Boat trip along the nature canals in Ben Tre

1-Day Real Mekong Private Tour

Product ID: 56972

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Key Details
8 hours
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English, French

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Your hotel in Saigon

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong river
  • Enjoy the local feeling during a bike or rickshaw tour
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties
Take a tour to Ben Tre, an natural land of coconut in the Mekong Delta. Here you will get an insight into the locals’ daily routines and activities as well as a good chance to understand more about some of traditional jobs.
What to Expect
You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and taken on a two hours drive to Ben Tre. On arrival at Hung Vuong pier you board a boat that 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 brick-kiln where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop where you can see how's skillfully and quickly of the peeling coconut-shell worker. And you will know about the different uses of each part in a coconut. Then walking around a village and have a short stop at a local house where you can see people weaving mat by a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself!

You will then ride a bike or hop onto a motorized rickshaw for a 15 km fun ride through the quiet and beautiful country road to Mr Khanh’s house where you can contemplate a antiques pottery collection as well as feel the enthusiasm and hospitality of the people here. Then get back on your bike or your motorized rickshaw to continue your journey to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch with local specialties as elephant-ear fish, river-shrimp and some kind of iced soft-drink or beers.

After lunch, it’s time to relaxing on a rowing boat along the natural canals return to big boat and cruise back to Hung Vuong Pier. A last stop of your tour today is Vinh Trang Pagoda before driving back to Saigon. 
What's Included
  • Transport by modern vehicle (7 seats car or 15 seats van)
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Boat trip
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary including entrance fees
  • Student bikes or motorized rickshaw
  • Fresh tropical fruits
  • Bottled water
What's Not Included
  • Soft drinks & Beer
  • Tipping
Know Before You Go
• Shorts, T-shirts, sandal or walking-shoes are recommended for dress code
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

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Product ID: 56972