[Saigon] Authentic Mekong Delta To Ben Tre

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[Saigon] Authentic Mekong Delta To Ben Tre

Apart from the famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh City like War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels, Central Post Office, The Independence Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, etc I would like to recommend you one of the must-visit places for those who like to discover the local life and traditional cultures, oh yes, it is Ben Tre – Mekong Delta, 90 kms (2 hour drive) away from Saigon.

Famous as the “Land of Coconut,” Ben Tre will bring you an authentic and relaxing experience for sure! Stop at a small village, surrounded by paddy fields and take a short walk to explore local life.

Land of Coconut (The kid is so cute ^^)

Well, I used to sit on boat like this

 Back to Saigon 🙂

1. ITINERARY (From 08:00am to 16:00pm – 08 hours duration)

7:00 – 7:45 am: Pick up at hotel by Minivan 16 seats. Then transfer to Tan Cang Pier.

8:00 am: Depart to Authentic Mekong Delta Area (Ben Tre province) by Luxury Speedboat tour. Once on board, enjoy a light breakfast of The Pat’ a Chou Cake and see the panoramic view.

9:30 am: Arrive Ben Tre province

  • Walk inside the local market to discover local daily life. A chance to see many local fruits, products and goods .This is great time for make photo.
  • Try some of their typical fruits and keep cruising to Ben Tre province. (Real Mekong Delta Area)
  • Experience the peaceful atmosphere of water region by rowing a small boat through small canals with conical hat.
  • Taste special wines of Snake/Scorpion(optional)
  • Hearing the story about the local plantations and their “friendly”
  • Enjoy a cup of honey tea from local family recipe.
  • Listen to the Southern traditional folk music was handed down for over 100 years (listed by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of the world – Don Ca Tai Cu)
  • Get on the Vietnamese Lambro Tuk – Tuk (vehicle using for schools and works), and ride in the winding village road to see the local houses & gardens.
  • Visit a small family business of coconut candies, hearing how they use every ounce coconuts for their life.

1:00 pm: Cruise to Riverside restaurant with panoramic view. After that, we will serve you Vietnamese set menu lunch with delicious 7 courses, especially is Elephant Ear fish (one very special dish in Mekong Delta), rice -paper served with fish sauce and other dishes.

2:00 pm: Finish lunch and head to Saigon

4:00 pm: Arrive back to Saigon to be dropped off at your place of stay.

2. INCLUDES:

  •  Insurance on boat
  •  Entrance fees
  •  English speaking guide
  •  Lavie water and wet towels.

Note:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off (District 1)
  • The pat a chou cake & seasonal fruits at local market
  • Vietnamese traditional set menu lunch – 7 courses at Riverside Restaurant

3. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • List of Shoes recommended: sandals, hiking boot, high- tops, trainers and sneakers
  • Insect spray should be needed before entering Mekong Delta Area.
  • Raincoat will be automatically prepared by Saigon River Tour for customers.
  • Please keep and take care of your children beside you during the Tour
  • Sunscreen should be needed before entering Mekong Delta Area.

Tour Departure Time8:00 AM

Tour LengthApproximately 8 hours

Group Tour: The Mekong Delta is completely operated by Saigon River Tour using our own private tour guide.

– Adult: VND 2,499,000 per person

– Child (under 12 years old): 75% on Adult price

– Child (under 8 years old): 50% on Adult price

– 1st Infant (under 4 years old): free of charge

Private Tour: Same itinerary as the Saigon River Tour group tour, the trip are fully operated by Saigon River Tour using our own private tour guide.

Group sizePrice per group
1 – 2 personsVND 12,000,000
Extra personVND 3,000,000 per person

Extra services:

– Pick-up and drop-off at Phu My port: VND 4,000,000 per car (Max 12 persons/ car)

– Non-english speaking guide (Chinese, French, German, …): VND 2,000,000 per person

(The above rates are not included mandatory Government and service charge)

  • Photo: Saigon River Tour.
  • If you are interested, please contact me via inbox or send email to jerryolo.travel@gmail.com

 

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