With sincere people, a temperate climate, Cai Be is famous to many tourists, becomes a resting and sightseeing destination with the family and friends.
Cai Be is a district with the most extensive fruit orchards in Tien Giang province with outstandingly delicious fruits such as King orange, honey orange, sweet mango, psidium guajava, sweet tangerine fruit, etc. More and more tourists come to Cai Be because the town has a series of communities along the river hidden under the nipa palm rows like a watercolor picture. Cai Be has a rustic beauty harmonizing with gardens and nature.
How to get to Cai Be
Visitors can choose to travel by motorbike or bus depending on their preferences and time allowed. If you want to have a lot of exciting experiences and see the scenery on both sides of the road, you can choose a motorbike as your vehicle. But with the family or a group of travelers, the car is a better choice because it ensures safety and health for the whole team.
Types of tourism in Cai Be
Ecotourism in Cai Be
Cai Be gardens are located along the north bank of Tien river, in Cai Be district, Tien Giang province. Surrounded by many canals, Cai Be seems year-round immerse in the fertile silt of the delta. As a result, this fertile land has created conditions for cultivators to specialize in fruit trees to supply many places in the country and for export.
In recent years, Cai Be is not only the biggest fruit orchards in the Mekong Delta but also a tourist destination for many international visitors. Especially, since My Thuan bridge was opened, Cai Be met new opportunities to develop eco-garden tourism.
Currently, Cai Be district has nearly 15,000 ha of fruit tree gardens with many categories (accounting for more than 1/3 of the fruit trees area of Tien Giang) such as durians, milk durians with thin seeds originating from Cai Mon (Ben Tre), Nam Roi pomelos brought from Binh Minh (Vinh Long), sugar pomelos, logans, King oranges, honey oranges, Hoa Loc sweet mangos, and some kinds of grafted mangoes with unique taste.
Besides, there are many other fruit trees such as sapodilla, guava, apple, tangerine, jackfruit, plum, peach, etc. Compared to the gardens in the Southwest, Cai Be gardens are considered one of the most abundant in class.
Fruits here are available in four seasons, of which each season has different types of products. Hence, tourists coming to Cai Be in any season have a chance to enjoy full of delicious ripe fruits and meet the gentle, naive, sincere, and hospitable people.
An Binh islet
The orchads here attract alot of visitors to explore and enjoy
Located at the top of Minh islet (which is dubbed "the kingdom of fruit"), it is accreted by alluvial soil for fertile conditions, helping cultivate and develop various kinds of the Southwest fruit trees. Therefore, trees and forest ecosystems here grow very green and abundant.
Mr. Hai Cong’s garden
The ecotourism resort of Mr. Hai Cong (the first private garden tourist area in Cai Be) is located in a rather large campus with many kinds of fruit trees, especially the original famous Hoa Loc sweet mangos.
The hundreds-of-year-old ancient ornamental plants, beautiful orchid rows with many varieties and colors, the dining area for visitors, fishing lakes, hammocks for visitors to rest, and warm bedrooms, etc. are harmoniously arranged in the garden. The usages of wood, rattan, bamboo, and leaves here create a picture bearing the characteristics of the countryside garden.
The garden area also serves very nicely Southern dishes such as fried osphronemus goramy fish, boneless snakehead fish with rice paper roll, stewed lemongrass chicken with malabar spinach, duck porridge with water spinach, fish sauce hotpot with water hyacinth, etc. The dishes here are delicious and charming when tasted in a rustic space.
When visiting Cai Be gardens, being immersed in the lifestyle of the people here, visitors will feel relaxed and mingle with nature. The region will leave unforgettable emotions and impressions once visitors set foot here.
Cai Be floating market
As the contiguous place of three provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre, and Vinh Long, being one of the three largest wholesale markets in the Southwest region along with Cai Rang and Nga Bay floating markets, Cai Be floating market is always crowded with products varying from water seafood to home appliances, drinks, etc.
Enjoying a breakfast in Cai Be floating market
In here, if you want to see the crowded scenes of boats and water trading, you should go from early in the morning, before 8:00 am.
To be able to visit a round of this floating market, you can rent a boat to Cai Be floating market from 10 to 15 seats. The price ranges from VND 500,000 to 800,000. Otherwise, you can catch a dinghy for 3-5 people at a lower price from VND 150,000 to 200,000/guest.
Besides, tourists can have many other experiences in My Thuan bridge or Tien Chau pagoda, which show the cultural features of Cai Be people.