Ben Tre – Ba Lai Legend River Full day

Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Ba Lai River - Mekong Delta
9.5 Excellent Based on 4 reviews


The image of Mekong Delta of Vietnam is described as a "water world" with endless rivers and canals and luxuriant fruit orchards. Away from the noisy and bustling city, down to the South to enjoy fresh air, you will find a soothing and refreshing after a stressful work week. Enjoy a full day tour in Ben Tre to experience the daily life of the people at riverside and see how local fishermen fish on the Ba Lai River.

1 day
Private tour
Departure: Daily Departure from Ho Chi Minh City (Dist. 1)
Daily Departure from Ho Chi Minh City (Dist. 1)
Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure, Off the beaten track
Suitable: Family with children, Active traveler


  • Visit local factories and see how they make rice paper cakes, coconut candies, bricks
  • Have a sightseeing at local people’s daily activities, see how local fishermen fish on the Ba Lai river
  • Take the motor-cart ride on the village roads through the green coconut forest and cocoa gardens to visit the fruit orchards.


Full day: Ben Tre – Ba Lai Legend River
8:00 Pick up at hotel in Saigon and depart for Ben Tre.

Visit some local workshops. First is a rice paper cake workshop and see how they were made by hand, then a brick kiln. Next, take a boat on Ben Tre river to visit the coconut candy workshop. Here, see manufacturing process of making coconut candies - specialty of this coconut land. Friendly locals will invite you to try some delicious coconut candies. Continue cruising on the river for relaxtension, see daily activities by the riverside to see how local people’s fishing on the Ba Lai river.

Stop to enjoy the lunch with featured dishes of delta region at the garden of Mr. 10 Ưa (Thuy Uyen restaurant).

In the afternoon, take a ride on local vehicle called "xe loi" (motor-cart) on the village roads through the green coconut forest and cocoa garden to visit grapefruit and coconut gardens. Spend time in the gardens, pick up and enjoy fresh coconut water. Take crowing-boat along meandering canal under the shade of palm trees on the shore. Continue to visit a milpa and feel the daily life of the people. You can try hands on picking grass, fertilizing with the local farmers. On the way you can take a rest at local home to see the local people makes sugar cane juice – you can do it yourself.

Around 17:00, the bus driver picks you up to go back to Ho Chi Minh City. Drop off at hotel. End of tour.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Accommodation: NA
Activities: Start from Ho Chi Minh City, depart for Ben Tre.

Visit local factories and see how they make rice paper cakes, coconut candies, bricks.

Take a rowing boat ride along meandering canal and have a sightseeing at local people’s daily activities, see how local fishermen fish on the Ba Lai river. Take the motor-cart ride on the village roads through the green coconut forest and cocoa gardens to visit the fruit orchards.

End of tour, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre: 90 km (1 hour drive).

  • "Xe Loi"
  • Fishermen
Full day: Biking tour
Morning To pick up at Huu Dinh Market – Chau Thanh district Ben Tre province. To walk

in the milpa and feel the daily life of the people in coconut origin where you can weed,fertilize and harvest with the local peoples. Biking on the village-paths have a sightseeing of local people’s daily activities, peacefulness and scapes in Ben Tre’s countryside. Take a rest at local home to see the local people makes sugar cane juice–The Tourist can do it theirself. Biking to visit the coconut handicrafts workshop to make house by coconut trunk. Continue biking on the village to the paddle pier and take crowing boat along palm creek that you feel the daily activities of the people at riverside. Stop to visit the Thanh Thuy coconut’s gardens where you can pick up and enjoy coconut water and tropical fruits. To cycle on the village road with the vast garden of coconuts and coca. Have lunch with featured dishes of Mekong River region at the gardent of Mr.10 Ưa (Thuy Uyen restaurant).

Afternoon: Walk into the boat station. Take boat trip along Ba Lai legend river with the coconut’s stretches to see how local people fishing on the river. Stop to visit the coconut coir manufacturing facility. Continue cruising on Ba Lai river for relax tension. Have a sightseeing at local people’s daily activities on the river and feeling the daily life of the people at riverside. To see the coconut processing workshops located along river. End tour. The bus pick up to visit the Ben Tre coconut candy workshop-specialty of native coconut where you can enjoy the delicious coconut candies. To go back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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1 Lunch




Accommodation: NA (1 night)

Price Includes

  • Transfer round trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Boat trip on Ben Tre River
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days prior: 10% of total rates.
  • From 4 to 7 days prior: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 3 days prior: 100% of total rates.
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.

Children Policy

  • Child under 3 years old: F.O.C (limiting to one child per booking only).
  • Child 3 - 10 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Child from the age of 11 must be pay full rate.

Customer Reviews



Based on 4 reviews

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  • Mature couples 4
  • Solo travellers 0
  • Family with children 0
  • Groups of friends 0
  • Young couples 0

Mr.Charles Dorbandt

United States

9 February, 2017



Ms.Teo Lee Nah

Singapore , Singapore

5 February, 2017

It was a worthwhile all-day trip to Ben Tre province. We enjoyed sampan cruising and boat rides on the Mekong Delta. While experiencing the peaceful landscapes in the country side in our tuktuk rides, we made several stops at 3 local homes - had freshly made sugar cane juice in the first, were served… More


Ms.Teo Lee Nah

Singapore , Singapore

2 February, 2017

Highlight of our holiday trip!! Thanks to the thoughtful arrangements by our guide, Mr Long, we have had a great and enjoyable time at Ben Tre. Would definitely recommend to friends!!


Ms.Clare Harvey

Melbourne, Australia

24 October, 2016

We particularly liked the variety of day tours, they really packed a lot into the day, especially the last tour to the Mekong Delta ( this is the part in our itinerary that you changed - so interesting having a variety of transport, cars, motorbike transporter, 2 boat trips, an excellent lunch in a… More

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