Discover Cai Be float market in one day from Ho Minh Chi City

Discover Cai Be float market in one day from Ho Minh Chi City

Travel and discover a lot of stuff in just a day tour from Ho Minh Chi-city to Cai be floating market. It is situated on the Mekong. Having a fully day tour can give you a great overview of Vietnamese life. On the way to Cai Be, you will see green paddy fields stretching like a patchwork towards the horizons. If you are on a private tour, tour guides will pick you up as early most likely 7 in the morning, Tours will bring you to the overlooking of the rice fields to take pictures and make memories, then next a rowing boat will come to fetch you going to “Cai Be Market” you’re going to immerse yourself into the world of flee market. Addition to the tour you’re going to visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. And you have the chance to visit their local garden and enjoy fresh fruits, honey tea and folk songs. Cai Be is one of the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. In Ho Chi Minh city can booking a tour to here Mekong Delta tours 1 day.

Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping. Shoppers get ready the jump and hop in this new and exciting market in town! Discover “Cai Be Floating Market” from a one day tour from Ho Minh Chi city. Enhance your cultural experience to the next level. This river market is still a popular attraction for tourist. During morning is the best day to shop on this floating market and it is a wholesale item which means cheaper. It’s a market that uses different small boats as their stalls or boutiques. So what to discover in this trip? Discover their culture how to they do the trading in their market. You’ll learn the boats identification of what they are selling by hanging sample products on their long pole which make it easier for the buyer to find a boat that sells what you need. You can buy a lot of vegetables and fresh picked fruits, different delicacies that they offer at a low price. The hustle and bustle atmosphere here is different from urban’s voices of people bargaining mixed rowers’ singing and the sound of paddle boats, which make a living of local people lively. People come here to buy large quantities of goods mostly foodstuffs. Yes, it is a normal market but what’s bring it to the next level is it in the water which makes it more unique and exciting. What else can you do in this market? You can try their lunch on different boats which are a little bit sweet because it’s like having a boat dinner but no in a fancy way. Tour will bring you to you back to Ho Minh Chi city around 4 in the afternoon because market already starts to close that’s why it is much better to go early morning so you can get the fresh fruits, fresh meats and different kinds of foods.

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Travelling to Tam Dao for backpackers

Travelling to Tam Dao for backpackers

How to travel to Tam Dao?

Tam Dao is far from Hanoi about 85km (2-hour drive), so it is very convenient to travel to tam Dao. You can go by car, bus or motorbike, taxi.


The most beautiful tourist places around Hanoi

The majority of young people are interested in backpacking to Tam Dao because of short distance and very convenient transportation. From Hanoi, you can get a motorbike at James Hanoi Motorbikes company specializing in motorbike rental Hanoi with a wide range of motorbikes such as manual or semi-automatic motorbikes, you can get one manual motorbike that is very suitable for the road leading Tam Dao, you just follow Pham Hung Street and then, go straight to Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province, turn to Road 28 to continue about 25km to Tam Dao.

For those who prefer going by bus to save money (mostly students), you take bus 58 (route: Long Bien – Me Linh). From Me Linh Plaza, you will take bus 01 to Vinh Phuc Commune, then take bus 07 to Vinh Yen – Tam Dao.
Also, you can take a passenger car from Hanoi to Vinh Yen at My Dinh station. Then, you will take a taxi or motorbike taxi to Tam Dao.

In addition, you might take the train from Hanoi – Lao Cai, get off at Vinh Yen train station. After that, you will take the bus 07 to Tam Dao – Tay Thien, or catch a taxi/ motorcycle taxi to Tam Dao.

Experience for renting the hotel room in Tam Dao

Hotels and motels in Tam Dao are quite plentiful so the prices are suitable for tourists. As experience, the average room rate in Tam Dao is about 300.000/ room/ day and, from 500,000 to 3.000.000 VND/ room/ day for star-class luxury hotel.
The main means of transport in Tam Dao is the taxi, motorbike taxi, rental car or on foot. Before going to any places, you should make a deal on price with driver.

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These attractions in Tam Dao

We call the place Tam Dao because it is formed from three high mountains, including Thien Thi, Thach Ban and Phu Nghia. Tam Dao is famous for scenic spots such as Thac Bac, Xa Huong Lake, Dai Tuyet Bridge, Thang May, Rung Rinh Mountain and so on.

Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple is located at the foot of Thien Thi Mountain. You have to climb 200 stone steps to go to the temple. In this place, you can admire the famous Golden temple of Vietnam.
Thac Bac is a small stream with about 50 meters in length rushing along with the sound of the forest and echoing leaves.

Rung Rinh Peak owns a lot of picturesque trees and hills. You can not only admire a lot of orchids but also hear chirping birdsong and flying butterflies.

