MEKONG DELTA – BEN TRE ADVENTURE (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 picturesque natural beauty of the area, its warm and friendly local people make this a unique part of your Vietnam trip.
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 tranquillity. 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 speciality 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. Expected arrival time around 18:00.
- 2-way private transfer from Ho Chi Minh City
- Sightseeing as programmed
- All entry fees and private boat trip
- 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
- Beverages, taxes or service charge
- Personal expenses
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expense
As this is a private cruise, the given price is based on a minimum of 4 people!
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
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!