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Explore Coconut Homeland in Mekong Delta

2 Days / 1 Night
, Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

From its bark to the leaves and fruit, explore the many uses of the coconut along the Mekong Delta where long standing cottage industries flourish. Cycle the backroads of the villages, meet and interact with locals and get hands-on in making coconut related products.

Trip Highlights

Explore Coconut Homeland in Mekong Delta

Discover Vietnam’s coconut cottage industry

Escape to Ben Tre and discover the coconut cottage industries of the Mekong Delta.

Cruise past unique coconut palm canal

Hop on a sampan and  row along a unique coconut palm canal.

Cycle Oc Islet of Ben Tre

Visit small local handicraft village, learn all about coconut specialty in this area while watching skilled workers make coconut stems baskets and more.

Itinerary

1

Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre

HCMC to Ben Tre (100km): 2 hours

This tour begins at 08:30. Arrive at Ben Tre city to get on a boat in Phong Nam bright and early to start exploring coconut’s homeland. Follow the flow of water down Chet Say River. Observe life on the river like how locals transfer goods and agriculture products by boat along the Mekong Delta.

Visit a coconut workshop where guests enjoy how sweet coconut candy is. Stop at the other places to learn how many handicraft products can be made from coconut. Interact with locals to see how bricks are handmade from clay and mats are woven from sedge.

Conclude the tour with a cycle (or moto cart ride upon availability) to a local restaurant for a local style lunch. After lunch, hop on a sampan and row along a coconut palm canal to cruise back to Hung Vuong Jetty.

Be transferred via an air-conditioned vehicle to Mekong Home, located about 30 minutes drive from Ben Tre Town.

Take a rest for a while then depart with a member of the family for an introduction to the local fishing villages.

Try to cook pancakes with rice milk, coconut milk and some other local ingredients for dinner. Indulge in a lemongrass and ginger foot bath, a local therapeutic method to relieve the pain and fatigue of the legs.

Overnight at Ben Tre

2

Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Tre to HCMC (110km): 3 hours

Enjoy breakfast while breathing in the fresh air of rural surroundings.

Then, transfer by ferry to take a short cycle around the small village to experience a tailor-made countryside loop to Oc Islet.

Travel along quiet roads and rural laneways, passing fields and farms with lush green coconut forest in the backdrop. Stop often for photos or to observe scenes of daily life.

During the ride, visit small local handicraft village where guests learn all about coconut specialty. Watch as skilled workers make coconut stemmed baskets and coconut coated buttons.

Have the chance to interact with a workshop owner on different braiding techniques. Stop at a fish farm, to learn more about two species of catfish raised in freshwater ponds. These catfish are the two main species of fish production in Vietnam.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive around the late afternoon.

Important Information

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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