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Destinations: Ben Tre
Duration: 1 Day

Itinerary Details

Pick up will be at around 8am from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and we head to Ben Tre”, the coconut island and fruit basket of the South West”. On arrival, you will be greeted by our local guide at Phuoc Lam pagoda. We take a Xe Loi (Motorbike rickshaw trip) through a lush shaded garden to Mrs. Ba Dung Pier where you will board your cruise.

Enjoy your welcome drink with fresh coconut juice while cruising along the canal and head to Huu Dinh village. You will continue on a biking trip on the village path through rice paddies and coco garden to get to Ca Ro dyke. Stop for a visit at a local house of Mr. Hoang who and his wife live on making incense sticks for living. As incenses are used in most temples and local homes those work ship Buddha and ancestor. The local believe that burning incense in the house to keep it cozy. And they also believe that burning incense when they pray to god or ancestor, that holy smoke will transfer their words and god will understand. This traditional job had been existed for many decades.

Afterwards, we take a rowing sampan through a beautiful small canal and enjoy the tropical scenery with its tranquility. Along the way, you will see the daily activities from the locals.

Getting back to your boat, refresh yourself with honey tea and fruits on board and continue cruising to visit another local business, a coconut processing place as Ben Tre has been famous as a coconut land and its products. You will be amazed of how useful the coconut is to local life here from coconut fibers, oil, candies, wood etc. This plant plays an important role in the local economy.

Then you will continue the cruise to a local restaurant for lunch. Enjoy the Mekong Delta specialty and relax before head back to your boat to get back to brick processing where your car will bring you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Please be aware that we only run this tour from 4 people up!

What’s included?

  • 2-way private trasfer from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sightseeing as programmed
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • Set menu lunch
    - Chicken rice noodle sour soup with pineapple and tomatoes
    - Elephant ear fish fried
    - Fried noodle with pork, shrimp and vegetable
    - Stewed pork in clay pot
    - Mixed fried vegetable
    - Steamed rice
    - Season fruits
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring? 

  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing.

During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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