Itinerary day 1: Ben Tre – An Hoa – My Tho – Ngu Hiep
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Hung Vuong Pier and head to An Hoa canals. Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.
The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, the cruise will stop to visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. Here you will start a bicycle trip around Phong Nam village of about 4km, enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to visit a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region.
After your visit take a short walk to Mrs. Huong’s house, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea in her garden before we board a rowing sampan, taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
We then row you back to your Mango boat to enjoy lunch before continuing on to cruise to Sa Dec town. On the way we stop at a local village to start cycling, enjoying the peaceful scenery and quiet road pathways.
Get back to your boat, relax and enjoy your cruise when we prepare a cooking demonstration for you while enjoying your dinner.
Overnight on board on the Upper river.