A place you cannot miss when traveling to Tam Dao is Heaven Gate. From the hill, you will go straight to the French church and turn left to Heaven Gate. Standing on the Heaven Gate, you can see the whole town fanciful in smog and feel the peaceful atmosphere here.

Tam Dao ancient church built by French architecture, becomes an attractive tourist destination. Standing on the church, you can see the whole natural scenery of Tam Dao.

In addition to the places you can do with your groups, you can go camping in the wide and very clean lawn area in Tam Dao. Especially, Tam Dao has tennis court, football ground and swimming pool.

What to eat in Tam Dao/ Specialties in Tam Dao

In the top of the specialty list in Tam Dao is chayote, a simple but typical dish. Stir fried chayote famous and tasty dish. Moreover, boiled chayote served with sesame salt is familiar in many big and small parties.

Naturally raised chicken is the second famous dish in Tam Dao. It is cooked into many different dishes like stir fried chicken with salt, stewed chicken, stir fried chicken with onion, especially delicious and greasy grilled chicken covered with mud.

You can also enjoy the wild boar cooked into dishes such as baked, steamed, etc. If you go with your group, you can buy a whole pig to cook and enjoy it with your friends. Such an interesting experience!


This is a kind of Tam Dao’s specialty

However, the eating service in Tam Dao is quite expensive so you should bring some kinds of ready-made foods and drinks if you do not want to spend too much money.

Hopefully, with the useful information, you will get some ideas on how to travel to Tam Dao, what to do and what to eat in Tam Dao to save time and money.

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4 must-do things when traveling to South Africa

4 must-do things when traveling to South Africa

In spring from September to November, the scenes of the South Africa will become brighter and vibrant thanks to the colorfully blooming of nearly 4.000 kinds of flowers in the warm weather of 17 – 27oC, attracting millions of tourists to travel to this country for their holidays. Let’s discover what makes the “country of rainbow” so gorgeous and charming.

If visitors take the tour from Johanesburg – Pretoria – Sun City – Cape Town, they can have great trip to experience 4 most attractive things in the “country of rainbow” when sightseeing the wonder Table Mountain, explore Cape of Good Hope, touch South African diamond, feel the purple shade of Jacaranda flowers and behold the “big five” of the wild nature.

Sightsee the wonder Table Mountain and explore Cape of Good Hope

It is commonly believed that if traveling to the South Africa without visiting Table Mountain means that you never arrive in this country. Simply, if Mount Phou Si is the symbol of Japan, the symbol of South Africa is Table Mountain.


The mountain located in Cape Town which is “the world’s most beautiful port”. It is one of world’s 7 new wonders. Through 6 million years, the mountain has had the height of 1.086 above the sea level and width of 3km. It is unique with the flat mountain top as its name. Previously, to reach the top of Table Mountain, it took tourists 4 hours to climb but the time is now saved much thanks to the 360o rotating suspension cable system enabling you to see the whole of the most attractive city around the world. If you like, you can walk to the mountain top for sightseeing the landscape. Moreover, tourists are allured by not only the unique beauty but also the biodiversity system with the arrays of primitive plants living in the ravines and over found 2.200 plant bushes and wild animals such as porcupines, civets, snakes, turtles, deer, etc.


One more thing you cannot forget to Cape Town is Cape of Good Hope where two famous restaurants Batorluomei Bird Diast and Da Gama greatly discovered the road to Asian Ocean though Cape of Good Hope in 15th century. Conquering the end point of the Africa for the interference of 2 great oceans in the world may be an unforgettable experience to anyone in life.

Touch the diamond in the South Africa


South Africa is known as the kingdom of diamonds because it is one of the countries treasuring a number of diamond mines with special quality in the world. In particular, the world’s largest diamond Cullian weighing 3,106 carats was extracted into nine pieces. In which, many mounted on the crown the Queen of England were also found in the diamond mine in the northwestern South Africa in 1905. Taking the tour to the South Africa, visitors will have the opportunity to touch and feel overwhelmed by the richness and splendor of the most valuable gemstones on the planet, in Johannesburg-based De Beers – the world’s biggest diamond manufacturer.

Feel the purple shade of Jacaranda flower


It is estimated there are about 70,000 Jacaranda trees planted throughout the parks, streets and gardens in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. In the spring, around 9th to 11st of May every year, the city with the European architecture style will coat the romantic purple of Jacaranda flowers pervading the perfume into the air. This is a wonderful opportunity for tourists all over the world to sightsee and admire. The streets where the flowers bloom purple all over become an ideal place for couples.

