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.
Accommodation: Accommodation: NA
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"