ITINERARY BY DAY
Mekong Delta Rural Life Experience (L)
At 7:30am, our private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and start the journey to Mekong delta. We will drive you on the secondary road 50 (not the Highway 1!!) to Can Giuoc (30km) and pay a short visit to a beautiful and colorful local Cao Dai Temple. From here we start to have the feeling of the countryside in first province in Mekong delta with 13 provinces. The landscape along the way is green just makes you stay calm and relax from the hustle Saigon.
Then to take another short drive (15km) to Can Duoc market – a stunning rural market on its informal setting and friendly market goers. Here you have a chance to communicate with friendly local people who are doing the business for their living in this market. Then heading for Tan Hoa town (25km) with a short break to visit a local family’s legumes nursery and witness an unbelievable form of labor-intensive which has not changed over three generations. Also, you can learn the technic how chili peper is grown from the local people in this nersery.
Upon arriving deep in Tan Hoa town, enjoy a stunning scenery of rice paddy field for scooter ride (you are on the back of our safe driver – Safe Helmet on) to go on small village paths covering by Coconut trees. The scooter ride will give you the opportunity to take many pictures in rural village of Xom Ray and Trai Ca. You will learn our rice process from start to finish and Visit Rice husking factory too.
After that, we drive you to Tan Thanh muddy beach (one out of nine Mekong river esturies) not for swimming but you can take a walk on boat bridge for beautiful photos. Then have late lunch with fresh Seafood by local waterfront restaurant.
After lunch, we transfer you to My Tho city for another highlight of the day which is our boat trip to visit Ben Tre – kingdom of coconut in Vietnam. We stop you at coconut making factories to see how coconut candy is made by local traditional ways. Then take the horse cart to a local restaurant to take the small boat drive along the shady canal with the palm leaves of water coconut in Tan Thach.
Next, we take to boat drive passing many floating fish farms and islands in upper mekong river to boat station in Ben Tre near by Rach Mieu bridge and get back AC bus for the journey back Saigon.