08.00. Private bus picks you up from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre, which is called “the kingdome of coconut trees” with the productivity occupied about 67% of whole Vietnam. Crossing Rach Mieu bridge, passengers will be admired a historical bridge that help the transfer between Ben Tre and other provinces more advantage.
10.00. Arrive at Hung Vuong Pier (in the center of Ben Tre). Embark to the motor-boat that will travel with you to all ins and outs. From the boat, you can observe the authentic life on the banks of the river with luxuriant gardens. Hearing the presentation about the products from coconut trees, sometimes, you will meet other vehicles transferring, carrying or fishing on Ben Tre River.
After 20 minutes cruising, the boat stop at a handicraft brickwork family to see their traditional process of brick making by hand.
Return to the boat for move to My Long – a riverside for walking among the coconut & water coconut trees. The hamlet is also famous with pomelo gardens. Firstly, we visit a rice-paper making family, then trying doing the process from rice grinding to powder steaming. Let’s taste your rice-paper making that remains the fat of coconut.
Rice-paper making in the powder steaming step.
(Option: You can listen “Don ca tai tu” – the typical folk art of southwest of Vietnam, sip some honey tea and eat some seasonal fruit).
Secondly, we visit a coconut workshop for observing the making process of coconut candy, coconut oil… Let’s eat a coconut candy for feel the specific of Ben Tre.
Take a short walking to the farmer house of sleepmat making.
Finally, passenger experience the village by a xe loi (Vietnamese tuktuk) or ride a bicycle. The classical of a Vietnamese countryside appears with rice-fields, vegetable plains, and the small house.
Lunch at Green Garden with Mekong menu.
In the afternoon, passengers are picked up to Hung Vuong pier by motor-boat. Bid a farewell to Ben Tre, then going back to Ho Chi Minh city by private bus.
End of Mekong Delta Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre.