Take a short motorbike excursion out of Saigon and into the rich Vietnamese landscape covered by lush, green rice paddies, quiet rivers and an area with rich local flavor. Enjoy a beachfront lunch as you gaze over hundreds of clam collectors hard at work off shore. In Ben Tre, ‘The Coconut Kingdom’, have a lovely stay in a home stay deep in the jungle, experience the local industries of hand crafted brooms, coconut factories, mat-weaving workshops and brick factories. Cap off the day with lunch in a traditional Mekong Delta house.
In the morning your guide will meet you at Myrides office, where you’ll pick up your bike and have a quick briefing on the tour. After the briefing, we’ll leave the city heading south to Can Giuoc and Go Cong. Along the way, we’ll drive through green rice paddies, over quiet rivers and past scenes of local daily life. Lunch is served in a local restaurant set on stilts above a muddy beach. As you eat, you can watch the hundreds of clam collectors at work along the shoreline. After lunch we’ll drive along the river in the direction of Ben Tre, an area known as the ‘kingdom of coconuts’. A narrow jungle path takes us to a homestay on the river, where you can relax amid nature or try your hand at fishing before enjoying a delicious Vietnamese dinner.
The day begins with breakfast at the homestay, after which we’ll take a stroll through the town’s morning market, and stop inside a workshop where women craft hand-made brooms for use all around southern Vietnam. From Mo Cay we’ll drive 25 kilometers to the Ben Tre Wharf and take a boat to the main coconut farming and production area. Situated on a branch of the Mekong River, the people of Ben Tre make their living by manufacturing coconut products. At one of the coconut processing plants, you’ll witness each stage of the coconut’s journey – from husking to shaving and washing – to the creation of a wide range of products such as oil, candies and even kitchen utensils. We’ll take a short walk to a local mat-weaving workshop before stopping for lunch in a traditional Mekong Delta house.
After lunch, we’ll continue our tour of Ben Tre at a brick factory, and have a look around the enormous kilns where the bricks are fired. We return to the bikes on a scenic boat ride, and begin the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City around 3pm. The tour ends at the Myrides office at 6pm.
- This trip is designed for both self-riders and pillion passengers ( You enjoy the rides behind your driving guides).
- We aim to please our self-riders and pillion passengers If tours offered by Myrides.vn do not suit your needs. We would be more than happy to customize your trip.
Tour price includes:
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
- Motorbike (Driving guide for pillion passengers)
- Boat rides
- Entrance fees
- 1 night hotel accommodation based on Twin/Double share
- Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
- Travel insurance
Tour price excludes:
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses
- Gratuity, tips