As a traditional gateway to Mekong Delta, My Tho is the favorite tourist destination to get a glimpse into the unique Mekong river life and landscapes.
70 km away from Ho Chi Minh City (approx. 1.5-hours’ drive).
Depart from Saigon and head straight to Ben Tre by crossing the impressive Rach Mieu Cable-stayed Bridge - the longest bridge in the area - crossing 2 branches of Tien River.
Getting on board at a less touristy pier, pass by the fruit gardens and enjoy tropical seasonal fruits, welcomed by friendly local people . Visit an orchid garden where beautiful orchids are grown and taste the honey tea.
A boat trip to floating fish farms where locals live right on the water with fishes underneath their floor will offer the ultimate chance to experience Mekong’s rural life. Continue the trip to visit candy workshop and taste coconut candy - special product of Ben Tre
Take the xe loi (motor cart) or bicycle (*) on small country roads throughout the villages, breathing fresh air. Stop on the way sightseeing at local people’s daily activities and enjoy coconut juice. Arrive at local restaurant for lunch with traditional Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, boarding at rowing-boat along water palm creek back to the mainland. Drive to Saigon, on the way, stop for visit a famous pagoda in Mekong Delta.
(*) It can be changed to biking (approx. 40 mins) upon request, please advise before departure.