Tour Number

Activity Level

289441


Categories

Local Experience, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be 1.4 meters tall.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Cantonese (basic), Japanese (basic), Taiwanese (conversational)

For those who want to see real life in Mekong Delta.


Mekong delta comprises 13 provinces formed by sediment deposited by the Mekong River. It is a region of lowlands with thousands of canals and creeks densely crisscrossing. Its fertile soil is very favorable to aquatic culture and fruit tree planting.
Ben Tre is the capital of Ben Tre Province and is located in the Mekong Delta about 85km southwest of Saigon. It shares its border with Tien Giang in the north, Vinh Long in the west and south - west, and Tra Vinh in the south. It has 60km of seashore.

*Note: If you arrive at Nha Rong or any other port near Saigon, click ' MESSAGE KHOA'. I will assist you with any information regarding quotes, transfers or any other enquiry.

Itinerary

In the morning, we will depart Saigon for Ben Tre, a coconut kingdom of Mekong Delta. We can avoid the tourist crowds with a visit to more authentic places as follows: the rice paddy fields, fruit gardens and some local traditional industries. We will take a leisurely walk through the village or ride bicycles on the village paths (about 4km), take in the many wonderful sights and enjoy the sense of being there. Let me help you to gain an understanding of the local people along with their customs and traditions. Then we will travel by boat along the Mekong river, have lunch at a local family's house and navigate a small canal by canoe. I am flexible about the itinerary.
**Note:
—> Customers must be confident riding on bicycles for 400 meters of unpaved and uneven road. If you don't feel comfortable, you can walk with your bicycles on this road.
—> Any physical impairments (e. g. shoulder pain, back and knee problems, etc), please let me know in advance. This is to ensure your safety and happiness on the trip.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel lobby in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).

End location: Your hotel lobby in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Transportation

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1 - 2 passengers - (4 seater car)
3 passengers - (7 seater car)
4 - 10 passengers - (16 seater minibus)

What’s Included

-My guidance and service.
-Private air conditioned vehicle (see TRANSPORTATION above).
-Cold bottled water, moist towelette.
-Small boat, canoe, bicycle and xe lôi 3 bánh (a purpose built 3 wheeled vehicle common in the Mekong Delta region).
-Lunch with local dishes.
-Sightseeing locations.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - Personal expenses.

What’s Extra

-Personal Expenses.
-Travel Insurance.
-Beverages (beers, soft drinks or wine) with your lunch.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fantastic tour! We asked to see real people live/work, Khoa gave us exactly that. We rode bikes thru jungle to see homes/farms. Met locals. Saw incense being handmade, brick and coconut fiber mfg., coconuts being processed for oils & candies. Cruised up Mekong River. Had delicious homemade meal, got paddled thru jungle in wooden canoe. Bit strenuous due to heat. But perfect tour for anyone wanting to see real life in Mekong Delta. Took 55 tours on World Cruise, this was one of the best by far!
Susan Johnson

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