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Ben Tre - Real Mekong Day Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Kim Tran Travel

  • Locations

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: $66 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Avg Distance

    190 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 8:00 a.m.

  • Starting Location

    Pick up at hotel in Saigon

  • Price Includes

    Transport, English-speaking guide, lunch, boat trip, entrance fees, student bikes or motorized rickshaw, fresh tropical fruits, bottled water.

  • Notes

    Minimum 2 people required for this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.


  • Enjoy a boat trip on Ham Luong River, a rowboat on natural canals and the local feeling during a bike or rickshaw tour.
  • Learn more about the traditional crafts such as terracotta tiles, mats weaving and peeled coconut.
  • Visit and interact with a local family with the enthusiasm and hospitality of the people here.

Trip Info

Your private tour begins with you being picked up at your hotel in Saigon and taken on a two-hour drive to Ben Tre. On arrival at Hung Vuong pier, you will board a boat that will cruise along the Ham Luong River. It will stop at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works. You will marvel at the scenes of a brick-kiln where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand. A stop at a coconut-processing workshop is where you can see how skilfully, and quick, the workers peel a coconut shell. You will also learn about the different uses of each part in a coconut. We will walk around a village and have a short stop at a local house. Here, you can see people weaving a mat by a handloom. You can even have a go at weaving yourself!

You will then ride a bike, or hop onto a motorized rickshaw, for a 15 km fun ride through the quiet and beautiful country. A stop at Mr Khanh’s house, you can see an antique pottery collection as well as feel the enthusiasm and hospitality of the people here. Then continue your journey to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch with local specialties as elephant-ear fish, river-shrimp and iced soft drink or beers.

After lunch, it’s time to relax on a rowboat along the natural canals to return to the big boat and cruise back to Hung Vuong Pier. A last stop of your tour today is Vinh Trang Pagoda, before driving back to Saigon.

We look forward to guiding you!

Let Kim Tran Travel help you plan your next memorable experience.

Kim Tran Travel

Since 1994, we have specialized in genuine small group travel and tours for singles, couples, small groups and families. We have prioritized the private day tours and some short tours in Mekong Delta, Saigon and in the southern parts of Vietnam.

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