Tour route & transport: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) – HCM by Private Vehicle
Tour code & style: VD 04 – Private Sighseeing Tour
My Tho is 86kms away from Ho Chi Minh City and one of the attractive destinations not to be missed. The major economy of My Tho is from agriculture. Coconut trees occupy most of its land, thus it dominates the My Tho’s scenery.
There will be activities such as taking a boat ride on Tien River, overlooking the floating houses along the river, sitting on a horse-cart and taking part in learning how to make the coconut candies as well as participating in a small rowing boat in a canal… Cruising on Mekong River – a great way to see MeKong residence’s life.
Getting started at 8:00 AM from your hotel, then a drive about 70kms out of Ho Chi Minh City to see Mekong Delta life around My Tho.
Upon arrival Ben Tre, drift down the busy branches of the Mekong and into its peaceful canals. We visit a brick kiln and a coconut shell husking workshop. See the daily life of farmers and try the hard work taking shell of the coconut that is unique to the region.
More boat cruise inner the natural waterways, we visit a coconut-candy workshop, a main product that made Ben Tre famous then visit a local market and farmer workshop making sleeping mats, an old tradition hand weaving sedge mat or rush mat.
And now, the Mekong adventure is on, see what life is really like for locals by explore this quiet island by bicycle or more relaxing way by hop on a Lambretta Triporteur an old 1960 traditional tricycle in south Vietnam which will be winding around the coconut palms, bitter melon or cucumber farms.
13.00: we break for lunch at a farmer house and relax.
In the afternoon, we walk a bit more of coconut farms and fruit orchards of this village then enjoy the local hand – rowing sampan slowly cruise under the canopy of water coconut palms along the canals. Our boat picks us again and cruise back to the boat landing in Ben Tre town. Head back to Ho Chi Minh City.
17.00: We arrive Ho Chi Minh city and drop you at your hotel.
Private air-conditioned vehicle, tour guide, boat, lunch, horse cart, traditional music show, fruit, honey tea, drinking water & wet tissue.
Tips and beverage, personal expense, insurance, other services not mentioned above.
From 85$/ per person for a group of 2
What to bring:
Camera, sun glasses, umbrella, sun cream and happy smile along with you!