My Tho city , which sprawls along the Upper Mekong River is one the closest cities in the mighty Mekong Delta to Hochiminh city (Sai Gon). Visitors can reach the city for 1 ½ hours drive along the National Highway ‘s the green rice fields.
Bentre Mekong delta
Those who are in tight schedule can take a day tour to My Tho with boat trips around the 4 beatiful islands named as Dragon, Unicorn, Pheonix, Tortoise island with fruitful garden. Enjoy the rowing ride unther the shadow of the water - coconut palm along the tiny canals in Ben Tre province is realy remarkable. Friendly local famers with cheerfull smile invites guests fresh fruits right in their orchards. You can sometimes cactch up the Vietnamese traditional folk music while walking through the villages to experience how they garthering for traditional birth, weddings parties or a death ceremony in the Vietnames coutyside path.
Desiging this trip, Vietnam Budget Tour operator expects the visitors to experience the agricultural life, farmings in the Mekong Delta region. Back home with the beautiful shots of the peacefull village and riverlife.
My Tho - Ben Tre (the Upper Mekong River )
Route: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City (start 7:50, return 17:00 )
Pick up place: in De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao area
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the 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 shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a short cycling trip (applied for private tour/if time permitted) then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Rate 2013 per person in USD
|Number of persons
||3 - 4 persons
||5 - 9 persons
||10 persons up|
|2 star hotels
Group Tour includes
- A/C transfer
- Entrance fee
- English speaking guide
- Boat trips
- Normal lunch
- Fruit, honey tea
- 1 bottle of water
- Personnal expences: phone, fax, tip..
- Pick up and drop off in other places