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Take this opportunity to enjoy local experiences in the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Vietnam on this great homestay package. Stay with a resident family and learn about Mekong living – truly memorable.
Leave bustling Saigon for Cai Be. Board your boat for a cruise of Cai Be floating market and afterwards continue to a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. After a specialty Mekong lunch, cruise to Vinh Long where you are met for the transfer to Vung Liem. Cross the Mekong by local ferry before arriving at your homestay located on Long Island. Spend time with your homestay family learning to make banh xeo - a specilaty savoury pancake of the region, and learn of the culture and history of the area. L, D.
Start exploring the island by bicycle (or on foot) through the village to sedge fields; here see the cutting and weaving of this grass. Enroute visit a shrine dedicated to Thoai Ngoc Hau who was one of the founders of the area. At the end of the morning return to the house for lunch before taking the ferry back to Vung Liem and on to Vinh Lonh's local market before the return journey to Saigon. B, L.
Includes: Homestay accommodation, meals, sightseeing as specified with local English speaking guide and entrance fees.
Departs Saigon: Daily.
Experience a homestay
Helping the family prepare dinner
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