Known as Vietnam’s "rice bowl", the rich soil of the Mekong Delta supports bountiful orchards and fields producing rice, coconuts, sugar cane and all manner of exotic fruits. This tour takes you deep into our beautiful country, immersing you in our rich culture and elegant landscapes.
Tour guide and driver welcome you at your hotel for your transfer to Ben Tre, a beautiful region in the Mekong Delta River, famous for making coconut candy. Arrive at Hung Vuong pier, take a boat trip on the Ben Tre River to discover the daily local life. Stop to visit the brick kiln of Mr Tu Lo and discover the craft methods of making bricks. Continue your boat trip on a canal to Nhon Thanh Village. This will be an opportunity to taste the fresh fruits. Take a bike ride (or Tuk tuk) on a small path through the villages and enjoy views of the coconut ranges, rice fields and vegetable gardens.
A lunch of elephant ear fish is served in the village. A short walk helps you to discover the local life in depth. This is followed by a boat ride on the small canal shaded by the wild palm trees. For those who wish to ride a bike, you can go to Mr Sau Khanh’s house to admire his collection of ancient objects. Then, continue riding through the rice fields and meet the locals.
Transfer back to the village where you will spend a night in a homestay. Later this afternoon, you can join in preparing dinner with the host. Have dinner and stay overnight in Ben Tre.
After breakfast, transfer to Cho Lach and Tra Vinh with a stop to visit a Bonsai garden on the way. Cross the Mekong River by ferry. Arrive at Khmer people's Cau Ke village, which belongs to Tra Vinh province, check into the homestay.
Lunch is served at the homestay. After that enjoy a bike ride through Ba Mi village. Visit the surrounding area and meet the local farmers who work on the garden (vegetable or fruit garden). This is the opportunity to witness the local life and the hospitality of the people in this region. Continue to visit the cathedral and Ba Mi School (closed during the summer holiday). End your bike ride with a visit to Khmer pagoda before returning to the homestay for refreshments.
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Suonsia homestay. (Note: there are motorbikes for those who cannot ride bike)
Start the day with a bike ride through the nursery fields. Continue to visit some Khmer villages including Canh Dai, Tra Khao, Giong Lon... Then depart by car to Huynh Ky'sfamily house, dated back to the beginning of the 20th century, which has preserved a mixture of oriental & western architecture.
Transfer to Long Xuyen via Sa Dec where we visit Kien An Cung pagoda, then visit Huynh Thuy Le's house from the novel by Marguerite Duras “ L’Amant – the Lover”, Discover the local market in Sa Dec which is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish. Continue to Long Xuyen, visit Cao Dai temple and a crocodile farm on route. Stay overnight in Long Xuyen.
In the morning, transfer to the floating market and floating village in Long Xuyen which are animated and authentic on a small tributary of the Mekong River. Discover the daily activities of people living by the river. Enjoy a boat trip to Cu Lao Ong Ho where there is a small museum about our famous president Ton Duc Thang. Take a bike ride on the island and enjoy the beauty of the peaceful landscapes.
Take the road back to Saigon and check in your hotel in late afternoon.