Ben Tre Province, only an hour and a half’s drive from downtown Saigon is home to some of the Mekong Delta’s most picture-postcard-perfect scenery. For those constricted by time, there really is no need to venture further to get a flavor of the region.
Discover the maze of waterways by local boat, admiring fertile green terrain and glimpsing scenes of local daily life in one of the more beautiful parts of Vietnam. During a private day tour, you can visit small family-run cottage industries such as coconut candy making and learn tricks of the trade from the locals working during the day. From here you can also visit a tropical orchard, with plenty of opportunities to taste some of the exotic fruits. Alighting from the boat, you can choose to cycle the riverside promenade and narrow lanes, or hop on a Lambro motor-tricycle – an iconic vehicle and the means of transportation in southern Vietnam during the 1960s.
A delicious lunch of Mekong Delta specialities will be served during your visit to the region, the perfect chance to chat to your guide and learn more about the local history and culture in a beautiful setting.