The Floating Market was once a center for local trade and authentic Vietnamese culture. However, the urbanization and flood of tourists greatly impacted this once quaint rural area. Now the market has only a few local merchants trading coconuts and bananas.
In 2015 a team of dedicated outdoor adventure guides decided the standard floating market experience needed to be updated to reflect the new Vietnam and the wonderful new experiences available in this beautiful area.
We’re proud to be the first company to provide a new way to experience the Mekong Delta and engage with the wonderful local residents from the vantage point of Kayaks. Our trip begins at the old “floating market” where you will experience first-hand the impact of tourism and industrialization.
From there, we take you on a standard tourist boat for a short ride up river where we disembark and get back into the kayaks. For us, this is the highlight of our program as we begin paddling the small canals that connect the local residents of the real Delta. We paddle through lush green palms beside small rural roads before finishing and transferring back to Ho Chi Minh City.
|7:00 am||Pick up at your hotel/residence/cruise and transfer to Mekong countryside.|
|8:30am||Start paddling to see the Floating market. . This is the best way to get close to local merchants’ boats. We can get onboard one of the boats to chat with locals and enjoy some seasonal fruits|
|10:30 am||Boat transfer crossing the Mighty Mekong River with a stop at local riverside restaurant for lunch.|
|Noon||Lunch at local restaurant
Mini cooking class: We will show you how to make: Mekong Srping roll, Fish Sauce
|12:30 pm||We will have another two hours paddling into small canals around the island|
|2:30pm||Boat transfer back to the pier and transfer back to Saigon in the late afternoon.
We offer: Double, Single or Family kayak.
Package cost per paddler as below:
From 02 -04: US$ 85
From 05 -08: US$ 80
From 09 -12: US$ 75
Transfer & back-up by private A/C vehicles with some options as bellow:
1 minivan 16 seats for 2 -4 pax with kayaks.
1 minivan 16 seats for 4 -8 pax. + 1 minivan support for bikes and stuff.
1 mini bus 29 seats for group 9 -15 pax plus 01 minivan support for Bikes and items.
Local fruits, snacks and bottled drinking water.
Simple First Aid Kit.
Kayak: Single, Double or Family
Experienced local leaders