08.00 Depart to Ben Tre Province. Arrive and embark our boat cruise along Tien river to orchard garden on the island. The boat will cruise along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including a brickworks, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; and a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom - you can even have a go at weaving yourself!
The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, before boarding your xeloi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and travelling into the forest where you can visit fruit orchards before stopping at a riverside restaurant for cooking class and enjoy a delicious and filling lunch (personal payment), featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with some cold drinks or beers. It's time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow cannals. Take boat back to pier.
You will reach Ho Chi Minh city around 5:00pm
Good to know
- A Traditional Vietnamese Lunch (5 Main Dishes and 1 Dessert)
- AC mini-van
- Boat Trip
- Bottled Water
- Free Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off (District 1 and District 3 - some exclusion apply)
- Great English-Speaking Local Tour Guide
- Personal fee
- Tip for tour guide