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The Ben Tre area is famous for its keo dua (coconut candy). Many local women work in small factories making these sweets, spending their days boiling cauldrons of the sticky coconut goo before rolling it out and slicing sections into squares.

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$18 Day Trips & Excursions

Mekong Delta Small-Group Tour with Vinh Trang Pagoda & Lunch

8:00AM We will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city then head to Mekong Delta.  Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one and a half hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking or bicycling along the countryside road. Travel back to Saigon and arrive around 5:00pm

$31.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City Small-Group Tour

7:45 am– 8:30 am : tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. 10:20 am : arrive at the first stop in Ben Luc, taking bicycle into the village about 40 minutes to explore the local life and see the rice paddy fields in very close distance (for some people couldn't ride the bicycle,please get some rest on the hammocks at the local house,meet the tour guide and the guests in 40 minutes later). Go on the itinerary, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre. 11:40 am: Visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda,the biggest pagoda in the West. It has the most specialist  architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture 12:30: Into the village and having lunch before starting the tour with BBQ and local dishes. 13:30pm: Get on the cruise and begin for travelling in the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass fishing Village where people raise the fishes inside the floating houses. 13:50 am: Arrive in Thai Son Island (Cù Lao Thới Sơn) for visiting Coconut Candy Factory (the most famous thing in Ben Tre province),the tour guide will show you how to make the candy as well as how it tastes. 14:20 am: Visiting the Cultural House and enjoy Various kinds of fruite depending on the season. Especially, you will appreciate Harmonious sounds with “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture. Go canoeing, weave along through the small river and see rows of coconut palm. Visiting beekeeping places and enjoy delicious flavour of honeysuckle tea with pollen. 15:30 pm: Finish the tour then back to Ho Chi Minh City. 17:30 pm: Arrive at Saigon. End of the tour. Glad to see you again.

$1340 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-day Small-Group Vietnam Highlight Tour

Day 1, Arrive Ho Chi Minh City. Meet you at Tan Son Nhat international airport (depends on your arrival flight) and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.    Day 2: HCM - Cu Chi (B,L) 8:00-8:30 Drive to visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel - a battle field in the Vietnam War.  Afternoon, visit the Central Post Office – typical French style architecture, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace, China Town and Thien Hau pagoda. War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda. O/N in HCMC Day 3, HCMC – Mekong Delta (B,L) 8:00-8:30 Depart from Ho Chi Minh and head straight to Ben Tre, Board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. Cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals. Transfer to hotel. O/N in HCMC. Day 4, HCMC - Da Nang - Hoian (B,L) Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. O/N in Hoi An.  Day 5, Hoian - Hue (B,L) 8:00-8:30 Leave Hoi An for Hue, Visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc. O/N in Hue.   Day 6, Hue – Ha Noi (B,L) 8:00-8:30 A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. Transfer to Hue Airport for flight to Hanoi, the modern capital of Vietnam. O/N in Hanoi.   Day 7, Hanoi (B,L) 8:00-8:30 Visit the city's landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11th Century). Free walking around Hanoi Old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters. O/N in Hanoi. Day 8, Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D) 7:15-8:00 Depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. O/N on the Junk Cruise. Day 9: Halong - Hanoi (B,L) Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Transfer back to Hanoi. O/N in Hanoi.  Day 10, Hanoi Departure (B) Transfer to Noi Bai Airport (depends on your departure flight).  

$88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mekong Delta at Can Tho and Floating Market Overnight Trip

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.

$52.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta tour full day

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi tunnels was” A Free Target Bombing Zone “. The remnants visitors will see, show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants Lunch in Mekong delta- My Tho after over o­ne and half hour bus drive passing rice field. Then take a cruise o­n the Tien River to the Unicorn Island. O­n the way, you can see Dragon, Phoenix and Turtle Islands. You are going to enjoy the Southern Vietnamese Folk Music, it is performed by the local people who are living on the Island. After visiting the Coconut Candy Mill, enjoying honey tea and the amazing rowing boat trip o­n the small canal, you should not miss. Before you are in Ben Tre province – “the country of coconut “, to see a typical agriculture model call “Garden – Pond – Cage”. Boat trip back to My Tho City. Heading back Ho Chi Minh City by bus.

$30 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Mekong Muslim Tour 1 Day

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00AM and depart for My Tho, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields, stopping to see how the rice is cultivated an take pictures of the rice farms in the Mekong River Delta. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat trip to Tortoise Island. Then disembark and go for a gentle stroll through the pictures orchards and fruit garden. Have Halal lunch then enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, Return to the water for a relaxing rowing boat ride along a small canal, cruising in the shade of the water coconut trees. Learn about bee-keeping in the delta and sip a refreshing cup of honey tea to the accompaniment of traditional Vietnamese folk music. Then travel the narrow rural countryside road by horse cart to visit the coconut candy mill to find out how this delicious confectionery is made and sample the finished product. Return by boat to My Tho and drive back to Saigon.The trip ends at your hotel around 4:30pm.