Vietnam Private Tours – Discovering Cai Be Floating Market

When traveling to Tien Giang, you don't want to ignore Cai Be floating market and join a tour for a family in Vietnam. Here you can explore the floating city and the culture of buying and selling on the boat of the Mekong Delta people. Then, many good and delicious cheap food will make you never forget.

The Cai Be floating market tours

The Cai Be floating market tours

Cai Be floating market in Tien Giang is one of the two most popular floating markets, another is Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho. Although the Cai Be floating market is no longer crowded and busy as before, transportation in the West is very rudimentary, but especially in Cai Be floating market is tourists can participate in buying and selling day and night. In addition, there are many traditional handicraft villages around floating markets that very convenient for tourists to visit.

Cai Be floating market

Cai Be floating market

Located in Cai Be town – Cai Be district of Tien Giang province, about 120km away from Ho Chi Minh City. Cai Be floating market is located in the Tien River (the section between Vinh Long, Ben Tre, and Tien Giang). This place has long been famous for its traditional shopping and tourism patterns on the river.

Cai Be floating market is located in the Tien River

Cai Be floating market is located in the Tien River

With the trading activities and exchanging goods, Cai Be floating market has become one of the largest wholesale markets in South West Vietnam. Markets only held on the river, meeting all day and night on a large scale, the goods are very diverse.

Boats from Ho Chi Minh City, Long An, An Giang, Can Tho, Ca Mau come here to buy goods. The boats are full of fruits: rambutan, mango, durian, watermelon, etc. When the dawn is up, the floating market bustling as a floating city on the river. Many small boats sell food such as rice, pho, noodles, grocery junk run along the boat to sell. With Vietnam private tour, visitors can sit on the boat and enjoy a hot bowl of instant noodles or a cup of aromatic coffee in the morning.

Flower boat

Flower boat

Cai Be Floating Market is a fruit transfer station, where the products go all over the country (to China). The price here is surprisingly cheap. If you joint a Vietnam private tour, you can ask the boatman to take a boat and buy some agricultural products to enjoy on the spot such as watermelon, pineapple, rambutan, etc. The agricultural products are very fresh but the price is quite cheap so you can eat comfortably without concerned about money. The area from Nha Tho junction to Vam Long Hai selling fruits and vegetables. This area usually has large boats with a tonnage of 5-10 tons from other provinces carrying specialty goods from their own provinces. They sell their goods and then buy goods back to their provinces. The unique feature of the floating market is that the boat hangs what they sell on top of the pole to let the buyers know.

Goods hang on top of the pole

Goods hang on top of the pole

If you have the opportunity to travel Cai Be floating market, do not forget to enjoy breakfast on the river. Although floating on the water, eating activities catering to tourists are not lost on. With small full of food boats, cooking supplies sell breakfast food. It will bring you the novelty experience.

You just need to sitting still and waving to call any boat that you like.  Enjoying breakfast on the river brings you not only the new experience but also dish with an unforgettable taste. Here you can choose from a variety of dishes such as barbecue noodles, noodles, porridge, bread, rice noodles, etc.

There also have the boats serving many delicious drinks such as milk coffee, ice coffee, soy milk, coconut milk and soft drinks. Sitting on the boat, you can already have a good drink with only 10.000-20.000vnđ.

Breakfast on the river

Breakfast on the river

At night, the floating market lights up like stars. There are many boats that hang small lanterns in front of the boat. Coming to Cai Be floating market, visitors will feel interesting to discover many new things of the Mekong Delta Vietnam.