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Cai Be

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Visit cai be

Along with Ben Tre and My Tho, Cai Be is a charming small town in the south sitting picturesquely alongside the mighty Mekong River. Located two hours from Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, Cai Be is the gateway to Vinh Long province and the whole of the Mekong Delta. If it’s your first trip to Cai Be, you should definitely take the almost mandatory tour of the floating markets (ideally explored by sampan before midday) and coconut candy factory, or you can make your day loose and easy with a leisurely bike ride along the small residential roads.

There are also some old houses in Dong Hoa Hiep Commune, Cai Be. Best preserved ones include Ba Duc Old House, Cai Huy Old House and Anh Kiet Old House. They were built in old architecture typical in the region. Some were restored under the cooperation program of Vietnamese government and Japanese organization, JICA.
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Things to See and Do in Cai Be

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Homestay in Vinh Long

A major transit hub, Vinh Long has good connections to Vietnam’s outer islands and its mainland. Tucked down the surrounding network of streams and canals are many family homes, which take advantage of the flow of traffic to trade. Many families now welcome visitors as guests, giving you the opportunity to experience daily life on the Mekong. The homes sit on the riverbank, surrounded by gardens that nearly always include a small tropical fruit orchard. You'll have your own (basic, but spotlessly clean) room to stay in. Sitting down to enjoy home-cooked meals with your host family, you’ll find them keen to share more about their culture.
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Ba Duc Ancient House

Lying along the Mekong Delta in close proximity to the Cai Be floating market and just a twenty-minute walk from Cai Be city center, Ba Duc Ancient House is a harmonious combination of two architectural styles: Vietnamese and French, whose shape is unique to the colonial period. It was first built in the nineteenth century, of wooden boards that bound together and the front consisted of wooden bars that exactly conformed to the Southern Vietnamese traditional houses. Later, it was re-constructed in 1938 on the solid cement-made foundation, surrounded by a 3-hectare precinct full of ornamental plants and fruit trees, making the place the most beautiful one for the owner and guests to take pleasure.
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Catholic Church in Cai Be

The Catholic church at Cai Be in the Mekong is located right on the bank of a lively center of trade with interesting markets part of an archival project. Built in 1929-1932, the Cai Be Catholic Church has the tallest bell tower of the Tien Giang Province, South Vietnam. It is 52m (171 ft) high. The bells weigh 400, 650, 800, 1000 and 2000kg respectively.
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Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be floating market is easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City o a 2-hour drive. This river market is still the principal attraction on a boat tour from Vinh Long, though it has shrunk considerably due to new bridges and roads replacing river transportation of goods. On a leisurely full-day cruise from HCMC, you can experience local life on the Mekong River, gliding along the scenic waterways in a motorboat and hop off to visit a brick kiln factory, cycle around An Binh Island and watch local artisans and craftsmen at work. After a tasty lunch of Vietnamese specialties, board a sampan and paddle through the colorful houseboats of the Cai Be Floating Market.

Best Time to Visit Cai Be

The best time to visit Cai Be floating market, one of the 3 biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta is between October and March when the water levels are high enough for boat markets, sailing trips and to watch the busiest river life. January to March offers the best overall weather throughout Vietnam, although prices can rise dramatically around Tet time, when shops and restaurants also tend to close for a few days.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
30
Feb
31
Mar
32
Apr
33
May
32
Jun
31
Jul
31
Aug
31
Sep
31
Oct
31
Nov
31
Dec
30
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
8
Feb
2
Mar
6
Apr
37
May
153
Jun
186
Jul
187
Aug
186
Sep
222
Oct
244
Nov
131
Dec
41
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
30ºC
8mm

FEB
31ºC
2mm

MAR
32ºC
6mm

APR
33ºC
37mm

MAY
32ºC
153mm

JUN
31ºC
186mm

JUL
31ºC
187mm

AUG
31ºC
186mm

SEP
31ºC
222mm

OCT
31ºC
244mm

NOV
31ºC
131mm

DEC
30ºC
41mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Cai Be, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Vietnam Adventure Tour: Kayaking, Hiking & Cycling

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Mu Cang Chai - Phong Nha National Park - Hue - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City
Cruise Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kratie - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap
Highlights of Vietnam: Amazing Ha Long Bay to Labyrinth Cu Chi Tunnels

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be
Essential Vietnam Tour: Family Fun Filled Vacation in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Hoi An - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Vietnam Family Holiday

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Best of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Hoi An - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Southern Vietnam Beach Break Tour

Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Cai Be - Mui Ne
Classic Vietnam Tour

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Hoi An - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Essential Cambodia and Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

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Cruises in Cai Be

RV AmaDara Cruise
RV AmaDara Cruise is the latest addition to the Ama Waterways fleet, and a rather gorgeous affair, with sleek lines and equally sleek, spacious cabins and suites, all with private balconies. From the moment you step on board the boutique cruise, you will be inspired in our signature world of all-inclusive luxury.
RV Amalotus Cruise
The RV AmaLotus Cruise features large public areas for you to relax and enjoy your journey, including an air-conditioned lounge connected with the Sun Deck and Wellness Centre.
RV Mekong Navigator Cruise
With a design reminiscent of the French Colonial–era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, the all-suite Mekong Navigator features a sophisticated and comfortable ambience.
Bassac Cruise
The Bassac Cruise will take you into the greener areas of the Mekong Delta, overnight on the river and into the middle of the life about the river. They are entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta and according to the local marine traditions, and adapted for discovery cruises, open to outside and offering an immediate contact with the green surrounding of the ship.
Le Cochinchine Cruise
Le Cochinchine Cruise is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine Cruise measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines , one in back up, making Le Cochinchine Cruise a very powerful and safe river vessel.
Mekong Eyes Cruise
Mekong Eyes Cruise's boats combine regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts. Both boat types were built and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta. With our fleet of luxurious river cruisers, Mekong Eyes Explorer, Mekong Eyes Classic, Dragon Eyes I and II and our private boats Gecko Eyes, we offer the perfect holiday vessels to cruise the Mekong in style!
RV Jayavarman Cruise
Received its fame by the legendary God King of ancient Cambodia, King Jayavarman VII, this Luxury Mekong Delta Cruise combines French colonial style with an aura of the Far East. Peacefully meandering along the Mekong, you will feel at once completely at home yet exhilarated by your journey along one of Asia’s most scenic rivers.<br>
RV Mekong Adventurer Cruise
Newly launched and limited to only sixty guests, the RV Mekong Adventurer Cruise sets the benchmark for luxury adventure cruising on the Mekong Delta River. The Mekong Adventurer is uniquely engineered and built to navigate these waters almost without restriction, taking you further than many comparable ships.
RV Mekong Prestige II Cruise
One of the state-of-the art brand new cruisers on the Mekong and operated by a French-Vietnamese joint venture, Mekong Prestige II Cruise is designed with fashionable combination between imposing elegance and regional Khmer accent. The luxury Mekong Delta cruise operates between HCMC and Siem Reap via Cai Be, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh.<br>
RV Jahan Cruise
RV Jahan Cruise is the latest member among the Mekong River Boat Collection and a sibling of the famous Jayavarman. It was launched in 2012 and designed as a luxury Mekong Delta cruise with a boutique style enjoying distinguishing British Indian colonial theme with large balcony staterooms.