W04: A LEISURE DAY IN MEKONG DELTA - My Tho and Ben Tre Coconut Village


Ho Chi Minh City

A trip to the Mekong Delta offers a glimpse into the unique and distinct agrarian life of the ...

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A trip to the Mekong Delta offers a glimpse into the unique and distinct agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region.  Ben Tre is the homeland of coconut trees – a destination that traveler can not miss when travel to this area. The verdant terrain Ben Tre Island is teeming with fruit orchards, waterways, rustic villages and rolling rice fields. Situated close to Ho Chi Minh City this tour is a leisurely excursion –take a boat trip up the Mekong passing river craft and local cottage industries on route, before weaving along lovely country lanes by bicycle passing through coconut groves and villages.



One and a half hour car ride passing rice fields and stopping over the National highway 1, leads visitors to the beautiful bonsai garden of Mekong Rest Stop. From My Tho boat station, the motorboat will take you a cruise on the Tien river and stop overmy tho an islet called Unicorn. Here you can see the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere as well as relaxing honey tea. On the way, you can view the floating fishing village, other Dragon, Phoenix and Turtle islands. The sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music “, performed by the islanders is something you should not miss to enjoy. The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal is a real experience on waterway and is fully covered with water coconut trees. Then continue on to Ben Tre province – “the country of coconut “, to visit a coconut candy mill and see a typical agriculture model call “Garden – Pond – Cage”. Get on a ride of horse-cart is really funny and experiential on old mean of transportation of locals here.  Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard.  After lunch, you will cruise by motorboat back to My Tho. Head back to HCM city by car/bus.



  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary (Motorboat and rowing boat)
  • Traditional music show



  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance


 Good to know:

 – We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.

–  Bring your camera, sun cream, sun glasses, hat, mosquito repellent

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