HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Day 1: HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On
arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt
houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have
lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre,
enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along
natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk
music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural
lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit
plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel (family home-stay with
dinner can be arranged on request). Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Day 2: Phong Dien – Cai Rang (B)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac
River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are
the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then
wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a
"Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for
lunch. Back to HCM city.