My Tho :My Tho sprawls along the bank of the northernmost branch of the Mekong River. Its proximity to Saigon has made My Thothe most popular destination for day-trippers who hope to catch a taste of authentic Mekong River delta life. Here visitors can take a sampan along the waterways, visit orchards and try the local famous food of Elephant’s Ear Fish…
Life On The River: The people living in the Mekong River Delta make their living as farmers and fishermen. Often, they live right on the edge of the rivers or canals on various structures built from whatever materials found. Consequently, the architecture along the delta varies from place to place. Often, many homes have fisheries right under them. Enterprising individuals build a cage like structure of bamboo beneath their homes on these waterways to house fishes. As the fishes grew, they sell the whole batch to processors from the city and start with new ones. Life in the delta is tightly woven with its rivers as daily activities and businesses are conducted on its banks. Markets, stores, ship yards, repair shops are some of the more popular trades.
Highlights of tours: Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, and 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, 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 River Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
What's included in this trip
Meals as indicated in the itinerary at local restaurant with local foods (L = Lunch)
All landed transfers within the tour.
Experienced English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages (French, Chinese, Spain, Russian, German...) are available and upon requested.
Boat trips in Mekong Delta
All entrance and sightseeing fees
What's excluded in this trip
Beverages and other meals do not clearly indicate in the program
Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
Early check-in (before 2.00pm) and late check-out (after 12.00pm) at all hotels
Service not mentioned
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
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