Verdant terrain of non-touristy Ben Tre Island is teeming with fruit orchards, waterways, rustic villages and rolling rice fields. Situated close to Ho Chi Minh City this leisurely excursion is one of the best Mekong delta tours – take a boat trip up the Mekong passing river craft and local cottage industries on route, before weaving along lovely country lanes by motor cart passing through coconut groves and villages.
Cost USD per person
Children 6-11 years
Children 3-5 years
Children under 3
Free of charge
Fresh tropical fruits
Professional English-speaking guide
2 bottles of mineral water per person
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
What’s Not Included
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
International and domestic Flights
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
At 08:00 am depart from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City for Mekong delta day tour in the area referred locally as ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam’ to discover Mekong Delta local life. After two hours for driving we will reach Ben Tre City, then take the boat to contemplate Mekong River.
Stop over at brick-kilns to see hand making bricks process will be the first highlight of this Mekong delta day trip. With large of clay resources around Mekong Delta and full of natural fuel such as rice husk, char coal and mud coal, local people have fulfilled demand of bricks in constructions.
Slowly keep boating to green and quite canal to enjoy peaceful atmosphere of countryside in Mekong Delta – Great frame to photograph of local daily activities on the land and water: coconut produce’s process, fishing, and farming.
Stop over to try and see how to make coconut candy – a favorite treat of southerners, closely followed by banana candy. The two traditional candies originated in Ben Tre.
Back to the boat to Cai Sơn and Nhơn Thạnh creeks then short walk on the village’s road to visit the village, where is widely known for its long-standing sedge mat-making craft. These beautifully-colored mats are used for sleeping on.
Getting to different experience by taking local transport like bike or motor cart (local named “Xe lôi”) to cross rice fields and vegetable plantation then stop at local ecological restaurant for lunch.
After having delicious lunch featuring such local specialities as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp at a local family/homestay, take another short walk to boat station for rowing-boat along water-coconut creek. Ge back to big boat waiting at the other side of Cái Cối creek, back to originally boat station, end of the river tour then drive back to Saigon (Approx 4:30 pm) where the hideaway Mekong delta ben tre island day tour ends.
Note: We only run private and customizable tours. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) are subject to supplementary charges.