If you love to experience rural life in Vietnam, Ben Tre is a great place for a homestay trip. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the water as you will discover.
Day 1: Sai Gon – Ben Tre homestay (L,D)
Pick you up at the hotel in Sai Gon at 08:30am, we depart to a world where water is immense, sky is endless and land is verdant, the Mekong Delta. This is the largest «rice basket» of Vietnam with endless waterways and verdant orchards. Arrive at Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town) 90km far from Sai Gon, embark and cruise along the Bến Tre River– a tributary of Mekong River to discover the local life. Stop at a brick – field belonged to Mr. Tu Lo to see how Vietnamese people made brick by hand and a coconut candy home factory located along the canal to witness the process of making the candies and other souvenirs. Continue the rowing trip through the canals to visit Nhon Thanh village in Ben Tre with some vestiage of the ancient civilization. Stroll around the village to discover local culture, relax in its fresh air and meet with warmhearted local people.
Take a bicycle-cart on the quiet paths, stop to have lunch at the “Coconut green” riverside Hai Ho and then to typical local house to check in. In the afternoon, take cycling trip to Mr. Sau Khanh's home to admire his valuable collection of antiques. Learn about agricultural activities in Vietnam, watching the farmers on the field and probably joining your hands to help them. Prepare your dinner with the local host and overnight in the homestay
Day 2: Ben Tre - Sai Gon (B,L)
After having breakfast, you will visit the local market and the Phu Nhuan temple where you can see an old cycads date back a hundred year. Start a rowing boat trip on Cai Coi canal towards Hung Vuong pier and disembark. Drive to Sai Gon, visiting en route Cao Dai temple in My Tho. Drop off at the hotel. End of services
Price and Included
- Transport by the air-conditioned private car
- The private English speaking guide
- 01 night at homestay in Ben Tre
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Private boat as mentioned in the program
- Entrance fee & bicycle
- Mineral water
- Hotel in Sai Gon
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal travel insurance
- Bank charge fees for payment
- Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
- Other services not mentioned in the "Inclusion"