Travel into the heart of the Mekong Delta to explore the waterways on this Mekong Delta tour 1 day from Ho Chi Minh City. See small home-made factories perched on the river banks producing candy and oil from coconuts as you meander by boat through rivers and small creeks. And feast on a three-course lunch aboard Le Jarai, a beautifully restored teak rice barge.
Ben Tre - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
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This morning depart from your hotel and drive approximately two hours to Ben Tre, and a gateway to the delta. Here, you will board a small boat to start your sightseeing around the waterways of Mekong Delta. Known also as the rice bowl of Vietnam because of its large rice production, the area has also diversified into activities related to aquaculture, rearing of animals, cash crops and fruit trees.
Board a small boat and meander through the canals and waterways and stop at a small homemade coconut processing plant to see how coconuts have been turned into oil, candy and woven mats that are later sold in the market. After the boat trip you will have a short walk to a local village to see mat weavers at work, before jumping on the deltas version of a tuk tuk and travelling down the country roads to the pier. Here you will board the beautiful teak boat Le Jarai to continue your cruise along the river. While onboard join in the demonstration of Vietnamese cooking before sitting down to a sumptuous three-course lunch of Mekong specialities. After lunch relax on the top deck and take in the scenery back to Ben Tre, where on arrival you will transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city arriving late in the afternoon.