HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before the two-hour drive to explore the fabulous natural beauty of the Mekong Delta region.
On arrival, take a Xe loi ride through the local village of Huu Dinh to enjoy the green fields and gardens. Continue with a short walk to Huu Phuoc Bridge, where you will start your boat trip through small canals with beautiful tropical scenery. On board the boat, enjoy a welcome drink and tropical fruits while cruising.
The cruise will first stop at a family owned Coconut Processing factory, learn how every ounce of the coconut is utilized. Then cross the river to a brick making operation, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. Enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to the local house of Mr. Long. Mr. Long and his family have a very interesting bee farm, where they process honey for the local market.
Continue on to a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region. After your visit take a short walk to one of our friends, Mrs. Huong, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea and then board a rowing sampan taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
After rowing through the quiet canal, you will reconnect with your Day Cruiser and enjoy a cruise to Mango Home. It is time for you to relax and check-in, after freshening up from the day’s activities enjoy a five course lunch of local specialties, some grown organically in the Mango Home garden!
After lunch, enjoy a visit to Mr. Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.
Then visit the nearby house of Mr Hung, who is a famous sticky rice maker in the village. You can also feed his stock of catfish and walk through his fruit garden.
After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you to Can Tho City. Check-in a luxury hotel in the Central of Mekong delta. Overnight in Can Tho.