Of equal attractiveness are the ancient architecture works and the national cultural heritage in Pretoria such as the former city council, town hall, Church Square central square, etc…

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Behold “big five” of the wild world

Coming to South Africa, you will notice the “big five” of the world of wild animals including leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo, but before the tour, we still see on TV or countless photographs and online videos. The interesting place to experience this is probably not anywhere else but Pilanesberg National Park, which is the fourth largest of South Africa and also attracts the biggest number of tourists because it is only about 1.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Apart from the big 5, you can see more than 7,000 species of mammals, 300 species of birds in the Pilanesberg Park by your eyes.

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2-day backpacking from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – Ha Long

2-day backpacking from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – Ha Long

Only trip for 2 days 1 night, you can discover two tourist sites in the north of Vietnam, which are Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay. We are an experienced travel consultant will help you schedule departing from Hanoi, here you get to receive detailed explanations and informative advice at our office located in the Old Quarter and on behalf of Hanoi local tour operator, we will be your reliable companion, just follow this itinerary below:

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh

7am: Departure from the Southern Station in Hanoi (Giap Bat station) on the road to Ninh Binh. Every 30 minutes, there will be a passenger car to Ninh Binh, from 6am to 6pm every day. The current price is about 60,000 – VND100,000/ ticket. Currently, because Cau Gie highway was put into the operation, the time from Hanoi to Ninh Binh is only about 50-60 minutes.


Harvest season Ninh Binh

8am: you are present in Ninh Binh District and have breakfast with specialty which is the eel vermicelli soup on Tran Hung Dao, or at 86 Vo Thi Sau Street, opposite the youth park. After breakfast, you will catch a car to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which is far from the district about 15 km. If you go with your group, you can take a taxi. Otherwise, you can go there by bus or taxi.

9am: You arrive in Bai Dinh Pagoda and enjoy the breathtaking scenery

12pm: You will have lunch at many restaurants nearby to enjoy the plenty of specialties such as mountain goats in Ninh Binh, wild chicken, “cơm cháy” (literally “scorched rice”) and Vietnamese traditional foods with affordable price.


Bai Dinh pagoda

2:30pm: You will be at Trang An tourist site, which is in the opposite direction with your departing point in Ninh Binh with the distance of about 5km. Then, you will buy entrance and ferry tickets: VND100.000/ person. You should avoid going to Trang An in the peak season so not to suffer from the crowds, queues and chaotic.

5.30pm: You will finish the visit and catch the car from the Bai Dinh to Ninh Binh town. There are two choices: You will either have dinner and stay overnight in Ninh Binh hotel and the next day, you can take one day trip from Hanoi to Hoa Lu Tam Coc by organized tour or have dinner and then go back to Hanoi to stay at the hotel. It is up to you as your preference.

Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long

6am: You will depart to Ha Long – World Natural Heritage, 170 km from Hanoi, with 3 to 4 hours by car. If you are backpacker, you can catch a bus, at Kim Ma station on Nguyen Thai Hoc in Hanoi. Regularly every 15 minutes, there will be one flight. You can also depart from Luong Yen station or Gia Lam station and stop at Bai Chay. To save time, you have breakfast before departure or while moving on the road. Ticket price ranges from 90,000 to 120,000 VND
(For those who stay in Ninh Binh, you can catch the passenger car to Giap Bat station and then the car to Quang Ninh. You should remember to get off at the Bai Chay).


Ha Long Bay – natural wonder of the world

10pm: You will be at Bai Chay station. From the station to the Bai Chay tourist cruise port, you can take the taxi motorbike about 30.000/ person, bus of approximately 5.000 – 10.000 VND/ person. You should take a taxi if the group is more than 3 people.

Every day, Bai Chay tourist cruise port organizes the visit to Thien Cung Cave – Dau Go through Cho Da Islet, Dinh Huong and Trong Mai (Kissing Rocks Islet) with 04 hour journey and the fare of 100.000/ passenger; at fixed time: 8am and 12.30pm. (As a rule, in addition to the train ticket, you have to buy visit tickets as a form of contribution of tourists to Ha Long Bay conservation). You should go directly to the official ticket office of the tourist site, not the purchase of the ticket brokers.

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Sung Sot Cave, Ha Long Bay

Note: You can change the journey into Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi – Ninh Binh. Thus you can experience through one of the preferred choices of tourists, which is staying overnight on the cruise available at Ha Long Bay to enjoy the fresh air and the freshness of the sea. The lowest price is from 2.028.000VND / night. However, the service price is quite expensive and often applied for 2 days 1 night, with lots of recreational activities such as squid fishing, kayaking, hiking, visiting caves, etc. So if you have time and money, you should choose overnight on cruise.

Some overnight cruises on Ha Long Bay are:
– Syrena Cruise
– Emeraude Classic Cruises

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