Itinerary Details day 1: HCMC – Ben Tre
Depending on your hotel location you will either be picked up or you’ll need to go to our meeting point to start your Mekong Delta adventure! Please see your voucher for specific details.
After arriving at Ham Luong dock we board the boat and cruise along the Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately get you excited to explore all the great things ahead.
We’ll visit various local workplaces to experience many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. We cruise around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. We then go kayaking through natural canals to get a unique feel and experience of the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as well as the rural life there.
Perfect your morning with a delicious and filling lunch at a local host house.
After lunch you’ll have some free time before continuing with more activities, cycling around the village or treat yourself to a relaxing time to relish the beautiful countryside, fishing, and cooking with the locals.
Enjoy dinner and an overnight homestay experience.