DAY 1 HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO – OVERNIGHT HOMESTAY (L,D)
You will meet the driver and guide in your hotel lobby. Free pick up service applies to hotels in district 1 only. Leaving Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy the scenic journey along the national highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit the 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 and 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. Have a short cycling tour, if time permits, then enjoy a seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the locals. Visit a local family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as your roam through fruit plantations and villages. You will proceed to Can Tho for overnight at a home with dinner arranged.
DAY 2 CAI RANG/PHONG DIEN FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
After breakfast, 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. The liveliest in the region.
Have the opportunity to try Vietnamese vermicelli soup 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 only built by one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden and after, stop for lunch. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City by bus, the last stop is to see how incense sticks are made. Your trip will end at your hotel.