Day 6: Thursday, March 07th, 2019
Ho Chi Minh City – Experience the Mekong by cruise
Meals: B L D
After breakfast, you will head towards Ben Tre. Enjoy a boat cruise along the river which is a branch of the Mekong. We will start the day taking a short walk through various local workplaces where you will be able to picture how local people work. Stop at traditional brickwork factory to see how to make bricks by hand. Continue your boat trip to My Long village, walking to the hamlet to see rice paper making and enjoy some rice cake. Follow the Cai Son canal, winding through a coconut jungle, visit a coconut workshop, have a look at the stages of coconut processing from removing the husk to prizing out the peel by hand. Next, go on a small waterway and stop at a bee garden, enjoy some fruits, honey tea and listen to local music as well. Visit a candy mill and enjoy some sweets. Continuing with a short walk to visit a farmer’s house who making sleeping mats… Then, you will bike on rural tracks or drive xe loi through coconut groves, vegetable patches (cucumber, bitter melon…). Keep going by row boat on a shady palm tree canal and stop for lunch at the Green Garden riverside restaurant. When the tour finishes, head back to the pier by motorboat. Meet your driver to return to Ho Chi Minh City where you will have free time at your leisure.
Overnight at Sen Viet Hotel, Deluxe room