fruit of the year, watch folk-songs and folk-dance performance, cycling around the fruit gardens in the Island, and stay overnight as Homestay including dinner. From Cai Be Town to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry.

WHERE TO EAT IN VINH LONG?

1. Dong Khanh Restaurant. Add: 49, Đường 2 Tháng 9, Vinh Long city, Vietnam. Located in the center of this city.
2. Song Tien Restaurant. Add: To Thi Huynh str, Phường 1, Vinh Long city, Vietnam. Located at Mekong Riverside.
3. Mr Ba Linh’s Garden- Homestay- Eating House in the Island, which is opposite Vinh Long city market. Add: An Binh commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam. From Vinh Long city to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry. Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family.

4. Ut Trinh’s Garden- Homestay- Eating House on the Island. Add: Hoa Quy hamlet, Hoa Ninh commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam. From Vinh Long city to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry and a bridge in the island. Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family.

5. Bay Thoi’s Garden- Homestay- Eating House on the Island. Add: Binh Hoa Phuoc commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam. From Vinh Long city to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry. Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family.

6. Mai Quoc Nam Garden- Homestay- Eating House on the Island. Add: Phu An 1 hamlet, Binh Hoa Phuoc commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam. From Vinh Long city to there by boat or by motorbike via a ferry and some bridges in the island. Before Covid-19, a lot of backpacker tourists came to this family.

Read here for all things need to do in Cantho Vietnam

Read here for all things need to do in Dong Thap Vietnam

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Read here  for all things need to do in Tra Vinh Vietnam

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