Ben Tre in Depth - Full Day
Today’s tour starts at 08:00 with a pick up from your hotel in the city centre. Leave the busy streets and modern buildings of Ho Chi Minh City behind on this Ben Tre day trip. Drive 2-hour south of the city to this land of coconut in Mekong Delta.
On arrival in Ben Tre Province, board a local boat for a first glimpse of life inside the Mekong Delta’s maze of waterways, fertile green terrain and its family-run cottage industries such as coconut candy making. You can see many local women spending their days boiling cauldrons of the sticky coconut goo before rolling it out and slicing sections into squares. The hand-rowed sampan journey under the shadow of the water coconut trees is always a not to be missed part. The riverside promenade and the narrow lanes on both sides of the river are ideal for two-wheeled exploration if you are cycling lover. (The second option to be request in advance & upon availability: hop on a Lambro motor-tricycle which was once the iconic vehicle and main means of transportation in Southern Vietnam dating back 1960s).
After lunch at a riverside restaurant with Mekong Delta specialties, cruise passing bridge toward the pier for a drive back to Ho Chi Minh. (L)
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