1 day in Mekong delta: Hochiminh city – My Tho (Ben Tre) – Hochiminh city

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Tour code:  LVDY3 – VNDT – KT – MKD01 – Ben Tre
Duration: 1 day
Meals:  01 Lunch (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
Service:  Private tour

Seat in coach: from 35$/ person

Mekong Delta is well-known as the biggest rice-growing region in the South of Viet Nam.  Other products of the delta include coconut, sugar cane, fruit, and fish. The main towns of the delta are My Tho,  Vinh Long,  Can Tho, and Chau Doc.  My Tho is the first stop when you go from Ho  Chi Minh city to the delta. Here tourists can take Sampan along the waterways, visit tropical fruit orchards and enjoy the local delicacy, Elephant’s Ear Fish. Then you will come Vinh Long. It is the island in the Mekong River.  Coming there you have a chance to take part in floating markets in which all kinds of products are traded from boats. To make shopping easier, the boats suspend a sample of what they sell from the top of a long pole. Besides, you can visit small riverside workshops including blacksmiths, rice huskers, thatchers and coffin makers. Contemplating local orchards, flower markets, and fish farms are other interesting activities when you come Mekong delta…

Highlights:

  • Private car/van- private boat.
  • Dragon island, Phoenix island, Unicorn, Turtle Islands
  • The traditional lifestyle of Mekong delta people
  • Tropical fruits garden + bee farm + coconut candy workshop and canal.
  • Motorboat and rowing boats.
  • Snake Farm

8h00: Private car/ Van + English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel and travel to My Tho (Ben Tre)

Board a private wooden motorboat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks. You will see an interesting fishermen’s port, stilt houses.

From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea and then, walking around quiet villages and watch rural people going to work.

After that, We get on small rowboats. During this 15 minutes trip, you’ll witness all kinds of interesting transportation modes that Mekong Delta people use to move around while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery.  Away from the city, that is it all about!

When you feel it’s enough for the serenity, let’s get back to the large motor boat for something different. You’ll pass through a canal whose 2 long sides are orchards and. Then, we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away.  Enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of  “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.

Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. Take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.

You will return Saigon by Private car/van at 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm.

Lavanda wishes you a pleasant excursion!

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