The Mekong Delta is where this mighty river, which runs through six different countries, empties out into the sea. It is an incredibly thriving region, agricultural haven, and one of the most important fishing regions in all of Vietnam. This day tour to Ben Tre gives you a gentle touch into the peaceful countryside where you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of local life outside of the big city.
Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting Point: 8:00am District 1 hotel pick-up
Finish Point: Hotel drop-off
Leave the skyscrapers and busy city streets behind on this day tour into the countryside and Mekong Delta region. After being picked up from your hotel by a local driver and guide, begin the journey to Ben Tre where palm trees thrive on the riverbanks creating canopied canals. Upon arriving at Hm Lung Pier, jump in a sampan rowing boat and float down the Bn Tre River, a tributary to Mekong River. Enjoy the breeze as you admire the lively culture along the river, local people fishing, and lush tropical islands. Visit various family businesses to learn how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, such as bricks, activated charcoal, dried coconut, and handy coconut husk brooms. Drive around the village roads by Xe Li, the local vehicle resembling a motorized rickshaw. Perfect your day with a delicious and filling authentic lunch from a local host house. Enjoy some down time and relax in the the beautiful countryside or cycle around the village on a shady path, passing green rice fields and vegetable plains. To get a sense of how truly beautiful the area is, board a small rowboat and be slowly float through the natural canals and visit the local fruit plantation to enjoy seasonal fresh fruits. Afterwards, embark on the sampan boat and reminisce about this once-in-a-lifetime day on the return to the pier where you will travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures’ preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.