A boat tour of the Mekong Delta and floating markets

5:30a and we were out of our hotel lobby and on our way to a 7 hour trip up the Mekong River looking at the floating markets and touring a rice paper maker.  We met two Germans, Chris and Pedro, who were our boating companions for the day and we all enjoyed our time exploring the area. 

The floating markets open before sunrise and is comprised of a cluster of boats selling fruits and vegetables.  They display their inventory at the top of a pole so customers know where to go for what they need. 

After purchasing our breakfast of pineapples, coconuts, and watermelons, we headed to see how rice paper is made. 

The rest of the morning we enjoyed the views in the delta.