River locked Ben Tre Province has some of the Mekong’s most stunning scenery. Experience the true life of the delta region as you visit its fruit orchards, coconut groves and hundreds of small islands. Spending a day away from the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, you are sure to delight in the change of pace and unique lifestyle of the Delta’s residents.
In the morning, we leave the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City for the area referred locally as “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.On arrival, we get on our boat, which shall start off by driving us along Dragon Island, a fishing village, contemplating the Mekong river’s fabulous beauty before going along the palm tree –lined canal to visit bee farms and a typical house made of coconut … where we are welcomed with honey tea and taste local confectionery.
After the boat trip, we’ll take horse-driven cart along country roads to other local houses to interact the local life in Bentre province. Here we can enjoy a variety of tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists.
Finally, we will have a short rowing boat ride to our main boat, which in turn will take us to local cottage industries where we can try coconut candies, and taste some kinds of famous wine in Mekong.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon return by boat to Mytho for a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City.
What to take
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes.
Pick up time: 8.00 – 8.30AM at your hotel (please check if your hotel is not in the centre of HCMC) OR 8.00 – 8.30 at TIC – 113c Bui Vien St.
Air-conditioned transportation by vehicle
English speaking guide
Sight-seeing and all Entrance fees
Local boat trips