Your driver will pick you up 8: 00 at your hotel in Saigon and bring you to Ben Tre (travel time approx. 2. 5 h), where your local guide is waiting for you. On a motor boat and rowboat you will pass on idyllic palm groves and go in more and more dense jungle. You get on the bike and take a bicycle tour through the palm forest past local houses and villages (10 km on even paths). Visit the House of Mr. Khanh, who enthusiastically shows his collection of antiques and demonstrates how to climb on coconut palms. You eat at a local restaurant on the banks of the river and enjoy the elephant ear fish, a local delicacy.
In the afternoon you continue to explore the Mekong delta by foot, bicycle, boat and tuk-tuk. Visit some local workshops, where for example coconut candies are manufactured, as well as a brick factory with traditional furnaces. The boat will take you back to Ben Tre, where your driver is waiting and brings you back to Saigon.
If you have more time available, we would recommend our “Mekong Delta homestay” : on this tour you will stay in the region with a local family. For more information about the homestay, click here.
Duration: 8:00 – about 17:00
Price per person: CHF 90
The price includes: private transportation, English tour guide, lunch, entry fees
Not included: Drinks, tips for guide / driver