Culture & Relaxation

Cooking Classes in the Mekong River Delta3 Days, 2 Nights

Floating Markets, Boat Trips, Culture, Relaxation and Food in Vietnam

Relax, Go with the Flow in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

This as much about relaxation, taking your time to aborb the sights of locals life on the river as it is learning a few new cooking skills. Enjoy life in the slow lane for a few days as you visit markets, cycle around and visit islands in the river delta. 


Tour Itinerary & Map (below)


It starts with hotel pick up at about 8:00 am as you depart from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) of course, otherwise known as Saigon and drive by private car to to Cai Be: Drive approximately 120km by private air conditioned car. About 2 hours later you'll be greeted at Cai Be tourist dock (bến thuyền Du Lịch Long & Du Lịch Cái Bè) and take a boat trip to the bustling floating market where you will visit handicraft villages on the island. This is on your way to the relaxing Mekong Lodge. 
Transfer to Mekong Lodge and Check-in to the bungalows. After check in, lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day-menu. Its time to relax, enjoy the food. There's time to walk around and visit the homes on the island and see factories where they handmake candy out of cocunut and other local natural ingredients in the handicraft oriented near by village.
In the evening back at the Mekong Lodge its soon to be dinner time and its your night to join your cooking class in the restaurant. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and enjoy dinner. The Riverside Bar is open until mid-night


Wake up and and enjoy a nice liesurely reakfast in the restuarant at Mekong Lodge. Today you have a full day walking or cycling tour on the island and also a tour on Tan Phong Island. Go to one of the orchards, taste local fruits, pick mangos, rambutan, longan. Its a relaxing day meant to give you time to explore the local island life. 
In the late afternoon, its time for a class about food artistry and decorations. Dinner is later served in the Lodge and you can enjoy your evening in the restaurant or around the lodge. Again the Riverside Bar is open until mid-night. 


You will have the full morning to relax in Mekong Lodge before your boat transfer to Cai Be wharf and your private transport back to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) during the mid afternoon. 

Good to Know

Getting in and out of Southern Vietnam

The majority of nationalities require a month-long tourist visa to enter Vietnam. Visas should be obtained prior to your arrival in the country, although they can be extended once you arrive.

You can buy your Vietnam Visa online at  Just choose your country of residence and passport and away you go!

By Air

Vietnam’s largest international airport, Tan Son Nhat, is situated a convenient eight-mile hop from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Ton Son Nhat connects straight to Australia, Europe and many other Asian countries including Bangkok and Singapore.


Both of Vietnam’s cross-border rail entry points are situated on the northern border with China, so visitors that do enter the country via train face a 35-hour journey after they board the Reunification Express in the northern capital city of Hanoi. While the prospect of a 35-hour journey may sound daunting to some, a ride along Reunification line provides a unique opportunity for visitors to absorb some of Vietnam’s stunning scenery. Saigon Train Station (Gah Sài Gòn) is located in the northwest of the city center.

By Bus

The majority of visitors that enter Southern Vietnam by bus do so via the Cambodia border crossing at Moc Bai (Bavet on the Cambodia side). There are multiple bus companies that run this fast and affordable services avery day. Southern Vietnam is also served by the Xa Xia/ Prek Chank border with Cambodia, with buses running between Vietnam’s Ha Tien and Cambodian cities like Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville.  Buses are often an economical way for travelers to cross borders between Cambodia and Vietnam, but it is still essential to gain a visa before you arrive at the Vietnamese border.

Terms & Conditions

Booking the Tour:

  • Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • Suggest booking a minimum of 3 weeks in advance during high season (October 1 to April 30) 
  • Allow 24 hours for to confirm your booking after you submit your request to us
  • Pricing in USD,  per person
  • Discounts offered for bookings with 3, 4, 5 or 6 guests

Payment Terms:

  • We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
  • TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data from credit card processing companies
  • Prepayment in full once your reservation has been confirmed by
  • Full and final payment must be paid 21 days prior to departure or the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited. 
  • A booking voucher & invoice will be emailed to you immediately upon confirmation of your reservation. 
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Single Supplement Fee:

The single supplement fee is the additional amount that a single traveler pays over and above the price per person for groups of 2 or more. This being a private tour makes it very expensive for one person. Please ask us for a quote if you would like to travel solo.


We strongly recommend that you buy your own personal trip cancellation insurance for your own protection. You should also buy insurance coverage appropriate for medical, travel coverage and  personal liability which should include travel repatriation. The tour operator or tour agent cannot be held responsible for personal loss or injury where customers choose not to secure such insurance coverage

Cancellation and Refund:

The cancellation fee depends on the day of our written receipt of your cancellation. Email is best  Phone calls will not be accepted.

• 21 to 30 days before arrival date - refund less 10% of tour price

• 14 to 20 days before arrival date - refund less 20% of tour price

•  6 to 13 days before arrival date or on arrival - refund less 30% of tour price

•  5 days or less and no shows  - forfeit 100% of tour price    

Changes to Tour:

The tour operator or tour guide may have to make changes to the services or the itineray as a result of such variables as weather conditions, political situations, road conditions and other unforseen circumstances.

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