MEKONG DELTA TOUR – LEISURELY BEN TRE ISLETS

Code
DTSG10
Tour route
Hochiminh City - Ben Tre Islets
Duration
8 HOURS
Start/End
8 AM / 5 PM
Tour type
Day Trips

Bến Tre 2

This Vietnam day tour ventures off-the beaten-path to ‘The Island of Coconuts’ which is suitable for those who want a non-touristic and quite peaceful place. The verdant terrain of Ben Tre Island is teeming with fruit orchards, waterways, rustic villages and rolling rice fields. Situated close to Ho Chi Minh City this tour is a leisurely excursion –take a boat trip up the Mekong passing river craft and local cottage industries on route, before weaving along lovely country lanes by bicycle passing through coconut groves and villages.

About 75 km far from the downtown of Saigon, Ben Tre is the metropolis of Ben Tre province where has many orchards and immense rice fields… This tour will bring your strange feeling about the daily life style of local people as well as the marvelous nature in the Mekong Delta!
Transfer to Ben Tre Town. Take a boat on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing worshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits and tea. Take a motor cart or cycling under tree shades, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out tropical culture from peasants. Lunch at “Green Coconut” riverside or at Hai Ho’s house. Afternoon – take rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat back to Pier. Come back HCMC.

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