From Mekong Delta to Con Dao
Can Tho boat tour in Mekong Delta
Cai Rang Floating Market
Can Tho homestay
Can Tho rice paper workshop

HCMC – Con Dao via Mekong Delta homestay experience

  • Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao (or other way around) through the Mekong Delta.
  • Stay overnight in a local but modern homestay next to the river
  • Go cycling through the countryside and explore local life
  • Enjoy a boat tour through the canals and visit 2 floating markets

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Exploring countryside & cycling through Mekong Delta


2 transfer options

  • By bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho. You will be met in Can Tho and taken to the homestay. Transfer to the bus station in Ho Chi Minh City on your own.
  • Private transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City directly to homestay in Can Tho.

Around 12:00 you will be at the homestay where you will have lunch, right on the river with a view of the real Mekong Delta life passing by.

After lunch, a local guide will pick you up to show you through the beautiful surroundings. Cycle on different roads and small paths.

Cycling in Can Tho


After the bike ride you will return to the homestay. Rest and enjoy dinner in the evening.


  • Located right next to a small river that is connected to all the floating markets
  • Modern rooms with private bathroom
  • Nice and helpful host
  • Small restaurant overlooking the river with great food

Day 2: Boat tour & Floating Markets

Cai Rang Floating Market, Phong Dien Floating Market, Fruit orchards & local workshops


To experience the floating markets at its best, your Mekong Delta boat tour starts at 5:30 in the morning.

Cruise across several rivers to finally arrive at the Phong Dien Floating Market – a market not yet discovered by the tourist groups. Here you will get breakfast like a real local from one of the market vendors.

After this floating market you will explore the smaller canals by boat. On the way you stop at a fruit orchard where you can see how many different fruits grow in the Mekong. You can also taste local fruits here.

Can Tho boat tour in Mekong Delta

Now continue your journey to the Cai Rang floating market. This is the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Instead of normal stalls you see all kinds of boats here that you can sail in between. The market people hang what they have on the poles on the boat, so that you can see from afar what everyone is selling.

Cai Rang Floating Market

The next stop is a local factory that produces rice noodles. Watch the whole process and learn how they work.

The boat goes back to the homestay over rivers and small canals.

Once in the homestay there is time to rest. There are options for a massage or just sit back in the chair and enjoy the tranquility and view of the river.


In the afternoon there is lunch.

You can use the afternoon at leisure. There are options for a massage or just sit back in the chair and enjoy the tranquility and view of the river. Bicycles can be borrowed for free and scooters for a small fee.

Overnight in the homestay.

Day 3: Can Tho - Con Dao

Fast ferry to Con Dao


In the morning you go by private transport to the port in Can Tho. From here you take the fast ferry to Con Dao.

Your hotel in Con Dao will pick you up on arrival at the port. Let your hotel know in advanced how you will be arriving. 

the fast ferry from Can Tho to Con Dao

Booking information

Tour options

1) Transfer Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho

  • By bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho – You will be met in Can Tho and taken to the homestay. Transfer to the bus station in Ho Chi Minh City on your own
  • Private transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City directly to homestay in Can Tho

2) Start tour

Possible to do this tour reversed. Contact us for exact itinerary and options.

  • Ho Chi Minh City -> Mekong Delta (Can Tho) -> Con Dao
  • Con Dao -> Mekong Delta (Can Tho) -> Ho Chi Minh City


  • Start tour: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • End tour: Con Dao
  • Duration: 3 days

Optional: Start other way around (start and end tour are turned around)


  • 2 nights in a comfortable homestay near Can Tho
  • All meals described in the itinerary
  • Transfers between Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho
  • Transfers to Can Tho harbour
  • Boat transfer Can Tho – Con Dao
  • Bike tour with local guide
  • Boat trip through the Mekong Delta


  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Transfer to/from bus station in Ho Chi Minh City (with bus option

Additional information

  • Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
  • Voucher:Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
  • Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Pick-up:Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
  • Cancellation:View the cancellation conditions here.


Yes, this tour does not include accommodation in Con Dao. It is a smooth transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao with a stop in the Mekong Delta, including activities. Arriving in Con Dao, the itinerary stops and you are free to spend your time to your own leisure and plan your own accommodations. However, if you want us to arrange your stay and activities in Con Dao too, including a flight back to Ho Chi Minh City, please contact us.
Yes, this is possible. Please contact us to arrange your itinerary.
The best time to visit Con Dao is between the months of March and September, during the dry season. During this time, the weather is generally warm and sunny with low humidity and calm sea conditions, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and diving. From October to February, the island experiences occasional rain showers and strong winds, which may affect travel and outdoor activities. However, if you don’t mind the occasional rain, visiting Con Dao during the off-season can offer a more peaceful and less crowded experience.
Both Con Dao and Phu Quoc are beautiful destinations with their own unique charms, and the choice between the two ultimately depends on your personal preferences and travel interests. Here are some factors to consider:
  1. Natural beauty: Con Dao is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and untouched wilderness, while Phu Quoc has a more developed tourism infrastructure and a wider range of beach resorts. If you prefer a more remote and secluded island experience, Con Dao may be the better choice.
  2. Activities: Both Con Dao and Phu Quoc offer a range of outdoor activities, including snorkeling, diving, hiking, and exploring local villages. However, Con Dao is more focused on nature and conservation activities, while Phu Quoc offers a wider range of tourist attractions and entertainment options.
It’s recommended that you bring comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and outdoor activities. You may also want to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a refillable water bottle. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning scenery and memorable moments!
The boat tour to visit the floating markets around Can Tho typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the route and stops along the way.
Yes, the tour is suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels. However, some activities may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or health conditions. Please let us know if you have any concerns or special needs, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
If the sea is too rough for the speed ferry from Can Tho to Con Dao, the ferry company may decide to cancel the trip for safety reasons. In this case, we can offer you an alternative mode of transportation such as flight (depending on the availability). Costs for this will be recalculated and it is up to you to agree. Alternatively, the trip may be rescheduled for a later date if possible.

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