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MEKONG DELTA – LUXURY DAY CRUISE (private cruise)

Get Up And Go Vietnam offers a higher standard to make a more memorable, authentic and truly unique and local experience… The Mekong Delta, due to its labyrint of water ways, is Vietnam’s “Heartland” from the early modest beginnings of the country. The pict... View more
Destinations: Ben Tre
Duration: 1 Day
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Itinerary Details

At 8.00am we depart for a 1.5-hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, situated in the Delta of the Mekong River. Take in the highway as you leave behind the busy city. Pass Rach Mieu bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Get on a tri-motor cycle (xe loi) ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads.

Arrive at the waterfront where you'll board your charming Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying some fresh coconut juice. The first stop we make is to visit coconut processing. We return to your cruise and make our next stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. A bicycle trip will take you around Phong Nam village, around 4km, through gardens with a stop at a rice noodles factory, “hu tieu”, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region. Walk about 3 minutes to visit Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan; be paddled by a personalized rowing trip to discover the maze of small canals.

We row you back to your boat and head to the resort for a 5-course lunch and freshen up before we switch to bicycles for a 500m ride (about 4 minutes, or 7-10 minutes walk) through village roads, past green gardens and local houses. We stop at another local house, of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.

Now he and his wife live on making rice paper, which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.

After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Saigon.

What’s included?

  • Sightseeing as programmed
  • All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
  • Set menu lunch
    - Chicken rice noodle sour soup with pineapple and tomatoes
    - Deep fried Tilapia fillet marinated with lemon grass and turmeric
    - Steamed prawn
    - Fried noodle with pork, shrimp and vegetable
    - Chicken curry
    - Steamed rice
    - Season fruits
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Return transportation from and to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring? 

  • Booking Invoice 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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