Lying on Tien river banks, My Tho town attracts tourist by these picturesque landscape of the floating houses, fishing farms, Rach Mieu brigde and the fours island (Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn). A day trip to My Tho and Ben Tre assuredly give you many new experience of the Mekong Delta region.
Ho Chi Minh city –My Tho city – Ben Tre province a kingdom of coconut trees
07.45 am, our tour guide and driver pick you up on request at your hotel that locates in backpacker areas (De Tham street, Bui Vien street, Pham Ngu Lao street) or in Ben Thanh areas (Le Thanh Ton street, Thu Khoa Huan street, Ly Tu Trong street). Other places that are not mentioned kindly come to Daily Travel Vietnam office for joining the tour.
At 08.00am, leave Ho Chi Minh city. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town. On the way, tourists will have opportunity to see these peaceful landscape along the road such as the green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river and the busy Long An town. At the end of the route , our bus will stop at Mekong rest top at which you can take a rest and see bonsai garden.
Arrive in My Tho town, pay a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda, an oldest ancient one in Southern Vietnam. Known as the largest pagoda and famous for the most special architecture in Mekong Delta. Its architecture was influenced by Vietnamese culture and Khmer’s culture as well as European’s architecture.
After paying a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda, our bus will take travellers to the pier boat for getting on a motorbike boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air , to see the peaceful life of the local people. Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands (Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn).
After passing Rach Mieu bridge, we disembark at Thoi Son Islet, which is located on Phoenix Island. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, pay a visit to local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music.
Then visit honey bee farm and enjoy delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those traveller , who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.
Take a hand – rowed sampan through the creeks for seeing the natural water coconut trees-a symbol in the Delta areas.
The highlight of the trip is to take a sightseeing through the picturesque villages by horse cart.
Then cruising to Unicorn Island to pay a visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief.
Having lunch in orchard garden. Do not forget to enjoy dried Ear Elephant fish that is one of the specialties in Mekong Delta.
After lunch, riding on bicycle through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life.
Then let’s take a short walking through the narrow village path to the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh city.
Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 17.00. The tour ends at Daily Travel’s office.
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Joining tour: US$17 /person
- Air conditioner bus for pick up and transfer as per program.
- Escorted English speaking tour guide
- Mineral water on bus (1 bottle/ pax)
- Boat trip on Mekong Delta
- All entrance fees
- 1 lunch
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- Private tour is always available on request. We highly recommend you do private tour for more privacy as well as more convenience.