Welcome to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to the city hotel.
There is no service included. You can explore the city on your own.
At 8:00 AM we pick you up at your hotel, then we have about 2 hours transfer to My Tho, the first town on the main branch of the Mekong. On arrival, we drive to Rach Mieu suspension bridge with its panorama view of the Mekong surrounds 4 islands here. Continue to Ben Tre, we get on board for one hour cruise on Ben Tre river, a tributary of Ham Luong – the 4th branch of the Mekong river. Sit back and relax on board, drift down the busy branch of the Ham Luong and into the peaceful canal.
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. As our boat cruise inner the natural waterways, we visit a coconut-candy workshop, a main product that made Ben Tre famous. We disembark at a local market of Nhon Thanh commune and start our walk 500m on village road, explore the market products. We visit a farmer workshop making sleeping mats, an old tradition hand weaving sedge mat or mat.
Then, the Mekong e is on, see what life is really like for locals by exploring this quiet island by bicycle or more relaxing way by hop on a “Lambretta triporteur” an old 1960 traditional tricycle in South Vietnam. This Lambretta adventure is winding around the coconut palms, bitter melon or cucumber farms to a farmer house that we break for lunch and relax.In the afternoon, we explore a bit more of coconut farms and fruit orchards of this village on foot. It’s about 700 m promenade through the village, and the villagers welcome us on their wooden sampan for a paddling on small waterway. This 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.Then we drive back to Saigon. Time permitting, we stop in Ben Luc for a short walk to the rice field, see the process of planting rice and harvest the crop. Our tour ended in HCM City around 5:00 PM.
You can rest of the day in hotel, or explore the city at your own pace.
Check out from hotel and get transferred to the airport for your journey to back home. Return home and share wonderful memories with your family and friends.
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