Departure date: Everyday
Destination: Sai Gon, Ben Tre, Mekong delta, Vietnam.
Duration: 1 day
Tour price: US $49 per person
Full day: Sai Gon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Sai Gon
Escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City as you embark on a journey to My Tho, a serene town nestled on the left side of the Mekong River. Begin your exploration with a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a historical site dating back to the late 19th century.
Following your arrival, board a sampan and cruise along the Mekong River, taking in the picturesque surroundings of Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Pause at Unicorn Island, where you can stroll along country lanes, explore orchards, savor tropical fruits, and enjoy local folk songs performed by the talented residents. Delve into a fruit plantation experience.
Navigate Thoi Son Canal on a hand-rowed sampan, immersing yourself in the scenic countryside. Visit a family business, explore a honey-bee farm, and partake in a delightful session of honey tea and coconut candy making.
Relish a lunch break at a local restaurant before indulging in a peaceful afternoon. Opt for a cycling excursion around Tan Thach village to connect with local villagers and witness daily life in the Mekong Delta. Alternatively, unwind in a hammock, enjoying the refreshing breeze for those not participating in the cycling adventure.
As the day winds down, return to Ho Chi Minh City, concluding your enriching trip through the Mekong Delta.