Mekong Delta Full Day Trip – My Tho & Ben Tre – Private Tour
The tour guide will welcome you at your hotel or our office before heading to My Tho city by car or van. Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one-and-a-half-hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river.
The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from coconuts.
Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village, or perhaps going for a short bike ride. Travel back to Saigon and end of the tour.
- Depart Ho Chi Minh City by private, air-conditioned vehicle.
- Pickup & Drop Off at your hotel.
- Island tour: Unicorn island.
- Traditional Vietnamese lifestyle.
- Tropical fruits garden + bee farm + coconut candy workshop and canal.
- Folk music – motor and rowing boats.
TOUR INCLUDES :
- Air-conditioned private car or van
- Pick up & Drop off at the hotel
- English speaking tour guide
- Mineral water, Entrance fee
- Honey tea, tropical fruits, coconut candy
- Boat rides
- Traditional music performance
TOUR EXCLUDES :
- Tip ( not mandatory)
- Travel Insurance
- Child under 04 years old: FOC
- Under 12 years old: 75% of adults fare
Thing To Carry
- Personal medicine
- Sun-hat, sunglasses
- Insect repellent cream
- Rain-coat in case of the rainy reason
- Camera (optional)
8.00 am – We will pickup at your hotel to start the Mekong Delta Day Tours Vietnam (My Tho – Ben Tre) – Island Tour.
9:30 am – 10.00 am, We will arrive in My Tho. Embark on a made of timber motor boat (20 minutes) to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through unpolished creeks, enchanting fisherman’s port, and stilt houses (half on land, half on water).
From there, we’ll continue to take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a charming cup of unsophisticated honey tea. After that, we walk around peaceful villages and watch the life of rustic people in the Mekong Delta.
Moreover, you enjoy the fresh atmosphere and get things small and personal from this journey now. We are divided into many groups and get on small row boats. With this 15 minutes trip, you’ll see all kinds of interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and the wonderful water coconut tree landscape. Get away from the city, that is it all about!
After you enjoy its serenity, let’s get back to the large motor boat for something different. You’ll explore some orchards along 2 long sides of a canal. Then we cruise to a village where the sweat smells like coconut candies are in the air. To satisfy your curiosity, we’ll get to a village that has many small shops that make coconut candy and hand-made items from coconut trees in the Mekong Delta. You might learn that those people can wonderfully make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. It is actually attached to the villagers’ daily life.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let’s go back to the restaurant for that.
One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a seasonable fruits garden where you can enjoy many different types of tasty tropical fruits while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
We end our sightseeing trip. On the way back to Saigon by bus/car, we’ll have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs (if time permits).
As Mekong Delta 1 Day Tours Vietnam (My Tho – Ben Tre) ends, We will drop you off at the hotel around 4:30 pm