- Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda.
- Travel by boat to see the Mekong Delta from the water.
- Visit a market, candy factory, and boat workshop.
- Tour small canals in a traditional row boat.
- Take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields and villages.
- Age range
- 13 - 90 years old
Go beyond the usual tourist stops to get an in-depth look at life in the Mekong Delta. Ben Tre day trip from Ho Chi Minh is one of Vietnam Travel’s most special programs have been exploited to experience the culture of Mekong Delta. Ben Tre province, the land of coconut trees, can be considered as the most authentic tropical area in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam now. A boat tour here explores rural areas of crossing zigzag canals flanked both sides by palm trees. Enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties and taste tropical fruits and other local products such as coconut candies. Take a cool tuk tuk ride on village roads to see how local people live. It is all full of nature and less touristy than other areas of the delta.
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Detailed Program of Ben Tre day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.
Today you spend a day away from the busy city of Saigon and drive to Ben Tre Province. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem in Tien Giang en route. On arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, board on your private boat for a glimpse at the delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you visit fruit orchards, coconut groves, brick workshops, and home-made products such as coconut candies, rice cakes, handicrafts etc. After a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, tropical fruits, take “Xe Loi”, a kind of motorized rickshaw or you can hop onto your bicycle and peddle through picturesque villages (about 20 minutes). Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. The boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre. The full-day excursion ends with the return car ride to Ho Chi Minh City and drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 9-10 hours
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.
Pickup time: 7.30 AM-8.00 AM
Drop off location: The same place as pick up point.
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
Expert English-speaking local guide.
(Other language on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
- Modern air-conditioned vehicle.
- Motorized boat on the Mekong River.
- Rowing sampan on small channels of Mekong River.
- Bicycle or tuk-tuk.
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Service of experienced English speaking guide.
• Service of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle.
• Boat trip & entrance fees.
• Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant.
• Bottled drinking water.
• Flights into and out Vietnam.
• Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City.
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips for tour guide and driver.
• Travel insurance.
• Vietnam Visa.